Transactional experience includes the following: (1) purchase and sale of businesses and related due diligence issues; (2) incorporations, partnerships, LLCs, and venture capital negotiations; (3) shareholder, partnership and operating agreements; (4) contract negotiation and preparation; (5) commercial leases (6) employment issues -- executive employment contracts, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, stock option plans, phantom share plans, bonus and merit pay plans; (7) franchises: establishing a system and purchasing a franchise; (8) intellectual property - trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets; (9) licensing agreements; and (10) commercial real property: purchase, sale, and lease.
Represented clients before the following tribunals: California and Federal courts; California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, California Labor Commissioner, California Employment Development Department Office of Appeals, Internal Revenue Service, and private arbitration.Represented clients in mediations and judicial settlement conferences. American Arbitration Association, JAMS, National Conflict Resolution Center, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, and California Superior Court.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Commercial and Industrial Leases
- Acquisitions, Mergers, Sales
- Real Property: Purchase, Sale, Development
- Contract Negotiation and Preparation
- Employment Issues
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
- Licensing Agreements
- Business Planning
My clients are engaged in many types of business activity, which includes the following: manufacturing, maquiladora, building controls systems, facilities management, software publishing, e-commerce, industrial hygiene/safety and environmental protection, pharmaceutical, retail, wholesale distribution, food preparation and distribution, development, purchasing and selling of real estate, leasing of commercial property, accounting services, bio technology, and healthcare (physicians, dentists, optometrists).