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Eric S. Gordon

Business Attorney at Woodland Hills, CA

5.0   14 reviews

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About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    30%
    All aspects of choice of entity: Incorporation, LLP, LLC, Partnership Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Sale of Business, Sale of Residence, Mediation Services, Litigation, etc.

    42 years, 200 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    All aspects of Family Law/Divorce Law: Child Custody, Child Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Restraining Orders, Pre-Marital Agreements, Transmutation Agreements, DNA Paternity Testing, Mediation Services, etc.

    42 years, 400 cases

  3. Family
    25%
    All aspects of Family Law; Paternity; DNA Testing; Temporary & Permanent Injunctions; Child & Spousal Support; Negotiating and Drafting Premarital and Postmarital Agreements.

    42 years, 250 cases

  4. Entertainment
    10%
    Numerous Agreements and Deal Memos throughout the entertainment industry, including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Service Marks and related litigation concerning the enforcement of these Agreements.

    42 years, 50 cases

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    Successfully prosecuted all types of soft-tissue vehicle vs. vehicle collisions, pedestrian cases, roll-over cases, disfigurement cases, slip-and-fall cases, knee injuries, facial scarring and related permanent injuries.

    42 years, 200 cases

     I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and during my youth, worked at both Caesars Palace and the Sahara Hotels.  While attending Valley High School in Las Vegas, I met Bonnie Braiker-Gordon, who in 1975 became my wife.  We attended college together in Los Angeles and then attended law school together in San Diego. 

     I have always been a fan of all forms of music and for a short time, played guitar in a rock & roll band.  I have never retired my guitars, and playing music to this day is about the greatest form of relaxation I have experienced.

     Bonnie (my wife and law partner) and I have two grown children.  Our son married in 2008, and our daughter married in 2010.  We now have three beautiful grandchildren and one more on the way.   

     I have many hobbies and interests, however, this is neither the time nor place for a discussion of my own pursuits.  

     What is far more important to learn about me are the assurances I give to each of my clients to use my very best efforts to obtain a fair, just and reasonable outcome in every legal matter handled by our law firm.  Further, that I take a "personal" interest in all legal matters for which I am retained to represent your interests, and vow to keep you fully informed of all material aspects of your case - whatever that may entail...

     Whatever choices you make in selecting an Attorney to represent you, please do not be embarrassed or ashamed to ask important and pertinent questions - and that would most certainly include hourly rates, costs and opinions as to the success or failure at the time of trial. 

 

Eric S. Gordon, Esq.

     

           

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I have been practicing law in Woodland Hills, California with my wife, Bonnie, since 1981.  Bonnie specializes in Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Conservatorships, Heath-Care Directives, etc.
Licensed for 41 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 12/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Eric

Eric S. Gordon
5308 Alhama Dr
Woodland Hills, CA, 91364-2013

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Posted by Layla | June 2, 2010
ERIC GORDON IS THE BEST FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY!
By their very nature family disputes are disruptive and emotionally taxing. Eric Gordon has created a professional relationship built on trust and confidence as well as effectively and economically representing me in the resolution of custody and support issues. Mr. Gordon is extremely mindful of the long-term effects of marital dissolution and how the children and myself are affected. He has constructively advised me on countless preventive actions as well as applying a holistic approach to counseling me throughout this taxing process. Mr. Gordon has worked closely with my accountant and financial advisor. He has provided a depth of knowledge in all ancillary issues arising from the dissolution of my marriage, including the complicated division of income properties as well as navigating complex tax and estate planning consequences. We are going on a year and a half together through this process and it's not over yet. I am extremely grateful to have Eric Gordon on my team.
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Posted by Hoppy | June 2, 2010
Eric Gordon Rocks
Eric had a very "neutralizing" effect on a stressful situation. His expertise in the field of family law and his calm demeanor most likely kept me from being the lead story on the Eleven O'Clock News. His tenacity and extreme advocacy for his clients makes him a diamond in the rough. I highly recommend Eric Gordon.
Posted by kavita | June 2, 2010
What a knowledgable, kind, dedicated lawyer.
I was involved (starting in 2004) in a probate case with another lawyer. I spent the next 5 years trying to get him to be a lawyer. He was very incompetent and the experience was horrible. I needed someone to help me out of the mess the other lawyer created. And it was a mess and complicated by this time. I found Eric Gordon by a referral, and from that day my entire case began to look like something that We could resolve. Eric shared with me all the unethical actions of the other lawyer. Once he took on my case it all came together in MY favor. Eric walked with me through the legal system steps and all that he needed to do so that I always knew what was going on. Huge for me since the other lawyer was impossible to get return calls and emails from. Besides his total professionalism, Eric was available to me on every level. I felt watched out for and cared about as a real human being. He goes the extra mile to do what is necessary . A rare trait these days. Not only is the whole case finally behind me, I was also, with Erics help awarded a settlement!! If I ever need a lawyer again, I only wish It could be Eric Gordon.
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Posted by Mark | February 15, 2010
Endorsement:
I am a lawyer, duly licensed to practice in all of the Courts in the State of California. I hired Eric S. Gordon in 1998 to represent me in my divorce action. Eric, from the very begining, acted with honest compassion and took great steps to keep his billing at a very reasonable level. Eric Gordon laid the groundwork for turning our divorce into a very civilized process and inspired the framework for years of successful co-parenting. His superior legal work and diplomatic skills earned him the praises of my former wife, a great tribute to Eric's personality and approach to a potentially very contentious area of the law. Both my former wife and I have recommended Eric to friends and family throughout the years following our divorce and I have no reservations whatsoever in continuing to do so...
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2009
Smarts and Integrity
Over the past 15-plus years, I've sought advice from Mr. Gordon on a couple of matters, and he represented me on a consumer case in which I had tried in vain to resolve matters myself. That case was resolved quickly and satisfactorily, and his advice in the other matters was extremely helpful. He is very bright, has integrity and honesty, explains the legal process very well, and has a knack for cutting to the heart of an issue and getting things done. I have recommended Eric to a few friends, and they have also all been very pleased with him as an attorney and as a human being.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2009
My review of Eric S. Gordon: Although we have had a difficult case; throughout the whole process we had hope due to his hard wo
Mr. Gordon takes pride in working hard for his clients. He had to help my family in a very personal case, Mr. Gordon always made the worst situation better. We are most grateful for his services and also for his friendship.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2009
A ray of light
When I first met Eric he was representing another party in a very complex case involving ownership and the operation of a 12 millon dollar private jet, of all the Lawyers present Eric was the only Lawyer who listened to his client and as a result he got it when others didnt. I was so impressed with his abilities that I asked him to represent me in the future. That was over five years ago and to date Eric has not let me down in fact I concider Eric a friend now. Who else can say that about a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2009
Client Review
Eric has been my go to lawyer for the past 20 years. It has been and will continue to be a pleasure using Eric for all my legal needs. He always has his clients best interest at heart. When able to, Eric has taken my calls, WHEN I call, or has always returned my call by the end of the business day. I recommend Eric Gordon to everyone who asks if I know a great lawyer. Many friends have used Erics services and thanked me for introducing them to him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2009
Excellent LA Attorney
Eric handled my rather nasty divorce in 2006/2007. My ex proved to be unresponsive and evasive, taking every opportunity to make the process as difficult, lenghty and painful as possible. Eric handled all of the necessary correspondence between us. This allowed me to maintain some semblance of sanity in my life during a very difficult time. I always felt he was working in my best interest, which has not always been the case with other attorneys I have worked with. I trusted his judgement and recomendations completely and his insight proved invaluable on several occasions. I can wholeheartedly recommend Eric and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2009
Eric Gordon; honest, reliable, like family
Eric Gordon has been our family lawyer for over 15 years now. He has always been honest as well as realistic. I would recommend Eric, and have in the past, to anyone who is searching for a professional and reliable attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2009
CEO - BisCamp, Inc.
Mr. Gordon has become a great asset to our Corporation and his extensive knowledge of the law is admirable. He has provided excellent representation with a truly caring approach. We value him not only as our attorney, but as a human being. We are extremely pleased to be given this opportunity to sing his praises.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2009
An Attorney With Heart
From the first time I met Mr. Gordon, I knew I was in good hands. He is one of the most caring individuals I have known. His professionalism is unsurpassed. His wisdom and understanding have helped me get through a very difficult situation and I will always be grateful.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2009
Knowledgable, kind and trustworthy
Eric Gordon seems too good to be true. He has years of experience as an attorney and substitute judge. In addition to being well informed, he has a great ability to explain legalese in a way that a lay person can easily comprehend. Eric's calm manner and sense of fairness also makes one feel safe and confident in his advice. I couldn't be happier with his service.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2009
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I would highly recommend this Lawyer to my family and friends. He kept us out of a long Court battle and gave us many choices to help keep the attorney fees as low as possible.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-425 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • PARTNER
  • GORDON & BRAIKER-GORDON
  • 1981 - Present
  • FEE DISPUTE ARBITRATOR
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Mediator
  • Court and Privately Retained
  • 1997 - 2013
  • Arbitrator
  • Court and Privately Retained
  • 1997 - 2013
  • JUDGE PRO TEM - Certificate of Appreciation
  • 1989 - 2001
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JURIS DOCTOR
  • 1978
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Bachelors Degree: Cum Laude Honors
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Marriage of "G"
  • Judge pronounced "judicial findings" favorable to our client.
  • Richter vs. Clifford, and Cross-Complaints
  • Successful outcome for our Client, Clifford - Trial Judge awarded my client his damages, interest, attorneys fees and costs of suit.
  • Morales vs. De La Rosa
  • Successfully obtained Judgment for our Client, De La Rosa
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Associations

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Arbitrator: Fee Disputes
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • CERTIFICATE: JUDGE PRO TEM
  • SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
  • 1989
  • HONORS: "CUM LAUDE"
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE
  • 1975

Speaking Engagements

  • San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Crossover issues: Estate Planning and Family Law
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Eric
Business Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Eric Gordon."
Business Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Eric Gordon in a professional capacity for at least 25 years. In that time he has proven to be a stalwart colleague, always willing to extend his knowledge to others. To my knowledge, he is well-versed in several areas of law. A true gentleman."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been referring clients to Eric for over twenty years. His service is excellent; his fees are compassionate; our clients are satisfied. If I needed a divorce lawyer (knock on wood), I'd call Eric."
General practice Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With his impeccable style and strong work ethic, Eric Gordon is the best of the best for any legal problem. Like a pit bull, he will fight for your rights and guide you toward making the appropriate resolution of your case."
Personal injury