Civil Litigation Civil Litigation Mr. Liberto is a civil litigation and transactions attorney with over 30 years of experience representing business and individual interests in state and federal courts. Areas of focus are contract disputes, attorney-client fee disputes, debt collection, real estate title disputes, trusts and fraud. Mr. Liberto has developed sub-areas of specialty that focus on Internet issues such as domain name disputes, Web site development, the Online Copyrights Liability Limitations Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Representation includes case assessment, initiation of proceedings and initial response, all phases of discovery, settlement, trial and judgment execution.

Mr. Liberto has also served as an administrative law judge for the cities of Huntington Beach and Long Beach, California. In this capacity he hears and rules on appeals from citations issued by these cities for business related violations. In the area of enterprise liability, Mr. Liberto successfully recovered a six-figure debt owed to the American National Red Cross by a blood clinic. The clinic attempted to escape liability by abusing Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief by reincorporating after bankruptcy. Read article here


Business Transactions Mr. Liberto has represented individual and corporate interests in transactions including negotiations and document preparation that address a full range of subjects such as commercial transactions, purchase and sale of businesses, software incensing, real estate sales, title disputes, and mobile home law. He has also counseled and guided the formation of partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.


Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Mediation (ADR) Mr. Liberto is a trained expert in ADR methods who has successfully mediated and arbitrated business disputes both domestically and internationally. He served as a consultant to the World Bank International Finance Corporation (IFC) to assess the institutionalization of commercial mediation in the Kingdom of Morocco. He also represented a large Algerian bottling company in a franchise dispute against large renown soft drink companies in arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association fee arbitration panel where he arbitrates fee disputes between attorneys and their clients.