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Nathan Wirtschafter

Nathan Wirtschafter

California Business Litigation and Business Collection
  • Business Law, Collections
  • California
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Reviewed by Douglas Patrick Roy April 14, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Nathan was strategic and effective. He quickly saw that the relevant case law was evolving in a way that was beneficial to his client and brought it to the attention of the judge early and often. Nathan was a strong advocate for his client while also being reasonable and respectful in dealings with opposing counsel.
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Nathan D. Wirtschafter, Corp. is a business litigation firm. We represent clients in California’s state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation. We represent large companies, small businesses and individuals. Our work is informed by over 40 years of litigation practice, encompassing hundreds of cases and disputes. The firm is committed to being personable, professional, creative, effective, consistent, ethical, highly skilled, tenacious and thorough. We strive to find the best strategy to help our clients achieve their goals as quickly as possible within a budget that fits their needs. We recommend practical and innovative solutions. We do our work diligently and on time. Our focus is to continue with the practices and strategies that have been successful in the past, while trying to improve on things that can be done better. We trust and believe in our work and the future. Our attorneys ask “what can I do today?” to make your case. As such, we sustain a high-level of motivation to provide excellent personal service. We invite you to learn more about our professionals and the services we provide. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how we can make your case in California. Please contact us via email (ndw@ndwlaw.com) or by telephone at (818) 660-2518 for more information. (Disclaimer: This is attorney advertising by Nathan D. Wirtschafter, Corp. This communication is designed for general information only. The information presented should neither be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. This communication does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.)

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Collections
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    Contingency fees available on certain matters.
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Nathan D. Wirtschafter, Corp.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (1995) | Law
Published "Fourth Quarter Choke: How the IRS Blew the Corporate Sponsorship Game," 27 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1465 (1994).
Honors: Student Body President; Day Division 1993-94
Activities: Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
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Johns Hopkins University
B.A. (1990) | History
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Loyola College
M.A. (1990) | History
Masters thesis entitled "Peter Drucker: Apostle of Modern Management."
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California
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22 Questions Answered
Q. I what to incorporate so as to give an Artificially Intelligent agent legal rights as a corporation, is that possible?
A: I think that if you obtained consent from the Shareholders, Board of Directors and Officers, certain decisions might be made via AI. It's certainly an interesting concept. However, a corporation does not always protect ownership from personal liability. In other words, the court could still hold the humans responsible for certain kinds of corporate misconduct. For example, if the company used AI to make decisions that produced a car with an exploding gas tank, it's the humans who are going to be liable, along with the programmers.
Q. 33 months passed, and we just fired our contractor, after he did not complete a 6 month remodel. 17K was overpaid to
A: It always looks better to the judicial officer if the plaintiff tried to resolve the dispute, in a reasonable way, before filing a lawsuit. This dispute sounds significant enough that it would be worthwhile to get legal advice, especially if the work was substandard. Please check if your contractor has a license, and whether that license was applicable to the work being done. In California providing contracting services without a license is a misdemeanor. See Bus. & Prof. Code § 7028(a). Plaintiff is entitled to a full refund of “all compensation” paid. See id. at § 7031(b).
Q. How many days for filing motion for attorney fees would be considered abandonement of claim?
A: There are not a lot of specifics in the query, so here is some general information: Reasonable attorneys fees may be awarded as costs, if authorized by law or contract. Code Civ. Proc. 1033.5(a). The claimant has the burden of proof. If, for example, you are seeking to recover attorneys fees as the prevailing party in a breach of contract lawsuit, the claimant must file a motion requesting such fees after entry of judgment. The motion must be filed within the time limit for filing an appeal. If a notice has been served, the time limit is 60 days after entry of judgment. Otherwise, it is usually 180 days after the date of entry of judgment. There may be extensions due to stipulation or court order.
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16501 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 610
Encino, CA 91436
Telephone: (818) 660-2518
Fax: (818) 450-0660
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