Michael J. Weinberger

Michael J. Weinberger

Partner
Location:
Torrance, California
Phone:
(310) 540-2000 x.257
Fax:
310-540-6609
Email:

Michael J. Weinberger joined the firm in 2006. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation and strategic counseling across various sectors including public works projects, real estate, sales, and creditors' rights.

Mr. Weinberger also handles much of the firm's appellate advocacy. His appellate experience covers areas as diverse as the enforceability of mandatory arbitration provisions, the California False Claims Act, and the force and effect of retail sales provisions under the Uniform Commercial Code.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Represented clients through trial in high-profile, high-stakes litigation, including representation of a major public agency at trial in a multi-million dollar contract dispute with a contractor over the retrofit and restoration of two venerable buildings for use as a cultural heritage center
  • Successfully appealed and obtained a reversal of a judgment of dismissal on a claim by a public agency against a contractor for violations of the California False Claims Act
  • Successfully sought reversal of a summary judgment in sales litigation in which the California Second District Court of Appeal found that a retail seller of home building products can owe a duty of care to the owner of the building project and cannot necessarily disclaim warranties with pre-printed warranty disclaimers contained on sales receipts
  • Represented a group of direct lenders in one of the largest community redevelopment projects in Los Angeles County, including obtaining legal title to the property and negotiations with diverse interests such as the former Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles
  • Strategic counsel to a major public agency in a seismic retrofit project for a prominent bridge
  • Represented homeowners' association in an indemnity action, successfully obtaining a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction
  • Represented businesses such as a major national retailer and others in defending preference and fraudulent transfer claims brought by trustees or debtors in business bankruptcies
  • Represented a national publicly-traded retailer of fine jewelry operating more than 130 stores in its reorganization efforts, including its overhaul of its cash-management system

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Contract Litigation
  • Public Works Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Appellate Law and Practice
  • Real Estate Purchase and Sale
  • Creditors’ Rights

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Education

  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Columbia University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1998
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Past Employment Positions

  • Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office
  • Klee Tuchin

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa