Michael F. Donner is a Partner in Lubin Olson's Litigation and Finance and Workouts Practice Groups. He specializes in the litigation, arbitration and informal resolution of challenging commercial disputes.
Mr. Donner was named by American Lawyer Media as one of the nation's "Top Rated Lawyers in Commercial Litigation" and one of San Francisco Bay Area's "Top Rated Lawyers." He also was honored by Thompson Reuters as a Northern California "Super Lawyer." Mr. Donner received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent®, "the highest level of professional excellence."
Mr. Donner represents a diverse array of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups, partnerships, families, and individuals. His practice is broad and encompasses numerous subject matter areas, including real estate, business and contracts, employment, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair competition and false advertising, defamation, construction defects, shareholder/partner/investor rights, receiverships, and professional liability and compliance (real estate broker, securities broker, appraiser, design professional, legal and accounting). Mr. Donner also regularly advises clients on non-litigation matters relevant to their businesses.
Mr. Donner has served three consecutive California Governors in their selection and appointment of state court judges as a member of the Judiciary Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association (2000-2004) and the Judicial Appointments Committee of the Los Angeles Bar Association (1995-2000). He is a frequent speaker and author on business and litigation issues and has served on the boards of several Bay Area non-profit and civic organizations.
Licensed since 1991
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|Attorney||Stern, Neubauer, Greenwald & Pauly||2011 - 2011|
|Attorney||Crosby Heafey Roach & May||2011 - 2011|
|Partner||Stein & Lubin LLP||2011 - 2011|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member, Judiciary Committee||2000 - 2005|
|American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section||Chair, Litigation & ADR Committee||1999 - 2003|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member, Judiial Appointments Committee||1997 - 2000|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Columbia University||Real Estate Development||M.S.||1988|