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About Malcolm McNeil

About me

Malcolm has 32+ years experience in litigation, mediation, corporate and corporate formation, general business, employment, real estate and insurance matters. 

Malcolm is admitted to practice before the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits, Washington D.C. Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also admitted to the US Court of International Trade,

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell law directory.

Litigation Background

Malcolm has tried court and jury tirals in both State and Federal Courts in the field of national and international business, wills and trust, employment and insurance matters.  The diverse litigation experience gives him added insight to take an  entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and dispute resolution. Malcolm is a panel arbitrator for the Shenzhen International Arbitration Commission and the Beijing International Arbitration Commission.

Business Transactions

Malcolm is actively involved in handling transactional matters, and has close working relationship with businesses on a regional and international scale.

This permits him to negotiate effectively for international clients, from Company formation to decision making in a business context.  


Appointed as a neutral on the Los Angeles Superior Court panel, and as a settlement officer on the Attorney Settlement Officer Panel, United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Also appointed as a Panel Mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO").

His mediation experience includes a wide variety of legal disputes, emphasizing multiparty and international business disputes involving employment, construction, securities, ongoing transactional disputes, and family disputes.

International Law

In international matters, his experience spans international litigation, corporate, business, real estate and insurance matters in North and Latin America, Europe and China. 

China Experience

Appointed as counselor to governmental and commerical concerns in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), and is also acting as an advisor to the cities of Shenyang, Dandong and Benxi on trade, business entities formation, international arbitration, such as CIETAC, and other wills and trust related matters. 

He is enthusiastically and actively engaged in hosting for delegations of prominent Chinese Governmental Officials, Chinese attorneys, and elite business people coming from various cities of PRC, including but not limited to, Beijing, Shanghai, Fujing, Shangdong and Guangdong Provinces. 

Speaking Engagement

Malcolm's expertise in the field of business law, litigation, employment, arbitration law, international law, and insurance law has led to numerous engagements for regional, national and international organizations.  Please see details about this part in the section below.