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Ali Matin

Associate

Ali Matin has experience in a broad range of business and complex civil ligation matters.  He also represents debtors, creditors, and trustees in bankruptcy.

Representative matters Ali has handled in recent years include:

  • Defense of a prominent estate planning attorney against malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and civil RICO claims. The plaintiffs, members of a wealthy and well-known Southern California family, sought nearly $600 million in damages.  On the eve of trial, Ali and the BMK team obtained a full dismissal of all claims against the firm’s client.
  • Defense of a high-profile family against fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy claims.  Plaintiff alleged damages in excess of $70 million.  Ali and the BMK team obtained a dismissal of the action against the firm’s clients at the pleading stage based on California’s anti-SLAPP statute and a prevailing party finding from the court to recoup attorneys’ fees.
  • Prosecution of fraud and securities violation claims against a major brokerage firm on behalf of an investor.  Ali and the BMK team obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in favor of their client on the eve of arbitration.
  • Defense of a real estate developer against a prominent competitor asserting fraud, damages for which were partially liquidated to the tune of millions of dollars in a prior action between the parties.  After obtaining favorable rulings on several legal issues, Ali negotiated a release of the claim and prior judgment on behalf of his client.

Prior to joining Bienert, Miller & Katzman, Ali served as judicial law clerk to then Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Central District of California, Peter H. Carroll.

Ali earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in 2009.  During law school, Ali was an editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review where he published Digital Rights Management (DRM) in Online Music Stores: DRM-Encumbered Music Downloads’ Inevitable Demise as a Result of the Negative Effects of Heavy-Handed Copyright Law, 28 Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev. 265 (2008).

Education

  • Loyola Law School J.D., 2009
  • University of California, Irvine B.A., 2005

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of California (2009)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum