Kathy Bazoian Phelps

Attorney, author, speaker, mediator, blogger, and podcaster

Kathy Bazoian Phelps

Kathy brings years of practical experience in the litigation and administration of Ponzi scheme cases. Her extensive knowledge of the law in this area allows her to provide invaluable assistance and insight to everyone involved in the process of unraveling a Ponzi scheme in court. This includes receivers, bankruptcy trustees, investors, brokerage firms, financial institutions, attorneys, accountants, and other businesses. That same knowledge allows her to give prudent advice on to avoid getting involved in a Ponzi schemes and other fraudulent schemes, what due diligence steps to take, and how to blow the whistle to stop an ongoing fraud.

Kathy has literally “written the book” on Ponzi schemes – The Ponzi Book: A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Schemes – and is the author of The Ponzi Scheme Blog, a widely-read monthly compilation of Ponzi scheme news and developments.

Kathy is the go-to resource on all issues relating to Ponzi schemes in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, and EB-5 schemes.

With more than 30 years of practice in the Bankruptcy Courts, Kathy assists all types of interested parties in bankruptcy cases.

Kathy assists both state and federal court receivers in the administration of the receivership estates and any adversarial issues that may arise.

Kathy assists in tracing and recovering assets improperly transferred or concealed in fraud-related matters and zealously advocating for her clients’ positions.

Kathy assists whistleblowers to present the strongest claims to both the SEC Whistleblower Program and the CFTC Whistleblower Program to increase the chances of an award. 

The Ponzi Book

A Legal Resource for Unraveling Ponzi Scheme

The Ponzi Scheme Blog

Monthly posts about Ponzi scheme news and updates

Ponzi-Proof Your Investments

An Investor’s Guide to Avoiding Ponzi Schemes and Other Fraudulent Scams 

The Depths of Deepening Insolvency

Damage Exposure for Officers, Directors, and Others

Fraud and Forensics

Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case


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The weekly podcast hosted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps is coming soon.