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Anthony Bisconti

Associate

Anthony Bisconti specializes in complex business and insolvency litigation.  He has extensive experience representing plaintiffs, defendants, and other interested parties in all phases of litigation, including trials, contested matters, evidentiary hearings, mediations, adversary proceedings, and appeals.

Representative matters Tony has handled include:

  • Successful representation of an oil company in its acquisition of an oil facility from a bankruptcy estate in a contested sale process, including prevailing on appeal before the Ninth Circuit.
  • Representation of a liquidating trustee asserting claims for fraudulent transfer arising out of a failed luxury resort development. The court granted pre-trial summary judgment in favor of Tony’s client, awarding more than $200 million in damages.
  • Representation of businessman and film financier in involuntary bankruptcy cases commenced against five of his companies. After more than five years of intense litigation, Tony’s client was able to obtain the outright dismissal of the five bankruptcy cases.
  • Defense of liquidating trustee against breach of contract, conspiracy, and civil RICO claims. The party asserting the claims sought a multi-billion dollar damages award.  The court dismissed the claims against Tony’s client at the pleading stage, and awarded Tony’s client nearly $100,000 in sanctions related to the defense of the action.
  • Prosecution of a breach of contract claim against a defendant for failure to pay legal fees due and owing under retention agreement. Tony served as first chair at trial, and obtained a judgment for the full amount of fees sought in the action.
  • Defense of high-profile professional athlete in civil tort action. As a result of Tony’s defense of his client, the plaintiff in the action agreed to a walkaway settlement in exchange for Tony’s client agreeing to release any and all claims against the plaintiff, which included malicious prosecution.
  • Defense of attorney against potential civil contempt order in which the party pursuing the contempt order sought sanctions in excess of $40 million, based on prior alleged conduct in a case that had been litigated for approximately 20 years and resulted in two decisions by the United States Supreme Court.  Tony’s client was ultimately dismissed from the proceeding with no adverse ruling or sanction.

Tony has taken an active role in leadership positions in the Orange County legal community.  In 2013, Tony became a director of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, and was selected to serve as its President for the 2015-16 term. Tony is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association and American Bankruptcy Institute, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star.

Prior to joining Bienert, Miller & Katzman, Tony was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Maureen A. Tighe of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Tony earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in 2009. While in law school, Tony served as a staff editor on the Loyola Law Review and was a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. Prior to law school, Tony earned his B.A. in Rhetoric and Legal Studies, with a minor in Philosophy, from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005.

Education

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

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of California (2010)
  • Supreme Court of New York (2011)

Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Orange County Bar Association