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Fraudulently misusing the bankruptcy process is a serious federal crime.  BMK’s attorneys have significant experience prosecuting and defending bankruptcy fraud cases.  Steven J. Katzman served as the U.S. Trustee for the Districts of Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Southern and Central Districts of California.  During his tenure, he was responsible for oversight of over 100,000 bankruptcy cases filed annually.  He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, where he prosecuted bankruptcy fraud and related crimes. 

While in private practice, Mr. Katzman and other BMK attorneys (including former law clerks for bankruptcy judges in the Central District of California) have litigated multiple cases involving allegations of bankruptcy fraud.  BMK’s extensive experience with bankruptcy fraud in both the public and private sector makes it uniquely qualified to guide its clients through the bankruptcy court system, advise on prosecution strategies, and counsel on the best available defenses to the crimes alleged.