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Michael Doland



  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., J.D., 1977
  • Georgetown University, A.B. (Philosophy), 1973


  •     Fluent: Italian, French
  •     Limited: Spanish


  •     Doland & Fraade, Association of Counsel, 2006. Law offices of Michael Doland, 2004-2006.
  •     Doland & Gould LLP, Los Angeles, California. 1979 – 2004. Specializing in civil transactional and litigation practice, especially business, international business, real estate and commercial law.

Diplomatic clients

Italian Trade Commission, Los Angeles, since 1977. Italian Consulate, since 1996. Legal counsel to French Trade Commission, Los Angeles, since 1985; to French Consulate since 1987. Legal counsel to Spanish Consulate since 2002. Additional services to Brazil, Belgium, Tahiti, Quebec and Alsace government offices.


  •     INTA (International Trademark Association) – Panel of Neutrals
  •     National Arbitration Forum – General Panel, Intellectual Property Panel.
  •     United States Council for International Business (USCIB), (U.S. administrator for I.C.C./C.C.I. commercial and international arbitrations).
  •     NYSE & NASD arbitrator (recently coordinated as FINRA)


  •    Attorney in good standing of California and District of Columbia
  •     French-American Chamber of Commerce, Director and past National Vice President and Treasurer; past Los Angeles President
  •     Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, past Los Angeles President
  •     Chairman – Beverly Hills Bar Association International Law Committee – current
  •     California Department of Financial Institutions – Money Transfer License Division: officially   recommended counsel
  •     INTA (International Trademark Association)


  •     French Government – Knighthood – Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes academiques, 1993
  •     Knighthood – Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, 1999
  •     Italian Government – Knighthood – Cavaliere nel’Ordine al Merito, 1991
  •     Knighthood – Commendatore nel’Ordine al Merito, 2007


Paris Chamber of Commerce overseas Examiner for French language proficiency for business certificate program. Proctor for oral exam at Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business Management Masters of International Business Program, French Division (1995 – 2004).


  •     Books: (Italian Wood Working Machines – Standard Sales and Representation Agreements) MACCHINE ITALIANE PER LA LAVORAZIONE DEL LEGNO – CONTRATTI – TIPO DI VENDITA E DI RAPPRESEN­TANZA NEGLI USA. I.C.E. (Italian Trade Commission), Rome 1987.
  •     (Guide for Italian Exporters to the USA), GUIDA PER L’ESPORTATORE NEGLI USA. I.C.E. (Italian Trade Commission) Rome 1987. Second Edition: 2001
  •     (Forms for Payment for Goods in International Trade) SISTEMI E CONSUETUDINI DI PAGAMENTO NEGLI SCAMBI COMMERCIALI TRA ITALIA E STATI UNITI. I.C.E. (Italian Trade Commission), Rome, 1988.
  •     (A Practical Overview of U.S. Warranty and Product Liability Law.) RESPONSABILITA DEL PRODOTTO (PRODUCT LIABILITY). I.C.E. (Italian Trade Commission), Rome 1988.
  •     (Exclusive Agency and Representation Contracts in the U.S.) CONTRATTI DI AGENZIA E RAPPRESENTANZA. I.C.E. (Italian Trade Commission), Rome, 1991.

Doland & Fraade serves clients in Los Angeles and throughout Los Angeles County, California.

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