As a litigator, Neil has been lead counsel in a substantial number of court and jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts, and arbitrations in the areas of legal malpractice defense, technology, fiduciary fraud, corporate and business disputes, real estate and natural resources involving environmental, water and oil and gas.
He is a longtime and skilled arbitrator with more than 40 years on the American Arbitration Association Commercial-Panel, arbitrating business, real estate, and technology disputes.
Neil also serves as a settlement officer and Pro Tem Judge for the San Francisco Superior Court, and served as Assistant General Counsel for the firm.
Neil has broad transactional experience. He served as outside general counsel to a publicly-held technology company handling all manner of litigation, contract and securities issues. His oil and gas experience includes representing landowners in negotiating and terminating leases.
Additionally, he currently represents several prominent cooperative apartment corporations in San Francisco, and has served on their Board of Directors.