Irwin M. Wittlin


Irwin M. Wittlin
Irwin M. Wittlin specializes in business and commercial litigation, including a bankruptcy practice involving all chapters of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Wittlin is a proficient litigator with twenty-five years of experience, including vast experience representing major corporations and financial institutions as both secured and unsecured creditors.

Mr. Wittlin is an active member of the National Equipment Finance Association “(“NEFA”) and previously served on the board of directors of UAEL, a predecessor of NEFA. He is a past chairman of the legal committee of UAEL as well. He has spoken on a variety of legal issues, including the topics of, “Effective Lease Collections,” “Working With Outside Counsel,” “Fraud Prevention,” and “Maintaining Your Business Credit Line.”

Mr. Wittlin served as an instructor for the Certified Lease Program Foundation (“CLP”) on the subjects of lease law, lease documentation, and collections. Mr. Wittlin is a frequent speaker on various legal and collection-related topics for various professional organizations. He most recently moderated a panel discussion on the topic of lease collections at the 2015 NEFA convention.

Mr. Wittlin has authored numerous legal articles, including “Norvergence Trustee Looks to Lessors for Damages for Failing to Kick the Tires and Look Under the Hood” Lease Enforcement Analysis News (Fall, 2006) and “California Finance Lenders License: Do I Need It?” UAEL Newsline (Spring, 2007).

Mr. Wittlin also maintains an entertainment practice, representing entertainment-related companies, talent agencies, and individuals in monetary and non-monetary disputes in court litigation and Guild arbitrations.

Mr. Wittlin received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles, where he was on the Dean’s List. He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he was selected for the Scott Moot Court Honors Board. Prior to entering private practice, he was awarded a judicial externship with the Hon. Lynn Compton of the California Court of Appeals, Second District. He is admitted to all state and federal courts in California.