Louis "Dutch" Schotemeyer Returns to Newmeyer Dillion as Partner in Newport Beach Office

Sep 10, 2020 Firm News

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – September 10, 2020 – Prominent business and real estate law firm Newmeyer Dillion is pleased to announce that Louis “Dutch” Schotemeyer has rejoined the firm as a partner in the Newport Beach office. Schotemeyer will expand the firm’s Real Estate Litigation, Construction Litigation, Business Litigation and Labor & Employment practices and strengthen the firm’s legal offerings for companies operating without a dedicated in-house legal counsel.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Dutch back to Newmeyer Dillion. He brings a wealth of litigation experience and has served as a trusted advisor to companies facing myriad complex legal disputes,” said the firm’s Managing Partner, Paul Tetzloff. “His experience as in-house counsel will greatly complement Newmeyer Dillion’s business-first mindset when it comes to providing legal counsel to our clients. He is an invaluable asset to the team.”

Prior to rejoining Newmeyer Dillion, Schotemeyer was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for William Lyon Homes, Inc. and Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Taylor Morrison. His experience as a corporate attorney has strengthened his ability to work with in-house counsel and serve as a relationship attorney that assists clients in managing legal needs by building the right team of legal specialists.

In his return to Newmeyer Dillion, Schotemeyer will leverage his background to provide risk management and related advice to a variety of clients unable to maintain their own in-house legal staff, including developers, contractors, landlords and other real estate professionals. Additionally, he will draw upon his litigation experience to provide clients with front-end legal advice across a variety of potentially litigious situations, including contract drafting, contract negotiation, employment issues, insurance policy placement, daily operations, and advice to C-Level executives.

“Newmeyer Dillion fine-tunes its legal services by understanding how to build relationships and tailor legal advice to the unique business needs of the companies with which they work,” Schotemeyer said. “I look forward to rejoining the firm and am excited to be a part of that process again.”

Earlier in his career, Schotemeyer served in the Marine Corps in a variety of legal and non-legal roles during his 24 year career, culminating in his role as the Commanding Officer of the 1st Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.

In 2019, Orange County Business Journal recognized Schotemeyer as its General Counsel Rising Star. He received his B.A. from Washington State University and his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.