Humphrey, Berger & Associates, LLP

 

Neil H. Berger

neilb@hbalaw.com

Mr. Berger received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1981 and his Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1984.  In 1984 he was admitted to the California Bar and joined the Los Angeles law firm of Parkinson, Wolf, Lazar and Leo as an associate where he practiced insurance defense litigation.  He also handled insurance regulatory matters for insurance company clients.

In 1986 he joined Amwest Insurance Group, Inc.  There, he became Amwest’s first Corporate Counsel.  In addition to practicing in surety defense matters, Mr. Berger was also responsible for handling Amwest’s corporate legal work, including employment law, insurance regulatory matters, corporate formation and organization, transactions involving the acquisition of other companies and collection, subrogation and bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Berger became a principal of Humphrey, Berger, & Associates, LLP in 2003.  At Humphrey, Berger, & Associates, LLP, he has negotiated mergers and the sale and acquisition of businesses on behalf of the firm’s clients.  He has also drafted numerous business agreements including those dealing with executive employment, licensing and financing.   He has formed many business entities for clients including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and has obtained licensing for these entities from various regulatory agencies in California and other states.

Mr. Berger is also actively engaged in litigation on behalf of the firm’s insurance company and business clients in the areas of surety and insurance defense, insurance regulations, business disputes (including commercial litigation, construction, contract disputes and unfair trade practices) and employment relations.

He is a member of the Fidelity and Surety Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California State Bar Association.  He has lectured extensively in employment and insurance law matters to business groups and trade associations.