790 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 320 Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: (626) 564-8600
Fax: (626) 577-9400
501 S. Brand Boulevard
San Fernando, CA 91340

Practice Areas
Attorney Profiles

Intellectual Property, First Amendment, Defamation 

          and Privacy

Firm attorneys are recognized authorities in the areas of first amendment rights, defamation and privacy having published locally, regionally and nationally on these issues, and having been interviewed by national and international media.

We frequently advise editors, publishers, broadcasters, writers and journalists on media regulation, first amendment protections, and the full range of privilege, privacy, and legal protections afforded under state and federal law. We emphasize the need for thorough and competent fact investigation in all aspects of publishing and reporting.

Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration

We offer a full service selection of estate planning, probate and wealth preservation transfer options to our clients. We emphasize follow-through and long-term commitment to our clients’ goals, and take great care to make sense of the legal requirements so that our clients can focus on what is important to them.

Business Litigation

We have extensive experience in the creation and management of small businesses and succession planning.  As a consequence, our Business Litigation practice is focused on what is important to business owners:  recognizing that each business faces unique problems and that litigation attorneys should be part of the solution, not part of the problem. 

Employment Law and Litigation

Firm attorneys have defended employment discrimination claims, age and disability discrimination claims and litigation, sexual harassment, hostile environment, overtime compensation, and whistle-blower litigation. We are accessible and responsive to employers, and provide advice regarding terminations, employee discipline, labor law compliance, and best practices. Firm attorneys have successfully represented clients in court as well as administrative proceedings related to claims of harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge.

Real Estate and Construction Law

We have significant experience in structuring purchase-sale agreements that result in smooth transactions, and we litigate transactions that have gone awry. We prepare and review leases, property management agreements, and provide advice to landlords, tenants, homeowners, brokers and associations. We have assisted developers and subcontractors in defending claims for construction defects, delays, and cost over-runs.


Firm attorneys litigate and advise clients on all aspects of insurance, coverage, and bad faith. Our experience includes first- and third- party, primary, excess, umbrella and reinsurance policy review and interpretation. While many firms practice in this area, our firm's attorneys have a unique, in-depth understanding of insurance law, thus offering value-added insights and effective risk management strategies to our clients.

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