Commercial agreements are the bedrock of business.  No company enters an agreement with the expectation of conflict or failure.  But when problems arise, they have the potential to derail and sometimes completely destroy a business.  We negotiate all types of such agreements, not just to obtain the most advantageous terms for our clients now, but with the foresight to best position and protect them when unplanned complications arise later.  We have negotiated, drafted and litigated all forms of commercial agreements, such as manufacturing and distribution contracts, lending, financing and secured transaction workouts, partnership and joint venture deals, and stock and asset purchase agreements.

Our Cases

  •  Represented world’s largest technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc. in binding arbitration brought by national speaker manufacturer demanding $30 million of damages for alleged breach of distribution contract, trademark/trade dress infringement and copyright violations
  • Obtained recovery of unpaid invoices from bankrupt company and from company’s former president based on alleged misrepresentations and fraudulent transfer of company’s assets
  • Represented client in California litigation against Canadian company for breach of consulting services agreement; negotiated settlement and re-drafted consulting services agreement
  • In multi-party federal court action concerning disputed termination of government contract for video teleconference technology, represented The CIT Group/Equipment Financing as lead counsel in action to enforce rights to lease stream payments from contract and against manufacturer claims
  • Represented one of the world’s leading plastic container and pallet manufacturers, Rehrig Pacific Company, in multimillion dollar binding arbitration concerning licensing and patent disputes
  • Litigated and mediated favorable settlement of client’s claims against software developer for failure to deliver timely and functional online product services software application
  • Represented higher education online referral company with claims of breach of contract, fraud, and violations of anti-spam laws against online lead aggregating company
  • Represented talent agency and music performer in mediated settlement of contractual dispute with concert booking agent