Howard M. Loeb is a fraud litigator and business trial lawyer with 43 years of experience in handling complex commercial litigation and business matters in the United States and internationally. He has an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized entity rating lawyers in the United States. An AV® Rating is the highest rating Martindale-Hubbell awards to attorneys.
Mr. Loeb's practice covers the gamut from disputes involving the control of companies and assets, including intellectual property, trade secret, software licensing, antitrust, unfair competition and trade litigation, real estate and mortgage fraud, prosecution and defense of alleged violations federal and state securities laws, corporate fraud investigations and related matters, difficult collections involving resourceful debtors, litigation in federal and state courts, including the handling of adversary proceedings in the U. S. Bankruptcy courts, prosecution as well as defense of cases involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and diversion of assets, business opportunities and income in corporate settings, labor-management disputes, litigation prevention and general business law. A particular focus of his practice involves the “corporate divorce” - disputes among owners of closely held businesses, whether they be corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, or other types of business entities.
Prior to forming his boutique business practice, Mr. Loeb was a litigation partner with Kelley Drye & Warren in Los Angeles. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1984 to develop Kelley Drye's West Coast presence, Mr. Loeb spent nine years in Kelley Drye's New York Office devoting his practice to commercial and antitrust litigation for Fortune 100 and other major companies and financial institutions.
Mr. Loeb received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1971, where he received the University Founders Day Certificate, awarded to the top ten percent of the students in the graduating class. He completed his undergraduate education at Syracuse University where he graduated cum laude in 1968. He was admitted to the New York Bar in February, 1972 and to the California Bar in December 1984. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the U. S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, and to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits.
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Mr. Loeb is married with two adult daughters, one an architect and the second a social worker. His wife has been teaching elementary school children for many years in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
He is an avid runner, having run 13 marathons, including New York three times and Los Angeles nine times.