On the litigation side of the practice, we represent both plaintiffs and defendants in equal percentages. Thus, we can readily anticipate how the other side in a lawsuit will respond, and we act accordingly. On the corporate side, we have extensive experience acting as outside counsel to several corporations and assisting them with their labor and employment needs, real estate transactions and contractual relationships.

A client of the Firm enjoys a close one-on-one relationship with a partner who will handle their matter on a “hands-on” basis from beginning to end. Our hourly billing rates compare favorably to those charged by larger firms.


The Firm is dedicated to providing the highest level of services on an effective and efficient cost basis. A representative sample of the matters that we have handled include:


  • Successfully defended a public company in a multi-million dollar wage and hour class action
  • Represented in-house counsel of a major movie studio in her wrongful termination action; resulted in an appellate opinion delineating when an in-house counsel may sue for wrongful termination
  • Regularly counsel and train officers, managers and employees on compliance with employment matters, including sexual harassment laws
  • Represented CEO of health care organization in wrongful termination action

Real Estate

  • Obtained $11 million judgment against defrauding real estate manipulator
  • Regularly bring and defend specific performance actions, including handling associated lis pendens motions

Corporate Litigation

  • Successfully defended a public company against private and public attack on a $500 million merger
  • Regularly bring and defend shareholder derivative actions, as well as acting as counsel to Special Litigation Committees


  • Obtained Ninth Circuit opinion extending coverage to a landlord sued for breach of lease and wrongful eviction, and permitting bad faith portion of case to proceed; matter promptly settled thereafter
  • Established, in a published appellate opinion, the duty of a corporation’s insurance company to defend officers in a lawsuit brought by the corporation


  • Successfully defended motion picture company against various attacks on its multi-million dollar movie franchise
  • Represented investors in a fraudulent music investment deal, obtaining judgment after trial that included punitive damages
  • Performed all legal work for the “Vans Warped Tour,” a traveling music festival that tours North America annually
  • Obtained music clearances for soundtracks, television commercials and video games
  • Advised clients on event sponsorship agreements, venue agreements and athlete agreements

Construction Defect

  • Represented multi-million dollar developer in construction defect litigation covering dozens of projects

Corporate Law

  • Negotiated and documented dozens of license agreements relating to both domestic and international distribution
  • Extensive experience in working with foreign counsel to establish foreign distribution systems, including drafting distribution agreements, establishing foreign subsidiaries, and working with tax counsel and tax accountants
  • Negotiated dozens of real estate leases for retailer clients.