Santa Clarita Business Litigation Attorney
25 Years' Experience Protecting California Businesses
Poole Shaffery regularly represents individuals and partnerships in the prosecution and defense of business and commercial disputes in Los Angeles County and throughout California. Those disputes arise in a variety of contexts including breach of contract, real property disputes (such as issues involving leases, purchase and sale agreements, property line disputes), misappropriation of trade secret claims; fraud and misrepresentation, unfair business practices, debt collection actions for business owners, protection of intellectual property and various claims under federal and state statutory provisions (for example, the Lanham Act and the American with Disabilities Act), among others.
Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution or Litigation in California
The firm has pursued resolution of these matters in mediations and arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, ARC and other private mediation and arbitration services. Where these matters have not settled or otherwise been successfully resolved, the Santa Clarita business attorneys at the firm have a track record of success at trial before trial judges and juries in state and federal courts throughout California.
Some recent successes in which the firm prevailed include the following:
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of real estate developer which resulted in seller being ordered to transfer ownership of property under terms of sales agreement and defeating defendants' counter claims that the agreement was obtained by fraud.
- Prosecution of claims for equitable indemnification and contribution against parties responsible for environmental contamination of real property;
- Activities related to purchase and sale agreements involving environmental representations and warranties;
- Obtained non-suit after presentation of plaintiffs' case at trial, for defendant ranch owner in action by neighboring property owner to establish alleged historic water rights.
Every business legal claim or lawsuit is unique in circumstances, details, the extent of existing documentation, and other matters. A full evaluation of the situation should be undertaken as early as possible in the process. There are often options for resolution that can help business owners to avoid litigation. When these options have been exhausted, or when litigation is the best choice for the company, you can be confident that the firm's team of California business litigators has an impressive record of success at trial. These cases can take a significant period of time to resolve, and the firm moves forward with action to seek justice and resolution as swiftly as possible.
In fact, the firm obtained 7 out of 7 verdicts in a client's favor over 2 ½ years—almost unheard of in business litigation.
Our Santa Clarita business lawyers include 5 professionals nominated as Super Lawyers, 3 who are included in Super Lawyer Rising Stars, and the firm is rated AV® or preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®, the most respected and well-known lawyer peer review rating service. The firm offers a free consultation to business owners in legal issues that require litigation, and you are invited to take advantage of this consultation to find out more about the firm, and have your legal problem reviewed. Early involvement by the firm can be critical to the final outcome in court.
The firm, once a client is taken on, arranges a focused team of professionals to address the matter and craft the case for presentation to the court. Our Los Angeles attorneys have a high level of insight and knowledge of both state and federal statutes, and access to highly respected resources to access for supporting testimony and evidence. A large majority of clients come to the firm on a referral basis, either from another law office or from an existing or former client. The firm operates with the core values of integrity, diligence and focus on the client's needs and interests.
Contact Poole Shaffery for more information about business litigation.