Land use, CEQA, contract, environmental and construction litigation for several commercial and residential developers, including all major litigation for the owners of the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa. Extensive land use and entitlements litigation experience concerning commercial, residential and resort projects throughout Southern California. Successfully defended financial institution client against claims of illegal lending practices. Won several jury verdicts arising out of real estate development disputes. Prosecuted receivership actions for several large commercial projects. Routinely litigate complex construction disputes.
Successfully defended unfair trade practice and trademark infringement claims brought against several clients, including a national chain of retail food outlets, a custom wheel designer and a race car manufacturer, representing them at trial and on appeal. Successfully defended unfair competition suit brought against a leading manufacturer of automotive superchargers. Successfully prosecuted unfair competition suit on behalf of coatings manufacturer.
Resolved SCAQMD, EPA and Cal EPA claims against clients in fields of jet fuel transport, metal plating, heavy manufacturing and commercial development, and represented them in related environmental and insurance coverage litigation. Obtained closure letters for several ground water impacted sites.
Obtained a $12,000,000 jury verdict for software infringement and related claims. Successfully prosecuted internet ISP client’s claims to ownership and control of domain and other intellectual property. Successfully defended trade secret and unfair competition claims against clients in a variety of industries, including entertainment, high technology, finance and medical device manufacturing.
Represented national, regional and local religious organizations in first amendment cases regarding church property law. Obtained injunctions, jury and bench verdicts, and orders on appeal in favor of the Presbyterian Church in response to numerous church property disputes schism with local churches in the Southern California area.
Successfully defended professionals in various fields against actions for malpractice, breach of fiduciary duties and breach of contract.
Frequently assist clients with obtaining patent and trademark protections from the USPTO.
Routinely defend business clients in employment litigation matters, including wrongful termination and discrimination matters. Also, advise clients as to contractual employment matters. Successfully defeated numerous employment discrimination claims through summary judgment proceedings.
Obtained several judgments in favor of business and individual policy holders against their insurers on variety of policies (Fire, Title, D&O, Fidelity, Liability, Employment Practices, etc.).
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & MATTERS
REPRESENTATIVE BUSINESS CLIENTS
Advanced Materials Group, Inc. (OTC: ADMG.OB)
Crown City Plating Co. (OTC: CCPC)
Home Interactive Corporation
Makar Properties, LLC
Synod of Southern California and Hawaii
Capital Pacific Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CPHJ)
International Aluminum Corp. (NYSE: IAC)
Mercury Air Group, Inc. (AMEX:MAX)
Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
The Zinn Group