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

Business and Commercial Law

  • The representation of MetroList Services, Inc., which provides a range of computer services and support to real estate professionals in Central California. As general counsel, the law firm advises this long-term client in a diversity of matters, including business litigation, contractual issues, employment law counseling and business formation.

  • The representation of Eskaton, a non-profit organization with more than 1,800 employees which provide independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and related support services in a variety of California communities. The law firm serves as general counsel and provides advice on wide-ranging topics including business formation, secured and unsecured financing, and real estate acquisitions.

  • The representation of the California Association of Collectors, as general counsel to the first and largest organized association of credit and collection professionals in the country, including a variety of legal support services, seminars and legislative advocacy.

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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.

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Insolvency/Bankruptcy/Creditor Rights

  • The representation of E&J Gallo Winery and related family enterprises, primarily related to real estate acquisitions, conservation easements, business leases, and complex real estate litigation.

  • The representation of El Dorado Savings Bank, in exercising its creditor rights in a variety of loan-related matters both in and out of Bankruptcy Court, and in counseling bank representatives to resolve defaulted loans in a cost-effective manner.

  • The representation of Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s leading home builders with a significant presence in the Sacramento region. Legal services include advocacy of development plans before governmental agencies, preparation of acquisition and development agreements, and creation of Community Facilities Districts under the Mello-Roos Act.

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Real Estate & Land Use

  • The representation of E&J Gallo Winery and related family enterprises, primarily related to real estate acquisitions, conservation easements, business leases, and complex real estate litigation.

  • The representation of Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s leading home builders with a significant presence in the Sacramento region. Legal services include advocacy of development plans before governmental agencies, preparation of acquisition and development agreements, and creation of Community Facilities Districts under the Mello-Roos Act.

  • The representation of Parker Development Company, a family-owned real estate developer of premier master-planned communities in the Sacramento region, including significant involvement in all phases of the development of Serrano in El Dorado Hills, as well as complex litigation and current land use and entitlement advocacy.

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