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Business Litigation

Business Litigation

For over a half century, our clients—ranging from Fortune 100 multinational corporations to mid- and small-cap companies, partnerships, and entrepreneurs—have turned to this practice group to resolve their most pressing commercial challenges.

Today’s business environment is extraordinarily complex, and conflict is often unavoidable. We understand that companies and entrepreneurs need an experienced hand to help them avoid disputes before they arise, and to vigorously represent their interests when they do.

Our seasoned trial lawyers maintain an active, respected presence in courts and arbitral forums throughout California, and have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in nearly every kind of dispute a company is likely to encounter. This breadth of perspective not only makes us uncommonly effective but also frees clients from the pressure to settle, and allows them to make considered strategic decisions–including whether to take their cases to trial.

We also build and foster long-standing relationships with clients, so we understand their businesses, providing them with proactive legal counsel and practical, real-world advice. This has been key in our ability to maintain an unparalleled track record of success at the negotiation table and in the courtroom.


  • Antitrust and trade practices
  • Business torts
  • Business “divorces”
  • Consumer class actions
  • Contract enforcement
  • Corporate governance
  • Data privacy and internet security
  • Defamation
  • Environmental law
  • False or misleading advertising
  • Fiduciary duty
  • Financial fraud
  • Insurance coverage and recovery
  • Lender liability
  • Product and premises liability
  • Professional liability
  • Office and Director liability
  • Real estate and land use
  • Receiverships
  • Securities
  • Shareholder/member disputes
  • Tax litigation and dispute resolution

Representative Clients

  • Technology
  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Food and beverage
  • Consumer
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Health care
  • Life sciences


Key Contacts

John Cu
John Cu
San Francisco, CA

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News & Resources

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Ready for California's Disruption of the Civil Discovery Act?

SB 235 requires most civil litigants to share information and documents supporting their claims and defenses at the outset of any case filed after January 1, 2024.  Upon demand, parties will have 60 days to produce supporting witness information, documents, and insurance details. Intended to bring efficiency and swifter resolution to civil process, the new law adds to available discovery methods and may bring unsupportable claims to light early in the litigation process.

Business Litigation
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Real Estate Litigation
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The Nuts and Bolts of Trust, Estate and Financial Elder Abuse Mediation

Dan Spector provides a practical guide to mediations of disputes involving trust, estate (which is used broadly to include contested conservatorships), and civil financial elder abuse (“FEA”) claims.

Family Wealth Planning
Health Care Litigation
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Real Estate Litigation
Business Litigation
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Pollock v. Superior Court of Los Angeles

On July 31, 2023, the 2nd Appellate District issued its decision in Pollock v. Superior Court of Los Angeles holding that, unlike a response to a production demand, a document production does not have to be verified

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Business Litigation

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