Joshua D. Wayser, managing partner of Katten's Los Angeles offices, focuses his practice on litigation relating to the banking and real estate industries. He represents lenders, financial institutions, developers and property owners in all types of litigation matters, including workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcy and purchase and sale disputes. Since the 2008 foreclosure crisis, Josh has foreclosed on more than $5 billion in real estate loans.
He regularly defends financial institutions against claims of lender liability. His practice includes state court receiverships and writs of attachment and he also has a wide array of bankruptcy litigation experience, including plan confirmation battles, non-dischargeability litigation, defense of preference actions and stay relief. Josh appears before state, federal and bankruptcy courts on real estate and banking matters.
Josh is co-chair of the firm’s LGBT Coalition and is a nationally recognized speaker on diversity issues in the legal profession and workforce. He also lectures frequently on issues of creditors’ rights, real estate and lender liability litigation and has been a presenter at the annual meetings of the State Bar of California, as well as various continuing education seminars. He serves as both a Judge Pro Tem and an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Courts.