Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer Named Among the 2017 Most Influential Women Lawyers by Los Angeles Business Journal

Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer's practice focuses on complex business litigation. Sharon has represented clients in cases involving a wide spectrum of matters, ranging from intellectual property and legal malpractice to contract disputes and securities fraud.

Sharon has represented both organizations and individuals, including corporate officers and directors, Fortune 500 companies, professional and other partnerships, technology companies and law firms. She has successfully handled trials and binding arbitrations, argued and won case dispositive motions, and prevailed in both state and federal appeals.

Sharon is a former president and a current board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a member of Public Counsel’s Board of Directors. She has been recognized as a Southern California “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine, and was recently named to the “Top 100 Women Lawyers” list by the Daily Journal.

As an attorney fluent in Hebrew and licensed to practice both in Israel and California, Sharon understands the unique challenges faced by Israeli companies litigating in the US and is able to navigate the legal systems both in the US and Israel. She has successfully represented Israeli-owned companies as well as local subsidiaries and affiliates of Israeli businesses in various types of business disputes.

Representative Cases

  • Defended a real estate partnership and its general partner in a multi-million dollar case involving claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Obtained a dismissal of the case on the pleadings and successfully defended the judgment through appeal.

  • Represented a Fortune 500 technology company in a six-week jury trial, resulting in a complete defense verdict on all claims which included breach of contract, securities fraud and other tort claims. Also obtained an award of over $1.8 million in attorneys’ fees and costs for the client and defended the verdict on appeal.

  • Represented a high-net-worth investor in a FINRA arbitration against one of the largest investment banks in the U.S. in a case involving claims of misrepresentations made in pitching to the client various investment strategies. Case resulted in a confidential settlement days before the arbitration hearing was to commence.

  • Represented investors in a limited partnership that owned and operated a hospital in Montclair in a dispute over the clients’ ownership interest in the limited partnership. After a favorable ruling was obtained at the conclusion of a two-week bench trial concerning issues of contract interpretation, the case resulted in a confidential settlement.

  • Defended a national law firm in a malicious prosecution case and obtained a favorable ruling on an anti-slapp motion. Defended judgment on appeal and obtained an award of attorneys’ fees and costs for the client.

  • Represented a physician in a RICO case involving allegations of medicare fraud. Prevailed on a motion to dismiss and defended the verdict through appeal, including oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Represented an investor in a joint venture in a dispute concerning the ownership of a hotel and other properties in Panama. Case resulted in a buy-out settlement to the client’s satisfaction.

Affiliations

  • Former President and current board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2013 – 2014
  • Member, Public Counsel Board of Directors, 2011 – present
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer Named Among the 2017 Most Influential Women Lawyers by Los Angeles Business Journal

Bird Marella principal Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of 2017's "Most Influential Women Lawyers." The list includes a total of 50 women attorneys in the Los Angeles region. To read more, please click here.

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