Left to Right: Cynthia Sun, Esq., Chris Adishian, Esq., Trevor Zeiler, Esq. (Not Pictured: Laura Mayer)

EL SEGUNDO, CA (November 15, 2019)— Adishian Law Group is pleased to announce that Adishian Law Group, P.C. and Adishian Capital were profiled in the current issue of Southbay Magazine.

As the magazine states, “Adishian Law Group practices business, employment and real estate law. The firms work includes leading mission-critical transactions and litigation, and high-stakes employment cases involving highly compensated professionals. Adishian Capital is a licensed real estate brokerage that provides property management services and select brokerage services. Together the companies assist clients with all their real estate activities.  Owner Chris Adishian earned his math economics degree Berkeley, with a business minor from Haas School of Business and was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient at Loyola Law School.  He is rated an AV-Preeminent attorney by his peers”

What can our readers learn from your most successful clients?

“They are committed to improving their decision-making process in business and life. They understand that the two great equalizers are: time and decisions. Over time, the compounded results from a good decision process (and avoiding the compounded results of a bad decision process) dwarf any legal fees. Sometimes the best decision is deciding to not do something.”

What business lessons have you learned running your own companies?

“There are so many.  Here are some of the most important in our view:  setting the culture of the firm, recruiting/retaining the right people, working for clients we enjoy and of course, delivering the highest level professional service and advice.”

Why did you choose to work in this profession?

“When I graduated from law school, practicing law was the last thing on my mind.  I was fortunate to meet a number of outstanding individuals — some significantly more experienced that I was — who were kind, strong, wise, fair-minded, lived balanced lives, contributed significantly to their community and were financially comfortable.  They had one other thing in common:  all were lawyers running smaller practices.   Eventually that made a lot of sense to me.  This fall is our 16th anniversary.”

What is the best legal advice you ever received?

“I read this in a business book, probably long before I went to law school.  The more important term in the contract isn’t in the contract; it’s dealing with people who are honest.”

What are your favorite podcasts?

“During my commute, I enjoy listening to “The Knowledge Project,” “On Being” and “How I Built This.”

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EL SEGUNDO, CA (June 20, 2019)—Adishian Law Group Advises Premier World Discovery on Acquisition of AFC Vacations.

Adishian Law Group is pleased to announce the Premier World Discovery has completed the acquisition of AFC Vacations.   The Company’s Press Release regarding the acquisition follows:

Redondo Beach, CA – June 20, 2019 – Premier World Discovery announced that it has acquired AFC Vacations, a tour operator offering affordable first class tours, river cruises and ocean cruise-tours. The purchase continues Premier World Discovery’s growth plan and will better serve the needs and service to all guests that travel with both companies.

Matthew Kennel, Co-owner and Co-President of Premier World Discovery noted, “The acquisition of AFC Vacations complements our overall global tour offerings and provides synergies that will produce greater opportunities and customer service for our guests. We have always been impressed with the tour and cruise offerings as well as the level of customer service that AFC Vacations has provided their guests over the past 37 years.”

Stephen Birkett, Founder and Co-President of Premier World Discovery also commented, “Our acquisition of AFC Vacations provides a major growth opportunity for both brands and offers an exciting opportunity to continue to evolve. The acquisition also supports our strategy in the group travel market and at the same time meet the demands and needs of future guests on our tours around the world in an ever changing global travel market.”

“AFC Vacations is very excited to join Premier World Discovery, this is a perfect match. Both companies share similar philosophies and values and we look forward to expanding our tour offerings to our guests and continue to grow the AFC Vacations brand under Premier World Discovery”, said Randy Case, Founder and President of AFC Vacations.

ABOUT PREMIER WORLD DISCOVERY

Premier World Discovery offers Worldwide Guided Travel with 2019 marking the company’s 20th year in business. The company employs a national sales team and has grown to offer more than 80 fully guided tour programs both domestically and internationally to more than 50 countries and 6 continents. Guests can choose from five distinct travel styles – One Hotel – Limited Hotel Stay Tours, Classic Tours, Rail Journeys & Train Tours, Exotic Discovery Tours and Exclusive European River Cruise Charters. To learn more about Premier World Discovery and its current tour offerings visit premierworlddiscovery.com.

ABOUT AFC VACATIONS

Founded in 1982, AFC Tours offered escorted tours both in North America and internationally. AFC Tours was eventually rebranded into AFC Vacations, with the acronym AFC meaning – Affordable First Class Vacations. Randy Case will continue to lead AFC Vacations as the President and the company will continue to be based in San Diego. AFC Vacations will run as a separate division with the same executive team and the same focus – offering unparalleled customer service, memorable vacations and unique lifetime experiences aimed at exceeding guests’ expectations. To learn more about AFC Vacations and its current tour offerings visit afcvacations.com

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

Adishian Law Group is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law and Real Estate law. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

For more information about this transaction, contact Chris Adishian:

Telephone: 310.726.0888 | 650.646.4022 | 415.955.0888
Email: askalg@adishianlaw.com
Social Media: @adishianlaw |  LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

EL SEGUNDO, CA (November 15, 2018)— Adishian Law Group is pleased to announce that Adishian Law Group, P.C. and Adishian Capital were profiled in the current issue of Southbay Magazine.

As the magazine states, “Adishian Law Group practices business, employment and real estate law. Their work includes leading mission-critical transactions and litigation, and high-stakes employment cases involving highly compensated professionals. Adishian Capital is a licensed real estate brokerage that provides property management services and select brokerage services. Together the companies deliver “family office” real estate capabilities giving clients relationship continuity across all their real estate activities. Owner Chris Adishian earned his B.A. in mathematical economics from Berkeley, with a minor in business administration from the Haas School of Business, and his law degree from Loyola Law School.”

What is the best legal advice you have ever received?

“I read in a business book—probably long before I went to law school—that the most important term in the contract isn’t in the contract. It’s dealing with people who are honest.”

Share your thoughts about the value of the human connection in your industry.

“It’s everything. You have to know yourself, be yourself and connect with your fellow humans in a genuine manner, even in times of tough business negotiations or outright litigation. If you cannot genuinely connect with other humans, everything will be challenging.”

Tell us some recent client success stories.

“We served as counsel to our seller/developer client in the construction and sale of two office buildings that are now the corporate headquarters for Australian toy company Moose Toys. In another matter, a Japanese company retained our firm to form its U.S. subsidiary for #JapanHouse Los Angeles—a global project to promote Japanese culture, art, food, technology and fashion ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.”

L to R: Emily Zinn, Trevor Zeiler, Cynthia Sun, Chris Adishian, Tamara Cook, Julia Toscano, Laura Mayer

What can our readers learn from your most successful clients?

“They are committed to improving their decision-making process in business and life. They understand that the two great equalizers are: (1) time and (2) decisions. Over time, the compounded result of good decisions (and avoiding the compounded result of bad decisions) dwarfs any legal fees. Sometimes the best decisions are to not do something.”

What is the most valuable skill you offer?

“My individual core skill set is along the lines of an ‘expert generalist.’ When we look at a challenge or opportunity, we start with the legal expertise. That’s foundational. Along with our legal advice, we bring deep knowledge and multidisciplinary experience, which come together to inform the client’s business or litigation strategy and execution.”

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EL SEGUNDO, CA (May 11, 2018)—Adishian Law Group Advises Malaga Bank on Real Estate Purchase.

Adishian Law Group in El Segundo, California is pleased to announce that Malaga Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaga Financial Corporation, (OTC: MLGF) acquired its headquarter’s office building.  Malaga Bank is a full service community bank headquartered on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  It has branch offices on the Peninsula, Torrance and San Pedro. Since 1985, Malaga Bank has been delivering competitive bank services to residents, businesses and community organizations of the South Bay.  The building, commonly known as 1 Malaga Cove Plaza, is part of the iconic Malaga Cove Plaza.

Every transaction has a story” said Adishian Law Group President, Chris Adishian.  “As we learned in the course of the transaction, the vision for Malaga Cove Plaza’s creation dates back to the very formation of Palos Verdes Estates, when the tract map was recorded by…..Bank of America, in late 1923!  That’s right Bank of America owned much of the land in this area of Palos Verdes Estates.  For perspective, in late 1923, WWI had been over by nearly 5 years, and the Great Depression was about 6 years away.   In between, the template was set for this section of Palos Verdes Estates.”

On behalf of our client, Adishian Law Group led the legal work on the transaction from initial exercise of Malaga Bank’s option through Closing. Our services included negotiating, draft or reviewing the following documents: Operative lease with all amendments; Notice of Exercise of Right to Purchase; Purchase and Sale Agreement, along with associated Addendums, Reviewing Title reports, Tract Maps, Chain of Title Documents, Easement Grants and Purchaser’s Closing Instructions.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

Adishian Law Group is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law and Real Estate law. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

For more information about this transaction, contact Chris Adishian:

Telephone: 310.726.0888 | 650.646.4022 | 415.955.0888
Email: askalg@adishianlaw.com
Social Media: @adishianlaw |  LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

EL SEGUNDO, CA (December 31, 2017)—Adishian Law Group Advises Pioneer Magnetics on Sale of Business.

Adishian Law Group is pleased to announce the sale of Pioneer Magnetics’ power supply business to United States Technologies-Aldetec Holdings Company (“UST-Aldetec”).

“This transaction was an opportunity to represent a truly remarkable sixty year old, Santa Monica-based family business that designs, manufactures and sells mission-critical power supply products to a global customer base” says Attorney Chris Adishian.

On behalf of our client, Adishian Law Group led the legal work on the transaction from initial letter of intent (LOI) through Closing.  “Like many family business sales, this transaction involved many stakeholders, and we coordinated our representation with other attorney retained to advise the shareholder’s family on matters relating to the sale” stated Adishian.

The firm’s work included included negotiating, draft or reviewing the following documents: Letter of Intent, Deal Memo, Asset Purchase Agreement, Schedules, Escrow Agreement, Bill of Sale, IP Assignment and Assumption Agreement, Transition Services Agreement and a variety of post-Closing matters.

About Pioneer Magnetics

Founded in 1957 by Dr. Allen B. Rosenstein, over the course of 60 years Pioneer Magnetics built a global business designing and manufacturing the highest quality switching power supplies. PMI’s power supply business offers low voltage and high current products ranging from < 1,000 Watts to > 30KW per box. COTS, isolated and non-isolated, intelligence as well as “thousands” of combinations, such as racks/power shelves, are available in standard and unique sizes.

About UST-Aldetec

UST-Aldetec is a consolidation of companies brought together to provide superior services and products to our Defense and Commercial customers. Together they are expert at RF detection, Frequency Conversion, Broadband Amplification, Power management, and repair/re-engineering of subsystems for obsolescence mitigation and extending system lifetime. UST-Aldetec teams can design, manufacture and support products seamlessly and rapidly. Their design turn averages less than 6 months from receiving a specification. Our goal is to provide high quality subsystems to our customers at an affordable price, and to keep them running with an exceptional MTBF. UST-Aldetec is a certified small business, AS-9100 certified with over 40,000 Square feet of manufacturing space.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

Adishian Law Group is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law and Real Estate law. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

For more information about this transaction, contact Chris Adishian:

Telephone: 310.726.0888 | 650.646.4022 | 415.955.0888
Email: askalg@adishianlaw.com
Social Media: @adishianlaw |  LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

 

EL SEGUNDO, CA (November 14, 2017)— Adishian Law Group is pleased to announce that Adishian Law Group, P.C. and Adishian Capital were profiled in the current issue of Southbay Magazine.

Southbay Magazine (November 2017)

As the magazine states, “Adishian Law Group practices business, employment and real estate law. The firm leads mission-critical transactions and litigation, with a focus on high-stakes employment cases involving highly compensated professionals. Adishian Capital is a licensed real estate brokerage that provides property management services and select brokerage services. Owner Chris Adishian earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics at Berkeley and law degree from Loyola Law School.”

What’s most rewarding about your work?

“Our clients inspire us—they’re proven leaders in their industries and professions, and we’re privileged to work on their behalf.”

What can our readers learn from your most successful clients?

“They are committed to improving their decision-making process in business and life. They understand that the two great equalizers are: (1) time and (2) decisions. Over time, the compounded result of good decisions (and avoiding the compounded result of bad decisions) dwarfs any legal fees. Quite often the best decision is to ‘not do’ something. Making that decision is just as important as the decision to ‘do’ something.”

What is the most valuable skill you offer clients?

“My individual core skill set is along the lines of an ‘expert generalist’. When we look at a challenge or opportunity, we bring the legal expertise. That’s foundational. Along with our legal advice, we bring deep knowledge and multidisciplinary experience, which come together to inform the client’s business or litigation strategy and execution.”

Southbay

Chris Adishian, Founder
Adishian Law Group, PC
Adishian Capital

 

What would you want potential clients to know about you?

“The law is ultimately a ‘helping’ profession, and that’s why we are here—to help our clients. We also have a tremendous amount of free informative content on our website and on our YouTube channel, to help anyone seeking to learn more about California law in the areas that we practice.”

What is unique about how your two firms work together?

“For clients active in real estate—owning, buying, selling, leasing or exchanging—our combination of a real estate law firm with an affiliated property management firm is unique. We can deliver tremendous value and provide relationship continuity.”

What are the last three books that you’ve read?

“Other than children’s books for my kids (laughing), ‘The Undoing Project’, ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ and ‘Business Adventures’. I frequently reference Warren Buffett’s ‘Owner’s Manual.’”

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EL SEGUNDO, CA (September 30, 2017)—Adishian Law Group Advises Welcome Group on New Real Estate Construction and Sale to Moose Toys

Adishian Law Group in El Segundo, CA announces the Closing of a 22,607 gross square real estate construction and sale transaction between our client and Moose Toys.  Our client (“Seller”) built and delivered 2 free-standing shell office buildings with each building comprised of 2 condominium units.  In addition, Seller built and delivered a companion parking structure totaling approximately 345 parking spaces, some of which are licensed to Moose Toys. This project is located within Campus El Segundo development.  El Segundo remains a very attractive real estate destination for companies or investors around the world.

On behalf of our client, our firm led the legal work on the transaction from PSA through Closing. Our work included negotiating, drafting or reviewing the following documents: Purchase and Sale Agreement; Temporary Access Agreement;  Contracts for Construction; Assignment of Purchase Agreement; Short Form Deed of Trust; Escrow Instructions and Amendments; Parking License Agreement;  Reciprocal Access Agreement; Notice of Completion; Owner’s Affidavit; Grant Deeds; HOA deeds and 1031 Exchange related documents.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

Adishian Law Group is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law and Real Estate law. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

For more information about this transaction, contact Chris Adishian:

Telephone: 310.726.0888 | 650.646.4022 | 415.955.0888
Email: askalg@adishianlaw.com
Social Media: @adishianlaw |  LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

62 Year Old, African-American Former Branch Manager Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Terminix, a Subsidiary of ServiceMaster:  Suit Highlights Wrongful Termination, Age Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Failure to Prevent Discrimination, Retaliation, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and Statutory Unfair Competition

EL SEGUNDO, CA (September 9, 2017) — Ernest “E.J.” Walker, a 62 year old African American, filed suit this month in San Francisco Superior Court against Terminex International Company L.P. (Terminex) and ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (“ServiceMaster”), ticker symbol “SERV”, a publicly traded Fortune 1000 company that provides residential and commercial services. The suit accuses Terminex and ServiceMaster of wrongful termination, age discrimination, race discrimination, failure to prevent discrimination, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and statutory unfair competition.

According to the suit, Ernest was a loyal employee of Terminex for over twelve years.  Prior to his alleged wrongful termination, he had performed exceptionally well, leading the company’s “largest branch in the western division” (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara) to “record revenue and profits”. When his supervisor left, E.J indicated his interest in the job.  Instead of being considered for the promotion, Terminix told him that he would not be considered “based on his performance”, and Terminix hired a white male.  Shortly thereafter the new white supervisor inexplicably gave him a “written warning” and thereafter his new white supervisor put him on a “a performance improvement plan claiming E.J. was not meeting expectations”.

Ernest “refused to sign the performance improvement plan” and ultimately “filed an ethics complaint” against his new supervisor.  Yet, “[t]he same people who gave E.J. his performance review, were tasked with investigating the review”.  Terminix placed him on a second performance improvement plan, and followed that with a termination for alleged “performance deficiencies”.

The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco County Superior Court, seeks damages for lost wages, special damages including loss of income and benefits and medical expenses, interest, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs. Terminix has since removed the case to the United States Federal District Court, Northern District of California.  Click here for a copy of the Complaint.

“We’re eager to commence discovery to determine why Terminix failed to consider an apparently exemplary employee for promotion.  We’re interested to discover whether our the Company’s stated reasons for termination are legitimate and non-discriminatory, or merely a pretext for unlawful age-based, race-based discrimination and retaliation.  We are also curious to learn what actions, if any, that the company took, once it was on notice of E.J. complaints.” says Chris Adishian.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C. Adishian Law Group (http://www.AdishianLaw.com) is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law, Real Estate law and Mediation Services.   As of December 2016, the firm has represented corporate and individual clients located across 22 California counties, 13 States outside of California and 10 foreign countries in over 520 legal matters. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

For more information about this case, contact Chris Adishian:

Telephone: 310.726.0888 | 650.646.4022 | 415.955.0888
Email: askalg@adishianlaw.com
Social Media: @adishianlaw | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

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Female Former Director of Client Solutions Sues Digilant:  Suit Highlights Disability Discrimination, Failure to Provide Accommodation, Failure to Engage in an Interactive Process, Failure to Prevent Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Discharge in Violation of Public Policy and Unfair Competition. 

EL SEGUNDO, CA (August 20, 2017) — Samira Judeh filed suit this month in San Francisco Superior Court against Digilant, Inc. (Digilant), a marketing technology company that assists in programmatic media buying. The suit accuses Digilant and its employees of disability discrimination, failure to provide accommodation, failure to engage in an interactive process, failure to prevent discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge in violation of public policy and unfair competition.

According to the Complaint, soon after learning that Samira would have to be out of the office for doctor’s appointments on a recurring basis, “Chris Cooper, Digilant’s Vice President of Sales at Digilant began harassing Samira.  He was demanding, belligerent and made sarcastic comments to Samira.”    Samira informed the Chief Operating Officer that Cooper was “harassing her.”.  Nothing was done.  Soon thereafter, Samira heard Cooper tell Digilant’s Director of Sales Accounts, “I don’t give a shit what she has going on medically. She’ s a bitch!”

In early May, Samira informed Digilant’s Chief Operating Officer him that she had “been diagnosed with a medical condition and that she would need to go to more doctor’s appointments.”  Approximately three weeks later, Digilant terminated her, allegedly for the reason that there was a reduction in work force.

The lawsuit seeks damages for lost wages (front and back pay), benefits and career opportunities, special damages, punitive damages, interest and attorneys’ fees and costs.  Digilant has since removed the case to the United States Federal District Court, Northern District of California.  Click here for a copy of the Complaint.

“We’re eager to commence discovery to determine what actions, if any, Digilant took once it was on notice of Samira’s medical condition to engage in a good faith interactive process with her or to provide an accommodation.  We also interested to learn what steps the Company took to prevent discrimination against Samira and whether or not the Company retaliated against Samira.” says Chris Adishian.

About Adishian Law Group, P.C.

  Law Group (http://www.AdishianLaw.com) is a California law firm with a statewide practice in the areas of Corporate law, Employment law, Real Estate law and Mediation Services.   As of December 2016, the firm has represented corporate and individual clients located across 22 California counties, 13 States outside of California and 10 foreign countries in over 520 legal matters. Adishianlaw.com is one of the oldest continually operating law firm websites on the Internet. The firm serves its clientele via three offices located in the major business hubs of El Segundo, Palo Alto and San Francisco.

For more information about this case, contact Chris Adishian:

Telephone: 310.726.0888 | 650.646.4022 | 415.955.0888
Email: askalg@adishianlaw.com
Social Media: @adishianlaw | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

EL SEGUNDO, CA (November 9, 2016)— Adishian Law Group is pleased to announce that Adishian Law Group, P.C. and Adishian Capital were profiled in the current issue of Southbay Magazine.

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As the magazine states, “Adishian Law Group practices business, employment and real estate law, and Adishian Capital is a licensed real estate brokerage that
provides property management services and select brokerage services. Owner Chris Adishian started the law firm in 2003 and Adishian Capital in 2007.

FAST FACT:

From their South Bay headquarters, Adishian Law Group has represented clients in 22 California counties, 12 states outside California and 9 foreign countries.

What would you like potential clients to know about you?

“Our work at Adishian Law Group includes leading mission-critical transactions and litigation, and high-stakes employment cases involving highly compensated professionals. Together with Adishian Capital, we deliver ‘family office’ real estate capabilities—giving clients relationship continuity across all their real estate activities.”

What’s next for your firm?

“Adishian Law Group completely upgraded its technology in the past 12 months so we can continue to provide the highest quality legal services with cutting-edge hardware and software. Adishian Capital has grown to more than $50 million in assets. Prudent growth is the plan.”

What’s most rewarding about your work?

“Our clients inspire us—they’re proven leaders in their industries and professions, and we have a lot of fun working on their behalf.”

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L to R: David Simmons, Gladys Mydland, Chris Adishian, Heather DeFalco, Erik Bleitz, Patricia Parker, Tamara Cook, Andrew Messori

Tell us about your team

“I’m really proud of the team. We have a well-educated mix of Boomers, Xers and Millennials. Many have advanced degrees or even multiple advanced degrees. They work hard to deliver for our clients. A majority of them call the South Bay home.”

What are the current trends affecting your industry?

“New technology continues to disrupt the legal field. It is a dynamic industry and intensely competitive. Like our entrepreneurial clients, we’re constantly reviewing and adopting technology tools to improve professional service delivery.”

To what do you attribute your success in this industry?

“We’ve earned a reputation for being friendly, fair-minded and respectful. This extends to our clients, coworkers, vendors, clerks, judges, opposing parties and their attorneys or advisors. As a result we’re able to close deals, resolve litigated disputes and still build relationships. In fact, a number of our clients were formerly ‘across the table from us,’ either in a negotiation or litigation. Our former opposing counsel are among our best referral sources.

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