Represented owner of several restaurants in the Los Angeles area in a shareholder derivative action. Defeated ex parte application for temporary restraining order and appointment of receiver, as well as a subsequent application for preliminary injunction. Thereafter obtained a settlement for the client.
Represented owner of a bar and restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. Defeated ex parte application for temporary restraining order and appointment of receiver and thereafter obtained a favorable settlement for the client.
Represented owner of a bar in Hollywood in a shareholder derivative action. Defeated ex parte application for temporary restraining order and appointment of receiver. The litigation remains ongoing.
Represented sports bar chain in Los Angeles against shareholder derivative action. Successfully compelled arbitration and thereafter obtained the dismissal of the lawsuit.
Represented homeowner in a real estate nondisclosure lawsuit concerning the seller’s failure to disclose imminent construction adjacent to the buyer’s home. Obtained a very favorable settlement for the client.
Represented homeowner in a real estate nondisclosure lawsuit concerning the sale of a home in Hancock Park. After compelling plaintiffs’ depositions in Los Angeles, the case settled for a nominal sum.
Represented two directors in a board dispute involving one of the largest HOA communities in Southern California. Following an adverse trial court decision, we successfully obtained a temporary stay from the California Court of Appeals followed by a Writ of Supersedeas. A copy of the writ is attached HERE. The litigation remains ongoing.
Automotive Aftermarket; Products Liability
Represented aftermarket automotive supplier in a wheel-off case in Clark County, Nevada. Following extensive discovery, we prepared and filed targeted motions in limine in preparation for trial. The case thereafter settled for half of the plaintiff’s demand.
Insurance Broker Defense
Defended national insurance brokerage against a multimillion dollar claim involving life insurance placed by the brokerage. Following depositions, we prepared and filed a motion for summary judgment. Our client was subsequently dismissed, with prejudice and absent any payment for settlement. The case thereafter proceeded to trial against the insurer.
Represented accountant in disciplinary proceedings before the California Board of Accountancy. After successfully compelling the production of additional documents, we were able to obtain a favorable settlement for the client.
Represented state attorney in disciplinary proceedings before the State Personnel Board. Obtained a favorable settlement for the client.
Labor and Employment
Represented national hospital staffing company in lawsuit against hospital to enforce no hire clause in staffing contract. Prevailed on all claims following a three-day arbitration.