A Professional Corporation

Fighting With Steadfast Intention

Employment Law and Business
Litigation Attorneys Serving
Los Angeles, California

Leonard Lerner

Attorney at Law

With over 40 years of experience as a litigator, Leonard shares his skilled services with his community in California.

Michael Weiss

Attorney at Law
Business and Employment Law

Michael has a history of success in his field of business law. He is a powerful negotiator and ready to advocate for you.

Illinois State Bar Association
Bar of California
State Bar of Arizona

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

Serving the greater Los Angeles area, we at Lerner & Weiss will protect your business, as we bring our years of experience, extensive knowledge, and powerful negotiating skills to help you reach your goals. We take a collaborative approach so you know what's happening every step of the way. 
From our offices in Woodland Hills and San Diego, we extend our services to clients in Ventura County, Orange County, and the surrounding areas.


We Protect Your Interests With Vigor


Our Knowledge and
Passion for Our Field


We Bring Careful Focus and
value added to your Business

Practice Areas

For all your business needs, we are here with skilled and experienced advocacy on our side.

Employment Law

Employment Law

From employment document preparation to employer defense after an accusation, we aggressively represent employer’s rights.

Business Law

Business Law

Your business is important. Our firm provides support for business formation, operations, partnership disputes, and more.

Business Law

Real Estate Law

You deserve real estate lawyers that will protect your interests throug every process, including basic transactions and complicated disputes.

Business Litigation

Business Litigation

We litigate issues such as breach of contract, business dissolution, trade secrets, business torts, and more. Don't face your dispute alone.

Advice Backed by Experience

PeWe approach each client as if we were an extension of their business team. Our attorneys provide guidance with business formation and termination, transaction negotiations, and documentation, as well as representing you in all phases of litigation. For the quality service you deserve, turn to Lerner & Weiss.

Recent Results

Lerner & Weiss

$129,498.00 Demand by Former Employee

Recovered pre-litigation for $10,000.00

Through counsel, former employee of client made pre-litigation demand of $129,498.00, alleging Wrongful Termination, Unpaid Wages/Overtime, Missed Meal and Rest Periods, Wage Statement Violation, Failure to Engage in Interactive Process and Reasonable Accommodation, Discrimination, Harassment and Disparate Treatment, and Labor Code § 203 Wait Time Penalties. Matter was resolved pre-litigation for $10,000.00, to be paid over four (4) months.

$117,250.00 Demand by Former Employee

Pre-Litigation for $1,000.00.

Through counsel, former employee of client made pre-litigation demand of $117,250.00, alleging Wrongful Termination, Harassment and Discrimination, Labor Code § 2802 violations (Failure to Reimburse), Unpaid Wages/Overtime, Wage Statement Violations, Missed Meal and Rest Periods, Labor Code § 203 Wait Time Penalties, and Punitive Damages. Matter was resolved pre-litigation for $1,000.00.

Recovery for Violation of Trade Secrets and Trademark Violation

Recovered $50,000.00 pre-litigation.

Recovered $50,000.00 for client from third-party who unlawfully disclosed and utilized client’s trade secrets and registered trademark. Settlement Agreement also included liquidated damage clause for any future violation, intentional or unintentional, by third-party.

Buyer who Breached Purchase/Sale Agreement.

$223,324.50 Mediation Awarded to Residential Seller

Subsequent to Buyer waiving all contingencies as to purchase of residential property, Buyer failed to complete the transaction, alleging that due to COVID-19 pandemic Buyer was no longer able to obtain the financing Buyer alleged to have arranged for purchase of the residence...

$245,923 Preferential Payment Claim Defended

Settled for $10,000.00

Assignee sought to recover $245,923 from firm’s insurance company client, alleging that prior insurance premiums payments by assignor were in fact preferential payments and therefore recoverable. Through discovery, law firm established that the payments in question were made in the usual, customary and ordinary course of business and were therefore not recoverable by assignee.

$180,000.00 Commercial Collection

Settlement of $220,000.00

Client provided services to a third party. When third party refused to pay for the services and did not respond to a demand letter complaint was filed. Immediately thereafter, an application for prejudgment writ of attachment was filed...

Don’t Let This Happen to You: Why You Need a Real Estate Lawyer in Los Angeles

July 3, 2024 | by Lerner & Weiss

A Los Angeles real estate law firm like Lerner & Weiss can be instrumental in cases like Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, California.

Owners and Employees of a Business May Be Held Personally Liable for Violations of the California Labor Code

June 27, 2024 | by Lerner & Weiss

Doing business in Los Angeles? Get an employer defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of the California labor code.

California Supreme Court Upholds Good Faith Defense for Employers: A Win Against Wage Statement Penalties

June 19, 2024 | by Lerner & Weiss

Do you have a good faith defense to an employee’s claim of violation of the California Labor Code?

Commercial Landlords and Long-Term Leases

June 13, 2024 | by Lerner & Weiss

Landlords should know the effect of long-term leases on the reassessment of real property for taxation purposes.

Skilled Advocacy for California Employers

Employers have rights that need to be protected and enforced. We help employers create contracts that lessen the likelihood of issues arising. But, if you are being faced with any employment legal matters, such as wage and hour disputes, termination, discrimination, accommodations, and PAGA claims, reach out to us for diligent advocacy, we are ready to stand by your side.

Skilled Advocacy for California Employers

Robust Legal Strategies Tailored to Your Needs

Your goals are important to us at Lerner & Weiss. Our employment law and business litigation attorneys understand the ins and outs of the law, and we strive to help you prevent any possible issues that may occur in the future. However, when issues do arise, we are here for you. We can serve your needs in employment law, business law, real estate law, business litigation, employer defense, and more. For guidance, reach out and schedule a consultation.

Our firm proudly serves the greater Los Angeles area, including the communities of Woodland Hills, San Diego, Ventura County, Orange County, and the surrounding areas. If you are in the area and seek knowledgeable attorneys to help you either create solid plans or to be strong litigators, look no further than our team. With almost 70 years of combined experience, we have an understanding of the law as well as the skills that can help you in your case.