Litigation: Defense of Civil Harassment Restraining Order
Successfully defended a wrongfully accused client against whom a petitioner was seeking issuance of a Civil Harassment Restraining Order under C.C.P. S. 527.6. Complete victory for our client, the respondent. Case dismissed with prejudice (i.e., cannot be refiled).
Litigation: Plaintiff Representation in Breach of Employment Contract
Our out-of-state client was laid off from his executive position with an aerospace company in California and the company was refusing to pay the contractually-required severance due to our client. We filed an arbitration action and got the case settled fast.
Transactional: Extension of Commcercial Loan
We assisted our out-of-state corporate client to extend the terms of a commercial loan it had made to a California borrower, including preparing the modification documentation, the recordable memorandum, lender's closing instructions to escrow, and title review.
Litigation: Residential Neighbor Nuisance, Easement and Lot Line Disputes
We represent residential property owners in neighbor disputes on legal matters arising from lot line, easement and interference disputes. These cases often require assertion or defense of legal theories such as private nuisance, trespass, and quiet title.
Litigation: Business Dissolution and Accounting Dispute
We are representing an out of state individual that is effectively a "silent partner" in two restaurant businesses in the West Los Angeles area. His other "partner" allegedly refuses to account to him and is alleged to be enriching himself at our client's expense, including by way of embezzlement. We are suing for dissolution of the businesses, accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Litigation: Wage & Hour Dispute
BLC sued a landlord of a large 50 unit apartment complex on behalf of the apartment manager for a host of wage and hour, labor law violations, including overtime violations and misclassification. The action also alleged causes of action for negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Litigation: Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens
BLC sued a reverse mortgage lender, a loan brokerage, a notary public, and several individuals in connection with a conspiracy to defraud an 83 year old widow suffering from dementia in connection with an unauthorized reverse mortgage loan. The case involves forgery, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty allegations. The victim may lose her personal residence to foreclosure as a consequence of the conduct of unscrupulous bad actors. BLC is fighting hard to prevent that from happening.
Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Fraud Action
BLC sued a Beverly Hills surgeon, his corporation, an outpatient surgical facility and its medical director on behalf of an injured liposuction patient that suffered extreme pain and agony during a botched awake liposuction procedure as a consequence of medical error. The action included claims for fraud because the patient was knowingly and intentionally lied to about what had occurred and thereby coerced into agreeing to a second procedure with the same medical team.
Litigation: Business A/R Collections
BLC is actively litigating several, independent commercial accounts receivable disputes. These disputes range in dollar amount from $200,000 to $500,000 in value.
Transactional: Lending & Finance
BLC prepared a full host of commercial-purpose, real estate-secured loan documentation for a hard money loan. We represented the lender in negotiating loan terms, reviewing and cleaning up title issues, documenting the transaction and shepherding it through escrow and closing, including obtaining necessary and appropriate title insurance for the lender.
Transactional: Corporate Formation
BLC recently formed a new California corporation for a business client. Services included formation documentation with the California Secretary of State; obtaining an Employer ID number from the IRS; preparation of corporate bylaws; preparation of the requisite Statement of Information; and S-Corp. election with the IRS.