Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Our firm offers experienced legal counsel & strategic representation to small & medium-size businesses & high net worth individuals in Southern California.

Firm Overview

The firm of Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP (BKCG) core practice areas are:

-Business Litigation
-Employment Litigation Defense
-Real Estate Litigation
-Investment Litigation
-Business Transactions
-Labor & Employment Law
-Real Estate Law
-Auto Dealership Law
-Estate Planning
-Administrative Law
-Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
-Appellate Law
-FINRA Arbitration
-AAA Arbitration
-Shareholder Derivative Claims
-Entity Formations and Structuring
-Real Estate Leases and Purchases
-Buy-Sell and other Shareholders' Agreements
-Contract Review, Drafting and Negotiating
-Business Risk Management
-E-Commerce Law
-Insurance Litigation
-Legal Malpractice
-Mediation
-Oil and Gas Litigation
-Trade Secrets

Main Office

Main Office
2020 Main Street, Suite 600
Irvine CA 92614

Phone

(949) 975-7500

Employment

Estate Planning

Real Estate

Alton G. Burkhalter, Managing Partner

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Mr. Burkhalter is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer, the highest ranking in ethics and ability by Martindale-Hubbell. He was also selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer for Business Litigation every year since 2007.

Mr. Burkhalter represents and advises clients in a wide variety of business settings from the purchases and sales of businesses to terminating partners and business units.

His areas of practice are:
-Business Litigation
-Real Estate Litigation
-Corporate Disputes
-Business and Real Estate Transactions
-Auto Dealer Representation

He has received multiple "8 figure" jury trial awards including a Nashville jury verdict of $30.4 million.

To contact Mr. Burkhalter call 866-454-2281 today.

Daniel Kessler, Partner

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Mr. Kessler heads the firm's litigation department and has litigated and tried a variety of business cases ranging from employment terminations to real estate development disputes. He has secured multiple million-dollar jury verdicts for his clients, including significant punitive damage awards. Mr. Kessler has successfully defended clients before, during and at trial, including prevailing on several motions to dismiss the opposition's case in its entirety, saving the expense of further trial. He is also a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution, as well, participating both as an advocate, and a neutral mediator.

Mr. Kessler is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell's peer review rating system, the highest ranking (5.0 out of 5.0) in legal ability and ethics. Additionally, Mr. Kessler has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer for Business Litigation each year since 2011.

To contact Mr. Kessler call 866-454-2281.

William C. George, Partner

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

William C. George has been licensed for 33 years, is an accomplished practitioner in estate planning and tax law, and has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer. He's also an AV Preeminent rated lawyer, the top ranking in ability and ethics by Martindale- Hubbell.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Estate Planning 65%
Estate Administration 35%

To contact Mr. George call 866-454-2281.

Gregory M. Clement, Partner

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Gregory Clement has been licensed for 28 years. He focuses his practice on corporate, real estate and transactional matters as well as employment law. He is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer, the top ranking in ability and ethics by Martindale- Hubbell and is fluent in French and German.

To contact Mr. Clement call 866-454-2281.

Michael Oberbeck, Senior Counsel

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Mr. Oberbeck has been licensed for 23 years and focuses his practice on business litigation issues throughout California.

Areas of Law
-Commercial and Residential Real Property Disputes
-Employment Disputes, Focusing on Discrimination and Wrongful Termination
-Business Disputes
-Trademark and Intellectual Property Litigation
-Franchise Issues
-Alternate Dispute Resolution
-Appellate Practice

To contact Mr. Oberbeck call 866-454-2281.

Amber M. Sanchez, Senior Counsel

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Ms. Sanchez has been licensed for 13 years and focuses on litigation at the firm. Ms. Sanchez currently handles a wide range of complex business and employment litigation matters, and consistently achieves positive results for the firm's clients including negotiating and securing numerous favorable settlements, preparing cases for trial, and successfully arguing issues on appeal.

Areas of Law
-Civil Business Litigation
-Employment Litigation
-Zoning, Land Use & Review of Administrative Decisions
-Appellate Practice

To contact Ms. Sanchez call 866-454-2281.

Joshua A. Waldman, Senior Counsel

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Mr. Waldman has been licensed for 17 years and focuses his practice primarily on business disputes. He has been highly successful by achieving favorable settlements, and winning in multiple trials and arbitrations.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
-Business Litigation
-Employment Litigation
-Securities Litigation
-Real Estate Litigation

To contact Mr. Waldman call 866-454-2281.

Keith E. Butler, Senior Associate

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Mr. Butler has been licensed for 28 years and focuses his practice on business disputes. He spends 90% of his time on Business Litigation and the other 10% on Real Estate Transactions.

To contact Mr. Butler call 866-454-2281.

Rosamund M. Lockwood, Senior Associate

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Ms. Lockwood has been licensed for 21 years and focuses her practice on litigation. Ms. Lockwood has skillfully managed cases involving trade secret and unfair competition claims, contract disputes, securities litigation, commercial litigation, and a wide variety of other business torts. She is also heavily involved in the firm's appellate practice, both in state and federal court.

Areas of Law
-Civil Business Litigation
-Auto Dealership Law
-Trade Secret
-Unfair Competition Claims
-Contract Disputes
-Securities Litigation
-Commercial Litigation
-Business Torts
-Employment


To contact Ms. Lockwood call 866-454-2281.

Andrew M. Cummings, Associate

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Mr. Cummings has been licensed for 4 years and is an attorney with the firm's litigation unit. Mr. Cummings currently handles a wide range of complex business and employment litigation matters.

Areas of Law
-Business Litigation
-Employment Litigation

To contact Mr. Cummings call 866-454-2281.

Jonathan R. Stilz, Associate

Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP

Mr. Stilz has been licensed for 3 years and focuses his practice primarily on business and real estate disputes. He also has experience handling corporate, securities, and products liability matters. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Stilz has a background in real estate management and investments.

Areas of Law
-Business Law
-Commercial Law
-Real Estate Law
-Employment Law
-Securities Law
-Construction Law

To contact Mr. Stilz call 866-454-2281.