Practice

Bankruptcy, Workouts & Business Reorganization

Bankruptcy Litigation
Bankruptcy Transactions
Chapter 7
Chapter 11
Chapter 13
Distressed Asset Resolution Team (DART)
Non-Bankruptcy Remedies
Adversary Proceedings

Class Actions

Securities class action by disgruntled shareholders
Consumer class action (for example, alleging fraud)
Class action against an employer for employment discrimination
Class action seeking relief from violations of antitrust law (such as price-fixing conspiracies and monopolizing markets)
Class action alleging civil rights violations
Class action based on environmental damage
Class action involving mass torts (wrongs affecting many people, such as oil spills and defective drugs and medical devices)

Commercial and Consumer Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Antitrust/Trade Regulation
Business Torts
Contract Disputes
Franchise, Dealer & Distributor Disputes
Fraud Prevention & White Collar Criminal Defense
Insurance
Real Estate Litigation

Construction Defect

Improper soil analysis and preparation
Site selection and planning
Civil and structural engineering
Negligent construction
Defective building materials
The most common types of defects involved in litigation include: Mold, Water issues, Electrical systems, Landscaping and soil, Faulty drainage, Foundation, floor, wall and roof cracks, Dry rot, Structural failure, Heating and electrical

Consumer Protection

Credit Repair
Debt Repair
Product Safety
Service and Sales Contracts
Bill Collector Regulation
Pricing
Utility Turnoffs
Unfair Lending Practices
Federal Consumer Protection Laws
Consumer protection laws at the federal level include: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, The Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Truth-in-Lending Act, The Fair Credit Billing Act, The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
The Lemon Law
Laws prohibiting unfair debt collection
Laws prohibiting auto dealer fraud
Laws prohibiting unfair and deceptive business practices

Corporate & Finance

Corporate Compliance & Social Responsibility
Corporate Counseling & Commercial Transactions
Entrepreneurial Services Group
Exempt Organizations
Finance & Lending
Franchising
Investment Management
Mergers & Acquisitions
Pension Funds & Institutional Investors
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Securities
Software
Sourcing
Technology

Death Care

Funerals
Cemeteries
Crematories
Cremated remains disposers
Cemetery brokers, salespersons and managers
Liability of Cemeteries and Mortuaries
Cemeteries and Mortuaries may be liable to family members of a deceased person for damages if they commit any of the following acts:
Interring decedents? remains in grave sites already previously occupied by other decedents? remains
Disinterring decedents? remains and commingling them with other decedents? remains
Converting single-use graves to multiple graves
Performing multiple cremations Improperly disposing of cremains
Disturbing previously interred remains and failing to re-inter all of the remains
Selling cemetery plots when none were available
Failing to maintain a cemetery in good conditions
Failing to conduct funerals or burials in compliance with industry and legal standards
Embezzling the Endowment Care Fund

Defective Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals

Accutane: This is an acne medication, which has been alleged to bring on depressive and potentially suicidal behavior.
Celebrex: A non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (?NSAID?) designed to alleviate pain, which was found to increase the risk of heart attacks.
Fen Phen: This is a combination of drugs prescribed for weight loss. The manufacturers allegedly suppressed information about known dangers.
Vioxx: This medication is used to relieve osteoarthritis symptoms, acute pain, and menstrual pain. The manufacturer voluntarily recalled the drug after the threat of products liability actions due to complaints of stomach ulcers, liver damage, heart problems, and kidney damage.
Some cases involving products liability for drugs and devices overlap with medical malpractice liability. An experienced product attorney can help put together various theories of liability to help an injured party recover for his or losses relating to a defective medical drug or device.
Organ Transplants
Prosthetic Devices
Surgical Implants
Surgical Equipment
Hospital Supplies
Diagnostic Equipment
Hearing Aids

Disability Rights

Hearing-Impairments
Mobility Impairments
Vision Impairments
Learning Disabilities
Individualized Education Program (IEP) process
Rights and remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504)
Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADHD, ADD Disabilities
Disabled Children advocacy in accommodations by Educational Institution
Disabled Standardized Testing accommodations

Criminal Defense

Felonies
Misdemeanors
Juvenile Law
DWI | DUI
Drug Crimes
Domestic Violence
Murder
Theft | Shoplifting
Sex Crimes
Child Abuse
Internet Crimes
White Collar Crimes
Federal Crimes
Fraud | Embezzlement
DMV Licensing Issues
Expungements – Records Sealing

Employee Benefits & Compensation

Corporate Transactions
Employee Benefits & ERISA Litigation
Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
Equity & Executive Compensation
Health & Welfare Benefit Plans
HIPAA Privacy & Security
International Employee Benefits
Multiemployer Plans
Retirement Plans

Environmental, Safety & Toxic Torts

Catastrophe Response Team
Due Diligence, Redevelopment & Remediation
Environmental/OSHA Compliance, Enforcement & Litigation
Landfill Regulation, Landfill Gas & Alternative Energy
Toxic Tort Litigation

Government Contracts

Bid Protests & Claims Litigation
Government Contract Compliance
Government Contract Counseling
Transactional Matters

Immigration

Green cards and Permanent Residence Status
Adjustment of status
Consular processing
Waivers
Family petitions
Employment based Immigration
Persons of Extraordinary ability
Asylum and Refugee Immigration
Adjustment of Status and Citizenship
Adjustment of status
Citizenship/Naturalization
Deportation/Removal/Appeals
Deportation and Removal defense
Crimes and Deportation
Detention and Bond
Motions to Reopen deportation/removal cases
Appeals
Relief in Federal Court or U.S. Court of Appeals
Legal Counsel for Employers
Labor cases
O visas
P visas
E visas
H and J visas
N (NAFTA) visas
Appeals
Relief in Federal Court or U.S. Court of Appeals
Employer Sanctions
Immigrant Visas
Non-Immigrant Visas
B-1 visas: temporary visa for business visitors
B-2 visas: temporary visitors for recreation (tourism/vacation)
B-1/B-2 visas: dual purpose visa for business and pleasure
E visas: for investors and traders
E-3 visas: for Australian nationals in specialty occupations
F visas: for students and their spouses or children
H-1B visas: for professional workers in a specialty occupation
H-2B visas: for skilled and unskilled temporary workers
H-4 visas: for spouses or children of H-1, H-2, or H-3 visa holders
K visas: for spouses, fiances, and children of U.S. citizens
L visas: for international company transferees
O visas: for actors, actresses, singers, athletes, and people of talent
P visas: for athletes and musical groups
TN visas: NAFTA trade visas for people from Mexico and Canada
TD visas: for spouses or children of TN visa holder

Insurance / Bad Faith

Undue delay in handling claims
Inadequate investigation
Refusal to defend a lawsuit
Threats against an insured
Refusing to make a reasonable settlement offer
Making unreasonable interpretations of an insurance policy.
Labor & Employment
California Labor Code Litigation
Complex Discrimination Litigation
Employment Law Training
ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation
International Labor & Employment Law

Labor & Employee Relations

OFCCP & Affirmative Action Compliance
Single-Plaintiff Litigation
Wage & Hour Litigation
Severance
Sexual Harassment
Pregnancy Discrimination
Workplace Counseling & Solutions
Employees misclassified as “exempt” from receiving overtime pay
Employees not provided an uninterrupted meal break within the first five hours of work
Employer failed to provide ten minute breaks for every four hours of work
Employer failed to provide paid time for tasks required to prepare for work
Employer failed to provide a second meal break for shifts longer than ten hours
Employer failed to ensure that employees being paid per-project were meeting minimum wage requirements
Employer failed to provide proper pay stubs with all required information (generally including gross wages earned, total hours worked, number of piece-rate units earned and applicable piece-rate, all deductions, separately itemized, net wages, dates included in payroll period, employee’s name and social security number, employer’s name and address, and all applicable hourly rates during the payroll period)

Mass Tort

Mass Disaster Torts
Mass Toxic Torts
Products Liability Torts
Pharmaceutical Drugs
Other Consumer Products
Toxic Chemicals in the Work Environment
Construction Materials (such as asbestos and formaldehyde-treated wood and carpet)
Environmental toxins in the air or drinking water
Toxic tort chemicals: Benzene, Beryllium, Pesticides, Silica, Manganese, Asbestos, Dioxin/Agent Orange, PCBs
Toxic tort related diseases: Aplastic anemia, Asbestosis Berylliosis, Byssinosis, Hodgkins disease, Interstitial lung disease, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Manganism, Mesothelioma, Multiple myeloma, Pneumoconiosis, Sarcoidosis, Silicosis, Thrombocytopenic purpura,
Mass Products Liability Torts liability: the manufacturer of any component parts to the product, the manufacturer who assembled the components parts into the defective product, the first distributor or wholesaler of the product, the next buyer and reseller of the product, all subsequent sellers, including the retail store that ultimately sold the defective product to the consumer improper labeling
Insufficient Instructions
Inadequate safety warnings or failure to warn consumers at all about a product?s hidden dangers
Negligent or even intentional misrepresentation regarding a product
Product Liability: appliances, equipment, organ transplants, prosthetic devices, surgical implants, surgical equipment, hospital supplies, diagnostic equipment, hearing aids

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Personal injury from exposure to pollution, mold, chemicals, lead, or other environmental pollutants
Personal injury from brake failure, tire defects, crushed roofs, airbags, defective seat belts, or child car seats
Personal injury from accidents involving an auto, bus, truck, motorcycle, van, or other motor vehicle
Personal injury involving boats, trains, and planes
Personal injury involving dangerous products, including defective drugs, food poisoning, and recalled products
Personal injury involving premises, such as slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, swimming pool accidents, fires and explosions, dog bites and other animal attacks, and other accidents in the home
Personal injury from other causes such as assault and battery, medical malpractice, or injuries suffered in a nursing home or at a sports event
Catastrophic personal injury such as injuries involving the spinal cord or brain, or burns
Personal Injury Resulting From Negligence

Real Estate

Mortgage Banking
State and Federal Real Estate License Defense
Development & Construction
Distressed Asset Resolution Team (DART)
Green Real Estate
Pension Funds & Institutional Investors
Real Estate Multi-Family
Real Estate Office/Industrial
Real Estate Retail

Trusts & Estates

Estate Planning
Special Needs Trusts
Probate Administration and Litigation
Conservatorships and Related Litigation
Trust Administration and Litigation of Trust Disputes
Wills: pour-over wills, living trust, guardianship provisions.
Revocable Living Trusts: living trusts
Financial Powers of Attorney
Advance Health Care Directives

Unfair Business Practices

Breach of contract
Inducing breach of contract
False advertising
Fraud
Copyright infringement
Predatory pricing or price discrimination
Malicious prosecution
Libel and slander vOther torts