Jon A Divens - #145549
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
law offices of Jon Divens & Associates
9663 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 948
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
|Phone Number:||(310) 601-3168|
|Fax Number:||(866) 381-3227|
||Undergraduate School:||Univ of California at Los Angeles; CA|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
State Bar Court Cases
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California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
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October 26, 2013
JON A. DIVENS [#145549], 58, of Beverly Hills was disbarred Oct. 26, 2013 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and pay restitution.Divens was found culpable of three counts of misconduct involving moral turpitude that stemmed from two separate securities matters. In 2009, Divens was hired to act as the escrow agent to hold a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) while its sale was being carried out. Although he was not given the power to do so, Divens invested the CMO into a trading program, misappropriated the interest it generated for his own personal use and then surreptitiously transferred the CMO to prevent the owner from locating it. The sale did not ultimately go through.In the other matter, Divens breached his fiduciary duties as an escrow agent when he failed to return a CMO to the company that owned it, as well as misappropriated approximately $157,444 of the interest payments earned on the CMO.In mitigation, Divens had no prior discipline in 18 years of practicing law. He was ordered to pay $399,424.83 plus interest in restitution.