BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL DISPUTES
The Firm provides comprehensive litigation, arbitration and other dispute resolution services in business and commercial disputes, including contract claims, fraud claims and investigations, fiduciary duties, securities law compliance, antitrust, and S.E.C. (and other) regulatory actions and investigations. The Firm has handled hundreds of commercial disputes in the financial, technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing, real estate and services industries – including federal and state jury trials, bench trials, appeals and writs, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution procedures (details).
TECHNOLOGY, IP, AND ENTERTAINMENT/SPORTS LAW PRACTICE
In its technology and media practice, the Firm advises attorneys and corporate managers on cybersecurity risk and liability, disputes arising from business and financial relationships in high tech and a variety of disputes and issues that arise in the social networking and video game industries. The Firm handles copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret disputes, claims based on idea misappropriation and "submission" claims. The Firm represents sports teams and players in contractual matters, employment issues, partnership disputes and general litigation (details).
BUSINESS OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CONTROL PRACTICE
The Firm has extensive experience in disputes concerning the ownership, management and control of corporations, LLCs, partnerships, business trusts and other entities, including “business divorce” cases, risk and crisis management, estate and marital disputes in which business control is contested, business entity governance, proxy contests, consent solicitations and related advice (details).
COMMERCIAL ADVISORY PRACTICE IN FAMILY, TRUST, AND ESTATE LAW
The Firm is a leading California advisor of parties to family disputes, including commercial issues that arise between married and unmarried persons, trustee-beneficiary disputes and Marvin claims. The Firm advises on trust, estate and marital business planning, transactions between married persons and other family members and business valuation and buyouts (details).
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY PRACTICE
The Firm’s professional liability practice provides advice and representation to lawyers, accountants, actuaries, and investment advisors, brokers and managers, or professional services clients, and claims between professional services partners (details).
REAL PROPERTY DISPUTE PRACTICE
The Firm advises clients on development, partnership and management disputes, leasing issues, partition, nuisance, boundary and quiet title claims (details).
EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE
The Firm handles wrongful termination, discrimination, breach of employment contracts, wage and hour issues, labor code violations, general employer-employee disputes and workplace harassment and stalking restraining orders (details).
BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITORS' RIGHTS PRACTICE
The Firm advises and represents parties in bankruptcy, pre-bankruptcy and general creditor and debtor consultations (details).
Our practice is not limited to representing “only plaintiffs” or “only defendants.” We guide clients on any side of an important issue. You benefit when we “know how the other side thinks.” We usually do.