Litigation

The firm’s practice involves virtually all aspects of business and commercial litigation across a broad spectrum of industries and fields such as: computers and high technology; real estate; creditors rights; corporate, shareholder and management disputes; securities; employment; financial services; manufacturing; insurance coverage and bad faith; construction; business torts and general business litigation, among others. Some of the firm’s key practice areas are:

Construction Litigation
Our lawyers have extensive experience with counseling, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution concerning all types of public and private construction projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, and heavy construction. The firm’s members have substantial experience prosecuting and defending bid protests, contract and warranty claims, construction and design defect claims, and claims for delay and extra work.

Creditors’ Rights/Financial Institutions
Our attorneys have represented banks, life insurance companies, leasing companies and other large and small businesses in a wide range of collection and defense litigation matters including handling of complex and simple collection actions, non-judicial foreclosures, receiverships, injunctions, attachments, protective orders and writs of possession. We also have experience defending usury allegations, “lender liability” tort and contract claims, Uniform Commercial Code claims, will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and bankruptcy actions. Bankruptcy experience includes preparing and litigating proofs of claim, adversary actions, motions for relief from the automatic stay, adequate protection orders, and more.

Computer and High Technology
The firm is able to litigate a broad range of disputes and litigation involving computers and technology including:

 

  • software and technology performance disputes;
  • validity of warranty disclaimers and limitations on liability;
  • OEM and VAR relationships and termination issues;
  • termination of joint venture or development projects;
  • trademark and trade dress disputes;
  • misappropriation of trade secrets;
  • infringement of copyrights in software;
  • claims of failure to maintain or support software or hardware systems;
  • intellectual property ownership and transfers;
  • privacy and online security; and
  • Software Police investigations.

 

Corporate, Shareholder and Management Disputes
The firm’s litigators have significant experience in all aspects of corporate, securities and management disputes, including investor anti-fraud actions under the federal and state securities laws, direct and derivative shareholder lawsuits, tender offer and proxy solicitation litigation, and involuntary dissolution actions.

General Business Litigation
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in all types of business litigation matters involving commercial contracts, employment discrimination, wage and hour claims, libel and slander, unfair competition, negligence, insurance defense, and other business torts.

Real Estate Litigation
Our lawyers have significant experience representing owners, investors, developers, advisors, commercial and retail brokers, lenders, landlords, tenants and receivers in negotiating, mediating, arbitrating and litigating all forms of disputes involving real property. We have successfully litigated many significant and complex acquisition, breach of lease, construction defect, broker liability, nondisclosure, receivership and unlawful detainer cases in Southern California.