Joshua L. Shepherd

Brent J. Rodine

November 29, 2013



Practice Description

Mr. Rodine has extensive experience representing receivers appointed to locate and recover assets in securities fraud cases brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that capacity, he has helped manage and sell complex asset portfolios to distribute back to defrauded investors.

Mr. Rodine also works with the financial products litigation team in handling lawsuits that arise from residential and commercial loans.

Representative Experience

Represented the receiver for a portfolio of life settlement policies with a combined death benefit exceeding $236 million.

Represented the receiver for a portfolio of life settlement policies with a combined death benefit exceeding $56 million.

Represented the receiver in numerous lawsuits recovering more than $11 million from a multiple-tiered Ponzi scheme in Texas, California, and Oregon.

Appointed receiver by U.S. District court for debtors who owned and operated a medical service provider.

Represented investors who lost money in the Ponzi scheme operated through Stanford International Bank, Ltd. and successfully defended the receiver’s claims against them in the trial court and on appeal.

Has regularly represented a variety of plaintiffs and defendants in contract, commercial tort, and fiduciary duty litigation.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Janvey v. Adams, 588 F.3d 831 (5th Cir. 2009). Protected defrauded investors against disgorgement claims filed by the receiver for Stanford International Bank, Ltd. and defended that ruling on appeal.

Quilling v. Schonsky, 247 F. App’x 583 (5th Cir. 2007). Successfully defended appeal of the trial court’s finding that the investment was a Ponzi scheme under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.

Quilling v. Stark, 2007 WL 415351 (N.D. Tex. Feb. 7, 2007). Recovered assets transferred into the equity of a homestead to avoid collection.

Quilling v. Humphries, 2006 WL 2934276 (N.D. Tex. Oct. 13, 2006). Secured a $9 million judgment against attorney accused of advising and facilitating a Ponzi scheme.

Awards & Honors

SuperLawyers: “Texas Rising Stars” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2012-2014)

Michael J. Quilling

November 29, 2013



Practice Description

Mr. Quilling functions as a receiver in cases throughout the United States and Canada. Please visit for more information.

He also represents companies, individuals and creditor committees in all aspects of bankruptcy matters under Chapters 11 and 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also represents parties in cases involving contract disputes and business torts.

Current SEC Receivership Cases

Securities and Exchange Commission v. ABC Viaticals, Inc., C. Keith LaMonda, and Jesse W LaMonda, Defendants and LaMonda Management Family Limited Partnership, Structured Life Settlements, Inc., Blue Water Trust and Destiny Trust, Relief Defendants; Civil Action No. 3:06-CV-2136-P (N.D. Tex.) (approximately 4000 claimants and $120 million of investor funds)

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Secure Investment Services, Inc., American Financial Services, Inc., Lyndon Group, Inc., Donald F. Neuhaus, and Kimberly A. Snowden,Civil Action No. 2:07-CV-01724 GEB CMK (E.D. Cal.) (approximately 600 claimants and $30 million of investor funds)

Other Current Receivership Cases

Ann Nosratieh, as Executrix on behalf of the Estate of Robert Laird Lindsay, as Representative Plaintiff- and- Strategic Metals Corp. and Capital Alternatives Inc., Defendants; (Court of the Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Judicial District of Calgary)

Selected Published Cases

Quilling v. Cristell, No. 3:04-CV-252, 2006 WL 316981 (W.D.N.C. Feb. 9, 2006)

Quilling v. Grand Street Trust, No. 3:04-CV-251, 2005 WL 1983879 (W.D.N.C. Aug. 12, 2005)

Quilling v. Compass Bank, No. No. 3:03-CV-2180, 2004 WL 2093117 (N.D. Tex. Sep. 17, 2004)

Quilling v. Gilliland, No. 3:01-CV-1617, 2002 WL 373560 (N.D. Tex. Mar. 6, 2002)

Peavy v. Harman, 37 F. Supp. 2d 495 (N.D. Tex. 1999)

Goodspeed v. Harman, 39 F. Supp. 2d 787 (N.D. Tex. 1999)

In re Pro-Snax Distributors, Inc., 204 B.R. 492 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1996)

Simpson v. MBank Dallas, N.A., 724 S.W.2d 102 (Tex. App.–Dallas 1987)

In re Norriss Brothers Lumber Company, Inc., 133 B.R. 599 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. 1991)

Myers v. Ginsburg, 735 S.W.2d 600 (Tex. App.–Dallas 1987)

Awards & Honors

“Texas Super Lawyers” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2003-2013)

“Best Bankruptcy Attorney” (D Magazine, 2009 & 2011)

“Texas Top-Rated Lawyers” (Dallas Morning News & The Wallstreet Journal, 2012)

“Top 100 Texas Lawyers” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2006)

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

Linda LaRue

November 28, 2013