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Daniel Alberstone

Baron and Budd, P.C.

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Dan Alberstone has nearly 30 years of broad experience prosecuting and defending major commercial and complex business litigation matters, including extensive jury trial experience.

Alberstone has been selected as lead trial counsel by both institutional and individual clients in their most significant and high-profile matters, including partnership cases, real estate cases, breach of contract cases, entertainment cases, environmental cases, and cases alleging unfair business practices. 

In the real estate sector, Alberstone has successfully prosecuted a case for the American Skiing Company, the owner of the Canyons Ski Resort in Park City, Utah, in an action to force the resort's landlord to agree to an assignment of ground lease in a $123 million transaction. He also obtained a more than $14 million award for a major real estate developer in connection with the purchase and sale of an historic bank building in downtown Los Angeles. Alberstone achieved a more than $8 million award for the owner of the Edison Bar in downtown Los Angeles in an action involving the purchase and sale of a large commercial building and, successfully defended the Estate of Jonathan Ritter in an action brought to compel specific performance of a contract to purchase three citrus farms owned by the Estate.

In the entertainment area, he has successfully defeated an action by a union president and three board members against the Screen Actors' Guild and 41 other members of its national board and successfully defended screenwriter in work-for-hire action brought by employer claiming ownership of screenplay. He also represented ESPN and Good Morning America reporter Erin Andrews in connection with the prosecution of a stalker who had surreptitiously videoed Ms. Andrews in the privacy of her hotel rooms.

The Los Angeles Daily Journal recognized Alberstone for obtaining one of the top plaintiff's verdicts in 2009, and he was selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers list from 2005-2007 and most recently in 2010.

Alberstone earned a J.D. from the Southwestern University of Law in 1982 and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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