We recognize that each client has a unique situation and specific goals. We take the time to learn them so we can tailor our services to meet your objectives. Under some circumstances, it may make sense to aggressively prosecute or defend a lawsuit. Under other circumstances, the wise approach may be to forego court action and push for early informal resolution. Most often, however, it is not an either or situation. The optimal strategy usually involves striking the right balance between formal legal action and informal negotiation.
Services for Business
Our firm represents plaintiffs and defendants inside and outside of the courtroom in a wide variety of business disputes including: contract disputes, business torts, business breakups, partnership disputes, employment matters, trade secrets, theft of customers, trademark and copyright licensing disputes, contractor and construction disputes, real estate disputes, and unfair competition claims.
Our attorneys help both employees and employers analyze, prevent, and resolve issues that arise during the employment relationship. If disputes cannot be resolved informally, we can provide representation in lawsuits, arbitration, mediation, and before California administrative employment agencies such as the Labor Commissioner or the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
Services for Employees
Our attorneys can review and advise you on job offers, employment contracts, nondisclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements. We can negotiate directly on your behalf for better terms or coach you to do your own negotiating. When disputes in the workplace arise, we can guide you through the issues and help you understand your options. If you need to press a claim, we offer representation inside and outside of the courtroom, vigorously pursuing vindication of your rights, while remaining sensitive to the emotional and highly charged nature of employment disputes. We have experience pursuing wrongful termination claims, discrimination claims, harassment claims, retaliation claims, whistleblower claims, and claims regarding pay, compensation, and hours worked, including overtime claims and misclassification claims.
Services for Employers
Our firm can help you create employment policies and establish proper employment practices, while helping you understand your legal obligations as a California employer. We can create, review, or customize your employment-related contracts and documents. When employees raise grievances, we can coach you through the issues, or negotiate directly on your behalf to achieve a resolution. If you are facing court action or an employee has filed a government claim against you, we will guide you through the process, help you achieve informal resolution, and as appropriate, step in as your representative. When we act as defense attorneys, we implement risk management tactics while defending your case with professional integrity. Because of the unique nature of defending employment lawsuits, however, rather than represent you or your business directly when you have been sued in court by an employee, we often will suggest you hire an employment defense specialist to represent you. We can help you make that choice and then stay involved to make sure the interests of your business always come first. Contact one of our attorneys directly to learn how we can help you with a specific employment law need or to explore the options we offer if you are looking to establish an ongoing relationship.