Bruce D. Poltrock


Bruce Poltrock is an experienced litigator whose practice emphasizes creditors rights in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate, prejudgment and post-judgment remedies including receiverships, writs of attachment, writs of possession and enforcement of judgments. He also handles real estate disputes, workouts of distressed loans, real estate finance and other forms of real property and asset sales.

Bruce has given presentations to the firm's clients on a variety of issues concerning creditors’ rights.


Creditors' Rights and Commercial Litigation

Business Litigation

Financial Services

Real Estate Finance & Transactions


University of Southern California, B.S. (magna cum laude) 1989

University of San Francisco, J.D. (cum laude) 1992


State Bar of California, 1992
US District Court, Central District of California
US District Court, Northern District of California
US District Court, Southern District of California
US District Court, Eastern District of California


American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
California Receivers Forum


Panelist and speaker with Judge Greenberg of the Los Angeles Superior County Superior Court at the Receivership Forum’s program on “How to Appoint Business and Rents and Profits Receivers /Benefits of Pre-judgment Litigation”


Obtained full judgment in favor of Bank for all amounts owed on a $14 million loan against borrower and guarantors in massive bank fraud case.

Successfully defended lien claim in $33 million dollar construction financing loan in Calabasas, CA.

Successfully defended multi-million dollar claims asserted against lender for allegations of fraud, contract claims and torts, obtaining full dismissal of claims.

California counsel for a bank in the sale of all of its California assets to another institution, including its branch system and all of its loans, in a transaction valued at $2.5 billion.

Obtained orders from the court during litigation leading to receivership sale of $13 million property in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Obtained full payment from the State of California on a $2 million dollar loan with respect to an eminent domain lawsuit filed by the State against property secured by bank's deed of trust.

Obtained full payment for Bank during litigation and contested receivership proceedings regarding an $8 million dollar property in Hollywood.

Obtained judgment in favor of bank on $4 million loan against borrower and guarantors while obtaining dismissal of fraud cross-complaint filed against the bank and its officers.

Obtained orders from the court during litigation leading to receivership sale of $3 million.

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Bruce D. Poltrock, Attorney at Law