Arthur Meirson represents clients in a broad range of transactional/business matters, as well as in litigation. He represents buyers and sellers in “for-sale- by-owner” (FSBO or brokerless) transactions, prepares business asset purchase agreements, forms business entities, and drafts residential and commercial leases, licenses, operating agreements and co-ownership agreements. His litigation experience includes purchase and sale disputes, nondisclosure and breach of contract claims, condominium and tenancy-in- common arguments, partition actions, insurance coverage matters, easements, boundary disputes, and residential and commercial landlord-tenant matters. Arthur has counseled and represented clients through litigation avoidance, mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeal. In cases in which clients are provided an insurance-appointed attorney, Arthur has provided indispensable support as personal counsel safeguarding the clients’ interests.
Arthur received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2009, where he was Senior Notes Editor of the Hastings Law Journal. Arthur completed an externship with Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, working primarily on pro se habeas corpus and civil rights petitions. Arthur was inducted into the U.C. Hastings Pro Bono Society for his dedication to providing services to underrepresented communities and nonprofit organizations. He received his B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in history, political science, and Jewish studies from Rutgers University in 2005. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Arthur represented corporate clients in antitrust and unfair business practices class actions, and served as an Assistant District Attorney with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where he handled numerous jury and bench trials, preliminary hearings, pretrial case settlements, and participated in policy development.
Arthur is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, and the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF), where he serves on the Judicial Nominations committee. He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.