Helping clients get the best results possible. Staying committed to excellence, sustainability and doing good.
I represent companies in a wide range of fields, including technology, consumer goods, sports and outdoor recreational equipment, finance and communications.
My representative cases include breach of contract; unfair competition (California Business & Professions Code § 17200, et seq.); negligence; fraud; misrepresentation; enforcing judgment; real property disputes; and defense of a wide-range of consumer and industrial products against claims of negligence, strict products liability and design and manufacturing defects.
Whether you’re a small company or a large enterprise, you need to know your options before taking the course of action that suits your specific needs.
Disputes between business partners. Corporate dissolution disputes. Disputes between investors and businesses. Shareholder derivative actions. No matter what you’re up against, I’ll navigate it with your best interests in mind.
I also litigate between competitors, including unfair competition (California Business & Professions Code section 17200, et seq.), and breach of contract cases for disputes between businesses, vendors, suppliers and lenders. I’ve handled claims dealing with international interference with contract, international interference with prospective economic advantage, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud or misrepresentation.
Real Estate Litigation
A bad lawsuit can waste more than just your time and money – it can ruin your property. I thrive on protecting property owners’ investments.
Did you get a demand letter from an attorney representing a party to a real estate deal? How should you respond? These disputes often cannot be resolved without litigation – but they can amount to legal fees in the hundreds of thousands and interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of your real property.
Whether you’re dealing with an easement issue; title dispute; lien priority; construction defect; misrepresentations from the other side in a deal; or a simple breach of the purchase agreement, you need the situation resolved as quickly and cost efficiently as possible. I’ll advise you on all your options before the case turns into a lawsuit, and if a lawsuit can’t be avoided, I’ll work closely with you, defending you in all phases of the case, including through trial.
Product Safety Litigation
Advocating mindfully for you before and after the litigation is filed – and helping you stay out of litigation altogether.
Working primarily with manufacturers, I represent companies that make consumer goods, commercial products, and sports and outdoor recreational equipment. I get involved immediately when someone makes a personal injury or property damage claim, investigating it alongside the company’s product safety officer.
But the better option is always to mitigate risk before it happens. Let’s develop your company’s safety compliance program and greatly reduce your chances of being sued – and the potential magnitude of the damage. I’ve handled indemnity issues between distributors, manufacturers and suppliers (i.e. upstream liability), as well as construction defect lawsuits. I’ve defended against mass tort claims on behalf of product manufacturers, and a large number of consumer product safety cases dealing with everyday products such as garbage disposers, water dispensers, icemakers, thermostats, water heaters and gas control valves.