Matters

Mitigating A Trial Disaster

Jim was contacted by a Marin County homeowner who had just lost a jury trial with former contractors and was facing a judgment in excess of $500,000.  Jim reviewed the trial records and identified three key areas that appeared to be viable grounds for appeal.  He filed the appeal, briefed and argued the case, and won on all three issue, reversing the judgment.

Product Distributor, Employment Complaince

A very successful product distributor needed assistance in ensuring compliance with California’s wage and hour laws.  Newmeyer & Dillion helped the business transition to a system that helped the business document its compliance, improve its management systems, while at the same time improving employee morale.  Newmeyer & Dillion then performed a detailed analysis of unique issues affecting executive level staff to make sure the business was fully informed when making key business decisions.

Real Estate Developer, Contract Defense

A real estate developer agreed to sell a rare undeveloped parcel in San Francisco subject to all easements of record.  The buyer, who prepared the purchase agreement, discovered an easement that the seller thought had been removed.  The buyer claimed a right to purchase the property at a lower value.  Jim represented the developer at trial, prevailed and obtain a judgment in the seller’s favor for the attorney’s fees incurred in litigating the case.