Ben Kiss is a 1981 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A.) Economics and a 1985 graduate of the Whittier College, School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1985.
Since admission, Ben Kiss has specialized in civil, business, banking, and real estate litigation and transactions and acting as general corporate counsel to growing manufacturing and service companies. While with the firm of Robert H. Beswick as an associate, and as a partner of Beswick, Kiss & Weiss since 1984, and as a partner of Fischer, & Kiss, he has developed extensive experience in the representation of major corporate clients, handling the defense of matters based on claims of alleged negligence, representing corporations in the purchase and sale of multi-million dollar businesses, acting as general corporate counsel, and handling banking related matters. During the course of said representation, Ben has developed extensive trial experience and negotiation skills. The background in defense litigation also put Ben in a unique position to represent Plaintiffs in negligence matters.
Ben Kiss specializes in civil, business, real estate and banking litigation and transactions, and acting as general corporate counsel to expanding developers, manufacturers and service companies.
hroughout the years Ben Kiss has also acted as an Arbitrator and Mediator in private and Superior Court matters and is a graduate of the Strauss Institute of Mediation at Pepperdine law school.
John Fischer is a 1973 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A. cum laude)and a 1977 graduate of Loyola School of Law (with a Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude). He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1977. Soon after admission to the California Bar, he joined the firm of Ross & Ivanjack, becoming a partner in said firm in 1984, specializing in the representation of financial institutions, handling commercial litigation, including collection matters, advice, documentation and litigation concerning personal and real property secured transactions, lender liability defense litigation, advice and litigation in the operational and compliance areas, gaining extensive experience in the use of provisional remedies in the aid of the collection of obligations and in the assistance of the enforcement of rights to collateral, including writs of attachment, writs of possession and the appointment of receivers, the representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and real estate related documentation and litigation of real property related matters.
From 1987 through 1990, John Fischer was Of Counsel with the firm of Saxon, Dean, Mason, Brewer & Kincannon (whose commercial division is now at Arter & Hadden), which firm also specialized in the representation of financial institutions, during which time John Fischer continued his representation of financial institutions in collection, commercial and defense litigation, advice, documentation, and litigation concerning personal and real property secured transactions, loan documentation, operational and compliance matters, insurance and trust related matters, and the representation of creditors' rights in bankruptcy proceedings.
John Fischer became a member of the firm in 1990 and has continued his specialty of the representation of the financial services industry, and has added thereto the areas of international banking and trade transactions and litigation, factoring, and business entity formation.