Richard Bernstein , Rich Bernstein , whatever you want to call him, gets you to sign crooked contracts and steals your money and businesses.
Problem is, he is not very good at it. He has racked up 10 court cases in the last 10 years here in Nevada. Here is information regarding some of them. All of this content can be found in public records on the Clark County .gov website:
Case Number: A-09-596917-C = Breach of Contract
File Date: 8/10/2009
Daniel Moravec vs. Richard Bernstein, High Voltage Productions LLC, Robinson Creek Financial Group, Mars Venus Coaching Global Inc., Mars Venus Coaching Management Co LLC, Mars Venus Coaching North America Inc.
As to the issue of responsibility, Bernstein believes the motion could only be granted against Robinson Creek Financial as they were the sole borrowers, and no personal guarantees were made by Mr. [continued below]....
..... Bernstein. Plaintiff argued that the individuals were in the same suites and responded that Mr. Bernstein made seven (7) interest payments in cash of $1,250.00 per month from November, 2008 to May, 2009. As to the issue of responsibility, Plaintiff it is undisputed that Mr. Bernstein received a check for $75,000.00, which was made out to RCF, and argued that this was a revoked entity at the time the promissory note was made. COURT FINDS, there are issues concerning the relationship between Mr. Bernstein and RCF and the correspondence, which does not appear to indicate a personal guarantee or arrive at the conclusion that the note will be paid. COURT ORDERD, Pltf's motion is GRANTED IN PART AS TO ROBINSON CREEK FINANCIAL GROUP ONLY. FURTHER, motion is DENIED IN PART WITHOUT PREJUDICE AS TO DEFT BERNSTEIN. COURT FINDS, the issue of the address condition precedent to be a red herring and ORDERED, motion MAY be renewed following discovery, which is to focus on the issue of Mr. Bernstein's relationship with the Plaintiff and clarification on the $75,000.00 promissory note. COURT ORDERED, this issue will be dealt with later. Bernsteinf is to draft the order.
NAIMI & DILBECK: MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL OF RECORD FOR DEFENDANT'S...STATUS CHECK: TRIAL SETTING Mr. Dilbeck noted his clients have not paid. COURT ORDERED, Motion to Withdraw as Counsel, GRANTED. Court directed moving Counsel to notify his Client of all future dates. Court noted it will give additional time for Defendant's to obtain counsel and/or meet with Plaintiff.
COURT ORDERED, Status Check, trial setting, CONTINUED. 08/15/11 9:00 AM STATUS CHECK: TRIAL SETTING (Courtroom 15D)
Case Number: A-09-590-493-C = Breach of Contract
File Date: 5/15/2009
Actioncoach USA Inc. vs. Richard Bernstein
Debtor: Richard Bernstein
Creditor: Actioncoach USA Inc.
March 10, 2011
Mr. Bernstein quit Actioncoach in January 2008
Actioncoach sold it's franchise rights to Peter Williamson in August 2006. The sale was for $300,000 for the franchise rights and one half of that $150,000 was paid on the execution of franchise agreement with Actioncoach. The other half $150,000 paid out of the franchise sale by Mr. Williamson. Mr. Bernstein owes $25,000 of every sale to Actioncoach until that $300,000 is paid in full. Mr. Naimi argued Mr. Bernstein loss his attorney in the beginning and requested he step in to help in this matter. Mr. Naimi requested to postpone arbitration to get caught up on case. Mr. Naimi stated Mr. Bernstein doesn't dispute he took the money, he felt he was entitled to it. Mr. Aeger argued in support of his motion and stated he is asking for full summary judgment.
Case Number: 08A568654
File Date: 7/31/2008
Joan Haakonstaad, vs. Rich Bernstein, Bryan Drewes, Mars Venus Coaching International, Mars Venus Coaching North America, Turn-Key Financial Group
Kolesar & Leatham's Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record for Defendants Richard Bernstein, Mars Venus Coaching North America, Inc, Mars Venus Coaching International, Bryan Drewes, AATFM, and Ed Burk, Notice of Attorney's Lien and Reduce Lien to Judgment
Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record is GRANTED. FURTHER, lien reduced to judgement in the amount of $9,732.00
Arguments by Defendants: stated that Mars Venus had no relationship with Mars Venus International. Plaintiff argued that Rich Benrstein owns both of the businesses
Jury Trial Cancelled due to impending criminal investigation
Case Number: 07A534985 = Breach of Contract
File Date: 1/24/2007
Titan Stairs and Trim, Inc. vs. Robinson Creek Financial Group, Inc., Richard Bernstein, et al
Judgment Plus Interest : $9070.50
Debtor: Valerie Bernstein
Creditor: Titan Stairs and Trim Inc.
Case Number: 04A480965 = Breach of Contract
File Date: 2/20/2004
Onyx Acceptance Corp. vs. Richard Bernstein, Valerie Bernstein
Court stated that Defendant (Richard Bernstein) put up a 1994 Mercedes as security for a loan which has been in default since January 2002. Bernstein admited that they have not made a payment recently. However, Bernstein will pay off in two weeks when he gets paid. Plaintiff does not want to give him two more weeks as they fear the car will be gone. Bernstein advised that the car is in California, was purchased for a business in California and there is equity in the vehicle. Court stated that there have been no payments since January 2002 and Court does not think an additional two weeks is unreasonable or a significant burden. COURT ORDERED, Writ of Possession GRANTED; if entire amount is not tendered within two weeks, by 5pm on 3/29 vehicle can be repossessed.
Case Number: 02A452225 = Foreign Judgement - Civil
File Date: 6/19/2002
Lake Street Industrial Partners vs. Bernstein Brothers Marketing Corp., Richard Bernstein
Case Number: 01A443553 = Breach of Contract
File Date: 12/07/2001
Ramon DeSage vs. Richard Bernstein, Valerie Bernstein
Case Number: 01A438010 = Breach of Contract
File Date: 7/31/2001
Sahara Rainbow LLC vs. Richard Bernstein, Valerie Bernstein
the original lease with the Bernsteins, the subsequent default, property vacancy period, and, re-leasing arrangement with American General Finance. The Bernstein lease contained provisions for professional fees and costs. She stated that after calculations, damages are computed to be in the amount of $86,391.54 which includes rent differential from 10/1/01 through 9/30/04, for late fees, clean-up, and costs associated with re-leasing the property. COURT FOUND, LIABILITY on behalf of Richard Bernstein and Valerie Bernstein and ORDERED DAMAGES AWARDED in the AMOUNT OF $86,391.54. FURTHER ORDERED, INTEREST AWARDED, which is to be computed from date that each payment was due and owing, forward. Mr. Berkley stated he would calculate that amount for the Order. FURTHER ORDERED, $1,362.72 AWARDED for COSTS and $16,757.50 for ATTORNEY FEES, per contract language in this matter.11.
Case Number: 01A436354 = Civil Filing
File Date: 6/21/2001
Blaine Senior, Kay Garfield vs. Richard Bernstein, Valerie Bernstein
Defendant should be enjoined from offering dance instruction to the individuals as referenced in the motion, with the exception of a few. COURT FINDS that there is a huge factual dispute as to the creation of the corporation and the roles and obligations the parties had. Court stated it is not clear if the corporation existed, and FINDS Plaintiff has not met its burden and FINDS there is no irreparable harm and ORDERED, Motion DENIED and matter is to proceed through the ordinary course of litigation.