Practice Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Japan Practice
  • Real Estate

Areas of Practice

  • Japan Practice
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
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Michael Muse-Fisher represents public and private companies in a variety of state, federal and administrative cases involving contract disputes, commercial litigation, real estate disputes, licensing and intellectual property matters, government tort liability, breach of fiduciary duty, as well as land-related torts. Mr. Muse-Fisher also represents regional and national lenders, banks, financial institutions, and REITs. Mr. Muse-Fisher has extensive experience in secured transactions, creditor’s rights, loan workouts and restructuring, provisional remedies, receiverships, collections and post-judgment enforcement.

Mr. Muse-Fisher was named “One to Watch” from 2022-2024 by Best Lawyers for his work in Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.

Mr. Muse-Fisher’s practice includes expertise in:

  • Receivers, fiduciaries, and provisional directors (and other Remedies)
  • Creditor’s rights and secured transactions
  • Loan workouts and restructuring
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial and Residential Leasing
  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • Corporate and Partnership Disputes
  • Copyright and Trademark Disputes
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property
  • Liquor License sales and acquisitions
  • Licensing Disputes
  • Alternatives to Bankruptcy

Representative clients include national lending and financial institutions, state and federal receivers, and companies ranging from family-owned operations to Fortune 100 corporations.

He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Southern California Rising Star from 2013-2017. Mr. Muse-Fisher has been recognized as one of Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyer in the field of Commercial Litigation since 2021.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Practice

  • Japan Practice
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
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Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
<ul><li>Defense of Fortune 500 Corporation in multi-party litigation involving non-compete clause in employment agreements;</li><li>Representation of Lender in state court receivership action involving multiple properties and defaults on multiple loans in excess of $50,000,000.00;</li><li>Representation of Receiver in state court receivership action involving large-scale mixed-use development project;</li><li>Representation of equity Receiver charged with the responsibility for operating an internet sales company and selling the company’s assets;</li><li>Prosecution of nationwide paper goods manufacturer’s breach of contract claims;</li><li>Defense of major garment retailers in a copyright dispute involving potential claims in excess of $1,000,000.00; and</li><li>Significant experience in preparing all aspects of a case for trial or arbitration.</li></ul>


  • The Receiver Strikes Back: Navigating Coordinated Tenant Rent-Strikes Through a Receivership

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