Steven D. Kramar / Esq.

Steve has practiced both litigation and transactional law for over 40 years. Early in his career, he gained significant trial experience as the designated trial attorney at a consumer focused law firm with a varied mix of personal injury, criminal, family and workers’ compensation law.

Seeking to gain more sophisticated and entrepreneurial experience, Steve joined a firm specializing in real estate syndication and general business formation, handling both transactional and litigation aspects of complex corporate, real estate, construction and probate law matters.

Following his entrepreneurial drive, and having developed practical experience in numerous areas of the law, Steve opened his own firm where he eventually concentrated on providing full service representation for small to medium size businesses and the personal concerns of their owners.

He takes a personal interest in his corporate clients; guiding them through the maze of applicable government regulations. He counsels them in all aspects of their businesses, and assists in the maintenance of corporate governance formalities such as the corporate filings, the conduct of meetings and preparation of minutes.

Steve is proud of his reputation as an advisor and counselor to those who seek out a personal, face to face relationship with their attorney. He is known as someone with whom they can discuss their concerns, hopes and desires on a continuing basis and who will learn and remember their personal and business circumstances to enable them to give advice in a shared context and not in a vacuum.

Steve’s litigation experience includes numerous jury and bench trials on such matters as medical malpractice, will contests, personal injury, and contract and real estate disputes. He has successfully prosecuted and defended class actions in several areas of law including disputes involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), wage and hours, and labor.

On the transactional side of the his practice, Steve has drafted documents for and handled numerous matters in such areas including: the purchase and sale of businesses as well as commercial and residential real estate, business formations including corporations, limited liability companies, limited and general partnerships, commercial agreements, employment and confidentiality agreements, employment handbooks, leases both residential and commercial, corporate mergers, collective bargaining agreements, and construction contracts.

He has significant experience in medical provider matters relating to the buying and selling of home health agencies and hospices and related representation in regard to regulatory agencies.

His clients include individuals and business in the business of Construction, Transportation, Medical Providers, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Labor Unions, Wholesale and Retail Sales, Food Services, Trade Schools and Real Estate Investment and Development.

He also has an active Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration practice helping clients to understand and articulate their testamentary wishes, and providing heirs and beneficiaries assistance in the intricacies of bringing a decedent’s desires to fruition.

Education:

  • University of Southern California, BA 1969
  • Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, JD 1972, top 10%

Admitted:

  • State Bar of California 1972
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California