The principal practice areas of the Firm are as follows:
General business litigation and resolution of disputes, including representation of public agencies, and representation of clients before federal, state and local government agencies.
Structure and placement of international investments in California business and real estate.
Counsel and litigation of elder abuse and estate related disputes.
Business law including formation, contracts, mergers, employment contracts, business dissolution and business litigation.
Estate planning, including trusts, wills, and powers of attorney (financial and for healthcare).
Probate and Trust law, including probate of estates, trust administration, and probate and trust litigation.
In connection with the Firm's litigation practice, partners in the Firm have represented clients in matters before State and Federal Courts throughout California, and before a myriad of State and Federal offices and agencies including United States Department of State, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Air Resources Board, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Los Angeles County Planning Commission, the Riverside County Planning Commission, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, and the Los Angeles Airport Commission. The firm has also acted as counsel to public entities, including the State of California, the Office of California Lt. Governor, the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the City of Compton. As part of its work for public agencies, the Firm has developed substantial expertise in connection with the formation and management of law enforcement and public safety agencies.
With regard to its practice in the area of structure and placement of foreign investment: the Firm represents a major U.S. Government-approved Regional Center in California; Regional Center is an entity authorized by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency to accept foreign investment through the US Government EB-5 program, and to place that investment in U.S. business and real estate ventures. In connection with this representation, the Firm advises the Regional Center and related clients with regard to the acquisition of shopping centers, medical centers and hospitals, senior living and health facilities, has structured and documented the real estate purchase and sale transactions used for investment purposes. The Firm has assisted foreign national investors from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Africa and Brazil in placing investments in the United States.