Our Successes

 

Set forth below is an abridged list of notable representative matters.  For a detailed list, please contact our offices.

BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LAW

  • Obtained the complete dismissal of an action on behalf of an entrepreneur, who was accused of embezzling over $40 million from a healthcare organization, under investigation by the FBI, and sued by a team of leading Fortune 500 trial attorneys.
  • Formed, developed, and counseled a green technology corporation.
  • 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 and, following our vigorous representation, dismissed those claims.
  • Substituted in as new counsel 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 an immediate dismissal of the 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 under her care 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.
  • Represented a restaurant owner in a dispute for unpaid wages before the Department of Industrial Relations and obtained a summary dismissal of the matter.
  • Formed, developed, and counseled an entertainment company.
  • Formed, developed, and counseled a national college admissions consulting company.

REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION LAW

  • Defended a prominent real estate agent, who was accused of causing $2 million in damages for failing to adequately disclose defects in title with regard to the sale of two commercial properties, and obtained the agent’s complete dismissal from the action.
  • Obtained immediate relief at the outset of litigation on behalf of a prominent real estate investor against two real estate professionals, both of whom were represented by preeminent celebrity counsel for the late recording artist, singer-songwriter and entertainer, Michael Jackson, for defrauding the investor into purchasing real property laden with heavy liens.
  • Enforced a real estate investor’s contractual rights against a real estate development company renowned for its outdoor “city-center” retail plaza developments.
  • Enforced a commercial lease on behalf of a real estate developer operating $1 billion in residential, office, retail, and industrial properties against an out-of-state electronics distributor.
  • Enforced a commercial lease on behalf of a real estate group against a national frozen yogurt franchise for failing to satisfy contract obligations.
  • Represented landowners in a real property partition action and prevented the sale and partition of land.
  • Represented a real estate investor in the sale of 60 acres of undeveloped land for development.

PERSONAL INJURY

  • Represented a victim of a robbery against a national bank for failing to install security for its customers after a string of widely reported robberies occurred in the bank’s vicinity and obtained a high, confidential settlement.
  • Represented a motorcyclist, who was severely injured in a head-on collision with a drunk motorist, and obtained a high, confidential settlement.
  • Represented a driver and passenger who were severely injured in a head-on collision at a major intersection that rendered his vehicle a total loss and obtained a high, confidential settlement.
  • Represented a victim of a brutal attack against a shopping mall landlord for failing to adequately protect customers after several reported attacks occurred on the shopping mall’s premises and obtained a high, confidential settlement.
  • Represented a driver who was severely injured in a rear-end collision and obtained a high, confidential settlement.
  • Represented an assault victim against a national supermarket chain for filing to implement security measures for its customers and obtained a high, confidential settlement.

FAMILY LAW

  • Represented a celebrated Hollywood producer and director, whose assets included royalties from a long-running, internationally-syndicated sitcom and royalties from acclaimed feature films, in his divorce from his wife.
  • Represented a diamond mine heiress in a cross-jurisdictional divorce involving international child abduction and international assets located in South Africa and the United States.
  • Represented spouse, after substituting in as new counsel just one month before trial, in an action seeking additional property and support and obtained a complete dismissal of the entire action, with no award of any property or support.
  • Represented spouse in a divorce proceeding involving the distribution of domestic and international assets valued at approximately $25 million and prepared a favorable marital settlement agreement.
  • Represented a petitioner for guardianship of a minor’s estate containing insurance proceeds and other assets.

TRUST, WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING

  • Crafted a multimillion dollar estate plan for a legendary Hong Kong producer of martial arts films.
  • Restructured a family limited partnership operating that managed various apartment complexes to avoid unnecessary estate taxation and streamline administration.
  • Organized a family limited liability company that managed various apartment complexes to limit a family members’ liability, avoid unnecessary estate taxation, and streamline administration.
  • Formed a multimillion dollar estate plan for a securities funds manager.
  • Created a special needs trust for the care of a developmentally disabled child.