Peter L. Steinman
Advertising & Digital Media
Class Action & Complex Litigation
Commercial & Business Litigation
Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- District of Columbia Bar
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California and District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Association of Trial Lawyers
- Century City Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Sports Lawyers Association
- Del Rey American Little League
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
- University of Maryland, B.S.
Peter Steinman is a partner in M&R’s Los Angeles office. For over 30 years, he has forged a reputation as a premier complex commercial litigator, with a practice that focuses on commercial, business, class action, real estate, insurance coverage, entertainment and sports-related matters venued in both state and federal courts. Peter has represented individual and corporate clients in a wide array of cases involving contracts, legal malpractice and business torts, including fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Likewise, he has defended and prosecuted lawsuits arising out of real estate purchase, tenancy and construction contracts; counseled numerous businesses through employment matters, including many concerning breach of contract, discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act; and has successfully defended Fortune 500 clients in multi-million-dollar wrongful termination claims.
Class action defense is among Peter’s particular specialties. He has defeated class certification motions and obtained defense judgments for clients at the state and federal levels. Peter also has significant expertise in entertainment law, having represented major motion picture studios in fraud actions between artists, on the one hand, and their managers, record labels and production companies, on the other. He has, in addition, successfully resolved several commercial disputes for sports franchise owners and athletes, including matters involving agents and others pertaining to territorial rights. There is more. Peter has significant experience in appellate matters as well.
A member of the firm’s Advertising & Digital Media Industry Group, Peter handles significant litigation in that space. His broad-based experience extends, as well, to family law cases, including the defense of palimony actions and representation of corporations affiliated with one or both spouses.