Neil Wertlieb

Wertlieb Law Corp

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Wertlieb Law Corp


Neil J Wertlieb is an experienced transactional lawyer who provides expert witness services in litigation and arbitration matters.  Mr. Wertlieb has served as an expert witness in disputes involving business transactions and corporate governance, and in cases involving attorney malpractice and attorney ethics. As principal of Wertlieb Law Corp, Mr.Wertlieb is also available as a mediator for business disputes and for board of director appointments.

Mr. Wertlieb has practiced transactional law for over three decades, most recently as a Partner at Milbank LLP where his practice focused primarily on acquisitions, securities offerings and restructurings. Mr. Wertlieb is also an Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law, where he teaches a transaction skills course of his own design, which includes deal-making, negotiation, contract drafting and ethics. He is also the General Editor of Ballantine & Sterling: California Corporation Laws, a 7-volume treatise on the laws governing corporations and other business entities in California. 

Mr. Wertlieb served as Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the California State Bar, the California Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  He also served as Chairman of the California State Bar’s Business Law Section and its Corporations Committee.  Mr. Wertlieb was recognized by California Law Business as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers in California. 

Mr. Wertlieb has had dozens of speaking engagements and published numerous articles, on topics such as attorney ethics, transactional skills, M&A, finance and corporate governance.  He has written a series of articles for the Business Law News, the official publication of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, on ethical issues of particular interest to transactional attorneys. 

Mr. Wertlieb received his law degree in 1984 from the UC Berkeley School of Law, and his undergraduate degree in Management Science from the School of Business Administration also at the University of California at Berkeley.  While at UC Berkeley School of Law, he also served as a Judicial Extern for Justice Stanley Mosk on the California Supreme Court. 

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