About KGSW

Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware LLP is a full-service business law firm that handles complex legal matters for many different types of clients, from individuals and small businesses, to a variety of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial enterprises and non-profit organizations. Our attorneys are recognized leaders in their fields and have become trusted business advisers at identifying potential risks and maximizing business opportunities.

Financial transactions and complex litigation matters often demand non-traditional responses. Our firm understands our clients’ businesses and offers legal counsel and creative solutions to ensure they achieve their business goals and financial objectives.

We concentrate our practice on…

Business & Corporate Litigation

Our business litigation services encompass a wide variety of areas related to real estate, financial and fiduciary responsibilities, labor, human resources and employment contracts. We also deal with intellectual property interpretations, securities and shareholder law, insurance matters, and other related areas.

We work with a broad spectrum of industries including entertainment, media, consumer product and financial service entities. We are experienced in handling sensitive negotiations, arbitration and litigation matters, working directly with C-level executives and in-house counsel.

Our team is equally comfortable in both prosecuting and defending firms in front of state, federal and local administrative agencies, using the best and most appropriate legal strategies to conclude trial, litigation, settlement and dispute resolutions as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.


We work with builders in the development phase of their projects, and help them prepare governing documents such as CC&Rs to ensure that planned communities maintain a high degree of functional operations and standard of living for all residents. Our attorneys also work with boards of directors and HOA officers to make sure that they are well versed on community association laws, regulations, contracts, corporate compliance, insurance, financial and assessment issues. We are also able to utilize our extensive community association experience to help educate new board members and officers, minimizing the potential for future legal conflicts whenever possible.

Our attorneys also work with governing bodies to help them avoid liability issues related to numerous rules and regulations that govern California homeowner associations. If needed, we can also represent association management in disputes and lawsuits, providing mediation, negotiation and arbitration services. When a situation demands a stronger action, we are also ready to work with our clients to provide aggressive and experienced trial litigation services to protect their interests.

Real Estate Law

As one of the founding cornerstones of our organization, we have extensive experience in all areas of real estate law. We represent clients large and small, ranging from landlords and owners of single and multi-tenant properties to Fortune 500 companies.

Our expertise extends to matters including financing, loan and credit facilities, contract negotiations, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, construction, tenant improvements, and real estate development.

On behalf of our clients, we work on all types of commercial and residential properties; including office space, industrial, mixed-use, hotel and resort properties, and multi-family rental and residential housing developments.

We represent clients throughout the United States, helping to close about $1 billion in real estate acquisitions and dispositions annually. Our clients include a broad mix of banks and institutional lenders, real estate investment trusts, private investors and entrepreneurs, commercial and residential developers, contractors and government agencies.

Entertainment Law

We are able to offer our clients significant first-hand experience and knowledge through our frontline experience in working with clients in the media and entertainment industries. Many of our attorneys have held in-house positions with entertainment industry corporations, so we are able to offer unique insights that work in favor of our clients on a variety of issues.

Our cross-disciplinary teams are skilled at providing counsel in the areas of advertising and promotions, entertainment finance, branding, apparel, licensing, and digital rights. We apply this legal experience throughout all areas of the entertainment industry; including music, motion pictures, sports, television, video games and other related areas.

We have represented several well-known celebrities such as Mike Myers, Diane Keaton, Elizabeth Taylor, Barry Manilow, Michael Eisner, the Electric Light Orchestra and science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, among others.

Intellectual Property Law

As the media and entertainment industries continue to evolve and grow more complex, the need for expert legal guidance related to intellectual property has become more important than ever.

Through our ongoing work in this area, clients have come to trust us to represent their interests with IP rights in the areas of copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, infringement protection, issues related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Lanham Act violations, counterfeiting and monetization strategies.

In some cases, we have gained seven-figure judgments for our clients that include celebrities, artists, Fortune 500 companies, motion picture and television companies, and fashion, music and software development entities.

We are able to craft successful strategies that protect our clients’ intellectual property portfolios, maximizing their rights and protecting their profits, allowing them to maintain their competitive edge.

Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware LLP serves clients in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Westwood and communities throughout California.

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