About David Lawrence Oberg

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David is the founder and managing partner of Oberg Law Group.  He focuses his practice on business transactions, real estate, and bankruptcy.  Having now owned and operated Oberg Law for nearly 30 years, David understands the unique challenges business owners face, and uses that knowledge to guide a diverse group of clients which range from manufacturers to physicians.

David’s clients use his experience as “outside” in-house counsel to guide them through all aspects of the life cycle of their business.  He provides guidance at the formation stage, during the operations stage and when it comes to transition through sale, merger or winddown. In addition, David has his California and Arizona Real Estate Broker’s license, which provides a strong foundation for advising clients in commercial real estate matters.

Before forming Oberg Law, David had a highly successful practice as a partner at the national law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery.  David’s approach is simple – he strives to deliver the highest quality legal counsel in the most cost-efficient manner.  He believes in long-term relationships with his clients, and remains accessible and responsive to their business needs.

David has written several articles and lectured on various business topics. He obtained his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law (S.C.A.L.E. program) in 1988, and his bachelors degree (cum laude) in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge in 1986.  He continues to use his business education and experience today to help guide clients in their business matters.

Community service has always been important to David.  He served as a Level I Reserve Police officer for the Culver City Police Department for 32 years, retiring as a Reserve Captain in 2015.  He continues to serve on several non-profit boards today.

Outside of his work, David is an avid golfer, carpenter, and magician.  He has been a performing member of the Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle) since he was 12.

If you would like to contact David and schedule a consultation about your own legal needs, click here for contact information.

David L. Oberg

Direct (818) 223-9384 • david@oberglawapc.com

Licensed in Arizona, California, and Texas

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More About David


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • State of Arizona
  • State of California
  • State of Texas
  • Real Estate Broker
    • California
    • Arizona


  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • James T. King Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • National Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Southland Regional Board of Realtors
  • Arizona Association of Realtors
  • Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors
  • The Academy of Magical Arts

Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Culver City Police Department, Reserve Captain (ret.)
  • Culver City Police Foundation, Director (2009 – 2015)
  • Los Angeles Police Department, Air Support Angels Foundation, Director (2010 – 2022)
  • Los Angeles Police Department, The Guardian Foundation of R.H.D., Director (2018 – present)

Lectures and Publications

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, “A Check In Your Hand Is Not The Same As Cash,”
  • California Bankruptcy Journal, “Before Really Means ‘Before’ – Why The Deadline to File a Complaint Under Bankruptcy Code Section 1144 May Be A Trap for the Unwary”
  • California State University, Los Angeles, Continuing Education Program, “Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Issues”
  • The University of California, Los Angeles, Extension Program, “Bankruptcy Law and Creditors’ Rights”
  • Lorman Education Services, “Commercial Real Estate Financing In California.”


  • J.D., Southwestern University Law School, S.C.A.L.E. Program (1988)
    • American Board of Trial Advocates Award
    • Bradley Scholar
  • B.A., California State University, Northridge, cum laude (1986)