CASE STUDIES

Shopping Center Refinance

Advised owner on ~5,250,00 shopping center refinance.

Type

Real Estate Finance

Transaction Value

~$5,250,000

Represented

Owner/Borrower

Area of Law

Real Estate

Renegotiation of Commercial Leases

Represented client in renegotiation of its commercial leases valued at over $1,000,000.

Type

Leasing

Transaction Value

Over $1,000,000

Represented

Tenant

Area of Law

Real Estate

Office Construction and Sale Project In El Segundo

Represented Seller who built and delivered 2 free-standing shell office buildings to serve as Buyer’s new corporate headquarters. TGSFT for both buildings is approximately 22,607. Seller also built and delivered a companion parking structure totaling approximately 345 parking spaces.

Type

Office Construction and Sale

Transaction Value

$12,500,000

Represented

Developer/Seller

Area of Law

Real Estate

General Counsel, Real Estate

Provide ongoing legal advice, lease review, lease management and litigation support as needed for owner of multi-million dollar mixed-use development.

Type

General Counsel

Area of Law

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Purchase, Phase I, Phase II, Dedication, Easements

Advised Buyer on issues relating to commercial real estate purchase of new corporate headquarters, including irrevocable dedication for right of way, easements and environmental testing.

Type

General Counsel

Transaction Value

Over $2,100,000

Represented

Buyer

Area of Law

Real Estate

Broker-Seller Commission Dispute

Represented broker in pending claims against Client/Seller who sought to void real estate commission agreement.

Result

Settled mid 5 figures

Time to Resolution

Two weeks

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Broker

Area of Law

Real Estate

Breach of Contract and Fraud

DEFENDED multi-million dollar privately owned computer dealer and its owners who were threatened with business and personal bankruptcy by its “partner”, one of the largest software companies on the planet.

Result

Confidential

Time to Resolution

10 months

How was case resolved?

Pre-litigation private mediation

Represented

Defendants

Area of Law

Corporate

Mental Disability Discrimination

Represented Complainant, on five days notice, at EEOC Mediation against former employer, a very large privately held software company.

Result

Settled at near 6 figures

Time to Resolution

5 days !

How was case resolved?

EEOC Mediation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment Law

Landlord Unlawfully Withheld Commercial Security Deposit

Represented Plaintiff in litigation against Landlord.

Result

In the end, Landlord paid the entire security deposit, PLUS interest at 10% per year, PLUS a statutory penalty and PLUS all attorneys’ fees and costs – nearly double what was owed.

Time to Resolution

2 months after filing

How was case resolved?

Attorney to Attorney negotiation during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Real Estate

Japan House Los Angeles: General Counsel for WLC International, Inc.

Represent Japan-based Welcome Co., Ltd., in formation of U.S. based subsidiary to operate at Japan House Los Angeles, a global initiative of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to promote Japanese culture, art, food, technology, fashion and more ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Type

Entity Formation

Represented

Owner

Area of Law

Real Estate

Sale of Pioneer Magnetics’s power supply business

Represented and advised the Board of Directors of Pioneer Magnetics, Inc. a Santa Monica, California based company that specializes in the design, engineering, development, testing and manufacture of state-of-the-art switching power supplies for commercial telecommunications and Defense platforms, in an asset sale to UST-Aldetec.

Type

M&A Asset Sale

Transaction Value

Not disclosed

Represented

Seller

Area of Law

Business

Race Discrimination, Failure to Prevent Discrimination, Retaliation at Large National Financial Services Firm

Represented Plaintiff, a Sales Consultant of Puerto Rican background, who was fired despite consistently receiving “Solid” ratings.

Result

Settled low six figures

Time to Resolution

16 months

How was case resolved?

Settled via 3rd party mediation during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Repurchase of large medical practice from private equity owners

Represented our clients in the re-purchase of their medical practice approximately 5 years after they sold it to a private equity consortium. Transaction was concluded on very favorable terms, after clients employment contracts had expired.

Type

Acquisition

Transaction Value

Not disclosed

Represented

Buyer

Area of Law

Business

Female President, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, et. al.

Represented accomplished female President of aerospace industry Company, in bringing her claims that alleged the Company fired her because of her gender and sexual orientation and in violation of other laws.

Result

Mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

16 months

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation via 3rd party mediation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Race Discrimination, Failure to Pay Bonus at Large National Financial Services Firm

Represented plaintiff, a Director of Wealth Management, of Iraqi background with a long track record of success in the industry was fired just two years after being hired by the Company.

Result

Settle low six figures

Time to Resolution

10 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation, pre-litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Disability Discrimination; Failure to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation, Failure to Engage in a Good Faith Interactive Process

Represented Plaintiff, a Senior executive with an excellent ten year employment record with his employer who was allegedly fired less than two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital due to a medical condition.

Result

Settled in low six figures

Time to Resolution

18 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to Attorney negotiation during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Post M&A Litigation: Breach of Contract, Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Misrepresentation

Represented Acquiring Company in breach of warranty and representation suit against Seller.

Result

Settled low six figures

Time to Resolution

14 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Business

Shopping Center Refinance

Advised owner on $5,000,000 shopping center refinance.

Type

Real Estate Finance

Transaction Value

~$5,000,000

Represented

Owner/Borrower

Area of Law

Real Estate

Defense of Claims Brought by Former CEO

Defended our client against claims of breach of settlement agreement (not ours), including claims brought against entity defendant and two member-owners, alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract (alternate defendant) and breach of contract – third party beneficiary.

Result

Settled

Time to Resolution

18 months

How was case resolved?

Settled via 3rd party mediation

Represented

Defendants

Area of Law

Employment and Real Estate

Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, et. al.

Represented the director of global security of a Fortune 500 Company terminated shortly after being released from the hospital for treatment of his heart condition.

Result

Settled low 6 figures

Time to Resolution Value

10 months

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation via 3rd party mediation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment Law

Retaliatory Discharge, Gender Discrimination, Breach of Contract

Represented Plaintiff, a high-performing, high-earning female salesperson in claims against former employer alleging that employer unilaterally altered her compensation multiple times, delayed her bonus, reduced her bonus, and then terminated her.

Result

Settled in high 6 figures

Time to Resolution

18 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to Attorney negotiation during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Removal of CEO of privately held company with over $150 million in revenues

Advised significant minority ownership group, and coordinated legal strategy including identifying counsel in jurisdiction of company headquarters, leading to removal of CEO/owner of very successful privately held entity. CEO was alleged to have engaged in serial, serious acts placing his personal interest ahead of his fellow owners, and the company’s interest.

Result

Settled

Represented

Owners seeking removal of CEO

Area of Law

Business

Racial Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Failure to Pay Bonus At Large National Financial Services Firm

Represented 61 year old, African-American Director, who was a 21 year employee, in litigation against one of the largest financial services firms in the United States.

Result

Settled mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

About one year

How was case resolved?

Settled via 3rd party mediation during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment law

Fraud in Sale of Insurance Policies

Represented customers of major national insurance carrier in claims for rescission of policies alleged to have been fraudulently marketed and sold by parties not licensed to sell those products.

Result

Full recovery of 6-figure premium payment and rescission of policies at issue

Time to Resolution

5 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to Attorney (in house counsel) negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Contracts

Promissory Note and Deed of Trust

Promissory note and deed of trust for large multi-family investment property in Southern California.

Type

Real Estate Finance

Transaction Value

$2,900,000

Area of Law

Real Estate

Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

DEFENDED regional, publicly traded, bank against a separate former employee alleging retaliation, age discrimination, disability discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, failure to engage in interactive process, failure to provide accommodations, retaliation (whistleblower) and wrongful termination of public policy (retaliation).

Result

Settled mid-5 figures; very small percentage of demand

Time to Resolution

8 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Defendant

Area of Law

Employment

LLC Formation

LLC formation for real estate developer’s use in acquisition and development.

Type

Formation: LLC

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

LLC Formation, Ownership Interest Negotiation

Represented co-founder/key employee in negotiating LLC Ownership Interest, Operating Agreement and Employment Contract for a start-up servicing the hospitality industry.

Type

Formation: LLC

Transaction Value

$150,000

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

S-Corporation Formation, Contracts

S-Corp formation and drafting of high-six figure international software development outsourcing agreement.

Type

Formation: S-Corporate

Transaction Value

$250,000

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

Breach of Contract, Failure to Pay Bonus, Fraud

Represented former CEO of private equity backed company in claims alleging breach of contract, failure to pay bonus and fraud.

Result

Settled high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

8 months

How was case resolved?

Settled without litigation via mediation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Fraud, Promissory Estoppel, Misrepresentation

Represented highly compensated marketing director who alleged she was serially lied to in recruiting process by a “headhunter” causing her damage. Client was left in seeming “no man’s land” — no claims against prior employer, no unemployment benefits because she voluntarily resigned in expectation of new start date and no contract claims against prospective new employer because no contract was ever signed.

Result

Settled mid to high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

13 months

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation through mediation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Acquisition, Health Care, Pain Management

Buy-side counsel for private-equity acquirer of pain management practice and assignment of associated commercial lease.

Type

Acquisition

Transaction Value

$1.3 M

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Retaliation

Represented homosexual male, Senior Level marketing professional in claims of sexual orientation discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation against large privately held financial services firm.

Result

Settled low 6 figures

Time to Resolution

4 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Real Estate Purchase Dispute, Specific Performance

Represented Buyer of 4-plex in El Segundo after Seller tried to cancel executed real estate purchase contract.

Result

Buyer closed on property at contracted price

Time to Resolution

2 weeks

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Buyer

Area of Law

Real Estate

Wage and Hour, Misclassification, Failure to Provide Meal & Rest Breaks

Represented Plaintiff, a female sales representative in claims against privately held software company, alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, failure to provide meal and rest breaks and failure to pay commissions.

Result

Settled low to mid 5 figures

Time to Resolution

2 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Breach of Contract, Failure to Pay Wages

DEFENDED renewable energy company against former employee suing for breach of contract and failure to pay wages. Case involved a very complex, precise MBO plan (aka incentive compensation, bonus plan) that incorporated sophisticated industry specific tax concepts.

Result

Settled mid to high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

8 months

How was case resolved?

Settled with litigation through Arbitration

Represented

Defendant

Area of Law

Employment

Silicon Valley, Breach of Contract, Failure to Pay Wages, Retaliation, Unfair Competition

Represented a highly-compensated, Northern California sales representative for a large professional services firm when he was denied his bonus.

Result

Settled mid-to-high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

5 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing

Represented female surgeon, shareholder and employee in claims against fellow shareholders in medical group alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and defamation.

Result

Settled mid 5 figures

Time to Resolution

2 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Partition, Fraud, Breach of Contract

DEFENDED community real estate non-profit organization when they were sued for partition, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. Brought counter-claims. Case covered approximately 10 properties and a decades long business relationship.

Result

Client paid $0 of the 7-figure demand

Time to Resolution

13 months

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation through mediation

Represented

Defendant

Area of Law

Real Estate

Comment

We successfully used Demurrers to obtain dismissals of the fraud and breach of oral contract claims early in the case as well as unjust enrichment and intentional interference with prospective economic interference that Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant attempted to add by amendment. During litigation, we filed a “Motion for a Prejudgment Writ of Attachment” on our client’s behalf.

Exclusive Sell Side Counsel, General Counsel

Exclusive sell side counsel to largest pain management practice in the Bay Area in its sale to private equity-backed consolidator.

Type

Sale Transaction

Transaction Value

~$15,000,000 to $20,000,000 with earn-outs

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

Promissory Notes & Deeds of Trust

Promissory notes and deeds of trust for two investment properties in Long Beach.

Type

Real Estate Loans

Transaction Value

Approximately $2,400,000

Area of Law

Real Estate

Silicon Valley, Fraud in the Inducement

Represented Silicon Valley web production manager alleging that fraud in the inducement caused him to leave his long term employer to join new Company, where he was fired 10 weeks later.

Result

Settled low 5 figures

Time to Resolution

6 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Silicon Valley Age Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Unfair Competition

Represented Silicon Valley professional alleging age discrimination in selection for layoff.

Result

Settled mid 5 figures

Time to Resolution

4 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Age Discrimination, Severance Negotiation

Advised North American President of a large publicly-traded Company in negotiating his separation and severance. Potential claims included age discrimination.

Result

Settled low 7 figures

Time to Resolution

3 months

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Pregnancy Discrimination, Disability Discrimination

Represented account coordinator in FEHA mediation, alleging pregnancy and disability discrimination, after her employer terminated her while she was out on disability leave from pregnancy complications.

Result

Settled low to mid 5 figures and plaintiff was reinstated

Time to Resolution

1 month

How was case resolved?

Settled without litigation via mediation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Seller Carryback Note extension

Extension of an installment note.

Type

Loan

Transaction Value

$360,000

Area of Law

Real Estate

Wage & Hour Class Action

Coordinated defense, including selection and oversight of defense counsel, of multiple cases filed against our client on a “class action” basis alleging violations of wage and hour, meal and rest breaks and other claims.

Result

Settled low to mid 6 figures; pennies on the dollar of plaintiff’s demand.

Time to Resolution

About a year and a half

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation via 3rd party mediation

Represented

Defendant

Area of Law

Employment

Contracts, General Counsel, Medical Office Laws

Reviewed and advised physician regarding potential revenue sharing agreement with other physicians sharing the office space.

Type

Advisory

Area of Law

Real Estate

Commercial Unlawful Detainer, Breach of Contract

Represented Landlord in commercial unlawful detainer action against tenant who had vacated the Premises prior to end of lease term. Obtained a settlement backed by a confession of judgment.

Result

Settled mid 5 figures, back by confession of judgment

Time to Resolution

6 months

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation(arbitration)

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Real Estate

Failure to Disclose

Represented Buyer of luxury home in claims against Sellers alleging that they failed to disclose known, un-permitted construction that encroached on a neighbor’s property.

Result

Settled low to mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

4 months

How was case resolved?

Settled without litigation via mediation

Represented

Buyer

Area of Law

Real Estate

Minority Shareholder Rights, Non-Compete

Advised minority shareholder and employee regarding valuation of his membership interest (i.e. minority shareholder rights) pursuant to operating agreement buy-out provision and negotiated non-compete provisions.

Type

General Counsel

Transaction Value

Mid-5 figures

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

Severance Agreement

Advised senior level employee at alternative energy company in negotiation and review of severance agreement. Client alleged age discrimination and wrongful termination.

Result

Settled high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

4 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Commercial Unlawful Detainer

Represented Landlord in commercial unlawful detainer action against dental practice tenant.

Result

Stipulated judgment in amount of $43,434.63

Time to Resolution

2 months

How was case resolved?

Obtained stipulated judgment against tenant

Represented

Landlord

Area of Law

Real Estate

Commercial Unlawful Detainer

Represented Landlord in commercial unlawful detainer action against commercial tenant operating a national chain franchise sandwich shop. Obtained 6 figure default judgment.

Result

Judgment, low 6 figures

Time to Resolution

9 months

How was case resolved?

Obtained judgment against tenant

Represented

Landlord

Area of Law

Real Estate

Silicon Valley, Failure to Pay Bonus

Represented top-performing female sales professional in her claims for unpaid bonuses and other incentive compensation owed to her, AFTER Company tried to coerce her to repay money already paid to her, accused her of expense fraud and placed her on administrative leave.

Result

Settled mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

3 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Commercial Lease

Negotiated and drafted a 20 year commercial lease for restaurant landlord.

Type

Lease

Transaction Value

$1.32M

Area of Law

Real Estate

Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Unfair Competition, Age Discrimination

Represented female Plaintiff who was the largest minority shareholder, former board member and former officer of very successful privately held corporation in litigation alleging wrongful termination and corporate claims.

Result

Settled low to mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

2 years

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Sexual Harassment, Sex Discrimination, Fraud

Represented a female, former sales representative for a large wholesaler, alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination based on a hostile work environment involving sexually explicit emails and photos sent to her by male co-workers.

Result

Settled high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

1 year

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

General Counsel, Post-Merger Mediation

Represented acquiring company as general counsel at post-merger mediation to resolve transaction dispute, employee issues and distribution agreements.

Result

Settled mid 6 figures

How was case resolved?

Settled without litigation via mediation

Represented

Buyer

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

Commercial Real Estate Purchase, Subordination, Seller Carryback

Led acquisition of prime location, $1,500,000 commercial property via a complex series of contingent transactions including a §1031 exchange, subordination by existing lender, substitution of collateral and seller carryback financing.

Type

Real Estate Purchase

Transaction Value

$1,500,000

Represented

Buyer

Area of Law

Real Estate

Silicon Valley Severance Agreement Negotiation, Employment Settlement Agreement

Advised Senior Executive in negotiation of Severance Agreement.

Result

Settled min 6 figures

Time to Resolution

1 month

How was case resolved?

Advisory

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Silicon Valley Wrongful Termination, Fraud, Unfair Competition

Represented senior level tech company employee who alleged he was fraudulently induced to leave his high paying position for a position at a manufacturing company. When client discovered unethical practices by the company, he complained and was terminated. Client alleged wrongful termination, fraud, and unfair competition.

Result

Settled mid to high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

10 months

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation via attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Pregnancy Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Represented successful, long time sales professional terminated while pregnant by large publicly traded employer.

Result

Settled mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

3 years

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Silicon Valley, Wrongful Termination, Racial Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sex Discrimination

Represented female senior level finance professional in Silicon Valley allegedly terminated for “conduct” issues by her public company employer.

Result

Settled mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

6 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

§1031 Exchange Transactions

Advised clients on multiple, successful §1031 exchange transactions.

Type

§1031 Exchange

Transaction Value

Over $3,000,000

Area of Law

Real Estate

Termination of Commercial Lease

Represented Landlord in negotiating termination and surrender of tenant’s commercial lease.

Type

Lease

Transaction Value

$25,000

Area of Law

Real Estate

Non-Compete, Intentional and Negligent Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage

Represented male employee in claims against former employer where Plaintiff was induced to leave former employer on the promise of written job offer, then job offer was revoked prior to start date because former employer contacted new employer and asserted a non-compete agreement.

Result

Settled mid 5 figures

Time to Resolution

2 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Commercial Leases With Option to Purchase

Negotiated and drafted commercial lease-option for approximately 18,000 square feet of industrial space, on total land area of approximately 40,800 square feet.

Type

Lease

Transaction Value

$780,000

Area of Law

Real Estate

Sale of Multi-Family Apartment Building

Advised Sellers on sale of multi-family apartment building.

Type

Real Estate: Sale

Transaction Value

$5,250,000

Represented

Seller

Area of Law

Real Estate

Silicon Valley, Wrongful Termination, Sex Discrimination

Represented Plaintiff, a senior male finance professional in Silicon Valley, alleging wrongful termination and gender discrimination following termination from his publicly traded employer after a lengthy career.

Result

Settled mid 5 figures

Time to Resolution

8 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Severance, Employment Settlement Agreement

Represented CFO of very successful privately held company in enforcement of severance and negotiation of settlement agreement.

Result

Settled to mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

2 weeks

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Wrongful Termination, Equity Ownership, Stock Options, Unpaid Bonuses, Share Ownership

Represented Plaintiff, a minority shareholder and former senior level employee of very successful privately-held company, in dispute alleging wrongful termination and corporate claims.

Result

Settled low to mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

3 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Silicon Valley, Physical and Mental Disability Discrimination

Represented Plaintiff, a veteran software engineer, who had been fired from his publicly traded employer.

Result

Settled mid to high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

4 months

How was case resolved?

Settled without litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Age Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Harassment, Failure to Pay Commissions

Represented Plaintiff, a half-African American female, top performing sales representatve in dispute alleging failure to pay commissions, harassment, age and gender discrimination

Result

Settled low 6 figures

Time to Resolution

2 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Silicon Valley Sex Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation

Represented Plaintiff, a female veteran software sales manager, who had been fired from her public company employer. Plaintiff alleged disability discrimination, sex discrimination, retaliation, failure to pay wages.

Result

Settled low 5 figures

Time to Resolution

5 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Silicon Valley, Age Discrimination, Unconscionable Business Practices, Emotional Distress

Represented Plaintiff, an Indian male veteran software engineer, who had been fired from his public company employer.

Result

Settled mid 5 figures

Time to Resolution

3 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Harassment, Age Discrimination, Separation Agreement

Advised Plaintiff, a senior-level IT executive, of a publicly traded company in negotiating and securing severance benefits.

Result

Settled low 6 figures

Time to Resolution

9 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Commercial Real Estate Loan

Served as borrower’s counsel on $6,000,000 securitized commercial loan for newly constructed mixed-use project.

Type

Real Estate Loan

Transaction Value

$6,000,000

Represented

Borrower

Area of Law

Real Estate

Silicon Valley, Fraud, Breach of Contract – Failure to Pay Bonus, Retaliation

Represented Plaintiff, a white male investment banker, who had been fired from public company employer that sought to deny his guaranteed bonus.

Result

Settled low 6 figures

Time to Resolution

5 months

How was case resolved?

Settled without litigation via mediation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Failure to Pay Bonus, Failure to Pay Commission, Wrongful Termination

Represented Plaintiff, a homosexual male and successful veteran software salesman, who was fired from his private, VC-backed employer without receiving his bonuses or MBO compensation.

Result

Settled low 5 figures

Time to Resolution

4 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Wrongful Termination, Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Represented Plaintiff, a homosexual male, mid-level finance professional, who had been fired from his publicly traded employer after a lengthy career, with no severance.

Result

Settled mid to high 5 figures

Time to Resolution

5 months

How was case resolved?

Attorney to attorney negotiation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

Licensing Agreement

Content licensing agreement for creator of children’s DVD featuring famous paintings and musical compositions.

Type

Financing

Transaction Value

$80,000

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

Failure to Pay Bonus, Sexual Harassment, Sex Discrimination, Fraud, Retaliation

Represented Plaintiff, a top performing, female sales professional terminated from her publicly traded Internet company, in litigation alleging failure to pay bonus, sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, fraud and retaliation.

Result

Settled low to mid 6 figures

Time to Resolution

6 months

How was case resolved?

Settled during litigation

Represented

Plaintiff

Area of Law

Employment

S-Corporation Formation

S-Corporation formation for leading distributor of medical implants.

Type

Formation: S-Corporation

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

Capital Raise

Completed Rule 506 offering for $200,000 round of investment in golf product company.

Type

Capital Raise

Transaction Value

$200,000

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

New Medical Office Real Estate Development

Negotiation of investment in limited liability company developing new $5,000,000 medical office.

Type

Purchase/Sale: Purchase

Transaction Value

$5,000,000

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

General Counsel Medical Office

General counsel to largest pain management practice in the San Francisco Bay Area (2004-2012)

Type

General Counsel

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

LLC Formation, Contracts

LLC formation and technology distribution agreement for consumer product start up.

Type

Formation: LLC

Area of Law

Business/Corporate

Fraud, Negligence, Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, FINRA Arbitration

DEFENDED former owner of investment banking firm in an NASD (now FINRA) arbitration where he was being sued personally for over $500,000, inclusive of fees and costs, by a former client of firm.

Result

Plaintiff awarded only $7,410 plus nominal fees.

Time to Resolution

1 month

How was case resolved?

Arbitration judgment for less than 2% of plaintiff’s complaint

Represented

Defendant

Area of Law

Business

Corporate Formation, Contracts

Corporate formation and preparation of Agreement for Provision of Public Relations Service.

Type

Formation: Corporation

Transaction Value

$285,000

Represented

Company

Area of Law

Business/Corporate