Practice Areas

BUSINESS LITIGATION
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Business Tort Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Partnership Conflicts
  • Securities Fraud Matters
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Probate and Trust Controversies
APPELLATE PRACTICE
  • Analysis of Appealable Issues
  • Stays of Judgment Pending Appeal
  • Bonds and Undertakings
  • Expert Appellate Briefing
  • Experienced Oral Argument
  • Petitions for Review
  • Writs of Mandate
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
  • Shopping Centers
  • Industrial Parks
  • Apartment Projects
  • Office Buildings
  • Hotels
  • Residential and Country Club Developments
  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Tax-free Exchanges
  • Leasing (both landlords and tenants)
  • Financing
  • Ownership Structuring
BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
  • Business Formations
  • Acquisitions
  • Sales
  • Reorganizations
  • Financing
  • Restructuring
  • Daily Operational Matters
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships
  • Sophisticated Joint Ventures Involving both Real Estate and Operating Companies
TAX PLANNING AND AUDIT DEFENSE
  • Domestic and International
  • Individuals and Business Entities (U.S. Residents and Non-residents)
  • Federal, State and Foreign Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • Real Property Tax
  • Cancellation of Indebtedness Income
LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
  • CEQA Compliance and Litigation
  • Endangered Species Issues
  • Entitlement Applications
  • Entitlement Due Diligence in Connection with Real Property Acquisitions
  • Planning and Zoning Law Compliance
  • Subdivision Map Act Compliance
  • All Manner of Development Fee Protest and Refund Actions
  • Challenges to Referendum and Initiative Ballot Measures
  • Water Quality Permitting and Water Rights Disputes
  • California Coastal Commission Matters
  • Defending and Challenging Development Projects
EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING AND LITIGATION
  • Day-to-day Employment Law Counseling
  • Litigations and Arbitrations
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Litigation Prevention
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
ESTATE PLANNING
  • Wills
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Irrevocable Living Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Inter-vivos Gifts
  • Tax-deferral Strategies
RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
  • First Amendment
  • Clergy Privileges
  • Employment Practices
  • Real Estate and Land Use Matters
  • Taxation
  • Insurance Coverage
PRIVATE SCHOOL LAW
  • Tort Liability and Defense of Lawsuits
  • School Compliance with Applicable State and Federal Law
  • Child Abuse Reporting Act ‑ Requirements, Investigations, Civil Actions
  • Student and Employee Handbooks, Policies & Procedures
  • Employment Law Issues
  • Private School Contracts
SECURITIES ARBITRATION
  • Domestic and International
  • Securities and Commodities
  • Improper Investment Schemes
  • Account Churning
  • Unauthorized Trading
  • Securities Fraud
  • Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Broker-dealers
DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES
  • WIPO / ICANN internet domain name arbitrations
  • Relief from Cybersquatting
  • Internet Domain Name Trademark Infringement
  • Transferring Infringing Domain Names