Mr. Berry follows three rules in his litigation practice: (1) know the client's business; (2) focus on the client's objective; and (3) manage each case accordingly, in active partnership with the client. These basic principles help assure efficient, cost-effective representation and favorable outcomes, whether through settlement, summary judgment, or trial.
Jon Dalberg joined Landau Gottfried & Berger as a partner in July 2009, having previously been a partner in the Los Angeles office of Andrews Kurth LLP. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Chapter 11 bankruptcy practice, having represented debtors, creditors, (secured and unsecured,) and committees, (official and unofficial) in numerous bankruptcy cases in jurisdictions across the country.
Michael I. Gottfried is a partner with over 25 years of diversified experience in bankruptcy cases, workouts, and out-of-court restructuring matters. Mr. Gottfried’s representations include debtors, creditors, creditors' committees, Trustees, and asset purchasers in Chapter 11 matters. Additionally, Mr. Gottfried teaches at the UCLA School of Law, and is on the Legal Counsel for the Williams Institute, a think tank affiliated with UCLA School of Law. Mr. Gottfried has been listed in the Southern California Super Lawyers as of one of the top lawyers in the State of California from 2007 through 2016.
Peter J. Gurfein’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, business transactions with companies in financial distress, and litigation in federal Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Gurfein represents sellers and acquirers of distressed assets, institutional investors, and clients in Chapter 11 cases in the airline, health care, retail, telecommunication, entertainment, high tech, and real estate industries and high-net worth individual Chapter 11 debtors and their trustees.
Jennifer Altfeld Landau has more than 25 years of experience handling complex class actions and other high-stakes civil litigation matters for prominent financial services institutions, health care organizations, accounting firms, and other corporate entities. She has experience in a variety of legal areas, including breach of contract, consumer fraud, unfair business practices, employment, wage and hour, legal malpractice, professional negligence, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions litigation. She has been repeatedly named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers in the State of California, most recently in 2014.
Rodger M. Landau is the Managing Partner of Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP. He represents clients in bankruptcy cases as well as in a variety of business disputes raising issues of bankruptcy law, commercial law, contract law, ERISA law, health care law, insurance law, land use law, and real estate law.
John P. Reitman has represented chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors committees and secured and unsecured creditors in complex bankruptcy cases for more than thirty years. Through his extensive litigation activities, Mr. Reitman has achieved recoveries of well in excess of $100 million for bankruptcy estates, successfully defended actions seeking the recovery of tens of millions of dollars, and achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in claims reductions.
Monica Rieder began her career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Christopher M. Klein, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of California. Ms. Rieder has extensive experience in bankruptcy cases, in which she represents Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, and secured lenders. Sample representations include the Chapter 11 debtors in In re Sunstone Components Group, Inc. and In re KSL Media, Inc.; the Chapter 7 trustees in In re APX Holdings, LLC and In re Fatburger Restaurants of California, Inc.; and the secured lender in In re Pacifica Mesa Studios, LLC.
Laura Thomas counsels clients in intellectual property, commercial and bankruptcy litigation. Ms. Thomas has represented clients in State and Federal Court, and has experience at both the trial court and appellate levels. She has significant experience in pre-litigation counseling, working with her clients to assess their strategic options under existing licensing agreements or other contracts.
Roye Zur joined Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP in September 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zur served as a law clerk to the Honorable Maureen A. Tighe, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, the Honorable Geraldine Mund, and the Honorable Robin L. Riblet.
Jack Reitman joined Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP in September 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Reitman practiced construction litigation, general business litigation, and judgment enforcement. Mr. Reitman was admitted to practice in the State of California in 2012, and was also admitted to practice in the State of Ohio in 2011.
Ms. LaQuay has broad experience in business litigation and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on resolving employment disputes on behalf of employers. Her practice also has encompassed a wide variety of other representations, including breach of contract claims, corporate director/officer liability issues, insurance coverage and products liability actions, and complex toxic tort/workers' compensation litigation.
Paul McAdams is a registered patent attorney with a practice that focuses on intellectual property counseling in an extensive array of technologies in the electrical, electromechanical, medical, and software arts. For example, Mr. McAdams has experience working with the following technologies: telecommunications and wireless communications, data encryption, video coding, graphics processing, display processing, virtual and augmented reality, network security, casino gaming, and various medical technologies
Jane Park has represented clients in a wide array of commercial matters in federal and state courts, as well as before arbitration panels. Ms. Park's practice focuses on contract disputes, business tort claims, intellectual property matters, and consumer class actions. Prior to joining Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP, Ms. Park practiced in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.