When experience matters most

Wertlieb Law Corp, led by principal Neil J Wertlieb, provides law-related services. Mr. Wertlieb brings more than three decades of experience as a corporate transactional lawyer, including two decades as a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

Mr. Wertlieb’s areas of expertise include: corporate governance and business transactions (including acquisitions, securities offerings and restructurings); and attorney ethics and attorney standard of care. Wertlieb Law Corp benefits from Mr. Wertlieb’s many years of experience, including the following:

  • Transactional Law: Mr. Wertlieb’s legal practice over the past 34 years has focused on corporate governance and business transactions (including acquisitions, securities offerings and restructurings) – the past two decades as a Partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, a top-tier international law firm headquartered in New York City.
  • Teaching: Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law, where for the past 17 years Mr. Wertlieb has been teaching a transaction skills course of his own design (entitled Life Cycle of a Business), which includes deal-making, negotiation, contract drafting and ethics. His 3-unit course satisfies one of the requirements for UCLA students seeking a Business Law and Policy Specialization.
  • Attorney Ethics: Chair of the State Bar of California’s Ethics Committee (officially known as the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct), and Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee.
  • Publications: General Editor of Ballantine & Sterling: California Corporation Laws, a 7-volume treatise on the laws governing businesses in the State of California. Ballantine & Sterling: California Corporation Laws has been cited as an authority in more than 500 federal and state court opinions, 25 SEC No-Action Letters and other administrative reference materials, and 50 law review articles.

These experiences have led to more than two dozen expert witness engagements in business disputes involving corporate governance and business transactions, as well as in cases involving attorney malpractice and attorney ethics.