My focus is centered on the business needs of my clients. Many times, business owners need to speak with an attorney right away. I understand that the pressing needs of businesses require effective communication and responsive, decisive action. That is why I emphasize attorney-client communication in my relationships and ensure that my clients are never shuffled around between secretaries and paralegals.
I also believe that communication is the key to an attorney-client relationship tasked with the joint mission of pursuing the client’s goals. In fact, when my clients are faced with a legal issue, my first step is to ascertain the client’s goal. Sometimes, the cost-effective solution to a dispute is resolution. Sometimes, a dispute must be litigated and tried. And sometimes, the answer takes creative problem solving. Whether it is resolution, litigation, or another solution found somewhere outside of the box, I strive to provide innovate problem-solving strategies tailored to my clients’ needs. Simply stated: If it matters to you, it matters to me.
As a business owner myself, I understand that a person's business is their livelihood. No one wants to face protracted litigation: Lawsuits not only take a financial toll on businesses, but they can also take a mental toll on the owners and valuable time away from efforts to try to grow the company. I started my own practice with this understanding in mind -- preferring a pro-active approach to minimize my clients' risk while optimizing business growth. I now have the privilege of serving as general counsel to clients across California and take pride in working with businesses to stop problems before they start.
Of course, sometimes litigation is inevitable: Mistakes happen and promises are broken. In these cases, it is of paramount importance to have a trusted, proven advocate on your side. From the smallest of contract disputes to "bet the company" trials and appeals, my firm stands ready to assist you and your business in achieving an optimal result -- always with a watchful eye on your financial and professional goals.