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Michael M. Berger

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP


Michael M. Berger is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, where he is co-chair of the firm’s appellate practice group. One of the top land use and condemnation lawyers in the United States, his practice focuses on representing homeowners, landowners, and developers in complex litigation. His appellate cases have involved planning, zoning, eminent domain, landslides, contract, due process, equal protection, defective construction, nuisance, property insurance and environmental law. Mr. Berger has argued four cases before the United States Supreme Court, as well as cases before appellate courts throughout California, numerous federal courts of appeal and other state supreme courts. Mr. Berger is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is the recipient of the Harrison Tweed Award for Special Merit in Continuing Legal Education, for career contributions to post-admission legal education, American Law Institute – American Bar Association. He received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and his LL.M. from the University of Southern California.