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Jonathan A. Weininger

Partner
JWeininger@jmbm.com
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Direct: 310.712.6812
Main: 310.203.8080
Fax: 310.712.3335

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
USA

Assistant
Sheila Jimenez
310.203.8080 Ext: 6464
SJ2@jmbm.com
Mr. Weininger is a trial and appeals lawyer. He has substantial experience prosecuting and defending business, commercial and real estate matters, including disputes involving creditors' rights, lender liability, business tort and fraud claims, quiet title, easements, prescriptive rights and adverse possession claims, building materials and mining rights issues, and construction claims involving commercial and custom residential properties. Mr. Weininger also has extensive experience handling securities and entertainment litigation matters. He has won judgments and awards, and has successfully resolved cases for clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to publicly-traded corporations and national banks. He has obtained significant monetary and non-monetary relief for his clients, including all forms of provisional relief and injunctive remedies in state and federal courts and in arbitration.

Representative Experience:
  • Obtained a defense arbitration award and attorneys’ fees award of $350,000 in a mining rights dispute, after a four-day binding arbitration where claimant sought over $5.5 million in damages.  Award confirmed by the trial court.
  • Obtained summary judgment for lender, defeating fraud and related claims arising out of bank's sale of note secured by multi-million dollar commercial real property collateral.
  • Obtained summary judgment for lender following borrowers' default on a commercial loan. Mr. Weininger also recovered collateral held by borrowers by invoking various provisional remedies prior to entry of judgment.
  • Obtained judgment for purchaser of commercial loan secured by a hotel against borrower's wrongful foreclosure, fraud and related lender liability claims. The client prevailed at the pleading stage and was awarded its attorneys' fees and defense costs.
  • Successfully defended international automotive company in real estate commission dispute.  The client prevailed at the pleading stage and was awarded its attorneys’ fees and defense costs.
  • Successfully represented sand and aggregate mining companies in various real property and mining rights disputes.
  • Represented owners of hotels, shopping centers and other commercial properties in lease disputes and related transactions.
  • Represented buyers of custom-built, beach-front home in a multi-party construction defect litigation matter under the Right to Repair Act, involving substantial water intrusion defects and other issues. Obtained favorable settlement for client that included reimbursement of all repair costs.
  • Represented real estate investor and developer against publicly-traded guarantors of multi-million dollar real estate loan. The case settled favorably for the client shortly before the hearing on a motion for summary judgment.
  • Represented numerous banks and lenders in special assets-related litigation matters, and obtained various provisional relief in such matters, including appointment of receivers, attachments, levies and other pre-judgment recovery of assets.
  • Successfully represented owners, developers and construction lenders in numerous actions involving mechanic's liens and stop notice claims.
  • Represented commercial real estate developer in action seeking specific performance of $200 million commercial property.
  • Represented owner of luxury condominium tower located on the Wilshire Corridor in litigation involving numerous alleged residential construction defects.
  • Successfully defeated copyright infringement and other claims filed against celebrity musician client.
  • Successfully represented brokers, broker-dealers, and investment advisers in numerous NASD and FINRA consumer arbitrations. 

Education

J.D., Whittier Law School, 2001
summa cum laude (graduated 1st in full-time day class)

B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1996

Awards & Recognition

  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Gregory O'Brien, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1999
  • Finalist, Saul Lefkowitz Trademark and Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, Washington D.C., 2001