Our Firm

About Us

Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP has practiced for more than thirty-five years in one specialty: Creditors’ Rights. Our AV-rated law firm represents creditors in every arena throughout California in state and federal courts. Our office, which occupies approximately 12,000 square feet in Encino, California, is ranked as one of the five largest firms in the San Fernando Valley. We are staffed by more than fifty skilled professionals: attorneys, legal assistants, support staff and in-house private investigators, forming a close-knit, highly experienced team proficient in dealing with business and litigation matters.

Because we specialize and limit our practice to the particular needs of our clientele, Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP has unparalleled depth of expertise in:

  • Business Litigation
  • Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Receiverships and Appointment of Trustees
  • Foreclosure and Replevin
  • Judgment Enforcement
  • Loan and Lease Workout and Restructure
  • Factoring and Accounts Receivable Financing
  • Secured Transactions
  • Lender and Lessor Defense
  • Collections
  • Landlord–Tenant
  • Unlawful Detainer and Abandonment of Property

Who are we?

Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP:

  • Provides the highest quality of legal services to our clients, in a focused, expedited and cost-effective manner
  • Adheres to the highest ethical standards
  • Accepts only one way to conduct business — open, straightforward communications and diligent, effective representation of our clients

Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP is known for its commitment to principled advocacy, an unflinching work ethic, and unyielding recognition of our duty to provide the highest level of service to our clients, who choose us because we take the time to understand their business interests and philosophies.

Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP’s clientele consists of a wide array of financial institutions, including federally and state chartered banks, investment banks, mortgage lenders, debt purchasers, and commercial lending and finance companies from across the country. The firm also represents national and local corporations involved in the manufacturing, leasing and distribution sectors of the economy, as well as landlords and companies in the entertainment industry.

Because we limit our practice to commercial litigation — and the protection and enforcement of claims solely in the arena of Creditors’ Rights — Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP has clear, deep insight into the needs of our clients, from in-house policy and procedure, to billing practices, to custom and usage in the industry.

In these past thirty-five years, we have gained a detailed appreciation and understanding for the problems that our clients face in managing and resolving commercial disputes. The firm offers hourly rates and billing structures that are highly competitive. Every case is staffed and handled not only with an eye on results, but with care for efficiency and minimization of expense. The firm has developed sophisticated document identification, imaging, management, and analysis systems to assist its lawyers in the effective handling of cases. We also employ state-of-the-art technologies to stay abreast of current legal developments.

Clients benefit from our attorneys’ depth of experience. We have seen and resolved every conceivable problem in the area of Creditors’ Rights. Clients utilize our services with confidence that we know the issues, we know the law, and we know the route to success. Our attorneys have successfully won thousands of cases. Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP lawyers are respected by the courts and our peers for our solid understanding of the law and aggressive advocacy for our clients.

As befits a firm of our experience, Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP is ranked “AV” in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory — the highest rating a law firm can receive.

We work closely with clients to provide billing structures attuned to their budgetary needs. The firm offers hourly, fixed fee and contingency billing structures. Fees are fair and extremely competitive. We staff cases leanly with experienced attorneys, which maximizes results while delivering sensibly priced legal services. That Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP provides excellent value is attested by the broad array of the firm’s clients, many of whom have been with us for twenty-five years or more. Our fee schedules are available upon request.