Stan Birnbaum’s practice is largely transactional: he has structured, negotiated, documented, closed and reviewed transactions of many types including real estate purchases and sales, real and personal property leases, loan transactions and mortgages, employment agreements, and purchases and sales of businesses. He has substantial experience in securities law and in software licensing. Prior to attending law school he developed software for mainframe computers in the aerospace industry in California.
Stan is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Martindale Hubble, the oldest and probably the most respected US attorney rating system, has given Stan an “AV” rating, which is the highest rating it awards.
Stan practiced in California before moving to Sandpoint and joining Berg McLaughlin & Nelson in 2011. He began his legal career as an Associate with Perkins, Coie in Seattle, Washington. In San Francisco he was a partner in Steefel, Levitt and Weiss, which is now a part of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, a large multinational law firm. Stan was Corporate Counsel for North American Mortgage Company, a large independent residential mortgage banking company when he joined and which is now a part of Chase Bank.
Stan grew up in Brooklyn, New York and began visiting Sandpoint in 2002 He bought a home in Sandpoint in 2009. Stan has a grown daughter who lives in Santa Monica, California. An avid rower and sometime skier, Stan is an enthusiastic reader and movie fan. Stan collects fountain pens and shaving brushes. He is a not bad cook and hopes to be a grandpa.
Idaho Bar Member No. 8534
California Bar Member No. 74151 (Inactive)