Morgan Smock has represented corporate and individual clients in a variety of litigated matters involving the purchase and sale of securities; corporate control and shareholder disputes; complex commercial transactions, class actions, directors’ and officers’ insurance coverage; and disputes among partners and joint venturers.
Mr. Smock also has extensive experience in representing the business interests of national Internet real estate brokerage companies. He is familiar with the complex issues such companies face, including compliance with federal and state regulation of real estate brokerage, compliance with the Multiple Listing Service policies of the National Association of Realtors, and responding to anti-competitive actions by entrenched competitors.
Mr. Smock began practicing law in 1990 with the firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco (formerly known as Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro). After becoming a partner at Pillsbury in 2001, he decided to return to his Minnesota roots and joined Briol & Associates in September 2003.
Mr. Smock graduated from Yale University in 1985, receiving his B.A. in Economics and Political Science. He received his law degree in 1990 from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), where he was Associate Editor of the California Law Review.
Mr. Smock is admitted to practice in Minnesota and California.
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University of California – Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
Associate Editor, California Law Review
B.A., cum laude, 1985
Minnesota Supreme Court
California Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
U.S. District Court – Central District of California
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of California
Madison House Group, L.P. v. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., et al., Docket No. A-3171-08T2 (N.J. App. Div., Mar. 15, 2010)
United States Cellular Investment Co. v. GTE Mobilnet, Inc., 281 F.3d 929 (9th Cir. 2002)
In re Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation, 1997 WL 773733 (N.D.Cal. 1997)
Steiner v. Hale, 868 F.Supp. 284 (S.D.Cal. 1994)
Aizuss v. Commonwealth Equity Trust, 847 F.Supp. 1482 (E.D.Cal. 1993).