We fight for your business's bottom line, not ours.
Too frequently, the mere cost of pursuing litigation, both in terms of finances and distraction associated, determines a client’s assessment and approach. Heath Steinbeck’s practice operates differently – with no official billing requirements, low overhead, and flexible fee structures, our lawyers focus on what really matters: developing and implementing strategies that can transform a dispute into an opportunity.
We represent individuals, as well as domestic and foreign companies, in litigation in state and federal courts across the nation. We also regularly appear in arbitrations before a wide body of forums, including the ICC, ICDR, JAMS, ADR, ARC, AAA and Signature. Our litigation and arbitration practice is broad-based, with representative experience as follows:
Business relations and transactions. Our experience includes disputes arising out of transactions in aviation, rare diamonds, professional sports leagues, restaurants, asset recovery, green energy, merchant services, fiduciary and professional services, liquor licensing, and online media marketing platforms.
Entertainment. Our clients include film financiers, motion picture producers, talent, directors, and other media industry concerns, for whom we handle contract, financing, licensing, creative, and distribution disputes. In an industry where reputations and relationships are of prime importance, our clients benefit from our ability to identify disputes that should be litigated aggressively, and those that are best suited to alternative forms of resolution that preserve broad interests, goals, and resources.
Intellectual property. Our experience includes trademarks and trade dress, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, claims under consumer protection statutes, and interference with prospective or existing contractual relations. Our clients operate in industries such as nutritional supplements, food and beverage, beauty and cosmetics, emerging technology, media, advertising, and fashion and apparel.
Real estate. We litigate disputes arising out of joint ventures, purchase and sale agreements, ownership structures, agency agreements, fraudulent transfers, commercial leases, title disputes, insurance claims, and insolvency proceedings.
Employment. We counsel employees and employers with respect to state and federal employment laws and regulations, as well as actions involving wrongful termination, violations of California’s Labor Code, and employment discrimination. We have appeared before bodies such as the California Labor Commissioner, Employment Development Department, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
We never lose focus on what makes sense for our clients and their business – whether that means an expedited settlement, exploring resolution through mediation, or taking cases to trial. And since we often serve as our clients’ outside general counsel across numerous practice areas, we consider the practical and strategic advantage of resolution for all aspects of the business, not just the particular dispute at hand.
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