Kenneth Greene

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Westlake Village, California

Law Office of Kenneth Charles Greene
Kenneth Greene
Law Office of Kenneth Charles Greene

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1980

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
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Law Office of Kenneth Charles Greene

5743 Corsa Ave
Suite 208
Westlake Village, CA 91362 Visit website


Focusing his practice primarily on a variety of business transactions and litigation, Kenneth Greene is the owner of the Law Office of Kenneth Charles Greene. His firm is located in Westlake Village, California, and he represents clients throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Greene attended Brandeis University as an undergraduate, and he majored in sociology and music, and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1977. He then went on to obtain his legal education at Santa Clara University Santa Clara Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980.

A significant portion of Mr. Greene’s practice involves equipment financing transactions, and he has represented lessors, lenders and equity providers in these types of matters. He has been a member of the board of directors of the National Equipment Finance Association, and he is General Counsel to the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers. Mr. Greene has written and lectured extensively on topics relating to this particular practice area.

Mr. Greene also represents individual and institutional creditors in high-profile business bankruptcy cases that have been filed pursuant to Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, and he has contributed on this topic to a California real estate treatise. In addition, Mr. Greene’s practice has encompassed entertainment law, where he has represented individual artists as well as companies in contract negotiations and related transactions, and his litigation practice has encompassed fraud, business torts and collections. Held in high regard by his fellow members of the bar for his successful track record, Mr. Greene has received a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 1980.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

Focus areas

Business Organizations, Collections, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Non-Compete Agreements, Trade Secret

  • 30% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

First Admitted: 1980, California

Professional Webpage:

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Monthly article in association newsletter about items of topical interest to industry., The Green Room, EQUIPMENT FINANCE AND BANKING
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Rating
  • Superlawyer
  • , Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale Hubbell, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
Educational Background:
  • B.A. Sociology, Brandeis University, Cum Laude, 1977
Representative Clients:
  • LEASING NEWS, 1990
  • Denny Laine, 2021
  • Balboa Capital Corporation, 2020
  • Mike Garson, 2020
  • STP, LLC dba Bridgeway Studios formerly known as the Record Plant Sausalito. General Counsel and Board of Directors., 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Marin Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, 2007
  • Offered pro bono and/or reduced rates for people and businesses dealing with Covid-19 related problems., 2020
  • Represented Leasing News pro bono; now on Advisory Board of Directors
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Ran live music club at Bogies, Westlake Village Inn, producing, promoting and occasionally performing in almost 600 shows., 2014
White Papers:
  • Article about fraud and cybercrime recognition and prevention., COMMERCIAL BREAK, Equipment Finance, Banking, 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Leasing News, Advisory Board of Directors, Legal Editor, 2020
  • General Counsel, American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers
  • Closed multi-million dollar flooring transaction with Chinese company., 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • In depth analysis of licensing and registration rules and regulations in all 50 states., AUTHOR, LICENSE AND REGISTRATION, LEASING NEWS, Equipment Finance, 2021
  • Acknowledged contributor to the most widely recognized treatise on California real estate law., CONTRIBUTING WRITER, MILLER & STARR, CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE 2d, BANKCROFT & WHITNEY, Real Estate, 1985
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $1.7 Milllion dollar judgment in successor liability/alter ego action in federal court, Northern District of California (In re PW Commercial Construction Co., Inc.), 2013
Industry Groups:
  • Banks
  • Equipment Finance Brokers and Lenders
  • Musicians
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Recording Studios
  • Small Businesses
  • Writers

Office location for Kenneth Greene

5743 Corsa Ave
Suite 208
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Phone: 818-946-2962


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024

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