Attorneys


Michael A. Gardiner has represented numerous public and private companies (ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies) and individuals in litigation and business matters. Throughout his career, Mr. Gardiner has represented numerous clients in matters involving business disputes, debtor-creditor relations (including bankruptcy), unfair business practices, environmental and real estate matters, as well as intellectual property and entertainment law. He has represented clients in numerous matters throughout the country, including litigated matters pending in California as well as matters in Federal and Bankruptcy Courts in California, Nevada, Texas, New York and Delaware.

Prior to forming the Law Offices of Michael A. Gardiner, Mr. Gardiner was a partner in Riedl, McCloskey & Waring LLP and Rathbone, Ruderman & Gardiner. Mr. Gardiner practiced for many years as an associate of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LP, Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP and Rudick, Platt, Glatt & Getz.

Mr. Gardiner received his A.B. in (1985, cum laude) from the Amherst College. Mr. Gardiner earned his J.D. (1989, cum laude) from the University of Wisconsin where he was the recipient of the Herbert W. Page Award. Associate Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review and the author: The Enterprise Requirement: Getting to the Heart of Civil RICO, Wisconsin Law Review. Mr. Gardiner has a published opinion regarding the law of alternate dispute resolution: Calderon v. Kane (1995) 36 Cal.App. 4th 1663.

Mr. Gardiner is an experienced entrepreneur, published author, former professional soccer coach and an avid cyclist.


Robert ColosiaRobert Colosia is a rarity in the practice of law: a genuine sports lawyer. In addition to prosecuting and defending a number of high profile sports industry lawsuits, Mr. Colosia has negotiated hundreds of sports deals and represented athletes in various sports the world over.

Mr. Colosia has been a practicing sports law since founding Group C Sports law in June 1994. His network of leading agents, coaches, clubs, scouts and players is unsurpassed. Mr. Colosia has the rare combination of detailed knowledge of FIFA contract rules, coupled with California and United States Federal law, as well as practical experience and the marketing creativity to develop the best and most lucrative contracts available under even the most extreme conditions. This is particularly important when, for example dealing with complicated league rules and salary cap considerations such as those in Major League Soccer.

Mr. Colosia’s current specialty is domestic and international soccer. He currently represents international players in their dealings with MLS and domestic players in their dealings abroad. Mr. Colosia specializes in senior and junior internationally capped players.

Mr. Colosia received his B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing) in 1990 from San Diego State University. He earned his J.D. in 1993 from San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Mr. Colosia studied abroad at Trinity College, Cambridge University in England in 1992. Mr. Colosia is a Pro Tem Law Professor in Sports Law at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Mr. Colosia was recently a guest speaker on Sports and Immigration Law at the Association of American Law School’s annual conference.