Successes

Anti-SLAPP

Represented developer in litigation matter involving the development of land in Northern California.  Case was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff following successful demurrer and special motion to strike (anti-SLAPP).

Insurance Code section 11580

Successfully litigated cross-motions for summary judgment/adjudication against insurance carrier that wrongfully denied defense obligations to insolvent named insured.  Trial court ordered that the insurance carrier had a duty to defend the named insured and a duty to pay the full amount of the default judgment regardless of the named insured’s failure to satisfy the self-insured retention (SIR) amount. 

Business Litigation

Defeated motion for summary judgment on contract claims that forced favorable settlement for the client on the eve of trial.  This was achieved after obtaining crucial testimony in deposition of key representatives at the defendant’s company. 

HUD Regulations

Advised and prepared client for negotiations with representatives at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, United States Congress, and the White House regarding proposed reverse mortgage regulation revisions to be implemented in 2018. 

Shareholder Dispute

Advised majority shareholders of international petroleum company in dispute with minority shareholders and officers that resulted in successful removal of self-dealing officer and discovery of evidence supporting further misconduct that would have led millions of dollars in additional liability.