We are actively engaged in all aspects of business litigation, including partnership and corporate disputes, unfair competition, real estate, fraud and contract disputes. Our litigation experience has involved the full range of pretrial and trial work, including obtaining preliminary injunctions, trying cases both to juries and judges, and handling cases on appeal. We also represent clients in disputes throughout the United States and assist them in their litigation requirements throughout the world through our international contacts and affiliations. We have extensive experience in arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiations, and have served as settlement officers, judge pro tem, arbitrators and mediators throughout the Los Angeles Superior Court system.
We represent employers, corporate officers, employees and workers in a wide range of employment issues, including claims for wrongful termination, discrimination and sexual harassment. We also represent employers and senior management level employees in establishing employment policies and in negotiating and structuring employment and compensation arrangements, including deferred compensation, profit participation, and stock options.
Directors and Officers
We have extensive experience in representing directors and officers in litigation brought by shareholders and third parties. We counsel directors and officers in ways to minimize their exposure and to obtain proper and adequate insurance to mitigate any potential losses. We also have been instrumental in creating new law regarding the rights of officers and directors to obtain indemnification from their employers.
Trust and Estate Litigation
We handle cases involving challenges to wills and trusts on behalf of beneficiaries, trustees and other interested parties. We also represent trustees in actions seeking their removal, accounting for their actions and defending against claims of breach of fiduciary duty. We have successfully tried numerous cases through trial in probate court.
Real Estate and Construction Law
We represent contractors, owners, buyers, sellers, brokers, developers and syndicators in commercial, residential and international transactions encompassing a wide range of real estate and construction developments. We have counseled clients on the purchase, exchange and sale of real property, construction financing, commercial and ground leasing and development and construction disputes involving local, national and international projects. We also have tried numerous real estate and partnership disputes involving the ownership, development and management of commercial and residential properties.
We handle business and litigation matters involving unfair competition, trade secrets and related intellectual property rights. We have successfully represented entrepreneurs in Internet start-up companies which have become publicly traded companies on NASDAQ. We counsel and assist clients in licensing agreements, distribution agreements, and confidentiality and trade secret protection agreements.