I am a business attorney who does both transactions and litigation.
In business transactions, we do everything from formation of entities, contracts of all types, trademarks and licensing, due diligence and the contracts in the purchase and sale of businesses. We do no tax work but use outside experts. We do immigration work in collaboration with specialists of long-standing relationships.
For business transactions, we act like "outside general counsel" to the small and medium size businesses we represent. We have numerous companies that are start-ups and most of our company clients are with our firm for decades.
In litigation, we handle most civil litigation almost exclusively on an hourly fee basis. On the very rare occasion we handle a matter on a contingent fee. In addition to litigation in courts, I am handle both arbitrations and mediations, as a lawyer and as a trained Mediator (by the International Trademark Association - INTA) and an accredited Arbitrator (e.g. FINRA).
We have substantial experience in the apparel business, businesses involved in foreign trade, restaurants, and the purchase and sale of real estate.
Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian
Licensed since 1977
Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Michael Dolandâ€™s answers to Avvo questions are always on point. He is a proven business attorney and litigator that provides prompt and excellent service. He speaks several languages which allows him to represent individuals of different cultures, and clearly explain their legal matters. I unconditionally endorse Michael Doland.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Commendatore (Knight Commander) nel Ordine al Merito||Republic of Italy||2006|
|Chevalier (Knight) Ordre des Arts et Lettres||France||1999|
|Chevalier (Knight) Ordre des Palmes academiques||France||1993|
|Partner||Doland & Fraade||2006 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Michael Doland, Inc.||2004 - 2006|
|Partner||Doland & Gould||1978 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, International Law Section||President||2007 - 2009|
|International Trademark Association||Mediator||2000 - Present|
|FINRA||Arbitrator||2000 - Present|
|Italy America Chamber of Commerce West||President||1997 - 1999|
|French American Chamber of Commerce||President||1993 - 1996|
|Recouvrement de creances||(French) Debt collection in USA||2009|
|Georgetown Univ Law Ctr||Law||law||1977|
|Givner Kaye webinar||International Trade - Common Errors and Issues||2013|
|Givner & Kaye seminars||Common Business Frauds and How to Avoid Them||2012|
|APRAM||US Developments in Web trademark piracy||2009|