New Firm of Trial Lawyers To Focus on Business Disputes, Employment Defense, and Real Estate-related Litigation Matters
Westlake Village, CA – Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - Klein Friedlander LLP today announced the opening of a new firm, located in Westlake Village, CA. Focusing primarily on representing clients in business, labor and employment, and real estate-related litigation matters, Klein Friedlander provides experienced, successful trial lawyers who efficiently and cost-effectively represent clients in their most complex matters. Founders Louis Klein and Dan Friedlander, formerly with Jackson DeMarco Tidus and Peckenpaugh P.C., have joined forces to create a distinctive law firm that combines all the advantages of smaller firms (lower rates, less overhead, agility) with those of larger firms (successful litigators with significant trial experience, deep industry and practice knowledge, familiarity with numerous courts, judges arbitrators and mediators).
“We’re excited about our new venture and our clients are as well,” said Louis Klein. “Between the two of us, we have many years of experience representing a broad range of public and private clients in complex litigation. Both Dan and I have ‘big law’ experience and we bring that to bear in representing our clients. We’ve also worked in mid-size and smaller firms and understand the need for efficient, cost-effective and adaptable legal services for regional and local companies. Given our experience and successes, we can handle litigation matters of almost any size in a way that brings greater value to our clients without sacrificing superior advocacy.”
Dan Friedlander added, “Our goal is to provide clients with focused, ‘top-of-the-line’ legal representation. Our clients can be assured that when they hire Klein Friedlander, they will get the full attention of a partner who will work with them until their matter is resolved. We also know that clients are under significant pressure to contain their outside legal costs, so we’re dedicated to coming up with fee structures and arrangements that work best for our clients. Our rates are reasonable and our business model allows us to be nimble and responsive.”
Louis C. Klein
Louis Klein has practiced business and employment law since 1997, successfully representing public entity and private clients in complex litigation encompassing contract disputes, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, whistleblowing retaliation, sexual harassment and discrimination. He is experienced in all aspects of business and employment litigation, workplace investigation, case management, settlement and mediation practice, and trial practice. In addition, he is often asked to speak and write about employment topics for statewide publications, professional conferences and national magazines.
Louis received his B.A. from Norwich University and his J.D. from Whittier Law School. In addition to various bar memberships, Lou is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI).
Dan Friedlander has substantial experience representing clients in complex litigation involving real estate transactions, property development, land use, and environmental matters. He has represented clients in litigation before both state and federal courts and in appeals before the California Court of Appeals. In addition, Dan represents commercial landlords and tenants in complex unlawful detainer litigation and lease disputes.
Dan received his B.S. in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University and his J.D. from Jefferson Thomas School of Law. He is also a certified member of the American Planning Association’s (APA) American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) where he currently serves as the Chairman of the APA’s Planning and Law Division. In addition, Dan is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Oracle Mutual Fund. He is also the owner and founder of LawOnMyPhone.com, a technology company that develops legal software for mobile devices, such as the iPhone and iPad.
About Klein Friedlander LLP
Klein Friedlander LLP provides exceptional, focused legal representation to clients in business, employment and real estate-litigation matters. Founded by experienced and successful trial lawyers, our distinctive business model offers all the advantages of smaller firms (lower rates, less overhead, agility), as well as those found in larger firms (sophisticated practice; deep industry and practice knowledge; familiarity with numerous courts, judges, arbitrators and mediators).