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We are pleased to announce that William E. Winfield has joined the firm. Bill is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. Bill practices in the areas of general business law, civil litigation, real property, landlord/tenant, securities, oil and gas, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights. He also accepts Court appointments as a Receiver. Bill is a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court. He has served as a Visiting Deputy District Attorney for the County of Ventura. In addition, has been an arbitrator for FINRA and the Ventura County Superior Court, where he 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.

He is 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.

A few of Bill’s affiliations include the Ventura County Bar Association (Chairman, Bankruptcy Section, 1994-1998), the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, the Commercial Law League of America and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

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) and is a graduate of Brigham Young University (B.A. 1982).

Bill was born in Port Hueneme, California and currently resides in Ventura.

About the Author
Theodore J. Schneider practices in the areas of business and corporate transactions, employment law counseling, municipal and public law, real estate and land use, and homeowner associations. Ted began his legal career in 2002 when he joined the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P. before relocating to Ventura County to join his father in practice.