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Jeffrey M. Blank, Esq., Partner

UCLA School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Licensed Real Estate Broker, Realtor ®
Gift 35 Award Recipient
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient
UCLA, B.A., Communication Studies, cum laude

Jeffrey primarily represents corporate clients and individuals of high net worth in civil litigation, business disputes, family law, and contract negotiations.

EXPERIENCE

  • For over 10 years, Jeffrey has handled a wide variety of complex litigation and transactional matters, including numerous class actions. From the inception of a case through settlement, trial, or arbitration, Jeffrey has extensive experience in aggressively fighting for the best result for his clients at every phase of the case.
  • For over six years, Jeffrey worked as an attorney at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP, one of the top law firms in the country, where he was a member of the firm's (1) Business Trial practice group and (2) Real Estate and Land Use Litigation practice group. Jeffrey served on the Recruiting Committee for the Orange County office. Additionally, Jeff was in charge of mentoring and handling assignment coordination for the summer associates in the Orange County office. Jeff was elected by his peers to serve on the firm's Associate Issues Committee.
  • Jeffrey has extensive experience dealing with a wide variety of federal and state acts, including the Truth In Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), and California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL).
  • Jeffrey has wide-ranging experience dealing with negotiations and litigation concerning real estate purchase agreements, lease agreements, disclosure requirements, eminent domain, adverse possession, short sale transactions, and construction defects.
  • Jeffrey has handled hundreds of cases involving general areas of civil law, including breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, interference with contractual relations, interference with prospective economic advantage, and breach of fiduciary duty.

KEY MATTERS

  • Throughout his career, Jeffrey has regularly represented his clients in key contract negotiations, with millions of dollars at stake at each transaction. For example, in 2008, Jeffrey obtained a salary of over $7 million for Colorado Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins through the baseball arbitration process.
  • In a matter of first impression in California state courts, Jeffrey successfully argued that rescission under the federal Truth-In-Lending Act is not suitable for class action treatment. In this case, Jeffrey’s team exceeded client expectations, which practice constitutes Jeffrey’s, as well as Blank & Dahl, LLP’s standard operating procedure.
  • In a high-profile land use case, Jeffrey crafted critical briefs that enabled his client to obtain a preliminary injunction that prevented a city from using the power of eminent domain to take his client’s land.
  • Jeffrey argued key motions and took depositions in the highly publicized case, City of Anaheim v. Los Angeles of Anaheim, in which the name of the MLB team was in dispute.

PERSONAL

  • An avid sports fan, Jeffrey, while an undergraduate student at UCLA, served as the Sports Information Director for the UCLA Baseball Team, in which he actively managed media relations and marketing for the team, and served as the team's play by play radio announcer. Jeffrey's 1997 media guide received national recognition. ARTICLE ON JEFFREY'S TENURE AS BASEBALL SID
  • During the summer of 2011, Jeffrey traveled to Prague and served as the bench coach for Team UCLA-USA in an international baseball tournament.
  • Jeffrey represents the best interests of his clients throughout every phase of the litigation process with great dedication, and balances this with an approachable attitude that ensures that the cases he handles are resolved in a smooth and efficient manner.