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THE LAW OFFICE is a full-service general practice law firm which has served its local community at its Lakewood office for over 25 years. 
Committed to the ethical practice of law while providing quality service to their clients, this Lakewood law firm continues to embrace the communities of Los Angeles and Orange County and is ready to go another 50 years.
Our firm assists its clients with most legal issues, including Real Estate Law, Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts), Probate Administrations, Personal Injury claims, Contracts, Business Formation (Corporations, LLCs), Employment Law, and General Civil Litigation.
Come meet us at THE LAW OFFICE and see how we earned our way here, one client at a time.

Michael Foster, Esq.

First practicing alongside Sidney Mendlovitz, he and Michael then joined forces and established this Lakewood law firm as a partnership.  Michael considers himself blessed to have worked in the company of such unparalleled experience, guidance, and insight into the practice of law.  

Michael handles a multitude of issues, including many estate planning concerns such as Wills, Trusts, and Probates.   Additionally, Michael’s background as a Realtor and licensed California Contractor benefits him when helping clients in all Real Estate issues, including listings and purchase agreements, along with Deed issues, Notes, Deed of Trust, Quiet Title, Partition, and litigation proceedings, representing owners, sellers, buyers, and brokerages.  

Michael is also a former Police Officer and a Professor at the local community college teaching law and justice.  He has vast experience in many areas, and connects with his clients through the practical, result-oriented, efficient practice of law.    

At The Law Office, we look forward to assisting you with our client-focused approach and proven record of successful resolutions.


Alex Khalil, Esq.

Having graduated from the George Washington University in 2018, Alex earned a double major in Economics and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He began his career as a Development Analyst for Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County, where he vetted prospective investments for his firm to develop affordable housing initiatives in the Greater Los Angeles region and oversaw a large construction project in Compton, called the Alondra Villas. 
Alex began at Southwestern Law School in Fall 2019. In his first year, Alex was awarded Best Brief after obtaining the highest grade in his Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills course paper. In his second year, Alex became a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Award recipient for achieving a GPA in the Top 10% of his class. In his final year, Alex earned the CALI Award for Excellent Achievement in the study of Estate Planning & Drafting – awarded for obtaining the highest grade in the course.
Upon admittance to the California State Bar, joined The Law Office, Ltd. in Lakewood, CA as a partner to Michael Foster between December 2022 and April 2023. Since then, Alex formed the Khalil Law Corporation to begin accepting clients of his own, while maintaining an ‘Of Counsel’ relationship to The Law Office, Ltd. Today, Alex combines his undergraduate business studies, real estate experience, and law school achievements to add value to his clients’ positions in those very same facets of their lives. Alex concentrates his legal practice in the areas of business, employment, real estate, and estate planning – making it his primary objective to address all client legal issues with professionalism, compassion, and efficiency.
• United States District Court, Central District of California
• State Bar of California
• American Bar Association, Business Division
• LA County Bar Association
• Los Angeles Estate Planning Council

Sidney Mendlovitz


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sidney Mendlovitz. 

Mr. Mendlovitz was admitted to the California Bar on June 21, 1966, after graduating from Pacific Coast University School of Law in Long Beach. After litigating for decades as a partner at Curry, Barnes, and Mendlovitz, Mr. Mendlovitz later went on to co-found our local Lakewood law firm alongside Michael Foster in 2016. 

Using his staggering 50 years of wisdom, Sidney Mendlovitz mentored Michael Foster to successfully manage the firm through unparalleled experience, a proven client-focused approach, and a friendly professional environment that only Sid could create.  We will miss him dearly, and hope to carry on the legacy of Sidney Mendlovitz’s astonishing 55-year legal career.