Employment, Business/Commercial, Entertainment, Construction Defect, Insurance, Professional Malpractice, Neutral Fact Finding, and Work Place Investigation.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
Mr. Ribakoff began his legal career at Monteleone & McCrory in 1967. He became a partner in 1970 and worked extensively for the next decade on complex business and construction disputes. In 1981 he joined the law firm of Allred, Maroko, Goldberg & Ribakoff, where he was partner in charge of business litigation matters and the managing partner. In 1991, Mr. Ribakoff became the Vice-President and in-house General Counsel of a group of corporations, publishing 12 magazines. He oversaw all legal and regulatory issues, supervised an extensive international trademark licensing program, and handled legal issues involving the creation and operation of a franchise distribution. In 1997 Mr. Ribakoff started his own law firm, Masters & Ribakoff, where he continued to perform his previous in-house duties as outside General Counsel and was responsible for two major corporate acquisitions, which included the sale of the entire publishing group.
He currently serves on numerous neutral panels, including the mediation panel and the attorney-client fee-dispute arbitration panel of the Los Angeles Superior Court. He has frequently been retained as an independent fact finder in employment matters, has served as an expert witness in business and employment disputes, and as a neutral monitor of hiring practices.
ORGANIZATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Mr. Ribakoff has authored comments on employment-related topics for numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal and California Lawyer.
Mr. Ribakoff is a member of the American Bar Association, Corporate and Labor & Employment Law sections, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property Rights, and Corporate Counsel Sections.
Mr. Ribakoff has been a member of the American Association of Conflict Resolution since 2000.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
J.D., Loyola University of Los Angeles, 1966
Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri, 1961
Mr. Ribakoff is available throughout California.