2018 Leading Adviser Supplement

28 Acquisition International - Leading Advisers 2018 1805AI27 6 Issue 5 2018 Robertson & Culver, LLP operates with a mission of providing responsive, decisive and effective representation on business litigation. We profiled the law firm as we look to gain an insight into the ongoing success of the business. ocated in the heart of Southern California, Robertson & Culver, LLP is a boutique sized, business litigation law firm based in Orange Country. Amongst the firm, are three partners all specialising in their own various sectors; Jon Robertson, Marilyn Martin-Culver and Walter Crandall. Possessing invaluable experience, the team at Robertson & Culver has a unique skillset and holds extensive litigation and counselling knowledge, covering a vast array of matters, including real estate, corporate, partnership, finance, employment, contract disputes and business torts. The team serves as trusted legal advisors through its practical approach and seasoned advice. Although Robertson & Culver work with businesses from a variety of industries, the firm places a focus on the preparation for and conducting of trials in its practice. The firm recognises that even with increasing specialisation within the legal profession, the skills of trial lawyers in negotiations, and in utilising other means of resolving disputes, are extremely important. Furthermore, the firm is experienced in a wide variety of general civil litigation in both federal and state courts. The firm also represents clients before state, as well as federal regulatory bodies and advises business clients in non-adversarial settings regarding litigation-related matters such as creditors’ rights, employer-employee relations and other strategic issues. Robertson & Culver can reach the desired outcome in representing either plaintiffs or defendants in business disputes and litigation. The lawyers at Robertson & Culver seek clients which acknowledge that litigation is an ever growing part of the business climate, and one which must be addressed thoughtfully in order to minimise costs and maximise results. These clients range from larger publicly traded entities to small start-up companies. Crucial to the firm’s success, has been the fact that its clients appreciate the organisation’s efforts to analyse litigation from a business perspective, being mindful that well- designed, cost-effective approaches make for winning results. Well-regarded in the Orange County legal community, Jon Robertson began his career with the national law firm McKenna, Conner & Cuneo followed by work at the international law firmMcDermott, Will & Emery. Mr. Robertson has tried 26 contested cases to verdict or judgment in his career, all as first chair. In addition, he has conducted numerous arbitrations and mediations. Company: Robertson & Culver, LLP Contact: Jon R. Robertson Address: 2601 Main Street, Suite 500, Irvine, California, 92614, USA Phone: 001 714 361 2111 Website: www.rc-attorneys.com Litigation Solutions for Successful Businesses L 1805AI27 Among other notable matters, Jon successfully represented a party in what is considered the fifth largest embezzlement case in modern American history. In addition, he served as interim Chief Operations Officer during Suzuki Motor of America’s re-organisation out of bankruptcy. Jon received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College in 1984, where he was selected for Mortar Board. He obtained his juris doctor in 1987 from the University of Southern California Law School where he was a Hale Moot Court Competition Finalist. Marilyn Martin-Culver has 35 years of business litigation experience in Southern California. Her career includes 15 years with the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster, LLP and more than eight years with the national law firm, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Marilyn is a current member of the Orange County Bar Association, and previously served as the Chair of its Business Litigation Section. She has also served on the Boards of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association of Orange County, and the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. Marilyn received her Bachelor of Arts in English with honours from U.C.L.A. in 1980, and she graduated from U.C.L.A. School of Law in 1983. Rounding out the firm’s depth of experience, Walter Crandall has practiced law in Southern California for 11 years as a litigator. He has tried four cases to jury verdict, including as first and second chair, resulting in favourable judgments for his clients. In addition, Walter has conducted numerous evidentiary hearings, arbitrations and mediations. His practice area focuses on contract and employment disputes, but he also advises employers on proactive measures to identify legal risk and mitigate potential liability. Walter received his B.A. in Economics, with honours, from the University of California, Berkeley and he received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Ultimately, delivering excellent customer service is something which is very important to the firm, alongside producing outstanding results. Robertson & Culver is grateful for the clients who have expressed their confidence in the firm by working with its attorney multiple times over the years, as issues and opportunities arise in their business. This is a key component of the firm’s success. Robertson & Culver prides itself on having earned its clients’ trust, one matter at a time, through creatively addressing the many challenges associated with litigation. eading Business Litigator of the Year, California

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