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Michelman & Robinson Kicks Off 2015 By Adding Four New Attorneys to its Los Angeles Litigation Department

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February 9, 2015

Michelman & Robinson, LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Peter L. Steinman and Laurence A. Weiss, along with Of Counsel Steven S. Davis and Senior Associate Jesse Contreras, have joined the Firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Department.

Peter L. Steinman joined our Los Angeles office in January 2015 as a Partner in our Commercial & Business Litigation Department. With nearly 25 years of experience, Mr. Steinman has represented individuals and corporate clients in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including breach of contract, fraud, legal malpractice and business torts. Mr. Steinman has considerable expertise in entertainment and sports related matters, class action defense, employment disputes, and construction cases. He has successfully defended Fortune 500 clients in multi-million dollar lawsuits.

Jesse Contreras joined our Los Angeles office in January 2015 as an Associate in our Commercial & Business Litigation Department. Skilled in both litigation and appellate work, Mr. Contreras represents clients in business disputes involving contracts, intellectual property, and issues of professional responsibility. In addition to representing health care clients, design and engineering professionals, and attorneys, Mr. Contreras has been involved in several high profile regulatory matters, including an appeal that involved several constitutional issues and resulted in reported decisions by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Steven S. Davis joined our Los Angeles office in February 2015 as Of Counsel in our Commercial & Business Litigation Department. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Davis focuses his practice on sophisticated business disputes, including defense of legal malpractice and employment claims, as well as matters related to intellectual property, entertainment, real estate and automotive (aftermarket). He has defended law firms and attorneys in scores of cases alleging professional negligence. Mr. Davis has also successfully resolved claims involving breach of employment contract, franchise issues, and taxpayer disputes with the IRS.

Laurence A. Weiss joined our Los Angeles office in February 2015 as a Partner in our Commercial & Business Litigation Department. Mr. Weiss represents parties in complex business lawsuits, including class actions and shareholder derivative lawsuits. He has particular expertise handling lawsuits that involve multiple parties, and matters with parallel civil and government regulatory proceedings. He also has extensive experience representing public and private corporations, outside directors, officers, auditors and venture capital investors in securities fraud litigation, corporate governance disputes, ownership disputes, and lawsuits arising from mergers and acquisitions.