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Robert M. Heller, Of Counsel

310.255.6125 |   310.255.6225 |
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Robert M. HellerAs the leader of the Shareholder and Corporate Disputes Practice Group, Robert M. Heller handles complex disputes involving privately held corporations, LLCs and other related entities.

Expert in shareholder dispute law

Shareholder dispute litigation is a specialized area of the law— detailed and highly complicated. Well-known and respected, Mr. Heller stands out among the corporate litigation lawyers in Los Angeles as the expert in shareholder dispute law. With Mr. Heller, you have at your side a litigator who has the ability to bring the issue to a head quickly, strongly and powerfully.

Myriad corporate management and operations issues

Mr. Heller handles shareholder disputes covering myriad issues relating to corporate management and operations, ranging from governance issues and the disputed direction of the company to the suppression of the rights of minority owners, buyouts, compensation paid to principals, breaches of contract and fiduciary duty, fraud, and other torts.

Business disputes running the gamut

Mr. Heller also handles disputes between businesses that run the full gamut of real-world legal problems facing corporations and other entities, from contract disputes and shareholder conflicts to partnership/joint venture disputes and business torts of all forms.


Mr. Heller was recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Commercial Litigation.

He has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review and named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, a designation bestowed on only the top 5% of lawyers in the region.

Attorney Education


J.D., Boston University School of Law

B.A., Boston University

Attorney Practice Areas


Shareholder and Corporate Disputes






Attorney Admited to Practice

New York
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California
Minnesota, pro hac vice 
Colorado, pro hac vice
Washington, D.C., pro hac vice

Representative Clients and Matters

Business Litigation:
Shareholder Disputes:
Real Estate Litigation:


Professional & Community Involvement

Los Angeles County Bar Association | Litigation Section

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Association of Real Estate Attorneys

Financial Lawyers Conference

American Bar Association | New York and California

Dubnoff Center for Child Development | Previous Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Los Angeles Superior Court | Judge Pro Tem


Presentations & Publications

Author | The "Sham Guaranty" Defense | California Lawyer | April 5, 2012
Author | Have Your Shareholder Rights Been Abridged? | Los Angeles Daily Journal | January 5, 2012
Author | Business Pays for Court Delays | Los Angeles Business Journal | May 5, 2010
Avoiding Shareholder Litigation | January 3, 2002