Business & Real Estate Transactions

Negotiated and closed a large multi-million dollar, multi-year growing contract for a large farming operation.
Represented a well-known agricultural company in the acquisition of new capital and investors, along with the purchase of a new manufacturing facility.
Represented a local entrepreneur in the purchase and acquisition of an existing business and office building.
Represented a medical device maker in the strategic acquisition of another medical device maker.
Represented a consumer electronics company in all phases of start-up and two $1M+ financings.
Represented a technology start-up in formation and $1M+ early round financing.
Represented an Oxnard-based food processor who partnered with a New Zealand-based company to create a new food services/manufacturing entity in Ventura County.
Represented a large agricultural and food-processing company in acquisition of new capital and expansion of operations across multiple facilities.

Employment Litigation

Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a class of California oil workers (2018).
Settled multiple wage claims against employer clients.
Successfully defended a large public entity transportation provider against charges of civil rights violations and disability discrimination, and secured a dismissal of the litigation through motion for judgment on the pleadings.
Negotiated a significant settlement on behalf of an entertainment lawyer who had been improperly terminated by her law firm employer for complaining of sexual harassment.
Negotiated a significant settlement on behalf of a client who had been improperly terminated for taking pregnancy leave.

Real Estate Litigation

Obtained defense judgment after a two-week trial in a complex multi-party easement dispute. Decision on appeal published at Hinrichs v. Melton, 11 Cal. App. 5th 516 (Ct. App. 2017).
Obtained defense judgment after trial in a real estate partition matter.
Obtained judgment for plaintiff in a real estate partition matter.
Obtained defense judgment after trial in a contract dispute.
Successfully defended a property owner in a real estate appeal regarding easement.

Business & Complex Civil Litigation

Obtained favorable settlement in a multi-million-dollar complex partnership dispute.
Obtained judgment and favorable holding on appeal for a county water district in writ action by former director.
Successfully defended a national charity against claims of fraud and elder abuse brought against it and others in Ventura County, and working with fellow defense counsel, obtained a complete defense verdict after a lengthy trial.
Successfully defended a General Partner in claims brought by limited partners involving management of a large commercial building, and following trial, obtained a complete defense verdict.
Obtained favorable settlement of claims on behalf of local farmworkers against management of cooperative housing corporation forcing management and corporate governance changes after years of alleged gross mismanagement.
Obtained defense judgment for a car dealership in a matter involving consumer fraud and improper sales practices.

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Ventura, CA 93001
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