Our legal team concentrates its practice in the representation of management in employment and labor matters and commercial, agricultural, employment, environmental, real estate and land use and insurance coverage/bad faith litigation, criminal defense and white collar criminal defense litigation. The firm enjoys an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible from this well-respected lawyers’ directory.
We provide management with ongoing advice and training in employment matters, while representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board, California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, Cal-OSHA, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We also represent clients in employment litigation matters in both state and federal court such as claims of harassment, employment discrimination, wage and hour, retaliation, and wrongful discharge matters.
Our construction litigation attorneys assist clients with disputes in state and federal courts involving all manner of private and public works projects. Clients of our construction practice include developers, designers, builders, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. We have extensive experience in litigated matters, as well as those proceeding through arbitration or mediation before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS), among others. In addition to representing clients in breach of contract, construction defect, and SB 800 matters, our attorneys handle mechanic's lien, stop notice, and Miller Act claims; delay and disruption claims, including changed conditions and requests for equitable adjustment (REA); defense of design professionals, including architects and engineers; Contractor's State License Board (CSLB) proceedings, including citations, accusations, and license suspension, revocation, or denial matters; and insurance coverage, bad faith, and declaratory relief actions involving residential and commercial construction defect cases.
The firm’s commercial litigation practice focuses on business, agricultural, and real estate disputes; creditors' remedies; products liability; trade secrets; unfair business practices; corporate and partnership disputes; and insurance coverage bad faith claims. The firm's commercial litigation partners have extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts.
The firm’s environmental, real estate and land use attorneys work with developers and local governments throughout the San Joaquin Valley, and assist the firm’s clients with a wide variety of land use approvals; compliance with environmental regulations such as the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and the Endangered Species Act; the negotiation of development agreements; and the review and negotiation of fees and exactions. Our attorneys also handle a wide range of environmental, real estate and land use litigation in both state and federal courts and administrative tribunals, including environmental actions arising under State and federal statutes such as CERCLA, RCRA, and Proposition 65; the defense of mandamus petitions challenging development approvals; boundary, title and easement disputes; and disputes involving commercial and agricultural lease/purchase agreements.
The firm’s criminal defense practice provides representation to individuals and businesses in a wide range of charges.
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