Michael A. Taitelman is a general business litigator, with an emphasis on real estate and employment. Michael has extensive experience handling all aspects of business litigation, and has successfully tried numerous jury and non-jury trials to a successful conclusion.
Michael also provides business counseling services to a variety of clients, ranging from small, entrepreneurial businesses to large publicly traded companies. In this capacity, Michael serves as de facto general counsel, assisting emerging and established business with all of their legal needs.
Together with partner Bryan Freedman, Michael founded Freedman + Taitelman, LLP in 1997. Prior to that, Michael was a litigation associate at Alschuler, Grossman & Pines, now Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, LLP.
Michael is admitted to practice before all courts in California and belongs to the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Michael graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. He received his J.D. in 1991 from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael serves on various civic and charitable organizations in the community. Michael is married with two children.
Michael was honored as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2004, 2005 and 2006, a peer-based award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California. Additionally, Michael was recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, a peer-based award reserved only for the top 5% of all lawyers in Southern California.