Meet Justin Kline! Justin graduated at the top of his class from USC Law, and previously practiced at Sidley Austin before joining Montage Legal Group. Justin currently runs his own solo law firm, serves as the general counsel of Eco-Green Real Estate, Inc., and also handles freelance legal projects for law firms and in-house departments through Montage. Justin focuses on business transactions, commercial real estate, and trademark projects.
Montage provides me with flexibility to take on interesting projects, while still running my own law firm and serving as a general counsel.
Justin Kline, freelancing since 2017
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Justin Kline is a corporate and business lawyer, with additional focus in commercial real estate law and trademark registration and licensing.
Justin graduated from the University of Southern California, summa cum laude, with a degree in Philosophy. He graduated from USC Law School in the top 15% of his class in 2003. In law school, Justin was a Dean S. Butler Scholar and a member of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program, and served as a research assistant. He also earned AmJur awards in Constitutional Law, Law, Language & Ethics, and Criminal Procedure.
After law school, Justin began his legal career in Sidley Austin, LLP’s Los Angeles office, where he practiced business transactions exclusively. In that capacity, he handled more than $1 billion in business finance transactions. At Sidley, Justin’s practice focused upon representation of hedge funds, corporations and commercial banks in project and equipment financings, acquisition financings, and distressed debt situations. He had key involvement in the structuring, negotiation and closing of numerous complex secured commercial financings and distressed debt transactions. He drafted and negotiated terms of core transaction documents, ancillary documents, amendments and legal opinions for complex software license and IT hardware procurement agreements for county-level municipal agencies.
After leaving Sidley, Justin joined U.S. Eco-Green Real Estate, Inc. as General Counsel. At Eco-Green, Justin provides comprehensive legal support to boutique real estate brokerage and its agents on real estate transactions. He also advises regarding compliance with applicable state and federal law, as well as California Department of Real Estate regulations and policies.
Justin has successfully handled a broad range of commercial contracts and business formations (for corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, and LLCs). He also handles debt and equity financing for start-up ventures, acquisitions and project finance. He has handled commercial leasing, real property purchase and refinance transactions, and has also successfully registered several federal trademarks and prepared related license agreements.
Justin is admitted to practice law in California. He affiliated with Montage Legal Group’s network of freelance attorneys in 2017.