Results for Internal Business Disputes
Manufacturer and Licensee – Sports Team Fan Products – Co-Owner Dispute – Defend Against Preliminary Injunction
Defended manufacturer and licensee of sports team fan products against co-owner claim for preliminary injunction. Secure confidential settlement and preserve rights to continue business.
Corporation Ownership and Governance Disputes.
In a dispute among founders of a corporation, assert rights of co-founders as owners, officers, and shareholders, not merely independent contractors, for recovery of equity interests; defend against claims of trademark infringement and self-dealing.
Represented various co-shareholders of family-owned corporation in an involuntary dissolution and negotiated sale proceeding.
Represent partner of partnership in the negotiated sale and disposition of partnership assets, including manufactured home parks, to allow disengagement of former partners.
Corporations; Alleged Mismanagement And Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty By Insiders.
In a multigenerational family-owned business, represent insiders and managing shareholders against claims of self-dealing and mismanagement; negotiation of recapitalization and resolution of disputes in an out-of-court mediation and settlement.
Represent corporation in claims of shareholders for inspection of records
Limited Liability Company—Dissolution And Liquidation.
Assert claims of member of limited liability company (LLC) against LLC manager and co-members arising out of failure to distribute tax and property rights to the minority member; enforce terms of the LLC’s Operating Agreement
Assist corporate directors in obtaining indemnification and advance of attorney’s fees when defending claims asserted by minority shareholders
Property Valuation Disputes; Buy-out of Minority Member of LLC.
Represent minority member of limited liability company (LLC) in dispute over valuation of real estate asset (a commercial office building) held by the LLC; obtain appraisal; negotiate exit and buy-out of minority member.
Enforcing Rights of Copyright Holders
Representing commercial artists, the firm pursued claims against a publisher for alleged unauthorized use of artworks under expired licenses. The case was originally brought in the United States District Court, for the Central District of California. The parties agreed to use a forensic accountant to report on the potential scope of alleged unauthorized usage and net profits. A mutually acceptable settlement was reached after a mediation and extensive negotiations.
Corporate Shareholder/Officer vs. Corporate Shareholder/Officer (Orange County Superior Court)
In a dispute following a corporate freeze out of one shareholder by another, at trial the Firm defeated the complaint and won a court judgment on the client’s cross-complaint for the full amount of damages sought.