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Appeals:

Claims Against IRS To Recover Money Lost Due To IRS Sting Operation

An innocent client lost money due to an IRS criminal investigation.  The IRS refused the client’s claim filed by another firm.  Our Firm filed suit against the IRS in the United States District Court for the Central District of California asserting various statutory tort claims.  When District Court initially ruled against the Firm’s client, we filed an appeal to the United States Court of Appels for the Ninth Circuit. In a victory for the client, the court of appeals reversed the lower court, finding that the client could sue the IRS under Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), published decision, Snyder & Associates etc. v. United States, 859 F.3d 1152 (9th Cir. 2017).  This ruling enabled a subsequent settlement of the lawsuit.

Enforcement Of Arbitration Award

The Firm obtained judgment enforcing a seven-figure arbitration award, overcoming challenge based on alleged non-disclosure of facts relating to arbitrator’s background, allegedly required to be disclosed under California Arbitration Act. Obtained favorable reported decision in court of appeal upholding the judgment and denying deposition of the arbitrator.

Blocking Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Award

Firm represented U.S. licensor in defense of claim by European licensee, blocking licensee’s attempt to enforce partial final arbitration award issued by International issued in Düsseldorf, Germany under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce. Firm obtained ruling that the partial final award could not be immediately enforced in the U.S. under the New York Convention (Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.)

Upholding Summary Judgment for Defendant on Appeal

Hired by the client after entry of an adverse default judgment against the client and after the trial court refused to vacate the default judgment, the Firm was able to obtain a new ruling setting aside the default judgment against the client.  After gathering evidence, the Firm was successful in obtaining a summary judgment on statute of limitations ground in the client’s favor, and then obtained a ruling on appeal sustaining the favorable summary judgment.

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LITIGATION

We represent clients in both state and federal courts for trial and appellate matters.

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ARBITRATION

The Firm has experience enforcing and defending claims in arbitration.

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Business Transactions

We handle key business transactions for companies doing business in Southern California.

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CLIENTS AND INDUSTRIES

Our list of current and former clients includes corporations with $1Billion+ in annual revenues

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