35 Years Experience
David P. Lee
As a partner specializing in banking, commercial, creditors’ rights, corporate, employment, business, and litigation matters, David has more than 33 years of experience in representing business and individual clients across a broad spectrum of disciplines. He represents business clients involving their general business matters including those related to corporate, commercial contracts, employment, tax, and trade secrets and unfair competition, transportation issues, business and commercial litigation, as well as purchases and sales of businesses and real estate and construction matters (representing both owners and contractors); corporate finance; lending, financing and leasing transactions; and environmental issues. His practice also includes the representation of financial institutions in their lending and creditors rights, corporate, regulatory, commercial, operational and litigation matters.
David has earned the “AV Preeminent® “ 5.0 rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity – – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
David began his practice in 1982 with the firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson and Bridges. During his two years with that firm, he primarily practiced in the litigation area, while also practicing in the business and transactional areas. In 1984, he joined Urland, Morello, Dunn & Maynard where he practiced primarily in the general business, real estate, corporate and litigation areas. On March 1, 1994, David and his partners formed the firm, and he has served his clients as a member of the firm since that time.
Education and Memberships
David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California at Irvine, and his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been a member of the Orange County Bar Association, where he has been a member of the Real Estate Section, the Financial Practices Section and the Business and Corporate Law Section (of which he is a Past Chair). He is a member of the Business and Real Estate Law Sections of the State Bar of California. He also is a Past President of the Orange County Financial Society.
David serves as the firm’s representative to the International Lawyers Group (ILG), a network of lawyers around the world who are committed to the delivery of legal services of the highest quality. He has served on community organizations including as President of the Tesoro High School Basketball Boosters and on the Annual Gala Committee for East West Players, the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country.