My practice is a combination of legal transactional (as listed), dispute resolution (pre-litigation), litigation oversight (litigation handled by Streeter & Nangano (http://www.lacounsel.com)), and business consulting (I don't address the business consulting here as it involves non-legal). My extensive contract drafting, prior litigation background, and varied business experience allows me to deliver to clients unique value. My drafting is not with the usual "legalese", but is done in a way non-attorneys can understand. The agreements I negotiate and draft are as part of a client's team, and from someone who knows what it is like to operate a business so I take into consideration the non-legal business factors and objectives as well.
I also bring the added plus of connections to my personal network to help a client accelerate their business objectives. I look upon myself as part of a client team. That network encompasses multiple disciplines including legal (specialty areas), financial, business, and support services. Also included in the network is a powerful sub-network of proven vendors to help save you time and bring you value, from printers, to marketers, to security protection ... you name it. Thus, my objective is to help my clients meet not just their legal objectives, but their business ones as well.
I can't guarantee results. But I can guarantee promptness, constant communication, incredible client service, and doing my utmost to bring value to you and your business.
Licensed since 1987
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)
Through my many years of knowing Mr. Coates and consulting with him on various cases and serving with him on committees or in organizations, I have found him to possess the utmost integrity. He has a wealth of experience, superior drafting skills and is a valuable professional resource. Mr. Coates is diligent, deliberate, creative and communicative, and makes his clients and their success a priority.
Alfredo Jarrin Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Moot Court Final Four||McGeorge School of Law||1986|
|Law Review/Notes Author||University of Pacific Law Review||1986|
|President||Michael L. Coates Sr., Esq., a PLC||2011 - Present|
|Outside Counsel||Southern California Restaurant Writers Association||2007 - 2012|
|Of Counsel||Streeter & Nangano||2006 - Present|
|Advisory Board Member||California Grocer's Association Advisory Board||2006 - 2012|
|Associate||Saxon, Dean, Mason, Brewer & Kincannon||2003 - 2005|
|VP Operations, Contracts & Negotiations||PCSInternet, Inc. dba SymphonyOne||1998 - 2006|
|Partner||Arter & Hadden||1996 - 1997|
|Senior Associate||Lewis D'Amato Brisbois & Bisgaard||1995 - 1996|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Chi Phi Fraternity||Southern California Alumni President||2005 - 2012|
|State Bar of California||Member||1987 - 2012|
|Printer Dispute Resolution & Recovery||agreement for full recovery & customer transition|
|Sales Employee Needing Commissions Paid After Termination||Client was paid all monies owed|
|Distributor & Referral Agreements||Contracts signed with enhanced incentives|
|Legal Marketing Association||Yes You Can Measure Firm-Wide Marketing ROI||2006|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Southern California (USC)||Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
|Bay Area Law Firm Technology Conference||The Human Side of CRM||2004|
|ACE-SCLA Annual Claims Exposition and Conference||Litigation Management, and Retaining and Managing Outside Counsel||2004|