Practices Areas

Business Litigation

The Firm has prosecuted, defended and resolved numerous disputes among corporate shareholders, officers and directors, general and limited partners, and limited liability company members involving a wide range of contract, fraud, business tort, unfair business practices and unfair competition claims. Our attorneys have extensive experience in disputes involving secured and unsecured claims, loan agreements, letters of credit and lender liability issues. We also represent businesses which have been unfairly and unlawfully damaged by other businesses.

Intellectual Property Litigation

The Firm litigates cases involving trade secrets, internet-related issues, rights of privacy, licenses, unfair competition, nondisclosure issues and non-compete agreements. We are also highly experienced in litigating development agreements, licenses, distribution agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliance and vendor services agreements. We also aggressively pursue injunctions on behalf of our clients.

Real Estate Litigation

As a major part of our Litigation practice, we assist clients in achieving cost-effective resolutions in a wide variety of real estate oriented disputes through negotiation and mediation or, if appropriate, arbitration or trials at all levels. We represent financial institutions, developers and landlords with landowner interests, title issues and easement claims.  We have extensive construction defect experience.  We work with troubled real estate projects and investment workouts, restructurings and certain bankruptcy claims. We litigate disputes involving adjacent property claims.  We also assist clients with negotiating and mitigating claims in insolvency proceedings.

We represent owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and financial institutions with legal issues that arise in public and private construction projects. Specific dispute-related services include prosecution and defense of mechanic’s lien, stop notice and payment bond claims.  We prosecute and defend construction contract claims, including delay, disruption, acceleration, inefficiency and defective work claims.  We have prosecuted and defended many commercial Unlawful Detainer cases.

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