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At the law offices of Sullivan Taketa LLP, employer rights attorneys in Westlake Village, California, represent businesses in California communities and counties including Riverside, Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Oakland, Camarillo, San Jose, Imperial Beach, Ventura, Simi Valley, Santa Barbara, Irvine and Calabasas; Riverside County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Bernardino County and Santa Barbara County.


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Sullivan Taketa LLP

2629 Townsgate Rd., Ste, 250

Westlake Village, CA 91361


Phone: 818-889-2299

Fax: 818-889-4497

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Donn S. Taketa


Phone: (818) 889-2299

Fax: (818) 889-4497

Mr. Taketa represents clients in business litigation and commercial transactions, with a specialty in labor and employment, real estate and appellate matters in both federal and state courts. Prior to founding Sullivan Taketa LLP, Mr. Taketa served as corporate litigation counsel in the GTE Legal Department, handling general corporate matters with an emphasis on defending management in employment and class action litigation as well as conducting internal legal compliance investigations and prosecuting theft-recovery actions. At GTE and Verizon, Mr. Taketa attained an impressive record in the successful defense of varied and novel employment disputes, including same sex harassment and other forms of employment discrimination, defamation, wage and hour, invasion of privacy, and retaliation claims. Mr. Taketa has also successfully defended Verizon in a variety of California real estate related litigation, including numerous mechanics’ liens, surety claims, environmental remediation and eminent domain actions.

Prior to serving in-house at GTE and Verizon, Mr. Taketa was in private practice with the New York based law firm, Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, where he handled complex commercial transactions and litigation matters for a variety of clients, including financial institutions, commercial developers and several Fortune 50 companies, as well as serving as General Counsel for U.S. Water Polo, Inc. In the years immediately after his admission to practice law, Mr. Taketa was at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he was a transactional attorney handling a variety of complex commercial leasing, construction loans, oil and gas interest transfers, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law matters. Mr. Taketa is a conscientious and thorough professional who has a demonstrated track record of client satisfaction for providing high quality and cost effective legal services. Mr. Taketa’s current practice also includes assisting employers in complying with state and federal law, preparing effective personnel policies and manuals, and conducting workplace harassment investigations.

Mr. Taketa was selected as one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers in 2004, and has been selected to appear in several Who’s Who for outstanding professional achievements.  In addition, he was recently named as trial lawyer of the year for 2012 by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association.


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J.D. - 1987

Law Review: University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Associate Editor and Articles Editor

B.A. (Cum Laude) - 1984

Honors: With Departmental Honors


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