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Los Angeles

Every day, thousands of people move to Los Angeles, attracted to its sunny beaches, appealing climate, famous landmarks, and fast-paced lifestyle. It has an energetic, dynamic, and diverse culture. This large, thriving metropolis fosters innovation and growth. Although the city is synonymous with Hollywood, its businesses cover all industries, from aerospace, technology and petroleum to fashion, apparel, and tourism.

Established in 1989, DWT’s Los Angeles office culture resembles that of the city. We have a thriving, diverse and growing team of attorneys and staff. Our values include diversity initiatives, pro bono work, and giving back to our community through participation in various organizations. We serve clients from the industries found in Los Angeles and many others. Our attorneys understand the nature of local businesses, but also have expansive legal knowledge to serve clients in other geographic areas. The Los Angeles office has national and international clients in the following practice areas:

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights: We work with lenders, corporate clients, and investors to collect loans, protect investments, foreclose security interests and trust deeds, and protect and recover their collateral or investments, in and out of court.
  • Corporate: Our corporate practice group serves clients ranging from startups to large corporations. We take the time to learn your unique business needs so we can provide you with customized support. The team has counseled its clients on private equity, M&A, securities, corporate finance transactions, corporate governance counseling, and much more.
  • Employment: Our employment attorneys advise clients on a full range of labor and employment concerns – from personnel issues to traditional labor union matters. Our litigators have experience in virtually every subject matter. Over the years, this team has grown substantially and has a prominent practice in the Los Angeles office.
  • Entertainment Finance: Being in the home to Hollywood, the Los Angeles office’s entertainment finance group is well positioned to meet its clients’ needs. The group works with entertainment, sports, and media companies providing them with vast legal services. Our group has worked with clients on drafting and negotiating financing agreements, negotiating motion picture and television license agreements, analyzing rights issues, and much more.
  • Health Care: Through the firm's comprehensive health care practice, our lawyers are able to assist clients in responding to the recent and ongoing changes in the U.S. health care system, and in litigating, arbitrating, or mediating their disputes.
  • Intellectual Property: Our patent attorneys provide a full spectrum of services from patent prosecution and portfolio management to IP transactions to clients in a variety of industries. They also serve as a comprehensive external technology transfer resource for universities, research institutes, academic medical centers, and other health care facilities.
  • Litigation: The litigation team has handled numerous cases at all court levels. Our attorneys are not only well versed in the law, but they immerse themselves in the client’s business so we can meet the client’s business objectives. Our service and legal expertise has led us to earn many accolades for our work in this practice area.
  • Media and IP Litigation: Our media attorneys regularly advise major media organizations, newspapers, book publishers, artists, and entertainment companies on issues regarding defamation, privacy, copyright, trademark, advertising, reporter's privilege and access, and other related First Amendment issues, as well as tort and contract claims.
  • Real Estate: The real estate team handles complex real estate transactions nationwide for clients in a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, health care, retail & restaurants, and telecommunications. The team includes land use, environmental, construction, finance, tax, bankruptcy/workout, and litigation attorneys to provide clients a unified, one-stop solution.
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