Mr. 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.