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Steven C. Spronz Attorney at Law
Los Angeles Office
Of Counsel
213-630-1066
213-623-6336 fax
sspronz@murchisonlaw.com
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Bar Admissions

  • California, 1985
  • New York, 1979
  • Florida, 1979

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., Law Review, Editor (1976-1978), 1978)
  • New York University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1975)
    University Founders Day Award

Steven C. Spronz

Steven C. Spronz is Of Counsel to the firm.  He serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Business & Real Estate Transactions practice group, focusing his practice on matters involving corporate and real estate transactional and financing matters.

Mr. Spronz has represented a broad spectrum of domestic and foreign corporate, partnership, real estate and general business clients, including public and private equity funds, in mergers and acquisitions, partnership, joint venture, financing and corporate business matters and in the acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing of real estate.

Also a commercial mediator, Mr. Spronz is a former member of the National Mediation Panel of the National Association of Securities Dealers, and has mediated real estate and commercial cases assigned by the California Superior Court to alternate dispute resolution. He has served as a volunteer mediator and mediation-training coach for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

In the international arena, Mr. Spronz participated in the environmental issues section of the academic conferences among Israel and the Palestinians, which paralleled the Multilateral Talks (the Madrid Process) during the early 1990’s. In 2004, he was selected to teach a Commercial Law Practicum at Witswatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa in a pilot program jointly sponsored by the American Bar Association and the Black Lawyers Association of South Africa. The program was a success and Mr. Spronz returned to South Africa to teach the Commercial Law Practicum in Johannesburg and Durban during 2005, in Johannesburg and Cape Town during 2006 and 2007, in Johannesburg and Gaborone (Botswana) during 2008, and in Johannesburg from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Spronz has continued to teach this program in South Africa annually since 2013, under the auspices of the International Senior Lawyers Project and the Law Society of South Africa.

Mr. Spronz is a member of the USLAW Network and serves as Vice Chair of the organization's Business and Advisory Services practice group.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • USLAW Network, Vice Chair of Business and Advisory Services Practice Group.

Published Works

  • "Franchising 101," German American Chamber of Commerce Legal & Tax Newsletter, Vol. 1, 2012; German American Chamber of Commerce California, Fall 2012 Newsletter
  • "Buying a Business? Don't Get Bitten by the Hidden Risk of Successor Liability," German American Chamber of Commerce Legal & Tax Newsletter, Vol. 3, 2011
  • "Appellate Decision Impacts Disputes Between Sellers and Brokers," Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 2, 2011
  • “Return to the Cuckoo’s Nest: An Examination of the National Commission Report on Psychosurgery," 6 Hofstra Law Review 941, 1978
  • Note, City of Eastlake v. Forest City Enterprises, Inc., 5 Hofstra Law Review 433, 1977

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • “Risk Management at the Ground Level:  Data and IP Security Breach Prevention”, USLAW Network, September 17-19, 2015, Boston, MA.
  • “Drafting, Defending and Litigating Contract Clauses (Confidential Information; Trade Secrets; Covenants Not to Compete; Dispute Resolution); USLAW Network, Client Exchange, March 3, 2015, Chicago, IL.
  • "Data Protection/Data Privacy, Is it Really the U.S. Against the World?”, Trans European Law Firm Alliance (TELFA) Conference and Global Law Forum, November 13-16, 2014, Berlin, Germany.
  • “Navigating the Stormy Waters of Cybersecurity”, USLAW Network, September 19, 2014, San Francisco, CA.
  • "Buying a Business? Don't Get Bitten by the Hidden Risk of Successor Liability," USLAW Network/Murchison & Cumming, LLP 2013 CLE Program & Summer Beach Bash, June 25, 2013, Santa Monica, CA
  • “Where does Russian Money Go Now, Future of European Offshore Jurisdictions and New Destinations,” Trans-European Law Firm Alliance (TELFA) Conference and Global Law Forum, June 6-8, 2013, Moscow, Russia
  • "Best Practices for Effective Real Estate Workout Negotiations by Lenders," 2013 Banking Law Seminar, USLAW Network, April 25, 2013, Chicago, IL
  • "International Licensing, Distribution and Outsourcing," Fall 2012 USLAW Network Client Conference, October 4-6, 2012, Washington D.C.
  • "Issues in International Commercial Transactions," Fall 2011 USLAW Network Client Conference, September 23, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • "Minimizing Coverage Risks Arising from an Insured’s Merger or Acquisition,” Lloyds Underwriter Boot Camp, February 9, 2011, London, England
  • Instructor,  International Senior Lawyers Project - Black Lawyers Association of South Africa - American Bar Association Commercial Law Education Program, 2004-2011; International Senior Lawyers Project-Law Society of South Africa, 2013-2016; South Africa

Languages

  • German
  • French
  • Hebrew