Eric J. Lorenzini
State Bar of California
J.D., Stanford Law School, with distinction
B.A., Trinity College; Phi Beta Kappa, with honors
Eric has a broad civil litigation practice, representing both defendants and plaintiffs in real estate, copyright, trademark, trade secret, breach of contract, fiduciary duty, fraud, and unfair competition matters. He has worked with clients in various industries in actions involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other commercial torts. He is also trusted by commercial landlords and tenants in actions for unlawful detainer and breach of lease. Eric is also a strong defender of intellectual property and First Amendment rights, defending various individuals and organizations in contract compliance, copyright, idea submission, freedom of speech, defamation, partnership duties, and other matters.
Association of Business Trial Laywers (ABTL), Los Angeles, Board of Governors
Won summary judgment on contractor’s breach of contract claim against developer on grounds that the contractor was operating without a bona fide “responsible managing employee,” in violation of the Contractors’ State Licensing Law.
Won dismissal of claims for defamation and interference with economic advantage pursuant to the “anti-SLAPP”statute.
Successful defense of a major pharmaceutical company at trial in a fraud action brought by an institutional investor.
Representation of owners, developers, and general contractors in construction defect matters.
Representation of commercial landlords and tenants in breach of lease and eviction matters.
Defense of a distributor of kitchen and home products in an action for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.
Representation of a title insurance company in suit against its insurer, including successful motion for summary adjudication on liability for breach of duty to defend and bad faith.
Defense of an S&P 100 real estate company in an action arising out of its buyout of a limited partner.
Representation of a videogame publisher in a breach-of-contract action against a videogame producer.
Defense of a movie studio in a copyright and idea-submission action concerning a major motion picture.