Mr. Uriarte is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (1980) and the U.C.L.A. School of Law (1983). Upon graduation from law school, he clerked for William J. Lasarow, then Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Uriarte brings over 19 years bankruptcy experience to the Firm. Attorney Uriarte has litigated matters involving assumption and rejection of executor contracts, classification of post filing claims as administrative claims, fraudulent conveyance of assets, preferential transfers, claims objections, discharge issues and confirmation. In addition, he has prepared and successfully argued matters before the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit and District Court for the Central District of California and the California Court of Appeals. Mr. Uriarte is a former Panel Member of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Central District of California, and has acted as Receiver in cases before the Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Superior Courts.