Ms. Keidser represents clients in bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, business, real estate and commercial litigation, and preparing will, trusts and other estate planning documents, probate and trust administration. Kari Keidser has spent over 20 years litigating business disputes in state court, federal court and bankruptcy court. She has prosecuted and defended actions on breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud and employment claims, construction contract and construct defect matters, shareholder derivate suits, real property disputes, personal injury claims and other tort issues.
Ms. Keidser is admitted to practice in the Central and Southern Districts of California and all State courts. She serves as legal counsel on various not-for-profit boards relating to boating and use and development of ocean access. She is a member of the State Bar of California, Beverly Hills Bar Association and South Bay Bar Association. Her prior affiliations include the Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Inns of Court, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and Wealth Counsel.
Ms. Keidser is a 1991 graduate of the University of Southern California where she received her Bachelors of Political Science and Business Administration. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1997.
- Services & Honors
Ms. Keidser serves as legal counsel for several not-for-profit organizations and served as a Harbor Commissioner for the City of Redondo Beach.
- Selected Engagements & Publications
Ms. Keidser has lectured in the areas of asset protection, estate planning, debt collection and enforcement of judgments.
Bankruptcy case published: Marika Tolz, Chapter 7 Trustee, Plaintiff v. Robert M. Prestwood, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, Case No. 322 B.R. 463 (2005). Ms. Keidser tried and successfully argued the issue of the homestead exemption when the debtor lived bi-coastal and worked mostly remotely for a California company while residing in Florida. The Court’s opinion coined the phrase “Home is where the modem is” recognizing that telecommuting is becoming a routine manner of working.