Malcolm S. McNeil
Malcolm McNeil is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Arent Fox, where he focuses on litigation, business and transactional matters involving international clients. He has approximately 30 years of litigation and commercial experience in a wide variety of matters including business/commercial, construction (defect and coverage issues), employment disputes, administrative proceedings, family law, probate, intellectual property, partnership dissolutions and real property. Malcolm also has 18 years of experience resolving civil disputes as a mediator.
Malcolm focuses on litigation issues for a wide variety of businesses including those in the venture capital formation, retail, textile, manufacturing, import/export, real estate investment, aviation and publishing industries. He is keenly aware of the legal and business needs of his clients, and provides strategic solutions to commercial disputes that help enable his clients’ businesses to keep moving forward. He also has experience in cross-border negotiations and has an established network of colleagues throughout the globe available to assist in foreign countries as needs arise. Malcolm’s practice has included representation of clients in most forums, including a range of administrative forums, statewide and nationally. Known for his leadership and accomplishments, particularly for clients with business interests in China, Malcolm was named to a three-year term on the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration.
Recently, Malcolm and his team successfully represented a Chinese-based fabricated steel shelving manufacturer in a breach of contract claim in federal court, when a jury awarded a verdict of more than $3.3 million.
Malcolm has recently mediated/arbitrated the following cases:
- General Commercial: Broad range of complex civil cases involving issues of contract interpretation, buy-sell agreements (including appraisals of real property and businesses), unfair competition, and insurance coverage disputes.
- Partnership Disputes: Partnership disputes and dissolutions involving a variety of businesses, including professional medical partnership disputes.
- Real Property: Real property matters have included commercial landlord/tenant disputes and construction disputes, including defect and environmental issues.
- Employment: Cases involving employment compensation agreements, including executive employment agreements, discrimination cases and wrongful termination.