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Steven C. Spronz

sspronz@lawleradr.com

BUSINESS DISPUTES

CIVIL + COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

A transactional lawyer for 39 years and commercial mediator for more than 20 years, Steven Spronz brings his negotiation skills and collaborative negotiation techniques to the mediation table to help parties resolve disputes. Over the years he has mediated innumerable numbers of matters, of many types, including commercial, real estate and employment cases.

A panelist for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), Steve previously served as a volunteer mediator and mediation-training coach for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and is a former member of the National Mediation Panel of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

As a practicing lawyer, he has represented a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients, including public and private equity funds, in a wide variety of commercial transactions and matters. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, partnership, joint venture, financing, employment and corporate business matters, and the acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing of real estate.

Steve is also actively involved in the international legal community, presenting, teaching and working with businesses and lawyers across the globe. In addition to his many international presentations, he taught a Commercial Law Practicum to lawyers in South Africa for twelve years, first in partnership with the American Bar Association, the Black Lawyers of South Africa and the International Senior Lawyers project, and then in partnership with the Law Society of South Africa and the International Senior Lawyers Project.  He also participated in the environmental issues section of the academic conferences held between Israel and the Palestinians, which paralleled the Multilateral Talks (the Madrid Process) during the early 1990's.

He is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators and speaks German, French and Hebrew.

Methodical and logical, Steve is known for his ability to break down the complexities of business disputes in ways that help the parties clarify facts or options. Based in Southern California, he is available to mediate or arbitrate worldwide.

Steve can be contacted at 310-683-4332 or by email at sspronz@lawleradr.com.

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areas of experience:

BUSINESS DISPUTES

civil + COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

  • Business Torts

  • Business & Commercial Transactions

  • Civil Litigation

  • Commercial Finance

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Contractual Disputes

  • Corporate Dissolution

  • Cross-Border Disputes

  • Employment Disputes & Litigation

  • Intellectual Property & Trademarks

  • International Commercial Disputes

  • Joint Ventures

  • Landlord Tenant

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Partnerships

  • Public & Private Equity Funds

  • Real Estate Transactions & Litigation

  • Secured Transactions

Selected Presentations

Investing in France: The View from Abroad, Trans-European Law Firm Alliance (TELFA) Conference and Global Law Forum, November 3-5., 2016, Paris, France

Data Protection/Data Privacy: Is it Really U.S. Against the World?, Trans-European Law Firm Alliance (TELFA) Conference and Global Law Forum, November 13-15., 2014, Berlin, Germany

Buying a Business? Don't Get Bitten by the Hidden Risk of Successor Liability, USLAW Network/Murchison & Cumming, LLP 2013 CLE Program, June 25, 2013, Santa Monica, CA 

Where does Russian Money Go Now, Future of European Offshore Jurisdictions and New Destinations, TransEuropean Law Firm Alliance (TELFA) Conference and Global Law Forum, June 68, 2013, Moscow, Russia

Best Practices for Effective Real Estate Workout Negotiations by Lenders, 2013 USLAW Network Banking Law Seminar, Chicago, IL 

International Licensing, Distribution and Outsourcing, 2012 USLAW Network Client Conference, Washington D.C. 

Issues in International Commercial Transactions, 2011 USLAW Network Client Conference, Chicago, IL 

Minimizing Coverage Risks Arising from an Insured's Merger or Acquisition, Lloyds Underwriter Boot Camp, February 9, 2011, London, England

Franchising 101, German American Chamber of Commerce Legal & Tax Newsletter, Vol. 1, 2012 and German American Chamber of Commerce California, Fall 2012 Newsletter. 

Buying a Business? Don't Get Bitten by the Hidden Risk of Successor Liability, German American Chamber of Commerce Legal & Tax Newsletter, Vol. 3, 2011. 

Appellate Decision Impacts Disputes Between Sellers and Brokers, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Sept. 2, 2011.

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