BUSINESS

  • Mediated numerous contract disputes between business entities including lawsuits concerning sales agreements, service contracts, warranties, and factoring agreements.

  • Presided over a class action lawsuit filed against a “Fortune 500” company regarding the sale of digital security certificates. The case settled for over 37 million dollars.

  • Mediated and resolved a breach of commercial loan action between a large bank and a major agricultural concern involving over 3 million dollars.
  • Arbitrated a breach of contract lawsuit filed against a large San Francisco Home Owners Association (HOA) by a property maintenance corporation.

  • Resolved discovery dispute between a United States corporation and an East European corporation involving trade secret and attorney work product issues.

  • Successfully mediated two predatory lending lawsuits involving million dollar settlements filed against two large United States banks.

  • Mediated numerous foreclosure actions between lending institutions and owners of commercial properties. Most settled.

  • Mediated a number of corporate dissolution cases including one that involved a shareholder dispute and allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Resolved a lawsuit involving allegations of negligence and contract interpretation dealing with a variable annuity agreement.

  • Acted as Discovery Referee in a lawsuit involving a cross licensing agreement that involved tax privilege, attorney client privilege, and privacy questions. There was a significant amount of E-DISCOVERY involved.

  • Arbitrated securities disagreement between investor and financial services company.

  • Settled a partnership dispute involving two related businesses that promote boxing and mixed martial arts events. The principal issues were breach of fiduciary duty claims and proper valuation methodology.

  • Handled shareholder derivative action against a large San Francisco corporation. The primary issues dealt with allegations that the controlling shareholders approved a loan for themselves breaching their fiduciary duty, and the proper method to value corporation assets.

  • Handled joint venture buy out dispute involving large California health club. Case involved allegations of fraud and mismanagement.

  • Settled commercial property ownership dispute involving questions of which owner was responsible for environmental violations and how to properly value and apportion assets.

  • Settled negligence and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit filed against a large bank by the owners of five restaurants.

  • Handled business dispute involving co-owners of a restaurant. The issues included correct interpretation of the relevant contract and proper methods for buyout and determining ownership valuations.

  • Settled a business sale dispute involving a large California gambling establishment. The primary issue was the interpretation of the contract's buyout provision.

  • Settled a business sales dispute involving sale of dental practice.

  • Arbitrated a lawsuit filed against a drug treatment program where plaintiff claimed false misrepresentations to induce signing of contract.

  • Arbitrated a breach of contract lawsuit filed by medical office against medical services corporation.

  • Arbitrated a breach of contract lawsuit involving sale of dental practice.

  • Arbitrated a partnership dissolution involving real estate investment company.

  • Arbitrated breach of contract dispute between an American multi-national semiconductor and telecommunications corporation and a start up company.

  • Successfully mediated a contract dispute between a winery and a vendor that sold inventory software.