William E. Winfield practices in the areas of general business law, civil litigation, real property, landlord/tenant, securities, oil and gas, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights.
He is board certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.
Bill has served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Ventura County Superior Court, where he has also served as a visiting judge.
Bill is the author of “Rejection of Non-Residential Leases of Real Property in Bankruptcy: What Happens to the Mortgagees’ Security Interest” published in the April 1990 Pepperdine Law Review. Bill has been admitted to the United States District Court, Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
He is also an AV rated attorney, the highest rating possible, by Martindale-Hubbell, the only national rating service for attorneys. Affiliations include membership in the State Bar of California, the Ventura County Bar Association (Chairman, Bankruptcy Section, 1994-1998), the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
A graduate of Brigham Young University (B.A. 1982), he received his legal education at the University of Utah (J.D. 1985), where he was a member of the Utah Law Review (1984-1985) and Journal of Contemporary Law (1983-1984).
- Business Law
- Foreclosure Defense
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
On select Judgment enforcement matters.
- Dutch: Spoken
- English: Spoken, Written
- Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney
- - Current
- Brigham Young Univ
- Undergraduate Degree
- Univ of Utah COL
- Law Degree
- California Super Lawyers - Real Estate
- Super Lawyers
- AV Rated
- Martindale Hubbel
- California State Bar # 122055
- - Current
- Rejection of Nonresidential Real Property Leases
- Pepperdine Law Review
- What Every Legal Assistant Needs to Know About Bankruptcy, Camarillo, Ca
- Conejo Valley Legal Professionals Association
- Business Bankruptcy
- Amercan Board of Certification
- Q. For an adversary proceeding regarding the discharge of student loan debt, what resources should I consult for guidel
- A: I recommend you get a copy of the book Graduating With Student debt by Student Hauser and Daniel Austin. you should be able to buy either the hard copy or ebook online. https://store.abi.org/https-graduatingwithdebt2d-plusebook.html
- Q. Can my roommate sue me if I pack up and leave and refuse to pay rent?
- A: Yes, your roommate (co-signer on the lease) could sue you for breaching your obligations under the lease. You would have a defense that your co-signer made it impossible for you to stay. You might win. Whoever wins may recover attorney's fees. It would be in everyone's best interest to make a compromise. Agree to pay some rent in exchange for an early release. Otherwise both sides are taking chances of litigation which either side could lose.
- Q. my boyfriend and I just moved into an apartment on a 1 yr. lease. he changed his mind and is moving out.
- A: If you make the payments, and you don't disturb the neighbors, you will be able to stay in the apartment.
- Q. My Daughters name is on the deed to a house of her ex husband. Is she libel for anything in regards to that home?
- A: Technically yes, but it is not a great risk.
- Q. A CA corp files inflated Mechanic's Lien on Owner. No 20 day notice or contract. Corp files dissolution. Lien dissolved?
- A: Not automatically, but you have a good defense. The lien will expire if no lawsuit is filed to foreclose.
- Q. A week ago I have submitted offer on short sale in which it was accepted. Just recived addendum from seller stating that
- A: You may need the prior purchaser to sign off on the sale. That can be done in escrow.
- Q. how to change a name on the deed my grandpa diddt leave a will or a trusted on the property
- A: You will need to open a probate case to transfer the property.
- Q. if a judgement s issued in a civil case then a stay is entered because a chapter 13 bankruptcy is filed
- A: That depends on what kind of case it is and whether parties are the same, but generally yes, it will extend your time to commence the appeal.
- Q. Hello, I need help. My bankruptcy lawyer was paid to file a chapter 13 case and never did. Lost my home. Case?
- A: I am sorry this happened to you. You should ask the lawyer for a refund. Depending on your agreement, he could have filed and collected the rest of the fee through your Chapter 13. If this does not work, you might consider contacting the State Bar. Whether you are entitled to a full refund will depend on whether your fee agreement allows him to keep fees for work he or she actually performed already.