Reem J. Bello

Reem J. Bello is a partner of Lobel Weiland Golden Friedman LLP.  Ms. Bello has over 15 years experience in the practice areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and litigation.  Ms. Bello concentrates her practice on both bankruptcy/insolvency matters and commercial and business litigation. She represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, officers and directors, asset purchasers and other parties in chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.  She has led companies in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, from the commencement of a case through to plan confirmation proceedings.

Ms. Bello also has extensive experience in Chapter 7 and 11 liquidation proceedings, representing chapter 7 trustees and chapter 11 trustees in the recovery and liquidation of assets.  She has significant bankruptcy-related litigation experience representing trustees and creditors in adversary proceedings.  Her bankruptcy-related litigation experience includes discovery, taking and defending depositions, briefing, settlement negotiations, mediation and trial in connection with preference, fraudulent conveyance, lien avoidance proceedings, and other adversary proceedings.  She has significant experience handling a wide variety of business, commercial and real estate litigation involving discovery, taking and defending depositions, pretrial motions, settlement negotiations and mediation.

Ms. Bello served a judicial clerkship to the Honorable Kathleen P. March, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.  During law school, Ms. Bello served a judicial externship to the Honorable Alan M. Ahart, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, and a judicial externship to the Honorable Kathleen P. March, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.  

Practice Areas

  • Chapter 11 Reorganization
  • Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Liquidation
  • Trustee and Receiver Representation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

Professional Associations & Community Involvement

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Women Lawyers’ Association

Recognition & Honors

  • Avvo Rating Superb
  • Selected to the Southern California Rising Stars

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Education

University of California, Irvine (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Literature)
Honors: Campuswide Honors Program, Magna cum laude, Order of Merit (Top 2% of class), and Phi Beta Kappa
University of Southern California Law School (Juris Doctor)
Honors: Hale Moot Court Honors Program

Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California