Failure to Disclose

Represented Buyer of luxury home in claims against Sellers alleging that they failed to disclose known, un-permitted construction that encroached on a neighbor's property.


Settled low to mid 6 figures


4 months


Settled without litigation via mediation


Buyer


Real Estate

Tags: 2011, 6 Figure Settlements, Failure to Disclose, Real Estate, Settled without Litigation

Minority Shareholder Rights, Non-Compete

Advised minority shareholder and employee regarding valuation of his membership interest (i.e. minority shareholder rights) pursuant to operating agreement buy-out provision and negotiated non-compete provisions.


General Counsel


Mid-five figures


Business / Corporate

Tags: 2011, Buy-Out, Corporate Law, General Counsel, Medical Offices, Shareholder Rights, Transactions

Severance Agreement

Advised senior level employee at alternative energy company in negotiation and review of severance agreement.  Client alleged age discrimination and wrongful termination.


Settled high 5 figures


4 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2011, 5 Figure Settlements, Age Discrimination, Settled without Litigation, Settlement Agreements, Wrongful Termination

Commercial Unlawful Detainer

Represented Landlord in commercial unlawful detainer action against dental practice tenant.


Stipulated judgment in amount of $43,434.63


2 months


Obtained stipulated judgment against tenant


Landlord


Real Estate

Tags: 2011, Commercial Unlawful Detainer, Judgment, Landlord and Tenant

Commercial Unlawful Detainer

Represented Landlord in commercial unlawful detainer action against commercial tenant operating a national chain franchise sandwich shop.  Obtained 6 figure default judgment.


Judgment, low 6 figures


9 months


Obtained judgment against tenant


Landlord


Real Estate

Tags: 2011, Breach of Contract, Commercial Unlawful Detainer, Judgment, Real Estate Litigation

Silicon Valley, Failure to Pay Bonus

Represented top-performing female sales professional in her claims for unpaid bonuses and other incentive compensation owed to her, AFTER Company tried to coerce her to repay money already paid to her, accused her of expense fraud and placed her on administrative leave.


Settled mid 6 figures


3 months


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2010, 6 Figure Settlements, Employment, Failure to Pay Bonus, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Silicon Valley, Wrongful Termination

Commercial Lease

Negotiated and drafted a 20 year commercial lease for restaurant landlord.


Lease


$1.32M


Real Estate

Tags: 2010, Leases, Real Estate, Transactions

Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Unfair Competition, Age Discrimination

Represented female Plaintiff who was the largest minority shareholder, former board member and former officer of very successful privately held corporation in litigation alleging wrongful termination and corporate claims.


Settled low to mid 6 figures


2 years


Settled during litigation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2010, 6 Figure Settlements, Age Discrimination, Employment Litigation, Retaliation, Shareholder Rights, Unfair Competition, Wrongful Termination

Sexual Harassment, Sex Discrimination, Fraud

Represented a female, former sales representative for a large wholesaler, alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination based on a hostile work environment involving sexually explicit emails and photos sent to her by male co-workers.


Settled high 5 figures


1 year


Attorney to attorney negotiation


Plaintiff


Employment

Tags: 2010, 5 Figure Settlements, Employment, Fraud, Settled without Litigation, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment

General Counsel, Post-Merger Mediation

Represented acquiring company as general counsel at post-merger mediation to resolve transaction dispute, employee issues and distribution agreements.


Settled mid six figures


Settled without litigation via mediation


Buyer


Business / Corporate

Tags: 2010, Corporate Law, General Counsel, Mediation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Settlement Agreements, Transactions