Sacramento law firm handles a variety of matters including litigation, real estate, land use and environmental law, business and corporate transactions and bankruptcy and insolvency.

Since 1896, serving clients
in the greater Sacramento region.

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Representative Cases

Litigation and Arbitration

  • The representation of Alamar Marina, a family owned enterprise located on the Sacramento River, in a variety of disputes involving its restaurant and marina business, including litigation with a proposed purchaser of the business, as well as assorted injury claims by invitees.

  • The representation of Managed Care Support Systems, a business consultant and software developer,  in complex lawsuit with former partner over ownership rights, misappropriation of trade secrets, and extensive monetary damages, leading to favorable settlement payment to client and avoidance of multi-million dollar cross-claims. Also, successful representation in collection of consulting fees from health care providers.

  • The representation of Serrano Associates, the developer of an extensive master-planned community, involving a wide range of contractual and/or business disputes with homebuilders, property owners and governmental agencies.

  • The representation of Elliot Homes, a privately owned family enterprise engaged in designing and building master-planned communities, as well as developing commercial, retail and office centers. The law firm provides a wide range of services to this well-respected builder, including land entitlement issues, business formation and creditor representation in bankruptcy matters.

  • The representation of MetroList Services, Inc., in a variety of business-related litigation, contractual disputes, and employment law counseling.

  • The representation of El Dorado Savings Bank in complex litigation involving defaulted loans, court appointment of receiverships, and related litigation services.

  • The representation of a regional bank in successfully defending against a multimillion dollar lawsuit filed by loan guarantor suing for negligence in connection with a construction loan.

  • The representation of winery-related family business in complex quiet title lawsuit involving multiple property owners and difficult easement issues, resulting in comprehensive settlement protecting client’s future subdivision rights.

  • The representation of many small to medium-size business owners in cost-effective resolutions of a wide variety of disputes with vendors, customers and/or employee-related matters.

  • The representation of a locally-owned Embassy Suites hotel in connection with resolving significant defects and design deficiencies in the construction process, as well as arbitration with equipment and product vendors resulting in substantial recovery for client.