Practice Areas

Employment Law

 

  • General Labor and Employment Advice and Counsel
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • State and Federal Mandated Leaves of Absence
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Matters
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment, Severance, Independent Contractor, and Arbitration Agreements
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Business Torts, Unfair Business Practices, and Defamation
  • RIFs, Layoffs, and Plant Closures
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Workplace Violence Prevention and Management
  • Workplace Privacy

 

 

 

Business and Commercial Disputes

I provide advice and guidance to clients to avoid litigation whenever possible. When litigation and dispute resolution are necessary, however, clients rely on me to get their disputes resolved. In doing so, I regularly represent clients in arbitrations and mediation, and use other alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolve matters. I work directly with clients to determine how each particular matter fits into their overall business plans in order to obtain the most efficient, practical and creative result.

 

Unfortunately, not all business and commercial disputes are resolved informally. I have over 15 years of experience in representing clients throughout the litigation process. I represent both local and national businesses in state and federal courts.  I represent clients in shareholder, officer and director disputes, breach of contract actions, unfair competition and estate and trust disputes.

 

Real Property Issues

 

Leases and Subleases; Contracts, including Purchase and Sale Agreements with Option Agreements; Unlawful Detainer; Easements and Adverse Possession; Boundary Disputes.
Intellectual Property

I provide advice to individuals and businesses regarding the ownership, licensing, and use of intellectual property and proprietary information. I have handled matters involving claims of copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition.  I combine my litigation and business experience with knowledge and expertise on intellectual property issues to ensure that clients obtain the best practical result.