Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

I have been representing clients in commercial disputes since I started my very first law firm after passing the bar in 1995.  That case involved misrepresentations by a securities broker about the risk of investments.  Since then, I have represented banks, car dealers, entrepreneurs, and businesses in all manner of commercial disputes.  These matters frequently...

Contractors and Construction

The world of contracting and construction agreements is extremely technical.  Not only do contractors need to comply with various building codes, but California also strictly regulates contract terms, payments and liens.  Ambiguities and details left out can lead to unwanted complications later on.  Legal expertise is needed in developing such agreements, as well as clarifying...

Outside General Counsel

As businesses grow, so do their legal needs.  Oftentimes, a small business starts with one or two people, and the person who draws the short straw has to deal with the company’s legal issues.  Frequently, this means calling LegalZoom to form a corporation or LLC and then carefully placing the envelope of material that comes...

Products Liability

Any actor in the chain of distribution of an allegedly defective product can be liable to an injured person under a strict products liability theory.  This includes, manufacturers, designers, distributors and retailers.  In California, the standard for proving such a claim is quite low, lower than the standard for proving a negligence claim.  Products companies...