Roman Whittaker's practice focuses primarily on entity formation, business planning and structuring, and alter ego liability; trademarks and intellectual property; business transactions and litigation; private offerings and Private Placement Memoranda; trade secrets, business interference and unfair trade practices; business/partnership disputes and dissolutions; human resources, general labor and employment matters; real estate development and land use; common interest developments and HOA law; real estate transactions and litigation; real estate purchase contracts and disputes; distressed properties transactions and foreclosures; escrow disputes; construction contracts, construction defects and mechanic’s liens; commercial leasing and unlawful detainer; asset protection and high-stakes collections.
Roman spent nearly a decade with Best Best & Krieger LLP—the largest and one of the most prestigious law firms in the Inland Empire—before founding Anderholt Whittaker LLP in order to provide more cost effective services to his clients. Roman has helped launch start-ups such as PloughBoy Organics, which utilizes tobacco for the production of natural dyes and fibers; BuzzBox® Beverages, which manufactures and distributes "juice box" packaged cocktails; and BluStor Personal Mobile Cloud, the newest venture of Seagate Technology co-founder, Finis Conner.
Roman holds a B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. Roman is a Past President of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and founding member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) - Inland Empire Chapter - Coachella Valley Branch. Roman currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Coachella Valley Community Trust and the Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing, and is a past Board member of Martha's Village & Kitchen. Roman serves as a court appointed arbitrator for the Riverside County Superior Court, Desert Bar Association's Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, and has been voted Top Lawyer four years running by Palm Springs Life Magazine.