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Amir Kaltgrad

Amir Kaltgrad

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Overview

Amir Kaltgrad represents businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including shareholder and partnership disputes, professional malpractice, complex business torts, real estate, and contract disputes. An experienced trial attorney, Amir provides comprehensive representation in complex business litigation through all phases of the trial process, from client intake through trial and beyond, including motion practice and appeals.

Amir's recent notable cases include obtaining a defense verdict, after an eight-week jury trial, in a $100 million partnership dispute arising from the acquisition of a wellness resort and obtaining a $32 million judgment for cyber theft by a former officer of a digital internet advertising company.

Amir has valuable trial experience in federal and state court in cases of first impression, including representing clients in high-stakes litigation and white collar criminal defense. He also has experience defending individuals and corporations in a range of criminal and regulatory matters, including securities and health care fraud.

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Experience

  • Obtained a defense verdict, after an eight-week jury trial, in a $100 million partnership dispute arising from the acquisition of wellness resort Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Wickline v. GOCO Hospitality Global Opportunity Ltd.
  • Second-chair trial lawyer for corporate defendants in four related #MeToo actions arising from claims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the workplace.
  • Represented international client in litigation concerning the consignment and sale of fruit shipped from South America to the Netherlands. Fresh Results LLC v. ASF Holland, B.V.
  • Obtained a $32 million judgment for cyber theft by a former officer of a digital internet advertising company. WebSpectator Corp. v. Parreira.
  • Obtained defense verdict in real estate dispute regarding mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market v. Atlas Capital Group, et al.
  • Represented celebrity plaintiff in contempt trial regarding violation of an injunction enforcing an easement agreement. Wineberg v. Perelmutter.
  • Served as trial counsel in a legal malpractice arbitration against a national law firm, arising from a dispute over a complex web of family trusts.

Recognition

  • Southern California Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2015–2020)
  • Advocate of the Year Team Member, Public Counsel (2008)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.S., cum laude, 2002)
Bar Admissions
  • California
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • California State Courts

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