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Recent Achievements

We represent clients in federal, state, and appellate courts, before juries and judges, and before arbitration panels, mediators, and other administrative agencies.
 
The Firm's recent achievements include:


  • Defended and Settled Federal trademark infringement action on behalf of Five Star Stores and Flyt E-Commerce, Inc.
  • Dismissal of Defamation lawsuit on Summary Judgment for Oakline Transportation, Inc.
  • Successfully mediated real estate dispute.
  • Complete victory in defending Nest Corporation in a Construction lawsuit; collected on judgement after recording judgement lien and garnishing wages.
  • Opening Wolfgang Puck's WPizza, The Wine Bar, the Kitchen and The Kitchen Counter in LAX T6.
  • Incorporated Non-Profit Muroc Sports Shooting Association
  • Prevailed on Motion for Summary Judgement against Western Dental regarding a purchase of a dental practice.
  • Prevailed in an industrial lease/flood 3 week trial (2.5 year litigation).  Multi-million dollar verdict.
  • Representing Home Paradise Investment Center and the two largest downtown Los Angeles developments: Greenland Metropolis and Oceanwide Plaza
  • Opened and operating the LAX Food Collection and multiple other concessions in LAX, Orange County, Las Vegas, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta and Florida airports; including World Duty Free Group, Panda Express, Carl's Jr., Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Marmalade Cafe, Rolling Stone Bar & Grill, The Counter Burger and Yogurtland.
  • Opened Dickey's BBQ in Victorville and San Marcos, California.
  • Negotiated the purchases and sales of numerous businesses, Hotels and shopping center developments.
  • Setup numerous businesses including, restaurants, bakeries, medical, industrial, financial, clothing businesses.
  • Obtained back wages and wrongful termination damages for an on-site apartment manager
  • Settled BMW and Otterbox trademark infringement actions
  • Settled Prop 65 Lead contamination actions.
  • Successfully obtained back wages for restaurant employees for unpaid minimum wages, overtime, meal and rest periods, tip pooling, wage statements, show up time, and waiting time penalties.
  • Successfully settled Construction Lawsuits, and a Commercial Equipment Lease Breach of Contract Action (all for nearly full value).
  • Successfully Litigated and settled a Wrongful Death Case.
  • Defended Employers in Wage and Hour Lawsuits.
  • Defended an employer against Discrimination Investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC), Department of Labor, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Federal Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Defended an employer in a Union Grievance Arbitration in Las Vegas.
  • Completed the Purchases of a garment manufacturer; automobile services; Restaurants and Bars; the Sale of a Dental Practice; and sale of a 1-800-Radiator Franchise Business.  Previously sold 9 McDonald's Restaurants.
  • Formed numerous Corporations and Limited Liability Companies in California and Nevada; transferred stocks; maintained corporate compliance requirements.
  • Filed numerous Fictitious Business Names (dba's) and obtained Employer Identification Numbers (EINs).
  • Registered numerous Trademarks and Service Marks (names and logos).
  • Prosecuted Trademark Infringement Claims.
  • Negotiated and drafted Commercial Leases, Joint Venture, and License Agreements.
  • Successfully defended US Customs Censure Cases in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Florida.
  • Drafted Buy-Sell Agreements.
  • Defended and settled an Environmental Class Action Lawsuit.
  • Drafted Employee Contracts, Handbooks, and Policies.