Pasternak & Pasternak
A Law Corporation
1875 Century Park East,
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90067-2523

David Pasternak is a member of Pasternak & Pasternak, A Law Corporation in Century City. In addition to his civil litigation practice, since 1982, he has been appointed as a state and federal court receiver, a provisional director, referee, special master, and Bankruptcy Court Custodian hundreds of times, and has represented and advised other receivers and provisional directors in hundreds of other cases. His receivership appointments include all sorts of equity, regulatory, rents-and-profits, marital dissolution, and collection of judgment receiverships. He was named on the approved receivers list that was previously maintained by the Los Angeles Superior Court.

As a receiver, he has operated commercial, residential and industrial properties throughout Southern California, including the Long Beach World Trade Center, other office buildings, and a Big Bear resort facility. His business appointments include escrow companies, a car wash, a hospital, aged care facilities, an orthopedic surgery office, clothing and other manufacturers, a website design and maintenance business, and a variety of other retail and service businesses. He also has served as a health and safety code receiver for many California cities and municipalities, and has collected medical and other accounts receivable for judgment debtors and others. He has served as a Receiver many times at the request of the California Attorney General, Los Angeles District Attorney, and the California Department of Corporations.

He served as the Receiver of a holding company that owned both Wickes Furniture Company and one of its major suppliers. As such, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of both Wickes and its related company until he sold Wickes and most of the assets of its related company. He distributed over $53 million to the creditor banks in that receivership estate.

He also served at the request of the California Attorney General as the Receiver of California Research and Assistance Fund, the multi-million dollar non-profit benefit corporation established through insurance company contributions after the Northridge earthquake.

He also served as the federal court Receiver in a $150 million mortgage fraud case in which he possessed some 85 homes in the most prestigious areas of California and Wyoming, as well as an array of other assets, including fine wines, art, jewelry, home furnishings, firearms, and various interests in high-end West Los Angeles home developments. He sold most of those assets.

He also currently serves as a Receiver in a real estate fraud criminal case (People v. Aquayo) at the request of the California Attorney General. He possesses approximately 60 Southern California real properties in that receivership.

He also currently serves as the Receiver of California's largest low income housing developer, in a case in which he discovered fraudulent activity that exceeded $100 million and has resulted in a federal grand jury indictment.

He is currently serving as the President of the California State Bar, after previously serving as the first member of the California State Bar Board of Trustees appointed by the California Supreme Court. He is a past President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, a former chair of its Litigation Section, a former President of its Barristers Section, and Chair of its Senior Lawyers Division. He has chaired many committees for the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Beverly Hills Bar Association, among others. He is a founding Co-Chair of what is now the Los Angeles/Orange County branch of the California Receivers Forum, and a member of its Board of Directors. He regularly writes and speaks about receivership practice. He also has served on a number of California Judicial Council and Los Angeles Superior Court committees, including some bench/bar committees that revised the Los Angeles Superior Court rules. He has served a three year term as a member of the California Judicial Council, as an attorney delegate to the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference, and as President of the Chancery Club.