Philip Meldman, Esq.
Case Manager: Eve Thorstens
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 147
Philip Meldman graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis
University in 1966. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 1969 and
was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1970.
Before entering private mediation practice, Mr. Meldman was in private law practice, emphasizing business and entertainment law, a partner in a real estate investment company, a corporate business affairs executive, and a motion picture and record producer.
A full time professional mediator, Mr. Meldman entered private mediation practice in 1992 and founded the Southern California Mediation Group. He mediates throughout the United States cases involving complex commercial, international, entertainment, media, internet, and new media transactions; copyright infringement, trademark infringement, right of publicity, trade secrets, unfair competition, and other intellectual property issues; wrongful termination, employment discrimination (Title VII, ADEA, ADA & FEHA), sexual harassment, retaliation, overtime compensation, and numerous other employment and workplace conflict issues; real estate buyer/seller; residential developer/buyer; real estate broker/client; homeowner association; commercial and residential landlord/tenant; commercial and residential construction defects and other real estate disputes; bad faith issues and other insurance coverage matters; professional malpractice; attorney/client fee dispute; partnership dissolution; shareholder disputes; business tort; trade libel; defamation, rights of privacy, wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, automobile, property, and numerous other tort claims; civil rights, government tort, land use, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, nuisance and other public sector issues; and maritime law matters.
Mr. Meldman served as an appointed member of the State Bar of California ADR Committee from 2000-2003 and is a member of the Los Angeles Copyright Society and the ABA Dispute Resolution Section. He drafted and was instrumental in the passage of the 1996 amendment to California Evidence Code 1152.5 regarding the confidentiality of a mediation consultation. Mr. Meldman served as a guest lecturer at Stanford Law School, is a national speaker on the subject of mediation, and presents MCLE workshops on mediation. Mr. Meldman served as Chairman of the Traffic & Transportation Commission for the City of Calabasas.
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