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Mr. Witkow is a Partner in the Firm's litigation department and actively practices law in both the firm’s California and Georgia offices. Mr. Witkow's practice focuses on general commercial litigation, including complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, real estate litigation, entertainment litigation and sports law. In addition, Mr. Witkow is focused on expanding the firm's sports law practice, representing both professional athletes and agents in contract disputes, regulatory compliance, and grievance, arbitration and disciplinary proceedings before the various professional sports players associations.
Mr. Witkow possesses substantial litigation experience with unfair business practices claims, copyright and trademark infringement matters, trade secrets, and employment and business contract disputes. Moreover, he has significant experience litigating matters in the area of software-related intellectual property disputes.
He has performed these services for companies in such industries as commercial real estate; professional basketball, football, and baseball; satellite television; and software development.
Mr. Witkow also has experience in the restructuring and workout of troubled real estate investments. Specifically, Mr. Witkow has broad experience in enforcing creditors' rights, including advising lenders on judicial and non-judicial foreclosure remedies under California law, prosecuting collection actions, and seeking prejudgment remedies and receiverships. He also has a wide array of bankruptcy litigation experience, including plan confirmation battles and stay relief. Mr. Witkow is currently representing several financial institutions and private equity firms as creditors in workouts, receiverships, foreclosures and bankruptcies, and has experience representing debtors in similar proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Witkow worked for a large Los Angeles-based law firm. While there, Mr. Witkow served as Counsel on the Rampart Independent Review Panel, which conducted an impartial analysis of the policies, culture, training, and disciplinary procedures of the Los Angeles Police Department in light of the Rampart corruption scandal.
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