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Roman Whittaker is a Partner with Anderholt Whittaker LLP, a boutique business, corporate and real estate law firm in Palm Desert, California. Roman spent nearly a decade with Best Best & Krieger LLP—the largest and one of the most prestigious law firms in the Inland Empire—before founding Anderholt Whittaker LLP in 2010 to provide more cost effective services to his clients.
Roman holds a B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. Roman is a Past President of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and founding member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) - Inland Empire Chapter - Coachella Valley Branch. Roman currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Coachella Valley Community Trust, which fosters productive and responsible young people through effective community collaborations, including the Academy of Musical Performance—a "School of Rock" type music program that teaches young musicians and performers how to produce a live concert.
Roman's practice focuses primarily on entity formation, business financing, business structuring and alter ego liability; business transactions and litigation; trademarks, trade secrets, intellectual property, business interference and unfair trade practices; business/partnership disputes and dissolutions; real estate acquisitions and development; common interest developments and HOA law; real estate transactions and litigation; agent/broker disputes and escrow disputes; construction contracts, construction defects and mechanic’s liens; residential and commercial leasing, landlord-tenant law and unlawful detainer; human resources, general labor and employment matters; trust, estate and probate litigation; asset protection and high-stakes collections. More importantly, Roman is in the business of relationships and has cultivated strong, long-lasting relationships with both his clients and key business players in the Coachella Valley and beyond.
Roman is a member of the American Bar Association, Desert Bar Association and American Inns of Court - Warren Slaughter Richard Roemer Chapter.Roman also serves as Commissioner on the City of Indio Mobile Home Fair Practices Commission, is a court appointed arbitrator for the Riverside County Superior Court, Desert Bar Association's Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, and has been voted Top Lawyer six years running by Palm Springs Life Magazine.