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Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Attorneys Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® in America List

By March 25, 2020 No Comments

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce that two attorneys have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyersone of the most valued and respected peer-review publication in the legal field, celebrates its 39th anniversary this year.

Best Lawyer’s nomination and selection methodology is based entirely on peer review. It is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Best Lawyers peer-reviewed listings are now published in almost 75 countries around the world, and their presence has grown substantially in the international legal community.

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America list:

  • Scott Alderton – Corporate Law and Venture Capital Law
  • Michael A. Sherman – Commercial Litigation


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Scott Alderton is a Founding Partner of the Firm, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s executive committee.  Scott is also co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth practice group.

Scott advises clients across a number of industries, including software, technology, digital media, interactive entertainment, and video games, cybersecurity and life sciences.

Scott’s practice focuses on advising early stage to middle-market technology and emerging growth companies in all aspects of capital formation, venture capital and finance, corporate and securities laws, mergers, and acquisitions, high technology, intellectual property, licensing, interactive entertainment and video games, the internet, digital media, manufacturing, and distribution of goods in commerce and commercial contracts. Scott also regularly advises senior executive officers with respect to employment, compensation and equity incentives.  Scott is frequently referenced as one of the top “start-up” lawyers in Southern California, and with over thirty years of experience working with technology and emerging growth companies at all stages along their evolutionary path, is sought out for his business as well as legal advice.

Scott is a frequent speaker on matters relating to technology, intellectual property, capital formation, capital raising transactions, and emerging growth companies, and was formerly an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law school, teaching securities regulation.

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Michael A. Sherman 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 to tell his client’s story, in order to win.

In an era of “specialization” in the legal profession, Michael has been fortunate to maintain a trial, litigation and dispute practice that emphasizes achieving great results for clients in areas as varied as real estate acquisition and development, intellectual property/technology, energy, pharmaceuticals/drug development, securities, healthcare, environmental, consumer products, finance, apparel, and others.  Michael excels at guiding clients through the perilous waters of disputes and conflicts in virtually any type of business dispute, and in being expertly skilled in helping clients achieve great results in settlement all the way through trial if required.

Michael founded the firm’s Litigation Practice in 2014 and chairs that practice, and earlier in his career, following graduation with honors from Columbia College and thereafter from University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), he was blessed with extensive on-the-job training from several of the nation’s leading trial lawyers, with multiple opportunities to hone his litigation and trial skills.  His creativity, persistence and work ethic led him to partnership at a leading Los Angeles litigation boutique at a young age and subsequently to a prominent partnership position at an international Am Law 100 law firm.

Michael has been recognized as a leading trial lawyer by his peers and regularly featured in the press for some of his significant victories on behalf of clients. He is a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the association of business trial lawyers. Michael’s trial skills and courtroom success resulted in his being named to the “Top 100 Lawyers” in California list, published by the Daily Journal newspaper chain. For years he has consistently been named to “Best Lawyers in America” and “Super Lawyers”.

In building the firm’s business litigation practice, Michael has spent considerable time becoming expert in the special needs of business entrepreneurs, in representing “risk-takers” in all facets of disputes involving business formation, capital raising, business operation, and business mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions, as well as business “divorces” and employment disputes of virtually all stripes for both smaller and larger companies including both the prosecution and defense of class actions.  As often as he finds himself representing “Goliath” in litigation matters, he equally finds himself representing ‘David”.

The official 2020 Best Lawyers publication can be read in its entirety here.

For more information on our Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice, contact Scott Alderton at salderton@stubbsalderton.com.

For more information on our Business Litigation Practice, contact Michael A. Sherman at masherman@stubbsalderton.com.

For more information about Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP or its practice areas, contact the firm at info@stubbsalderton.com.