Viatical Litigation

Represented computer reseller in contingency fee collection action against commercial purchaser who sought to return product after return deadline; Negotiated settlement involving payments to client in excess of the $425,000 contract plus a guarantee of millions of dollars in future orders.

Represented minority shareholders in lumber companies in corporate control and shareholder debt litigation; Five day trial resulting in judgments in excess of $700,000 for clients; subsequent proceedings resulting in control of corporation, acquisition of prime real estate and recovery of virtually all of the debt.

Represented business seller in breach of royalty contract, misrepresentation and fraud action against former agents who purchased business; Negotiated substantial confidential payment to client.

Represented real estate developer/purchaser in action arising from sellers’ cancellation of contract; Negotiated settlement involving substantial confidential payment to client from sellers’ broker.

Represented real estate purchaser in non-disclosure action against property sellers’ broker; Negotiated confidential settlement involving substantial confidential payment to client.

Represented corporate executive of public software company who was targeted in SEC financial fraud investigation; No SEC action taken against client.

Represented creditors in derivative malpractice/conflict of interest action against former attorneys for bankrupt corporation; Negotiated settlement involving substantial confidential payment to estate.

Represented website operator in defense of tradename infringement action; With cross-motions for summary judgment pending, negotiated dismissal of action and payment of client’s attorney’s fees.

Represented bicyclist in personal injury /premises liability action against the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Authority; Negotiated settlement of $600,000 plus future medicals.

Represent viatical (discounted insurance policy) purchaser/investor in pending $35 million class action securities fraud litigation.

Represented real estate broker who procured a multi-million dollar offer to purchase property in a commission dispute after buyer and disloyal agent attempted to divert commission to discount broker and compensate agent on the side. Recovered broker’s expected profit plus fees.

Represented bank and credit card issuers in chargeback dispute. Settled.

Represented commercial lease guarantor in defense of rent action. Settled.

Represented mortgage loan servicer and investment bank loan purchasers in consumer loan interest dispute. Settled.

Represented homeowner in defense of claim by and cross-claim against contractor. Three day trial. Judgment for damages in favor of client.