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Michael Coleman is a senior litigation associate at Gavrilov & Brooks.  Michael's practice is focused on corporate litigation, corporate governance, contract disputes, employment law, real estate related matters, and trade secret misappropriation.  Michael has prevailed in numerous trials, arbitrations and appeals.  In addition to his extensive trial and appellate experience, Michael has successfully guided clients through mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.   


Michael represents a broad range of clients, including institutional banks, governmental entities, private equity lenders, trucking companies, construction companies, real estate developers, Hollywood producers, and legal professionals.  Michael takes a hands-on approach to assist his clients in minimizing risk and legal exposure.  When legal action is unavoidable, he aggressively litigates cases to protect his clients' interests.  Michael places a premium on client communication and implementing cost-effective litigation strategies. 



All state courts in the State of California

United States District Court, Central District

United States District Court, Eastern District



New York University, B.A.

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.

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