Alexander S. Kasendorf
Partner

Contact information:

akasendorf@alpertbarr.com

Encino Office Park

6345 Balboa Boulevard Suite I-300

Encino, CA 91316-1523

Tel: (818) 881-5000

Direct: (818) 827-5157

Fax: (818) 881-1150

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About Alexander S. Kasendorf

Alex is a passionate sports fan and participant. He lives and (usually) dies with the San Diego Padres and San Diego Chargers. He plays basketball, soccer and softball and participates in adult leagues.  One of his soccer teams was the 2015 League Cup champions.  He also coaches his sons’ teams in various sports.

 

Alex is married with three children and lives in Valley Village. He loves to take journeys throughout Los Angeles with his family, searching high and low for fun things to do.


Alexander S. Kasendorf

Alexander S. Kasendorf Partner

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Alexander S. Kasendorf is a dynamic community leader and advocate who works tirelessly to achieve his clients’ goals. His practice focuses on litigation, dispute resolution, advocacy and lobbying. He is a registered lobbyist with the City and County of Los Angeles and the Federal government and advocates in areas such as complex business transactions, commercial property issues, real estate disputes and sports and entertainment matters. Licensed as an attorney in California since 2001, Alex has worked on matters from beginning to end, ensuring his clients are an active participant in every step of the process. With a firm understanding that every client has their own needs and goals, he lends a sensitive ear to every client working to navigate the varied pitfalls that may occur during the legal process.   Alex’s broad involvement in the San Fernando Valley communities connects his clients with various organizations and individuals which can, at times, assist in efficiently accomplishing their goals. He realizes that time is indeed money and that the traditional or usual path to achieve success is not always the most expedient way.

 

Practice Focus

  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Construction
  • Sports and Entertainment

 

 

Representative Experience

  • Negotiated buy out of $1M commercial property mortgage with potential for personal liability for property owner.
  • Negotiated complex and favorable resolution of multi-million dollar construction loan litigation related to improvements to residential property.
  • Participated as member of the Oakland Raiders trial team in Los Angeles Superior Court in a $1 billion trial between the Raiders and the NFL regarding the Hollywood Park Stadium project.
  • Obtained easement for ingress and egress for client in contentious matter that settled prior to trial.
  • Successfully defended claims of embezzlement for a muliti-national security company which led to a post judgment award of $700,000 in fees.
  • Obtained dismissals of two lending / real property cases at the demurrer stage, and was successful on appeal in both.

 

 

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Education

  • Juris Doctor, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, PA, May 2000
  • Staff Member, Moot Court Board; Quarter-Finalist, Tulane University School of Law Sports Law Moot Court Competition; Quarter-Finalist, Villanova University School of Law Moot Court Competition; President, Villanova University School of Law Sport and Entertainment Law Society; Member, Trial and Litigation Society; Member, Court Jesters; Class Representative, Student Bar Association
  • Bachelor of Science, Sports Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, May 1996

 

 

Admissions

  • California State Bar, admitted June 2001, State Bar Number 213958
  • United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California

 

 

Awards/Honors/Memberships

  • 2017 Recipient of the Attorney of the Year Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal – Trusted Advisors 
  • 2017 Recipient of the Community Service Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal – Trusted Advisors
  • AV Preeminent® Rating – Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Board of Directors and Former Chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee, Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA)
  • Former Chairman and President, San Fernando Valley Jaycees
    • Participated in the Jaycees Leadership Development Program, 2012
  • Steering Committee for LeadershipSFV, leadership program jointly developed by the Jaycees and VICA
  • Member of the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Awards
  • Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, Valley Traffic Advisory Council (VTAC)
  • Super Lawyers 2013 – 2015 Rising Star
  • Nominated for the 2013, 2014 & 2015 San Fernando Valley Business Journal – Trusted Advisors Award.  An award given to the to the top attorneys, accountants, bankers, insurance professionals and wealth managers in the San Fernando Valley
  • Santa Clarita Valley Jaycee, 40 under 40 Awardee in 2014
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 40 under 40 Awardee in 2012
  • 2012 Impact Project of the Year and Jaycee of the Year for the San Fernando Valley Jaycees
  • 2011 Helping Hand Award for the San Fernando Valley Jaycees
 

Recent Articles and Presentations

  • “Sacramento’s Shadow on the World of Litigation: How Pending Legislation Can Have  A Dramatic Impact on Your Cases”, Legal Secretaries, Inc., February 2015
  • “Developing An Effective & Ethical Social Media Policy,” Los Angeles Paralegal Association, June 2014
  • “The Art of Collections in a Down Economy: Simple Office Procedures Can Reap Benefits for You and Your Clients,” The Bottom Line, Official Publication of the State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section (February 2011)
  • Article was republished in the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s publication, Valley Lawyer, in the July/August 2012 edition.
  • Presentation: “The Art of Collections in a Down Economy”, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, November, 2012.

 

Alex’s Favorite Quote: “There are three things in life which are real: God, human folly and laughter. Since the first two are beyond our comprehension, we must do what we can with the third.” – John F. Kennedy