Michael S. LeBoff P.C.

Michael S. LeBoff P.C.

  • Business Law, Legal Malpractice, Real Estate Law ...
  • California
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Biography

Mike brings almost 20 years of business trial practice to Klein & Wilson, handling and wining numerous trials, arbitrations, and high-stakes disputes. Mike attended Loyola Law School on a full academic scholarship and graduated second in his class of nearly 400 students. At Loyola, Mike received countless academic awards and served as an editor for the Loyola Law Review. Following law school, Mike clerked for the former Chief Judge of the Central District of California, Manuel L. Real, where he saw firsthand the importance of always being prepared before entering the courtroom. Following his clerkship, Mike developed his trial skills working at some of the finest law firms in Orange County. Mike currently serves as a co-chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association's Litigation Section. Mike was recently elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Orange County Bar Association's Business Litigation Section. Mike will chair the section in 2019. Mike is also the former chair of the OCBA's Banking and Lending Section.

Education
Univ of Redlands
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (1999)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Examining the C-Suite; Preparing For and Defending Apex Depositions
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Could Your Law Firm Forfeit Its Fees Due to an Undisclosed Conflict?
American Bar Association
Eight Ways In-House Lawyers Can Make You a Better Trial Lawyer
Orange County Lawyer
My Lawyer Screwed Up!!! Can I Sue for Legal Malpractice?
Orange County Business Journal
Can You Keep A Secret? Strategies for keeping your trade secrets secret
Orange County Business Journal
Bankers Trust, Brown, and Exclusion 3(a): The Insurability of Mechanic's Liens
Commercial and Business Litigation Journal
Third, Eighth and Ninth Circuits Weigh in on TILA
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Commercial and Business Litigation website
TILA Remedies: Damages vs. Rescission
merican Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Commercial and Business Litigation website
Speaking Engagements
From Counsel Table to the Witness Stand: Practical Tips and Ethical Solutions When the Attorney Becomes a Witness
American Bar Association
Keeping Your Zoom Meetings Safe, Orange County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Assocation
How to Open the Gate or Keep it Closed
ABTL
Demonstrative Evidence at Trial
Orange County Bar Association, College of Trial Advocacy
Oops: What To Do When an Attorney or Expert Screws Up
American Bar Association
Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls and Legal Malpractice
Orange County Bar Association
The New Rules of Professional Conduct Which Affect Small Firms and Solo Practitioners
Orange County Bar Association, Small/Solo Section
Lecturer
The New Rules of Professional Conduct and the Sheppard Mullin Opinion: How They Impact Business Litigators
Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
Awards
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers
U.S. News & World Report
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Rating 10.0 Superb
Avvo
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 204612
Member
- Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Business Litigation Section, Chair-Elect then Chair
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American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
Commercial and Business Litigation Committee, Co-Chair
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Orange County Bar Association
Banking and Lending Section, Chair
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court Central District of California
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court Northern District of California
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U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Legal Malpractice
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Partnership, Shareholder, LLC and LLP Disputes
  • Fraud
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Trade Dress Infringement
  • Copyright
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Commercial Unlawful Detainer
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Klein & Wilson Blog
Contact & Map
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone: (949) 631-3300