Practice Areas

Business, Corporate and Nonprofit: We counsel startup businesses, for profit and nonprofit organizations in all aspects of business operations including formation, governance, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, purchasing, nonpublic security offerings and the formation of offshore subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

We provide transactional services to investor-owned utilities and other businesses in all aspects of procurement, including RFQs, RFPs, Master Agreements, and related agreements.

Labor & Employment: We counsel and represent employers in all aspects of labor and employment law from the initial contact with a potential employee through termination, and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability, leaves of absence, privacy, defamation, social media, unfair competition, trade secrets, attorneys’ fees and wrongful termination claims.  We counsel our clients daily by offering compliance guidance, recommending policies, investigating potential claims, training executive and supervisory teams, and preparing employment, severance and executive compensation agreements.

Litigation: Our litigation practice naturally derives from the areas in which we advise our clients and emphasizes employment, insurance, commercial and business torts including trade secrets litigation. We also offer real estate litigation services including construction, title & escrow, and unlawful detainer litigation. We are experienced in federal and state courts and administrative hearings and advocate our clients’ interests in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, arbitration, and early neutral evaluation.

Estate and Asset Protection:  We represent and advise individuals, private companies and family trusts regarding estate planning, asset protection and related wealth preservation concerns, including the use of domestic and offshore entities and real estate, business, and tax strategies in transnational settings.  

International: We counsel manufacturers, product distributors, trading, investment advisory and management firms operating in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore.

Banking & Finance: We assist our clients in all aspects of banking and financial transactions, from advice to representation, negotiation and documentation, including credit management, loan agreements, letters of credit, loan participation agreements, reimbursements, stock offerings, warrants, circulars, incentive stock option plans and bond counsel.

Real Estate: We advise and represent our clients in all aspects of commercial and residential property sales and purchases, leasing, municipal and public entity development and disposition agreements, land use, property taxation, zoning, construction finance and workouts.