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. Read more

Criminal Defense Veterans Join WHB

Irvine, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a new partner to its Criminal Law division.

Christopher L. Palmer, a University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni, is the first of the two additions to the WHB team. Christopher brings extensive legal experience consisting of mediation, family law, mortgage banking/real estate litigation, and criminal defense. He gained early trial experience while in the office of the prosecuting attorney. He served as a division chief over the drug task force and the division tasked with the responsibility of evaluating and prosecuting cases involving sexual assault and domestic violence. During his 28 years of practice, he has tried numerous cases from the perspective of prosecution and defense and before the state and federal bar.

Additionally, Christopher is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association; American Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; William Overton and Henry Woods Inns of Court.

Christopher has also served on the Judicial Nominations Committee and on the Board for the Pulaski County Bar Foundation. He has also served as Chairman of the State Public Defender Commission, a position that he was appointed to by the governor, and also recently received a second appointment to serve as a member of the Jail Standards Review Committee.

With the addition of Christopher L. Palmer, WHB continues to rapidly grow and expand into numerous areas of practice.

WHB Merger Results in a Powerful Addition to its Insurance Defense Division

Irvine, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP is pleased to announce its acquisition of Stafford & Associates, resulting in the addition of Timothy J. Stafford, who will be heading the Insurance Defense division.

Timothy is highly experienced and seasoned in numerous areas 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, Timothy 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, Timothy 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.

Timothy later founded Stafford & Associates in Santa Ana, California, where he continued his insurance defense practice until he joined WHB. Timothy brings unmatched trial experience and wisdom, which has resulted in consideration for judicial appointment.

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

Merger to Create Commercial Litigation Powerhouse

Irvine, Calif. (April 12, 2013) – The principal partners of Wilson & Associates, PLLC (W&A), and BP Law Group, LLP (BP) are pleased to announce the founding of the new law firm partnership, Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP.

Wilson & Associates, a law firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, with offices throughout Arkansas and Tennessee was founded in 1978 by the late Robby Wilson (1952 – 2012) to focus on the needs of banks and mortgage servicers.

Jennifer Wilson-Harvey is the Managing Partner of Wilson & Associates and has led the Firm since 2005. W&A is a founding member of the USFN—America’s Mortgage Banking Attorneys; a member of Mortgage Banking Association; Legal League 100; American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN) and various other relevant legal, real estate, and industry associations.

BP Law Group, LLP is a NARCA (National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys) collection boutique founded in 2011 by Matthew C. Browndorf, a former Bryan Cave, LLP attorney to focus on the needs of private portfolio owners in the secured and unsecured collection of judgments. Mr. Browndorf is an accomplished New York litigator representing clients such as Bank of New York, Citigroup and is well known for his work in the TYCO criminal indictment and The People of New York v. L. Dennis Kozlowski. BP Law Group is primarily based in New York, New York; has offices in Irvine, California and practices in over 20 states.

In 2012, while handling over 20 mergers and acquisitions and multiple complex litigations in New York, Florida, Colorado, Arkansas and California; Jennifer Wilson- Harvey and Matthew Browndorf conceptualized the creation of Wilson Harvey Browndorf to manage the commercial litigation, merger & acquisition and complex and regulatory components of the legal work that BP Law and Wilson & Associates handled. Wilson & Associates Managing Partner, Jennifer Wilson-Harvey stated “With combined depths of experiences in Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Litigation and Regulatory matters, we are excited to launch Wilson Harvey Browndorf to provide innovative legal solutions to our clients.” While BP Law Group Managing Partner, Matthew Browndorf observed, “We want to focus our traditional brands—Wilson & Associates and BP Law Group—on their core practice areas of real estate and collections while creating a new brand to focus on the more complex and sophisticated demands and strategies of our mutual clients.”

Mr. Browndorf and Mrs. Wilson-Harvey will share the management of Wilson Harvey Browndorf with Browndorf serving as CEO and Wilson-Harvey filling the COO position. Mr. Browndorf will also continue as Managing Partner of BP Law Group and Ms. Wilson-Harvey will continue as Managing Partner of Wilson & Associates.

“We see this as an opportunity to offer our clients a family of law firms with specialized expertise in real estate law and secured and unsecured debt collection, along with strong commercial litigation experience,” said Jennifer Wilson-Harvey.

Wilson Harvey Browndorf will boast some serious talent too. Rudyard Ceres, another Bryan Cave alumni will head two offices, New York and London, while Marc Lazo, who recently secured a major victory in Spiers v. Bluefire, will head the Irvine, California office. Chris Palmer, who has been with Wilson & Associates since 1997, will move to Wilson Harvey Browndorf, and will lead the Arkansas and Tennessee offices. “We see Wilson Harvey Browndorf as a fitting tribute to our late partner, Robby Wilson,” said Ms. Wilson-Harvey.

For more information about Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP, call (888) 690-5557 or visit http://www.WHBLLP.COM. For more information about affiliate law firms BP Law Group, LLP, call 888-732-6606 or visit http://www.BPLAWGROUP.COM. For more information about affiliate law firm Wilson & Associates, PLLC, call 502-219-9388 or visit http://www.wilson-assoc.com.