Services

BREACH OF CONTRACT & BUSINESS TORTS

  • Prosecution of claims against distributors, employees, managers, suppliers and customers.
    • Shanghai King Mount Enterprises Ltd. v. Wagic, Inc. (sale of goods subject to the Vienna Convention)
    • CoolSystems, Inc. v. Crosslink (breach of distribution agreement by Georgia defendant)
    • CoolSystems, Inc. v. Marti Medical, Inc. (breach of distribution agreement, conversion by Florida defendant)
    • Bergman et al. v. CMR Mortgage and Realty, Inc. et al. (class and derivative action against manager of investment funds in bankruptcy court setting)
  • Defense against claims by vendors, suppliers, investors and land owners.
    • BPA Technologies, Inc. v. Sony Entertainment Computer America LLC (alleged breach of professional services contract)
    • Zhenhua Logistics (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. v. Metamining, Inc. (alleged breach of contract & fraudulent transfers; attachment, preliminary injunction)
    • City of Stockton v. Pacific Gas & Electric Company (reimbursement of construction costs)
    • Agri-Systems, Inc. v. Foster Poultry Farms (construction and design defect claim in arbitration and on appeal)

Insurance Coverage

  • Prosecution of claims against insurance carriers.
    • Advanced Mobile Hospital Systems, Inc. v. Continental Insurance Co. (coverage for trade disparagement claim)
  • Analysis and negotiation of disputes with insurance carriers.
  • Coverage under errors and omissions policy for claims against provider of medical billing services.
  • Advice to committee of equity holders on maximizing insurance recovery in bankruptcy.
  • Coverage for bodily injury claims.
  • Resolution of a Stranger Owned Life Insurance dispute.
  • Coverage under Owner Controlled Insurance Program for construction defect claims.

Land Rights & Commercial Leases

  • Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in numerous land rights cases involving enforcement or acquisition of easement rights, encroachment of property rights, trespass and quiet title claims.
    • Pacific Gas & Electric Company v. Rogers  (encroachment)
    • Pacific Gas & Electric Company v. Cabot Boulevard-Hayward Property, LP (denial of access)

Technology

  • Intellectual property litigation, licensing and distribution agreements.  Representation of early to late stage medical device entities in domestic and international distribution agreements, sponsorship/endorsement agreements, intellectual property protection and enforcement.
  • Representation of computer software and mobile app developers and inventors in corporate governance, intellectual property protection and enforcement.

Corporate Counsel

  • Representation of corporate board members, corporate management and shareholders in a wide range of governance issues/disputes.
  • General counsel representation of start-up enterprises with business-driven advice at all stages of development, including counseling, structuring, and negotiating transactions and acquisitions for vineyards and wineries, restaurant and food service industries, and clothing design and marketing services.