Marc H. Greenberg is a member of the California State Bar (since 1979), and is licensed to practice in all state courts. He is also a member of the U.S. District Court Bar for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, and for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His practice specializes in civil matters. He is both a litigator, a transactional attorney, and a trained and certified neutral with extensive experience in all three areas of practice. He specializes in handling, and/or resolving disputes in Copyright, Trademark, Entertainment, Right of Publicity and related areas in Intellectual Property Law, and in Business Law, Corporate Law, and Real Property Law (both residential and commercial).(CV)
AV Preeminent Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
Drawing on over 36 years of experience, MHG has served, and is available to serve, as an expert witness on a variety of subjects, including industry standards in entertainment and other IP based businesses, the training and ordinary skills expected of attorneys, and other subjects.
Goal Oriented Litigation
Getting results in litigation requires understanding client goals and managing client expectations. MHG has extensive experience litigating a wide array of civil matters; experience which allows him to accurately predict likely litigation outcomes and counsel clients accordingly. MHG is directly involved in all aspects of each case, and maintains frequent contact with clients.He recognizes that the client's knowledge of the case and the parties involved is critical to a successful outcome, so clients are an active participant in all aspects of their case.
Strategy and Keeping Fees Reasonable
Keeping legal fees reasonable is a key goal of MHG's approach. After gathering all relevant facts, documents and identification of necessary parties, MHG and the client develop an initial case strategy and approach. As the case progresses, the strategy is adapted if necessary. Clients are always involved in all key decisions and all aspects of the case are explained fully and clearly.
Creative Settlement Approaches
Over 90% of all civil cases are resolved via an out-of-court settlement. MHG has negotiated thousands of settlements, and brings a creative approach to this process. Negotiating settlements often involves developing proposals that will satisfy the needs of all parties - needs which sometimes are not based in economic or even rational terms.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
MHG is a trained arbitrator/mediator and has also conducted arbitration of civil disputes. He has represented clients in a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution forums. Arbitration and/or mediation can prove to be an effective and less expensive alternative to litigation. MHG brings 37 years of experience and judgment to help parties reach fair and equitable resolution to civil disputes in a fast and economic manner.
Areas of Expertise
MHG has extensive experience handling transactions in General Business Law, Entertainment Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Real Property Law, Private Offerings of Stock, Construction Law, and Employment law. He incorporates closely held corporations, creates Limited Liability Companies, and Partnerships.
Clients in transactional matters have critical information and insights into the matters they are seeking legal help with. MHG recognizes this and keeps clients involved with all aspects of the transactions he is assisting with. Clients are often partners in the drafting of transaction documents, offering feedback and ideas.
Long and Short-Term Projects
The needs of clients in transactional matters often vary in scope and duration. MHG's experience allows him to assess the long and short term needs of clients and to provide consistency of representation no matter how long or complex the transactions are or become
As a veteran member of the California State Bar, with a practice primarily based in Northern California, MHG has developed an extensive network of other practictioners. If a client need is outside of his expertise, often MHG can refer the matter to another suitable attorney.