Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP Unveils Expanded Flagship to Accommodate Aggressive Internal Growth

Leading Litigation and Transactional Firm Increases Size with Surge in Industry Presence

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The partners at Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP, a New York and Southern California-based full service law firm, today announced the opening of their new flagship location in Irvine, Calif. Featuring a state-of-the-art AM LAW 100-style design, the office will house a total of 85 employees known for diverse business experiences, education and interests that continue to shape the firm’s dynamic culture. The partners opted to make the move to the location not only to properly house their ever-expanding staff but also make themselves more easily accessible to those clientele based in Orange County.

“We are proud to call this new location the site of our flagship as it is a representation of what we strive for – deliverance of superior service to our clients and the level of personal accessibility they require.”

“Our passion to be the most effective, solution-driven law firm is unsurpassed, and this is clearly evident in our-day-to-day interactions with clients,” said Firm Co-founder Matthew Browndorf. “The flagship expansion only further solidifies our place in the community as a solid force with which to be reckoned, and my colleagues and I are excited for what is on the horizon.”

In addition to its remarkably modern design, the new office serves as a professional yet comfortable spot for visitors of all kinds, including investors, business colleagues, and new and existing clients. The office’s ample space houses the firm’s full range of C-suite executives, attorneys, legal personnel and support staff, with multiple conference rooms and massive meeting areas only slightly denting the location’s overall 22,000 square footage.

“Over the years, Wilson Harvey Browndorf has carved a firm path to success that continues to deepen as we garner more and more success,” says Irvine Managing Partner Michael Keadjian. “We are proud to call this new location the site of our flagship as it is a representation of what we strive for – deliverance of superior service to our clients and the level of personal accessibility they require.”

Litigation Chair Marc Lazo Secures Defense Victory in Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP’s Orange County, California Office

Irvine, Calif. (March 12, 2014) – The partners at Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP, a New York and Southern California based full service law firm, announced today that on March 7, 2014, Managing Partner Marc Lazo secured a major defense victory following a two-week premises liability jury trial. This win stands particularly triumphant for the firm because despite a recent trend of Orange County juries awarding large verdicts to personally injured plaintiffs, Mr. Lazo was able to secure a favorable verdict for the defense.

The inciting incident of the case took place at a Holiday Inn in San Clemente, California. The plaintiff, a formal world record-holding swimmer and Ironman competitor, claimed that she suffered life-altering physical injuries from a fall on an allegedly defectively designed walkway in the hotel’s parking garage. The plaintiff claimed she was injured in such a way that her competitive career was forever taken away from her and will prevent her from future record-breaking pursuits. The plaintiff sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in retribution for damages and pain and suffering. Her lawyer, a highly experienced trial attorney and member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, retained a safety expert who deemed the walkway unsafe for a variety of reasons, and notwithstanding the fact that defense had no such expert of its own, Mr. Lazo was able to obliterate the expert’s opinions in cross-examination. Ultimately, after just half-day of deliberation, the jury came back with a defense verdict and awarded the plaintiff no damages.

“Through the tenacious work of our team, we are proud to report this recent defense victory,” said Mr. Lazo. “We know that whatever the latest jury trend might be, we at Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP will not back down from seeking justice for our clients, and will continue to strive for precedential setting verdicts and judgments that better our legal community as a whole.”

Leading the firm’s litigation practice out of the Irvine, California office, Mr. Lazo focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, as well as insurance and real estate law. He represents premises owners, non-profit organizations, institutional lenders and brokers, as well as real estate developers and private investors in a wide array of litigation matters, and regularly advises his clients to develop litigation-avoiding strategies in their business operations and capacities.

Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP’s Christopher Palmer Appointed to Bench

Governor Replaces Jay Moody with Firm’s Senior Managing Litigation Partner

Irvine, Calif. (March 21, 2014) – The partners at Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP, New York and Southern California-based full service law firm, announced that just last week Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe appointed the firm’s Senior Managing Litigation Partner Christopher Palmer to the bench as Circuit Judge in the Third Division of the 6th Judicial District, replacing Jay Moody. Mr. Palmer’s appointment will expire on December 31, 2014.

“As a firmly dedicated member of the Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP team, a supporter of proper judicial outcomes in Arkansas and a vested part of the legal industry as a whole, this appointment is a true honor,” said Mr. Palmer. “In this new position, I will exercise my expertise honed through years of experience and also utilize key learnings from the position in my day-to-day endeavors with the firm.”

Mr. Palmer served as Chairman of the State Public Defender Commission and, most recently, received a second appointment to serve as a member of the Jail Standards Review Committee. He specializes in the areas of Criminal Defense and Mortgage Banking/Real Estate Litigation, and holds many industry memberships, including the Pulaski County Bar, Arkansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Henry Woods Inns of Court (serving on the executive committee).

“With the expertise and know-how he brings to the table, Chris continues to prove to be a valuable asset to the Arkansas judicial system, and we couldn’t be happier by the news of his appointment,” says firm Co-founder Matt Browndorf. “Day in and day out, Chris bring a level of skill that has been carefully cultivated, and we look forward to his further success in the industry.”

About Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP
Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is an international law firm with core offices in New York, California, Washington, D.C. and Arkansas. Focused on the needs of business and finance clients in mergers and acquisitions and business and insurance litigation, Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is managed by Firm Managing Partner, Matthew C. Browndorf, resident in the New York City office. For more information about the services provided by Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP, please visit our website at http://whbllp.com/.

BP Law Group, LLP Announces Appointment of Shahid Quraishi to Firm’s Advisory Board

Industry Heavyweight & Market Influencer Takes Place alongside Leading Legal Players

New York, NY (March 12, 2014) – The partners at BP Law Group, LLP, a national leader in default services, today announced the appointment of Shahid “Shad” Quraishi, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Pelican Point Capital, as an Executive Advisor to the firm’s captive asset manager, Distressed Capital Management, LLC (“DCM”), Quraishi will serve alongside BP Law Group’s senior staff, including Managing Partner Matthew Browndorf, and have the opportunity to weigh in on key  decisions relating to the asset management of DCM’s investment strategies.

BP Law Group commenced the formation of DCM in 2013 with the vision of purchasing and managing its own portfolios of Non Performing Loans alongside strategic partners. BP Law Group is the law firm responsible for managing and liquidating the portfolio for DCM. Lee Janc, a strategic executive with experience in the financial service sector including Lending, Secondary Markets and Asset Management, manages DCM. Browndorf and Quraishi will serve on DCM’s investment and advisory committees, respectively.

“This appointment is a very exciting opportunity for me, and I am thrilled to join an esteemed group of industry professionals,”said Quraishi. “Each member of the board has made significant contributions in the legal world. I know being a part of the board will allow me to contribute my experiences to their success.”

BP Law Group, LLP, known nationally for their impeccable and successful law practices, built its platform to tailor support to the unique needs of its many portfolio, merger and acquisition clients as they became industry leaders in the vertical. With decades of experience in commercial and residential Non Performing Loans, BP Law has built a national platform based on market drivers and innovation.

“We are confident that Shad will be a beneficial addition to our current Executive Board,” said Browndorf. “Our successes are made possible by the professionals who dedicate themselves to both the firm and the clients they serve. Shad’s expertise will help further enhance BP Law Group’s capabilities in serving DCM.”

About BP Law Group, LLP

In an economic climate where more and more individuals are defaulting on mortgages, credit cards, loans and other financial obligations, BP Law Group has in place proven processes to help clients recover overdue balances as quickly and effectively as possible. With hubs in California, Texas and New York, the firm provides debt collection and a wide range of other legal services from offices around the world. The firm’s geographic diversity and extensive investments in technology enable its high-caliber professionals to efficiently cater to clients in the world’s leading business and financial markets. For more information, please visit www.bplawgroup.com.

About Pelican Point Capital Partners, LLC

Pelican Point Capital is a merchant bank providing direct investment & co-investment, capital advisory & introduction, bridge financing, as well as debt and equity investment. Our partners range in size from post-seed to mature enterprises in our 12 focus sectors that operate in numerous markets around the globe. Further information on Pelican Point Capital, its partners and advisory committee including bios for each, can be found at the Pelican Point Capital Partners website, please visit www.pelicanpointcapital.com.

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BP Law Group, LLP Executes Strategic Funding Agreement with Pelican Point Capital

‘Tesco Law’ Enables Establishment of Multinational Corporate Affiliation

New York, NY (February 26, 2014) – The partners at BP Law Group, LLP, a national leader in default services, announced today that they have entered into a merchant banking agreement with Pelican Point Capital for the funding of the Firm’s service expansion including their London office. Through this agreement, BP Law London will be affiliated with BP Law US through a multinational partnership based upon the Alternative Business Structure (ABS) under the Solicitors Regulatory Authority’s 2009 “Tesco Law.” This capital and funding agreement affords BP Law Group, LLP capability to further its reach in serving the distressed asset backed market.

Initial managing members of BP Law London will be Rudy Ceres, a solicitor in England and Wales, and Matthew Browndorf, a Registered Foreign Lawyer in England and Wales, both based in the London and New York offices. Pelican Point Capital has designated principals Shad Quraishi, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Ike Suri, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, and Adam Chaudhary, Managing Director and Partner, to represent them in the ABS and will designate one member to sit on the Board of Directors of BP Law London.  All members have significant expertise and industry relationships that are positioned to serve clients and provide solutions to the residential market opportunities.

“Entering into this agreement with Pelican Point Capital will help us to further our goal of providing superior legal services on a global scale,” said Browndorf. “We anticipate further client successes as move forward in alignment with Pelican.”

BP Law Group, LLP, known nationally for their impeccable and successful law practices, built its platform to tailor support to the unique needs of its many clients, including owners of portfolios of non-performing loans and in connection with mergers and acquisitions situations, as they became industry leaders in the vertical. With decades of experience in commercial and residential non-performing loans, BP Law has built a national platform based on market drivers and innovation.

“Both our partners and advisory committee are thrilled to provide funding for BP Law London,” said Quraishi. “Its long-term relationships like these that have the ability to further success for each of the respective clients we serve.”

About BP Law Group, LLP

In an economic climate where individuals continue to default on mortgages, credit cards, loans and other financial obligations, BP Law Group has proven processes to help clients recover overdue balances as quickly and effectively as possible. With hubs in California, Texas and New York, the firm provides debt collection and a wide range of other legal services from offices around the world. The firm’s geographic diversity and extensive investments in technology enable its high-caliber professionals to efficiently cater to clients in the world’s leading business and financial markets. For more information, please visit www.bplawgroup.com.

About Pelican Point Capital Partners, LLC

Pelican Point Capital is a merchant bank providing direct investment & co-investment, capital advisory & introduction, bridge financing, as well as debt and equity investment. Our partners range in size from post-seed to mature enterprises in our 12 focus sectors that operate in numerous markets around the globe. Further information on Pelican Point Capital, its partners and advisory committee including bios for each, can be found at the Pelican Point Capital Partners website, please visit www.pelicanpointcapital.com.

Charitable Giving Prominent in Irvine Law Firm, Wilson Harvey Browndorf, LLP

WHB’s philanthropic efforts keep pace with company growth  

IRVINE, CA (BUSINESS WIRE) – Wilson Harvey Browndorf (“WHB”) continues their charitable giving with their generous donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (“JDRF”). On May 22, 2014, L.A. Car Connection joined with JDRF for their 3rd annual Track Day Invitational at Willow Springs International Raceway. The JDRF’s goal of improving the lives of every person affected with Type 1 Diabetes took one more step, as they successfully raised over $24,000 on Track Day. The challenge of fast speeds, swift turns, and challenging elevations matched the enthusiasm and support displayed by the WHB team, who was happy to make contributions to the cause.

This continues a trend for the WHB team and their active role in participating in charitable organizations that hold sentimental meaning to individuals in the WHB team. Last November, firm managing partner Matthew Browndorf, Sarina Browndorf, and Anthony Arnold attended the Diamond Ball at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel to support the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence and the Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets. “Our military veterans are a very important part of our community and have been severely underserved for far too long, the Diamond Ball proudly represented those who fought for us,” said Anthony Arnold, senior associate at the WHB Irvine office.  In 2012, Chris Shea, the non-lawyer managing member of WHB’s affiliate, BP Law Group, made a presentation and testimonial of his personal connection with the Hope Foundation.

 

About Wilson Harvey Browndorf, LLP

Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is an international law firm with core offices in New York, California, Washington, D.C. and Arkansas. Focused on the needs of business and finance clients in mergers and acquisitions and business and insurance litigation, Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is managed by Firm Managing Partner, Matthew C. Browndorf, resident in the New York City office. For more information about the services provided by Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP, please visit our website at http://whbllp.com/.

 

About BP Law Group, LLP

In an economic climate where more and more individuals are defaulting on mortgages, credit cards, loans and other financial obligations, BP Law Group has in place proven processes to help clients recover overdue balances as quickly and effectively as possible. With hubs in California, Texas and New York, the firm provides debt collection and a wide range of other legal services from offices around the world. The firm’s geographic diversity and extensive investments in technology enable its high-caliber professionals to efficiently cater to clients in the world’s leading business and financial markets. For more information, please visit www.bplawgroup.com.

 

Media Contact:
Justin Palermo
Email: jpalermo@whbllp.com

BP Law Group Helps Clients Collect More Than 70 Percent of Unpaid Debts

BP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the implementation of a debt collection legal strategy that enables financial institutions to recover up to 72 percent of their unpaid balances on second trust mortgages. The methods employed by the commercial law firm produce significantly better results than the rest of the industry, whose typical collection rate is 6 to 10 percent.  – read full article

Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP Senior Litigation Partner Appointed to Orange County Superior Court Bench

Irvine, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – The partners at Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP are pleased to announce that Timothy Stafford, a Senior Litigation Partner in the firm’s Irvine, California office, has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Orange County Superior Court. Mr. Stafford was sworn in on September 13, 2013 and will be presiding over complex civil litigation cases. Judge Stafford managed Wilson Harvey Browndorf’s Insurance Defense practice prior to his appointment and will be succeeded by Irvine Managing Partner Marc Lazo. Judge Stafford is highly experienced and seasoned in numerous areas of insurance defense,

including personal injury, medical malpractice, employment/wrongful termination/discrimination, premises liability, governmental tort liability, “bad faith” insurance, and general liability. After graduating from Southwestern School of Law, Judge Stafford joined Beam and DiCaro as a civil trial litigator and represented defendants in personal injury, medical malpractice, employment and labor law, general liability, insurance “bad faith” defense, construction defect litigation, and premises liability. In 1980, Judge Stafford became a partner in Beam, DiCaro, D’Antony & Stafford where he handled complex multi-party litigation in governmental tort liability. He also practiced in employment/wrongful termination/discrimination cases, insurance “bad faith”, premises liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice defense, hospital malpractice, hospital medical staff privilege liability, product liability, general auto liability, land subsidence and construction defect litigation. Judge Stafford later founded Stafford & Associates in Santa Ana, California, where he continued his insurance defense practice until he joined Wilson Harvey Browndorf. Having tried numerous jury cases, Judge Stafford is a longstanding member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and leaves a tremendous legacy for the firm.

Wilson Harvey Browndorf is an international law firm with core offices in New York, California, Washington, D.C. and Arkansas. Focused on the needs of business and finance clients in mergers and acquisitions and business and insurance litigation, Wilson Harvey Browndorf is managed by Firm Managing Partner, Matthew C. Browndorf, resident in the New York City office. Browndorf said, “We were delighted to have Judge Stafford be a part of our Firm and wish him and his beautiful family many years of happiness and success. Judge Stafford’s sense of community and fairness will make him an excellent member of the Bench.”

BP Law Group, LLP/Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP– Garner Huge Victory against Bryan Cave and Bluefire Ethanol

Irvine, CA (July 11, 2013)

As a crowning achievement, BP Law Group, LLP and its newly formed affiliate firm Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP have emerged triumphant for its clients in Spiers v. Bluefire Ethanol. The firm represented two minority shareholders in the complex securities litigation case against the publicly-traded ethanol corporation and its officers and directors. The BP Law litigation team successfully prosecuted their client’s breach of contract and declaratory relief claims. This dramatically increased their clients’ holdings in the company and preserved their “full ratchet” anti-dilution protection rights. more

WHB Goes to D.C.

Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2013) – Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is pleased to announce that Claude W. Roxborough will be a Managing Partner in its Washington D.C. office.

A graduate of Columbia University and Columbia University School of Law, Claude is a highly experienced corporate and securities law attorney.

Claude has represented large financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, sponsors in large infrastructure and real estate developments, private investment funds, small-to-medium sized enterprises, non-profit organizations and private individuals.

Corporate governance, shareholder rights, director duties are some of the many areas that Claude has focused on throughout his career. Additionally, Claude has advised both public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, reorganization, and executive compensation matters.

In terms of regulatory work, Claude has advised clients under the Securities Act of 1933, the Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and rules promulgated under Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

Prior to joining WHB, Claude worked as a structured finance and securities lawyer for Thacher Proffitt & Wood, a general corporate attorney for Miles & Stockbridge, and as Vice President of a regulatory consulting firm focused on service compliance and back office needs for investment funds, fund of funds and broker dealers