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Mr. Goldflam's practice emphasizes business and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Goldflam represents court-appointed receivers in many large scale fraud cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Goldflam also has extensive experience in handling environmental litigation and compliance matters, public and private construction contracts disputes, real property disputes, bad faith claims, and product liability and other tort-related matters. He routinely advises clients regarding general liability and environmental insurance coverage issues.

Mr. Goldflam's environmental law practice involves handling various complex matters, including "CERCLA" cost recovery and contribution actions, "RCRA" citizens' suits and Proposition 65 litigation. He also handles various complex matters, including "CERCLA" cost recovery and contribution actions, "RCRA" citizens' suits and Proposition 65 litigation. Mr. Goldflam also has extensive experience in litigating common law claims, such as nuisance and trespass, involving petroleum and other hazardous substance contamination.


Career Highlights

Reported Cases: Shamsian v. Atlantic Richfield Co. (2003) 107 Cal. App. 4th 967 (as a matter of first impression, the court held that a cause of action for civil penalties brought under the civil enforcement provision of Proposition 65 is subject to a one-year limitation period); Consumer Advocacy Group, Inc. v. Kintetsu Enterprises of America (2005) 129 Cal. App. 4th 540, review granted, 34 Cal. Rptr. 3d 657 (a notice of violation of Proposition 65 must be specific enough to inform the targeted respondent of the nature of the alleged violation, but superfluous material in a notice does not invalidate an otherwise lawful notice; court also held that Proposition 64 (unfair competition law) should not be applied retroactively)
Mr. Goldflam served as Extern to the Honorable Charles Springer (retired), Nevada Supreme Court. He also co-tried a case involving environmental insurance coverage claims exceeding $500 million.


Teaching Experience And Seminars

June 1997 to June 2001: Extension Instructor, University of California at Irvine, Civil Litigation and Ethics for the Legal Assistant. (Both are required courses in U.C. Irvine's Paralegal Certificate Program, which is approved by the American Bar Association)>

April 11, 2002: Conducted seminar for Los Angeles Paralegal Association - "Attorney Conflicts of Interest: What the Paralegal Needs to Know"

April 8, 2002: Panelist for Southwestern University School of Law's seminar - "The Practice of Environmental Law/Toxic Torts"

March 21, 2002: Conducted seminar for Beverly Hills/Century City Legal Secretaries Association - "Attorney-Client Confidentiality and the Legal Secretary"

January 24, 2001: Conducted seminar for Los Angeles Paralegal Association - "L.A.P.A. Confidential: Confidentiality and the Legal Assistant - A Seminar in Ethics"

October 12, 2000: Conducted seminar on motions for summary judgment and summary adjudication at the Los Angeles Paralegal Association's annual conference


Courts

Federal District, Central District of California
Federal District, Southern District of California
Federal District, Eastern District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Bar Associations

State Bar of California
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Litigation and Environmental Law Sections


Personal Background

Born: Van Nuys, California; January 8, 1970
University of California at Irvine, B.A., Social Ecology, 1992
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1995, summa cum laude
Moot Court Honors Program - Member
Southwestern Law Review - Special Projects Staff


Representative Clients

City of Huntington Beach
Robb Evans & Associates


Mr. Goldflam's practice emphasis is:

Creditors Rights and Commercial Litigation
Business Litigation

 
 
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