Corporate and Business Practice
The Firm has represented clients in diverse business litigation cases, including Federal and State court breach of contract cases, trade secrets cases, trademark cases, insurance bad faith claims, unfair competition cases and cases involving breach of fiduciary duties of officers, directors or controlling shareholders. We have considerable experience in all types of employment litigation, including wrongful termination and discrimination. We have also handled construction and construction defect disputes, landslide and subsidence litigation.
Transactional representation of our industrial, manufacturing and high technology clients includes all types of real property acquisitions, divestitures and leasing transactions for plants and offices, consulting contracts, employment contracts and employment law counseling, executive compensation agreements, stock option plans, federal securities law reporting and compliance, franchise licensing, federal and state franchise law compliance, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase and buy-sell agreements, software licensing and distribution agreements, export licensing and trade matters, domestic and foreign distributorship agreements, manufacturer's representative agreements, representation of corporate clients in negotiation and documentation of revolving credit and term loan agreements, business joint ventures, business syndications, and general corporate representation of officers and directors.
Significant industrial, manufacturing and high technology clients represented include Abbey Healthcare Group; AFG, Inc; A. J. Industries Inc. (Impco Carburetion Inc., Subsidiary); BASF of America, Inc., (Narmco Materials, Inc. Subsidiary); Beatrice Foods; BKM Enterprises; Celanese Corporation; Inacomp-Computer City; Little Caesar Enterprises; Rusty Pelican Restaurants; Red Robin International, Inc.; Electronic Data Systems, an affiliate of General Motors; Fluor Corporation and its affiliates; Surgin, Inc.; Wet Seal, Inc.; Interstate National Corporation; and Ultrasystems Incorporated.