Practice Areas

As veterans of hard-hitting litigation firms, we’ve seen it before. Scorched earth litigation, as well as transactions where opposing counsel seems to be the only person in the room who doesn’t want the deal to happen. Our goal is to cut through the clutter, stay focused on our client’s goal, and plan our strategy accordingly.

Litigation

The core of our practice involves business litigation. We represent clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout Southern California in a variety of matters, and we have successfully resolved difficult cases against some of the nation’s largest law firms and companies.

Whether prosecuting or defending a lawsuit, we achieve success through planning and preparation. We gather facts early, define the objective, and set up the claim or defense. Litigation is hard work, and hard work makes the difference. Areas where we have made the difference for our clients include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Construction
  • Corporate and partnership disputes
  • Employment
  • False advertising
  • Fraud
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Pre-litigation consulting, including litigation avoidance
  • Probate and trusts
  • Real estate
  • Securities litigation
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair competition

 

Transactions

Most business and real property disputes arise from contracts. Understanding those disputes helps us draft better contracts. We write in plain English (instead of legalese) to minimize misunderstandings. You won’t need to “diagram” our sentences.

Transactions we have handled include:

  • Corporate governance
  • Distributorships
  • Employment contracts and severance
  • Entity formation and dissolution, including nonprofit
  • Estate and tax planning
  • Licensing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Vendor services

 

For all matters (litigated or transacted), we add value by spotting issues and planning solutions. We are effective because we are thorough and assertive, and we know what matters most: understanding our clients’ needs and successfully representing their interests.