Our Firm

About Greenberg Glusker

Fifty-five years ago, our founders understood that providing excellent legal service and forging strong client relationships would be at the core of their success.

Fifty-five years of dedication to that philosophy have proven them right.

Consistent, full-service, results-oriented lawyering is what distinguished Greenberg Glusker over 50 years ago and it is what distinguishes us today.

We honor the foresight of our founders who understood that solid, ethical, and effective representation leads to satisfied clients.

That's what makes us The Counsel You Keep.®

Greenberg Glusker At A Glance

Firm name:   

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

Headquarters:  

Los Angeles, California

Founded:

1959

Name Partners

Arthur N. Greenberg, Philip Glusker, Bertram Fields, Stephen Claman, Sidney J. Machtinger

Managing Partner:   

Bob Baradaran

Attorneys:  

Approximately 100

Areas of Practice:  

Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Corporate, Employment, Entertainment, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Private Client Services, Real EstateTaxation,

Location

1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067
O:  310.553.3610
F:  310.553.0687

Driving Directions:   

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Website:       

GreenbergGlusker.com

Blogs:                          

Law Law Land
GREENberg bLAWg
Small Enough To Fail

Languages:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Korean, Ladino, Russian, Scottish, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Vietnamese

 

Community Involvement

Greenberg Glusker has played a significant supporting role within the Los Angeles community for over 50 years.  In addition to representing some of Southern California's top and up-and-coming talent and companies, we have been active participants in some of the City’s great art institutions, community-based organizations and non-profit initiatives, including:

Many of our attorneys help to further the cause of various Los Angeles-based organizations through their volunteer service as board legal advisors.  In fact, one of our founding members, Arthur Greenberg, has established a personal reputation for cultivating and supporting the Los Angeles art communities as a founding member of both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).  Mr. Greenberg is also a member of the Board of Governors for the Music Center of Los Angeles.

Diversity at Greenberg Glusker

Greenberg Glusker actively identifies and creates clear and measurable leadership opportunities for women and minorities at all levels, throughout their legal careers with the firm. We consistently strive to increase diversity and promote inclusiveness, and provide opportunities for meaningful responsibilities in developing and managing client relationships and representing clients in courtroom or boardroom assignments.

Greenberg Glusker believes that the best way to achieve innovative strategies and successful results for our clients is to recruit, retain, and promote attorneys of diverse backgrounds. Therefore, our clients can benefit from varied experiences and utilize unique talents and perspectives to collaboratively accomplish the best possible results. We understand and appreciate that our clients work in and with a global community, and that they require counsel who understand the wide-ranging needs of their employees and clients.

Greenberg Glusker’s Diversity Committee, which includes our Managing Partner, seeks to increase the number of diverse attorneys in the firm through targeted recruitment programs. We also focus on offering mentoring and training, and educating our attorneys and staff on the importance of diversity and equality. We are particularly proud of our Women’s Mentoring Program, which was a finalist for the Best Mentoring Program category of the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards.

Doing well by doing good” has always been a philosophy of founding partner Arthur Greenberg and continues to be the cornerstone of our firm’s culture today. Our commitment to diversity, equality, and respect is not only smart business, it is an ethical imperative. We support our attorneys and staff in their participation in social, philanthropic, and community programs and affinity groups that encourage minority and female students, attorneys, and businesses owners to succeed in the legal profession and business world.   

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Our attorneys are actively encouraged to become involved in and maintain leadership roles in professional, legal, and charitable organizations that promote and support our diverse community. As a result, our attorneys are involved with and support the following organizations:

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 

  • Alliance for Children's Rights

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association

  • Asian Real Estate Association of America

  • Aviva Family and Children’s Services

  • Bet Tzedek

  • Black Law Students Association

  • Broads Circle 

  • California Minority Counsel Program 

  • Commercial Real Estate Women

  • Dress for Success – Worldwide West 

  • German American Business Association

  • Housing Rights Commission

  • Inner City Law Center

  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Conference

  • Japanese American Bar Association

  • Jewish Federation Legal Services

  • Jewish Free Loan Association

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

  • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California

  • Los Angeles Urban League

  • Mexican American Bar Association

  • Special Olympics of Southern California

  • South Asian Bar and the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity

  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association

  • Women of the Association for Corporate Growth 

  • Women of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network

  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

  • Women’s Leadership Council

  • Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance

 

Advocacy & Pro Bono Cases

We support our attorneys in advocating on behalf of the diverse members of the community in which we work. Providing free legal assistance to those who need it the most is both a moral obligation and an honor. Our representations include the following:

  • Representing pro bono a gay man from Russia, who is in the U.S. on a tourist visa, in applying for asylum to escape governmental and personal persecution under Russian laws.  

  • Actively participate in the adoption finalization program for the Alliance for Children’s Rights, which assists diverse families as they finalize their adoptions of children from the foster care system.

  • Advocate on behalf of families and their children for appropriate special education services in light of such children’s learning disabilities and behavior, emotional, and social needs.

  • Lead workshops for litigants in small claims court in conjunction with Bet Tzedek and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

  • Successfully obtained significant disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for a low-income veteran living with disabilities.

  • Partnered with the ACLU in challenging a school’s failure to provide English language instruction to non-native English speaking students. 

  • Represented a Public Counsel client who was born without proper documentation in a migrant community in San Diego in obtaining a birth certificate.

  • Represented numerous Holocaust survivors in successfully obtaining German social security pensions.

 

Honors and Awards

Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Industry’s 100 “Power Lawyers” 

Los Angeles Daily Journal, “Top Women Litigators” 

Los Angeles Magazine, “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California—Entertainment and Sports” 

Variety, Entertainment Industry’s top 50 “Legal Impact” attorney and “Women of Impact” 

Variety, Emerging Legal Dealmakers 

Los Angeles Business Journal, “Women Who Make A Difference” 

Century City Chamber of Commerce, “Women of Achievement” 

Finalist, 2012 Chambers USA Women in Law Awards (Best Mentoring Program)

LACBA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, Real Estate Section

1996-ACLU "Lifetime Achievement" Award

2007 and 2015- Jenesse Center "Circle of Excellence" Award

2008- Recipient of Anti-Defamation League Justice and Jurisprudence Award

2008- State Bar of California "Distinguished Pro Bono Service" Award

2008- Anti-Defamation League "Justice and Jurisprudence" Award

2009-Casa Cornelia Law Center "Inn of Court Pro Bono Publico" Award 

2009- Caregiver Award (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) 

2011- Bet Tzedek "Pro Bono Firm of the Year" Award

2014- ACLU "Criminal Justice" Award

Recipient, State Bar of California “Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award” 

Recipient, Jenesse Center Champion of Justice Award 

Southern California Rising Stars 

Southern California Super Lawyers 

 

Speaking, Writing and Sponsored Events

Sponsor, Women Founders Network

Sponsor, Asian Americans Advancing Justice 33rd Annual Anniversary Dinner

Author, "Breaking the cycle of Hollywood exclusion: The plight of women directors is a case in point"

Panelist, UCSD “Puente Project Panel:  Careers in Law” 

Author, “Competing Goals Amidst the ‘Opt-Out’ Revolution:  An Examination of Gender-Based Tax Reform in Light of New Data on Female Labor Supply” 

Author, “The Chicken or the Egg?”  article on diversity among commercial real estate professionals 

Featured, “Wanted:  Lawyers to Offer Veterans a Helping Hand” 

Sponsor, “Fashion Your Network” trunk show to celebrate women-owned businesses

Annual sponsor, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles fundraising dinner 

Sponsor, UCLA School of Law Diversity Reception

 

Accolades

 Select Representative Clients

  • Alliance of Western Milk Producers
  • AltaMed Health Services Corporation 
  • American Golf Corporation
  • American Industrial Real Estate Association (AIR)
  • APM Music
  • California Dairies, Inc.
  • California Dairy Environmental Justice Fund
  • Celluphone
  • Certi-Fresh Foods, Inc. 
  • City of Culver City
  • CityView
  • Classic Media, Inc. 
  • Clive Cussler
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Culture Jam, Inc. 
  • Culver City Chamber of Commerce
  • Culver Dairy, Inc. 
  • Dairy CARES
  • Damon Wayans
  • DreamWorks Animation, Inc.
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Dynaroll Corporation
  • East West Bank 
  • Elite Model Management Corp
  • Eni Oil & Gas Co.
  • Estate of Bob Marley 
  • Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company 
  • First Republic Bank
  • Gameloft Entertainment
  • Golden Boy Promotions
  • Goldrich & Kest Industries, LLC
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Harpo Productions
  • Holland Partners
  • Hot Studio, Inc. 
  • IMG Artists 
  • Imperial Irrigation District
  • James Cameron
  • Jane Seymour
  • JANUS et Cie
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg 
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Films
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Television
  • Joel Silver
  • John Ashkar
  • Just Host
  • K2 Network, Inc. 
  • KCRW Foundation
  • Kitson
  • Larry King
  • Lauren Graham
  • Lightstorm Entertainment
  • Lime Energy Co.
  • Live + Learn Properties
  • Logitech Inc.
  • Majestic Realty Co.
  • Marvel Entertainment
  • Meritage Homes Corp. 
  • Michael Flatley
  • Midnite Air Corp.
  • Mike Nichols
  • Milk Producers Council
  • Miller Automotive Properties
  • Monrovia Nursery
  • Mr. Chow Enterprises, Ltd. 
  • National Golf Properties
  • NBC Universal
  • NeilMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. 
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Oakland Athletics
  • OPI Products, Inc. 
  • Oscar De La Hoya
  • Pam Fryman
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Renee Fleming
  • Rexford Industrial
  • Rockview Dairies
  • Roll International Corporation 
  • Saban Entertainment
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • Seahan Bank
  • Savage Entertainment
  • Scooter Braun Projects, LLC 
  • Sequoia/Canongate Golf
  • Spark Unlimited
  • StarPoint Properties, LLC 
  • Stix Holdings, LLC 
  • Sugar Foods Corporation
  • The Kissel Company
  • The Klabin Company
  • The Sunrise Company
  • The Taubman Company
  • The Tolkien Trust 
  • Toho Co., Ltd.
  • Tom Cruise
  • Transpacific Development Company
  • TV Azteca
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • United Artists Entertainment LLC
  • ValleyCrest Companies
  • Warren Beatty
  • Weintraub Financial Services, Inc.
  • Wolff Sports Entities 
  • Wolff Urban Development, LLC