Business Litigation and Transactions

Business law covers the legal framework that governs how businesses operate and interact with each other, their employees, and their customers. This practice area covers topics such as contract preparation and disputes, intellectual property, business formation, non-disclosure agreements, and ownership disputes. Steinberg Law can provide guidance on minimizing risk and avoiding legal disputes, as well as aggressive representation if business litigation arises.

Whether it is the beginning, middle or end stage of your business, Steinberg Law has navigated numerous clients through the intricate and complicated maze of state, federal, administrative and industry specific governing bodies so that clients can either get right to business, continue and grow their business or move on to other ventures.  In doing so, Steinberg Law has worked with businesses which operate not only in California, but also nationally and internationally.

Some of the administrative agencies Steinberg Law has worked with include, not only Secretaries of State offices across the United States, but also the United States Department of Labor, the United States Department of Justice, California State Board of Pharmacy, California Contractors State License Board, California Department of Consumer Affairs, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Cal OSHA, California Employment Development Department (EDD) and the California Labor Board.

A critical aspect of this practice area, includes drafting and negotiating proper exit plans for corporate officers and managers and members of Limited Liability Companies.  In doing so, Steinberg Law has saved its corporate officer, member and manager clients significant sums of money and years of litigation fighting one another in partnership disputes, by formulating or negotiating the proper exit plan for a smooth transition for all parties involved.

Vital to any business is its trade secrets and proprietary information. Steinberg Law has helped numerous clients not only set up proper protocol for protecting such information, but has also successfully enforced and protected the rights and intellectual property of its clients. Such protection has included litigating state and federal court matters involving intellectual property, trademarks, vendor and customer lists, work product, designs, practices and processes. This has led to many favorable results and “wins” for clients.

Competing businesses cause harm whether they operate legally or illegally.  It is therefore important to have knowledgeable and experienced legal representation to either allow your business to operate and compete legally or to protect itself from those businesses which operate illegally.  Steinberg Law has successfully represented clients on both sides, effectively and efficiently guiding businesses on how to compete within the bounds of the law and other restrictions.  This has resulted in substantial benefits to clients.  As to those businesses which for whatever reason have found themselves in a legal bind by competing or operating illegally, Steinberg Law has vast experience salvaging and protecting those businesses and limiting, or even avoiding significant liability exposure.  These successes have exceeded the expectations of clients.

Without proper, or even any business or employment contract, businesses and employers open themselves up to endless legal disputes and costly litigation.  Businesses and employers must set forth clear and unambiguous parameters as to how they will conduct business, how others are to conduct business with them, what is expected of employees and how and when businesses, employers and employees will be paid and generate revenue.  These are just a sample of the many critical aspects of a business which business owners, officers, managers or members often avoid, forget or postpone.

Steinberg Law is called upon to remedy significant problems which easily could and should have been avoided.  While Steinberg Law has “fixed” these problems for its clients, new and longtime clients have the benefit of the experience of Steinberg Law in drafting and negotiating various types of operational, procedural and administrative contracts and agreements such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, New Hire Packages, Employment Contracts, Intellectual Property Agreements and Non-Competition (Non-Compete) Agreements.

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With decades of experience litigating a wide variety of contract disputes across a broad spectrum of businesses and industries, Steinberg Law has, at one time or another, represented clients in what Steinberg Law believes to be most every type of dispute which can arise.  This experience allows Steinberg Law to effectively and efficiently represent its clients by having the foresight and prior experience of knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each possible situation.  Having this “been there, done that” type of experience, has enabled Steinberg Law to obtain many successful outcomes for its clients.

There is nothing more important to a business than its confidential and proprietary information.  This is why Steinberg Law has and continues to devote a substantial amount of time with its clients preparing and negotiating non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements

Mr. Steinberg has resolved numerous litigation matters for clients seeking to enforce their rights and clients defending their rights.  In this regard, Mr. Steinberg has obtained combined case resolutions either saving clients multi-millions of dollars or obtaining multi-millions of dollars for them or their benefit.

While Steinberg Law prides itself on being able to prevent or at least reduce risks and liability to its clients by early intervention and preventative measures, there are always situations which call for a firm hand and aggressive litigation.  With decades of litigation experience in state and federal courts across the nation, including the United States Supreme Court, Steinberg Law is very comfortable launching and defending actions in a court of law.  This is exemplified by Mr. Steinberg’s several year legal battle in an employment litigation matter which he took all the way to the United States Supreme Court (twice) and fought against one of the largest lobbying groups in the United States and perhaps the most well-known, experienced and successful Supreme Court advocates.  Steinberg Law takes every case and client seriously as if it is a Supreme Court matter, and if in fact it is, Steinberg Law is experienced in that arena as well.

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