Business & Commercial Law

 

Aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses face a variety of challenges in the complex marketplace. Frequently, individuals hastily form a business without adequate planning. They set themselves up for litigation and financial failure. Likewise, many existing businesses fail to implement risk management programs, exposing their assets to liability.

We help you plan against such failures, anticipating potential issues and providing proactive solutions that effectively and efficiently address those issues. When, however, a dispute requires or results in a lawsuit, we vigorously pursue your matter in court. We take a pragmatic, cost-effective approach that emphasizes your goals and concerns to ensure that we advance your interests.

We have counseled individual entrepreneurs, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. We have represented clients in a number of industries, including retail, finance, real estate, hospitality, food, and healthcare. We have even represented other attorneys, acting as counsel for other counsel. We have litigated multimillion dollar actions and negotiated multimillion dollar transactions.

Our business and commercial law practice includes:

Formation Contracts Litigation
Governance Financing Issues Business Fraud
Employee Relations Risk Management Contract Breach
Governmental Relations Real Estate Issues Strategic Partnerships

 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Obtained the complete dismissal of an action on behalf of an entrepreneur, who was accused of embezzling over $40 million from a healthcare organization, was under investigation by the FBI, and was sued by a team of leading Fortune 500 trial attorneys.
  • Enforced a limited liability company’s contract rights against two businessmen represented by veteran appellate counsel and, following a two-month trial, obtained relief in favor of the limited liability company.
  • Enforced a lender’s rights to collect on promissory notes against a medical facility that accused the lender of misappropriating over $10 million.
  • Substituted in as new counsel just one month before trial in defense of an information technology specialist, who was accused of misappropriating $1 million from a partner and forging that partner’s signature, and obtained a complete dismissal of the entire action.
  • Obtained complete dismissals of all investigations and disciplinary actions on behalf of two nursing professionals, one of whom was accused of a patient’s homicide and subject to police investigation and the other of whom was accused of physically abusing a patient and subject to state investigation.
  • Represented an attorney, who was secretly recorded in a private conversation, against a national collection agency and obtained a high, confidential settlement.
  • Formed, developed, and counseled a variety of companies, including a green technology corporation, a genome sequencing company, an entertainment company, a national college admissions consulting company, and an electronics distribution company.
  • Represented a restaurant owner in a dispute for unpaid wages before the Department of Industrial Relations and obtained a summary dismissal of the matter.
  • Negotiated a joint venture between a regional plastic surgery center and a national cosmetic surgery practice specializing in face lifts.
  • Counseled a health drink company on risk management with respect to national product distribution.