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Attorney Frederick Lee focuses on providing businesses with the legal advice and assistance to his clients that they need to compete in today's market. As a litigator, Mr. Lee regularly appears in California state courts and private forums such as arbitrations and mediations. As a transactional lawyer, Mr. Lee has acquired the expertise to competently advise businesses with respect to employment issues, business organization, real estate acquisition, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, estate planning and other matters.

Mr. Lee is known for his keen business sense and his ability to provide effective legal solutions for both businesses and individuals. Mr. Lee has educated business owners and many individual clients with his on air free phone consultation throughout number of different radio stations, newspaper articles and publications. He has been the keynote speaker for the many different organizations.

A native of South Korea, Mr. Lee is bilingual (Korean and English) who maintain a deep commitment to Korean community in Southern California. For many years, Mr. Lee served as legal counsel for Korean American Federation of Orange County, Korean Sports Association of Orange County and Korean Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lee is regular guest to provide free legal service on the air to many radio stations located in Southern California.

Mr. Lee holds degrees from the University of California at Irvine, the Western State School of Law and completed Harvard Law School Negotiation program.

Personal Message to Prospective Business Clients:

I've been lucky as a business and real estate attorney because I've had the opportunity to handle a variety of legal matters. I feel that my diverse legal experience has enabled me to develop a unique and beneficial approach to the practice of business and corporate law. As you would expect, my number one priority is to achieve the best possible result for each business client. I know that if I ever needed to hire a business attorney it would be extremely important to me that I be kept up to date regarding my case. Accordingly, I make myself readily available to each of my clients, and I personally return all phone calls.

Areas of Practice:

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Collection
  • Fraud
  • Interference with Business Contracts & Relationships
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant Dispute

Litigation Percentage:

75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

State of California
United State Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Central District of California

Sam M. Muriella


University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL -- J.D. 1987
University California Irvine -- B.S. Degree, Major in Economics, 1984

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Dominick v. Collectors Universe (state court action): Obtained a dismissal of Plaintiff’s Complaint for unfair competition. In addition to dismissal, the court awarded attorneys fees, costs and sanctions in an amount in excess of $100,000.
  • Dominick v. Collectors Universe (federal court action): Successfully moved to dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint for antitrust and related claims.
  • Paz v. Chamberlain: Trial attorney for Cross-Defendant in which jury denied Cross-Complainant’s claim for damages in excess of $500,000.
  • Baron & Baron v. Automotive Frames: Trial attorney in trade secret lawsuit in which court awarded compensatory and punitive damages, injunctive relief and attorneys fees. Successfully defended resulting appeal.
  • Banc of America Leasing & Capital v. 3 Arch Trustee Services: Successful attorney on appeal in which court issued a published opinion (180 Cal. App. 4th 1090).
  • BAB v. Bee Investment: Obtained dismissal from district court in Illinois in franchise dispute.
  • Angelica Foundation v. Tokai Bank: Trial attorney for Defendant Tokai Bank in which the court denied Plaintiff’s claim for a lien worth $2,000,000.
  • Hausman v. Benefit Land Title: Trial attorney in which court denied Plaintiff’s claim for damages in excess of $400,000. Successfully defended resulting appeal.
  • KMC v. Ditech: Filed a summary judgment motion in which trial court dismissed trade secret lawsuit.
  • Merage v. Kayton: Obtained a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and appointment of a provisional director in dispute between shareholders of a substantial title insurance company.

Personal Reference:

  • Lee A. Parish, Esq., General Counsel – Chinatrust Bank (USA), Los Angeles, CA

Carl J. Pentis, Esq

담당: 민사 소송, 노동법 및 고용법 (회사 대변 전문) 소송 , 수송업 소송 및 분쟁 전문

Mr. Pentis received his BBA from Loyola Marymount University in 1975 and his M.B.A. from LMU in 1976. He then went on to receive his Executive MBA (AEMBA) from the Claremont Graduate School in 1986 under the tutelage of Peter F. Drucker. Mr. Pentis then attained his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Northrop University in 1983.

Mr. Pentis is a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the JD/MBA Association. Mr. Pentis is also licensed to practice at the United States Supreme Court.

He is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Delta Sigma Pi, and Delta Theta Phi (Vice Chancellor, 1993-1995; Chancellor, 1995-1997).

Mr. Pentis authored "Public Interest Under the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 and the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978," Spring, 1983, "A Comparison Between United States Domestic Pollution Acts and the International Civil Liability and Fund Conventions," and "Water Rights as Applied to Solar Energy Protection," Winter, 1980, Northrop University Law Journal of Aerospace, Energy and the Environment. Member, Association of Transportation Law Logistics & Policy.

Carl was born in Berwyn, Illinois, on August 22nd, 1954. Carl has a family with his wife, Sherrill, and three kids Michelle, William (the favorite), and Andrew, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Serving Southern California with decades of experience in Business Law, Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Employment Law, Insurance Defense, EEOC and FEHA Claims (discrimiation and harassment), and Transportation (Contracts and Carmack Amendment Claims. Services include:


  • Contract review and negotiation
  • Contract enforcement
  • Contract avoidance
  • Contract business risk analysis and planning
  • Strategy on breach enforcement or avoidance


  • Litigation evaluation
  • Litigation avoidance
  • Litigation (complaint preparation, litigation budgeting, litigation planning, discovery, pre-trial, discovery motions, dispositive motions, trial, appeal, and enforcement)

Alternative Dispute Resolution:

  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Settlement Conferences
  • Arbitration


  • Employment contract evaluation
  • Preparation of employment contracts
  • Evaluate and modify employee handbooks
  • Prepare and evaluate confidentiality, non compete, at-will employment, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training (certified trainer)
  • Negotiate and prepare severance and release agreements
  • Wage and Hour complainance evaluation, planning and litigation
  • Independent contractor vs. employee classification evaluation, planning, and litigation (misclassification)
  • Staffing Company representation and planning, including tempory staffing and PEO
  • Employer representation in relationships with staffing companies

Logistics and Transportation:

  • Carmack Amendment Claims- prosecution, defense and evaluation
  • Representation of common and contract motor carriers
  • Prepare, negotiate and evaluate transporation contracts
  • Prepare, negotiate and evaluate warehouse (and value added) contracts
  • Litigation of disputes in Federal or State courts (as appropriate)

Frederic M. Douglas

담당: 특허, 트레이드 마크, 연방 소송건
Cal. Bar # 212778; PTO Registration # 48,813
    Courts Admitted to Practice:
  • U.S. Central, Northern Districts of California
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Eastern District of Texas


  • President, Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, UC Davis Law Review
  • Moot Court
  • Faculty Appointments Committee
  • King Hall Alumni Scholarship Award
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY -- B.S. Chemical Engineering, May 1996

Litigation Experience:

  • Federal Court litigation since 1998.
  • Lead Attorney for 3 plaintiff and 4 defendant patent litigation suits.
  • Two federal trials (one jury, one bench).
  • One state bench trial.
  • Lead Attorney for 11 Calif. State Court suits.
  • Extensive Experience Drafting Pleadings and Briefs.
  • Extensive Experience Responding to Motions and Related Hearings.
  • Usually 1st chair or only chair for trials.
  • Patent and Trademark practice since 1999.
  • Defended 37 depositions.
  • Propounded 10 depositions.
  • Lead attorney on matters involving disputes regarding sales of goods, debt collection, services contracts, extortion, and negotiable instruments.
  • $1 million judgment for Online Libel.
  • Trade Secret Litigation Cases (including favorable settlement first day of trial).