Dana Delman

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Los Angeles, California

Delman Vukmanovic LLP
Dana Delman
Delman Vukmanovic LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Business & Corporate, Civil Litigation view more

Licensed in California since: 1993

Education: University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

Delman Vukmanovic LLP

355 South Grand Avenue
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071 Phone: 213-943-1340 Email: Dana Delman Visit website


Dana Delman is the co–founder and a partner of Delman Vukmanovic LLP. Dana has garnered more than 20 years of in–the–trenches experience as a hands–on attorney fighting for individuals and businesses of all means and sizes. Over time she has developed the keen sense of strategy and case management that her clients have learned to count on. Through her civil litigation and appellate work she has amassed an enviable track record of favorable conclusions, litigating a wide array of cases covering diverse areas of the law; areas of expertise span an extensive range of intricate business litigation and transaction issues that include fraud, intellectual property law, corporate/partner dissolution, legal malpractice, entertainment law, real estate litigation, employment lawsuits, personal injury, and fair debt collection.

Dana’s noteworthy large–firm background reflects the embodiment of her top–notch legal work and expertise. Her clear, precise communication skills and her commitment to even the smallest detail have established her as a first–class legal writer.  Over her sweeping career, she has produced a diversified aggregate of persuasive briefs and motions that have resulted in many successful dispositive motions and successful appellate briefs to the California and United States Courts of Appeal. Some of Dana’s work presented before the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeal has resulted in a shift of legal standards applied in that circuit. Moreover, she has had success on her clients’ behalf in often very contentious mediations and binding arbitrations, as well as civil jury trials in courtrooms all over Southern California.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Intellectual Property Litigation

First Admitted: 1993, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.delvuklaw.com/danadelman/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of California - Member
  • Century City Bar Association - Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Southern California School of International Relations, Los Angeles, California - M.A. , 1993
  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California - J.D. – 1993. Honors: National Moot Court Competition, 1993
  • We defended a client accused by a former employer of embezzling and misappropriating over $200,000. We filed a cross-complaint alleging the employer breached the employment agreement because it failed to adequately compensate the employee, and thereafter instituted aggressive discovery to unearth this issue., 2018
  • We represented the owner of a cloud-based data management system who was alleged to have misappropriated copyrightable intellectual property. We filed a cross-complaint for: (1) breach of contract, (2) open book account, and (3) account stated.  Following bench trial and post-trial briefing, the court entered judgment in favor of our client and awarded no damages to plaintiffs., 2018
  • We prosecuted an action on behalf of a client that held intellectual property rights and rights of publicity in the U.S. and various countries in Europe and Asia relating to a well-known Hollywood figure. We quickly acted to enforce our client’s rights, which included the cease and desist of unauthorized use and display of the figure’s images on the defendant’s websites, as well as unauthorized reproduction., 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Widespread job loss and business disruption are plaguing the U.S. due to the impact of COVID-19, and in response, state and local governments have passed emergency orders and regulations temporarily prohibiting evictions and extending deadlines to pay rent, among other restrictions. Landlords and tenants should be aware that eviction moratoria and related restrictions differ across states, counties, cities and regions. City and local jurisdictions tend to follow their state’s guidelines, but they may modify based on local conditions, which can be impacted by politics and lobbying. The first step is to know and understand the requirements in your local jurisdiction. If your jurisdiction doesn’t have these protective measures, contact your local politicians or nonprofit lobbying groups to see if you can get helpful legislation passed. , Author, Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 in Commercial Lease Obligations, Western Real Estate Business, Commercial Real Estate, 2020
  • The vandalism and theft some small businesses experienced recently have left business owners wondering if insurance will cover damage caused by civil unrest. Most business owners are required by their lease agreements to have a Business Owners Policy (BOP), which bundles the most common property protection and liability risks., Interviewee, My Business Was Damaged by Vandalism. Will Insurance Cover it? , Workest, 2020
  • Small business owners nationwide are struggling to pay their commercial real estate leases, while landlords have their own financial obligations – like taxes, maintenance costs and mortgages – leaving many tenant-landlord relationships at an impasse. Partner Dana Delman spoke with Workest to offer options for landlords and tenants to work together to balance losses caused by the coronavirus., Interviewee, SBO Tips for Negotiating a Commercial Lease During COVID-19 – Dana Delman Discusses Strategies with Workest, Workest, 2020
  • When COVID-19-related restrictions imposed by state and local governments are lifted, there is no guarantee that they will have done more than delay the inevitable: eviction and bankruptcy. Modifications should be used to cut risk and losses. If at all possible, landlords and tenants should cooperate now to avoid that outcome., Author, Creative Strategies for Landlords and Tenants to Survive the COVID-19 Shutdown, Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, 2020
  • A lot of time and expense are put into registering trademarks. This article examines some best practices for registering and protecting your business from scammers., Author, Warning! Your Trademark is Expiring. Or Is It?, Southern California Professional, 2018
  • Like domestic marriages, business partnerships can start off well, but over time and for a variety of reasons, the parties involved may choose to go their separate ways. This “corporate divorce” typically involves complex financial interests and more often than not, strong emotions. Dana Delman discusses ways to spot early warning signs and precautions to take to prevent your partnership from failing. , Author, Preventing Corporate Divorce: Why You Need a Business Prenup, Businessing Magazine, Corporate, 2019
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation California , 2021
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation California, 2020
  • Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2020
  • Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation California, 2019

Office location for Dana Delman

355 South Grand Avenue
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2024

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