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Michael J. Bordy

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  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1986
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy (Cell Biology) - 1980
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts (Government) - 1974
  • John Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Honors: Post-Ph.D., Attended 1980-1983

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law

Bar Admission

  • California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1986

Published Works

  • Discerning Novel Treatment from Novelty Cogitations on Law and Government, Spring, 1985


  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • NIH Pre-Doctoral Scholarship
  • Fellow, Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral
  • Who's Who In American Law

Classes & Seminars

  • Real Estate Law, Beverly Hills Bar, Legal Secretarial Training, 1990
  • Seminars on real estate financing, loan documents and commercial office leasing documents, Lorman Education Services
  • Seminars on leasing and buying and selling businesses, Landlord Tenant Law (Residential and Commercial) in California; and ethics in real estate law, Sterling Education Services
  • Seminars on Commercial Real Estate Leases; Choice of Business Entity, National Business Institute
  • Webinars on Opinions of Counsel, Cross Default Provisions and real estate financing, Strafford Webinars

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Governors, Cedars- Sinai Medical Center, 1994
  • Board of Governors, Lawyers Against Hunger, 1996
  • President of Southern California Alumni Association for Hamilton College, 1997-2020
  • Member of Nominating Committee for Hamilton College Alumni Council, 2007-2011
  • Board member, Sinai Temple, 1997-2002, 2007-2013, 2015-present
  • Sinai Temple general counsel, 2014-2016

Representative Clients

  • Fred Leeds Properties, Inc.

Past Positions

  • Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, Associate Attorney, 1986-1987
  • Wood, Lucksinger & Epstein, Associate Attorney, 1987-1989
  • Cooper, Epstein & Hurwitz, Associate Attorney, 1989 to 1993
  • Jacobson, White, Diamond & Bordy, LLP, Partner, 1993-2008

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Upsilon (Hamilton College Chapter)
  • Phi Alpha Delta (USC School of Law Chapter)

Professional Associations

  • National Jewish Student's Association, Vice Chairman for Conference, 1985 to 1986
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, Member of Board of Governors, 1988-1990
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Chair of Real Estate Section, 1999-2000
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney and Principal, Michael J. Bordy, a Professional Law Corporation