Securities Class Action and Prof. Liability Litigation

Securities Fraud and Related Class Action Litigation. We have successfully represented California professional firms in defense of professional liability, securities law violations in civil litigation, and related class action litigation claims arising in connection with a municipal securities offering. We have defended many lawsuits obtaining successful resolutions of all claims. 

California Employment

In wage and hour and unfair competition class action Lltigation, I have successfully represented an agricultural cooperative in California regarding their wage, hour, and unfair competition class action. The initial action was dismissed on the eve of trial. Months later, the action was refiled and the client prevailed ultimately in the U.S. Federal District Court.

Wrongful Discharge, Unfair Competition, and Wage and Hour Arbitration

I successfully defended a commodities marketer/wholesaler in arbitration against claims by former employees for alleged California wage and hour overtime violations, unfair competition, and wrongful discharge claims.

Real Estate Litigation

I have successfully represented a homeowner in post-settlement Alternative Dispute Resolution and related litigation to enforce performance covenants of a written settlement arising from a residential real estate and construction defect dispute.

Federal Corporate Tax and IRS Regulatory and Professional Liability Litigation

I have obtained successful dismissals with prejudice of three related federal district court actions commenced against a California professional firm arising in connection with multiple, hundred million corporate tax shelter investigation by the U.S. Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service.

Insurance Coverage

Environmental/Real Estate Litigation – I successfully managed a multi-hundreds of million dollar professional liability lawsuits against a major California-based law firm arising from the development and construction of a new public high school complex in a California city. The action resolved favorably during an appeal from a summary judgment ruling in favor of the professional defendants represented.

Commercial and Related Business and Real Estate Litigation

Coastal Resort – I have successfully convened, mediated, and obtained a global settlement of a civil and related commercial real estate dispute being litigated in the U.S. District Court concerning the ownership and operation of a coastal resort. Despite several years of litigation and the late pre-trial stage of the litigation, I succeeded in obtaining a global settlement of the matter within weeks of being retained.

Financial Services Litigation

On behalf of a California bank, I successfully managed and oversaw outside regulatory and internal bank audits. I have successfully prosecuted a claim for fidelity bond coverage, for a bank arising from a former senior bank manager's misappropriation of substantial bank funds.

Business Insurance

I have represented businesses, business owners and insureds, successfully settling first and third-party liability insurance claims, getting the client's claim paid, and  in one case within a business day of being retained.

Emerging Companies

Online Financial Service Training and Bank Regulatory Certification –  I have successfully represented an emerging internet company in its formation, start-up, acquisition of initial intellectual property, development and licensing, and eventual successful sale of the company to a competitor.

Emerging Companies

Corporate Media and Leadership Training Company – I represented successfully,  a principal publisher in start-up and joint publishing ventures.

Insurance Policy-Holder Recovery and Coverage Disputes.

Successful representations of insurance policyholders in numerous insurance coverage, insurance bad faith claims, and policyholder insurance coverage litigation.


Insurance Coverage Counsel

I have conducted successful representation of insurance carriers in managing insurance coverage litigation and achieving the disposition of such claims acting as insurance coverage counsel in California, Arizona, and Nevada, among other states.

Nonprofit Representation

I have 30 years of experience providing general counsel services to primarily California-based nonprofit organizations in all aspects of start-up, corporate governance, management, reorganization, regulatory and reporting compliance, risk management, development and implementation of nonprofit programming initiatives, major capital development matters, mergers and acquisitions, dissolution and winding up matters, among other issues.