A. Commercial Litigation
We represent clients as plaintiffs or defendants in commercial litigation involving breach of contract and related tort claims such as fraud and interference with contractual and business relationships, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities litigation, construction litigation, and employment related litigation. Our partners have litigated on behalf of individuals, corporations (both large and small) and unincorporated businesses, partnerships, and public entities.
B. Defense Litigation and Insurance Law
We represent large self-insured corporations in a wide range of matters, including but not limited to railroad accidents, refinery and other work place related accidents, vehicle accidents, wrongful death matters, product liability, breach of warranty, premises liability, third party criminal assault, subrogation, and other personal injury/property damage defense cases. We also represent property/casualty insurers in both first party insurance litigation matters and in a wide range of third party claims, including but not limited to personal injury defense actions, automobile defense litigation, construction litigation defense, fraud, nuisance, wrongful evictions, fire, arson, products liability, and actions involving damage to real and personal property.
C. Employment Law/Wage and Hour Disputes
The firm has been extensively involved in representing both employers and employees in litigation, including class action matters, regarding wage and hour matters, wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and race/gender/age discrimination cases. We also have experience in handling “Serious and Willful” matters and California Labor Code Section 132a claims.
D. Real Estate
We represent mortgage companies, property owners, and real estate agents and brokerage firms in matters involving the sale and development of properties, property transactions, loans, small business acquisitions, and actions involving breach of contract, collections, fraud, wrongful interference with prospective economic advantage, bad faith breach of contract, negligence, environmental, and nuisance claims. We are familiar with California Corporate Securities Law and assist clients in transactional and litigation matters involving the California General Corporation Law and California Corporate Securities Law, partnership dissolutions, and related actions.
E. Construction Litigation
We have been extensively involved in representing owners, engineers, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in virtually all types of construction-related litigation, including mechanics liens, foreclosures, delay claims, construction defect claims, and breach of contract actions.