Handling The Full Range Of Business Litigation Matters
Business litigation involves a wide variety of subject matters, including breach of contract, unfair competition, unfair business practices, copyright infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, breach of warranty, breach of promissory note, breach of guaranty, breach of real estate agreements, partnership disputes, limited liability company disputes, breach of shareholder agreements, failure to pay invoices, fraud and concealment. In fact, commercial litigation can involve virtually any dispute between one business and another, or between owners of a business. Klein & Wilson has experience in litigating a wide variety of commercial litigation matters.
Achieving Successful Results For Businesses
For over 20 years, Klein & Wilson‘s focus has been business litigation. Klein & Wilson‘s courtroom experience in business litigation has caused some of the leading corporations in the world, including Boras Corporation, Delta Faucet, Behr Paint, Care Fusion, STM Networks Inc., Cequent Towing Products, Majestic Realty, Commerce Construction, Thermador, Inc., First American Title, Unisys Corporation, California Pacific Homes, Dacor Inc., Reese Products, Inc., Home Depot, Inc., and others to retain Klein & Wilson to represent them in their cases.
Klein & Wilson has a remarkable track record in business litigation. In one case, Klein & Wilson‘s attorneys represented a limited partner suing a major media company that had “cooked the books” to deprive the client of any partnership profits. The case went to trial, and Klein & Wilson recovered over $26 million based upon a finding of fraud. This recovery included $16 million in punitive damages, even though punitive damages are rarely recovered in business cases.
In a case involving claims of breach of contract and fraud, Klein & Wilson‘s aggressive litigation tactics caused a defendant to settle the case at trial. The value of the settlement was approximately $12 million.
In another case, Klein & Wilson recovered almost $6 million against Siemens Business Communications, Inc. in a breach of contract action involving a marketing venture. Klein & Wilson prevailed at trial and on appeal, and also brought a successful malicious prosecution claim against the defendant for pursuing a frivolous cross-complaint against Klein & Wilson‘s client. See significant case results for a list of other significant cases.
Exceptional Legal Reputations In Southern California
Klein & Wilson‘s reputation for business litigation in Orange County is so exceptional that all of its partners were elected (in different years) to chair the Business Litigation Section of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) – the largest section of the OCBA. All Klein & Wilson‘s partners are listed in the Super Lawyers Magazine, and Mr. Klein and Mr. Wilson have been listed in the Super Lawyers® Top 50 Orange County list. Mr. Klein and Mr. Wilson were selected by a panel of judges and lawyers to serve on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Mr. Wilson was elected to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and then to the Executive Committee of that organization. The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association selected Gerald A. Klein as Trial Lawyer of the Year for Business Litigation and then again as Trial Lawyer of the Year for Legal Malpractice. Mr. Klein and Mr. Wilson have Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating. Mr. Klein was inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious invitation-only fellowship of trial lawyers in the United States, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national organization whose membership includes top trial lawyers who have handled a certain number of jury trials. Klein & Wilson‘s excellent reputation in Orange County causes businesses throughout the world to seek out Klein & Wilson for their business litigation matters. Mr. LeBoff currently serves as a co-chair of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section. Mike serves as the chair-elect for the OCBA’s Business Litigation Section. Mike will chair the section in 2019. Mike is also the former chair of the OCBA’s Banking and Lending Section.