About Sternberg & Associates

Our approach is different. Our attorneys act more like team members, advisors, or management consultants than what you think of for the role of the traditional lawyer.

Don’t have the need for a full-time legal department? We provide your business with the same services that in-house counsel would…but without the overhead.

We have identified this form of client-focused lawyering as “litigation avoidance.” Simply by choosing the right attorney and defining the relationship, litigation avoidance can be the rule and not the exception.

We are different. We are Sternberg & Associates.

Robert A. Sternberg

President and Managing Partner

Robert A. Sternberg received his J.D. from Southwestern University, School of Law, in 1974, and his L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1989. Mr. Sternberg received his B.S. degree with an option in Accounting at California State University, Northridge in 1971.

He is a member of the California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in the Federal Courts before the Central and Northern Districts of California.

Mr. Sternberg practices primarily in the areas of business, taxation, and transactional law. The focus of his practice is on medium sized businesses with sales in excess of $5,000,000. Mr. Sternberg is intimately involved in the planning and development of his business clients.  The management of these companies rely heavily on his legal and business expertise in the decision making and strategic planning processes.  Mr. Sternberg also works with businesses as well as executives and entrepreneurs concerning their wealth management, estate planning, and continuity planning.

Mr. Sternberg was a Professor of Business Law at California State University, Northridge for 28 years, where he taught courses on business organizations, commercial transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as tax and estate planning.

Mr. Sternberg′s philosophy on practicing law is that proper team planning among advisors and clients saves clients money over the long term.

Mr. Sternberg is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California.  He is a member of the California and Los Angeles Bar Associations.

Robert A. Sternberg

President and Managing Partner

Robert A. Sternberg received his J.D. from Southwestern University, School of Law, in 1974, and his L.L.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1989. Mr. Sternberg received his B.S. degree with an option in Accounting at California State University, Northridge in 1971.

He is a member of the California and Los Angeles County Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in the Federal Courts before the Central and Northern Districts of California.

Mr. Sternberg practices primarily in the areas of business, taxation, and transactional law. The focus of his practice is on medium sized businesses with sales in excess of $5,000,000. Mr. Sternberg is intimately involved in the planning and development of his business clients.  The management of these companies rely heavily on his legal and business expertise in the decision making and strategic planning processes.  Mr. Sternberg also works with businesses as well as executives and entrepreneurs concerning their wealth management, estate planning, and continuity planning.

Mr. Sternberg was a Professor of Business Law at California State University, Northridge for 28 years, where he taught courses on business organizations, commercial transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as tax and estate planning.

Mr. Sternberg′s philosophy on practicing law is that proper team planning among advisors and clients saves clients money over the long term.

Mr. Sternberg is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California.  He is a member of the California and Los Angeles Bar Associations.

Matthew P. Snowdon

Senior Associate

I am an experienced attorney whose practice focuses on construction and surety law and litigation. I am experienced in all aspects of civil litigation. I routinely assist clients in the preparation and defense of various claims relating to breach of contract, delay, changes, extra work, impact, payment, termination, defective plans and specifications, stop notice rights, mechanic’s lien rights and defective workmanship. I have also handled numerous payment and performance bond claims and am experienced with pre-litigation dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration and judicial reference. I also handle all matters related to Contractors State License Board licensing.

Matthew P. Snowdon

Senior Associate

I am an experienced attorney whose practice focuses on construction and surety law and litigation. I am experienced in all aspects of civil litigation. I routinely assist clients in the preparation and defense of various claims relating to breach of contract, delay, changes, extra work, impact, payment, termination, defective plans and specifications, stop notice rights, mechanic’s lien rights and defective workmanship. I have also handled numerous payment and performance bond claims and am experienced with pre-litigation dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration and judicial reference. I also handle all matters related to Contractors State License Board licensing.

Amanda H. Mawer

Associate

Having developed a passion for business matters early on, Amanda H. Mawer joined Mr. Sternberg’s practice as an associate attorney to devote that passion towards helping clients in all aspects of their business affairs.

Amanda takes pride in being available to her clients for whatever needs arise.  Whether it be helping a client choose the best type of entity for their individualized needs and developing the necessary agreements to get their business started, advising business clients on the countless issues that arise during the course of business, or helping them map their succession plans, Amanda finds great joy in acting as in-house counsel for companies that do not have their own full-time legal departments.  Clients often express their gratitude for Amanda’s ability to craft creative solutions to problems keeping them up at night.

In addition to business services, Amanda’s clients find great value in the care and detail Amanda takes when assisting clients in creating their estate plans.  Amanda acknowledges that while estate planning is something many people tend to shy away from or postpone, a proper estate plan can often be the crucial factor in easing the burdens and stress that come with dealing with the illness or death of a loved one.

Whether resulting from unforeseen circumstances or the natural progression of life, she understands that no one wants to be unprepared.  Whether a client is a high net worth individual who needs a complex plan to avoid or minimize their estate tax liability, or has a modest income with some children and a home they want to protect, Amanda knows those goals are worth protecting and tailors each client’s plan to suit their individual needs.

Amanda H. Mawer received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2014.  She earned her B.S. in business and her B.A. in economics from California State University Channel Islands in 2010.  Amanda is a member of the California and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations.

Amanda H. Mawer

Associate

Having developed a passion for business matters early on, Amanda H. Mawer joined Robert A. Sternberg, APLC as an associate attorney to devote that passion towards helping clients in all aspects of their business affairs.

Amanda takes pride in being available to her clients for whatever needs arise.  Whether it be helping a client choose the best type of entity for their individualized needs and developing the necessary agreements to get their business started, advising business clients on the countless issues that arise during the course of business, or helping them map their succession plans, Amanda finds great joy in acting as in-house counsel for companies that do not have their own full-time legal departments.  Clients often express their gratitude for Amanda’s ability to craft creative solutions to problems keeping them up at night.

In addition to business services, Amanda’s clients find great value in the care and detail Amanda takes when assisting clients in creating their estate plans.  Amanda acknowledges that while estate planning is something many people tend to shy away from or postpone, a proper estate plan can often be the crucial factor in easing the burdens and stress that come with dealing with the illness or death of a loved one.

Whether resulting from unforeseen circumstances or the natural progression of life, she understands that no one wants to be unprepared.  Whether a client is a high net worth individual who needs a complex plan to avoid or minimize their estate tax liability, or has a modest income with some children and a home they want to protect, Amanda knows those goals are worth protecting and tailors each client’s plan to suit their individual needs.

Amanda H. Mawer received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2014.  She earned her B.S. in business and her B.A. in economics from California State University Channel Islands in 2010.  Amanda is a member of the California and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations.

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