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Business Litigation

Practice Group Chair

Michael A. Sherman

Michael A. Sherman


ArbitrationCommercial LitigationTrial Lawyer
Michael Sherman is a partner of the firm and chair of the business litigation practice group. Michael brings decades of experience in successfully handling disputes and litigation in an extraordinarily diverse array of industries and businesses.  His peers in the legal community describe Michael as the consummate trial lawyer, and he approaches every trial as an opportunity tell his client’s story, in order to win.

Business Litigation

The Firm’s business litigators have significant depth and breadth of resources and detailed knowledge of clients’ industries and business concerns. As trusted counselors to middle market businesses, and particularly early stage, growth companies and entrepreneurs, we understand that how a company or entrepreneur handles dispute risk oftentimes is the difference between business success and failure.

Litigation is often about efficiently analyzing complex legal and business challenges, and understanding litigation risk. All too often attorneys think and express themselves in terms of “cause and effect” or “action/reaction.” While our business litigators have impressive records as trial lawyers, we additionally focus on achieving creative, efficient, cost-effective solutions for our clients.

Of course, there are times that disputes cannot be quickly resolved, and our clients face the prospect of a trial or an arbitration that may “go all the way”. Our attorneys have deep pre-trial, trial and alternative dispute resolution experience in connection with both state and federal court actions. Our attorneys can take tough cases to trial or arbitration, and win.

Our business litigators have represented household name Fortune 500 companies, middle market companies, and emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs. Our business litigators along with the other attorneys at the Firm seek to forge long term relationships with our clients throughout their evolutionary path. We deliver efficiency and value to every client we serve through a well-defined budget and clear communication about their case.

Business Litigation News & Announcements

SA&M COVID-19 Legal Briefing: Force Majeure Part I -  Implications on Commercial Leases
With the COVID-19 pandemic raging, businesses are concerned about whether this event will excuse their performance of agreements they entered into prior to the pandemic,...
Danny Wimmer Presents Successful Legal Battle Against Former Law Firm
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Partner Michael Sherman was lead counsel to Danny Wimmer Presents in its successful legal battle against its former law firm disputing their...
SA&M COVID-19 Legal Briefing: The Impact of a “Force Majeure” Clause On Your Agreements And Other Possible Excuses For Non-Performance
Force Majeure provisions in an agreement may excuse performance by one or both parties to a contract as a result of events that can neither...
Danny Wimmer Presents v. Davis Shapiro Lewitt Levin
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Partner Michael Sherman was lead counsel to Danny Wimmer Presents in its successful legal battle against its former law firm disputing their 14.3 percent membership claim to the company DWP. Danny Wimmer Presents is a music festival production and promotion company that is headquartered in Los Angeles.
SA&M Attorneys Daniel Rozansky and Crystal Jonelis Featured on Law360
Consider Legal Ramifications Before Recording Video Calls With 95% of the country subject to various stay-at-home orders and countless employees working from home for the...
SA&M Expands Leading Business Litigation Practice With the Addition of New Partner Dan Rozansky
Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 2018 ( –  Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Southern California’s leading business law firm, has announced that Dan Rozansky has...
SA&M Attorney Celina Kirchner Featured as Speaker at Digital LA - Digital Latinx
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Attorney Celina Kirchner was featured as a speaker at Digital LA – Digital Latinx webinar panel. The event took place on May...
SA&M Attorney Karine Akopchikyan Featured in USC Gould News
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ attorney Karine Akopchikyan, who chairs the LA committee of the USC Gould Alumni Association, was featured in USC Gould News this past week. Karine’s commitment to helping students goes beyond the law school [USC Gould].  With roots as a credentialed public-school teacher, she helped form the Pasadena Bar Association’s Mentorship Committee, which connects law students with seasoned attorneys.
False Claims Act - Guidance for SBA PPP Loan Applicants
To assist small businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress established the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the CARES Act, with $700 billion...
SA&M Attorneys Daniel Rozansky and Crystal Jonelis Featured in Law360
Calif. Justices Create Arbitration Compromise Conundrum The California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Heimlich v. Shivji[1] provides litigants in arbitration valuable guidance on when and...
What Every Business Should Know About Workers’ Rights and Business Liability During COVID-19
(Updated as of May 20, 2020) On May 8, 2020, California’s stay-at-home order was modified to reflect the state’s entering Stage 2 of its COVID-19...
SA&M Client Second Generation Wins Case Against Kody Brand
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ litigators, Partner Dan Rozansky and Associate Celina Kirchner, successfully defended SA&M client Second Generation, Inc. before the California Court of Appeal. Second...
The Evolution of the California Independent Contractor
Businesses operating in California need to be very careful when classifying someone as an independent contractor vs. an employee.  Given the California Supreme Court’s ruling...
SA&M Attorneys Featured on Law360
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ attorneys were featured this week in Law360 for their article entitled “The Fight For Clarity On Calif. Worker Classification Law”. The...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Ranked In U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' 2020 “Best Law Firms”
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the tenth consecutive year, announce their “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Attorneys Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® in America List
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce that two attorneys have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers, one of the most valued...
John De La Merced Appointed to UCLA Law Alumni Association Board of Directors
Congratulations to Stubbs Alderton & Markiles attorney John De La Merced for his appointment to the UCLA School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Six Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Attorneys Listed as 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce that six lawyers have been named to the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding...