Broker-Seller Commission Dispute

Represented broker in pending claims against Client/Seller who sought to void real estate commission agreement.


Settled mid 5 figures


Two weeks


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Broker


Real Estate

Tags: 2014, 5 Figure Settlements, Broker-Seller Dispute, Escrow Disputes, Real Estate, Settled without Litigation

Fraud, Promissory Estoppel, Misrepresentation

Represented highly compensated marketing director who alleged she was serially lied to in recruiting process by a "headhunter" causing her damage. Client was left in seeming "no man's land" -- no claims against prior employer, no unemployment benefits because she voluntarily resigned in expectation of new start date and no contract claims against prospective new employer because no contract was ever signed.


Settled mid to high 5 figures


13 months


Settled during litigation through mediation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2013, 5 Figure Settlements, Breach of Contract, Employment, Employment Litigation, Misrepresentation, Promissory Estoppel

Acquisition, Health Care, Pain Management

Buy-side counsel for private-equity acquirer of pain management practice and assignment of associated commercial lease.


Acquisition


$1.3M


Business / Corporate

Tags: 2013, General Counsel, Medical Offices, Mergers and Acquisitions, Transactions

Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Age Discrimination, Retaliation

Represented homosexual male, Senior Level marketing professional in claims of sexual orientation discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation against large privately held financial services firm.


Settled low 6 figures


4 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2013, 6 Figure Settlements, Employment, Retaliation, Settled without Litigation, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Real Estate Purchase Dispute, Specific Performance

Represented Buyer of 4-plex in El Segundo after Seller tried to cancel executed real estate purchase contract.


Buyer closed on property at contracted price


2 weeks


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Buyer


Real Estate

Tags: 2013, Escrow Disputes, Purchases and Sales, Real Estate, Settled without Litigation

Wage and Hour, Misclassification, Failure to Provide Meal & Rest Breaks

Represented Plaintiff, a female sales representative in claims against privately held software company, alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, failure to provide meal and rest breaks and failure to pay commissions.


Settled low to mid 5 figures


2 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2013, Failure to Pay Commissions, Failure to Provide Meal & Rest Breaks, Misclassification, Wage & Hour

Breach of Contract, Failure to Pay Wages

DEFENDED renewable energy company against former employee suing for breach of contract and failure to pay wages. Case involved a very complex, precise MBO plan (aka incentive compensation, bonus plan) that incorporated sophisticated industry specific tax concepts.


Settled mid to high 5 figures


8 months


Settled with litigation through Arbitration


Defendant


Employment

Tags: 2013, 5 Figure Settlements, Breach of Contract, Defense, Employment Litigation, Failure to Pay Bonus, Failure to Pay Commissions

Silicon Valley, Breach of Contract, Failure to Pay Wages, Retaliation, Unfair Competition

Represented a highly-compensated, Northern California sales representative for a large professional services firm when he was denied his bonus.


Settled mid-to-high 5 figures


5 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2013, 5 Figure Settlements, Employment, Failure to Pay Bonus, Retaliation, Settled without Litigation, Silicon Valley, Unfair Competition

Fraud, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing

Represented female surgeon, shareholder and employee in claims against fellow shareholders in medical group alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and defamation.


Settled mid 5 figures


2 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2012, 5 Figure Settlements, Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Employment, Fraud, Medical Offices

Partition, Fraud, Breach of Contract

DEFENDED community real estate non-profit organization when they were sued for partition, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.  Brought counter-claims.  Case covered approximately 10 properties and a decades long business relationship.


Client paid $0 of the 7-figure demand


13 months


Settled during litigation through mediation


Defendant


Real Estate


We successfully used Demurrers to obtain dismissals of the fraud and breach of oral contract claims early in the case as well as unjust enrichment and intentional interference with prospective economic interference that Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant attempted to add by amendment. During litigation, we filed a "Motion for a Prejudgment Writ of Attachment" on our client's behalf.

Tags: 2012, Breach of Contract, Fraud, Partition, Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation