Twenty years of experience, cost-effective results
For twenty years, I have worked as a trusted advisor to employers, helping them succeed by providing strategic, focused advice and aggressive litigation defense.
Employment is a highly-regulated activity, especially in California. Businesses of all sizes and in all industries need timely, expert advice to help them comply with ever-increasing employment law requirements. Avoiding employee disputes and litigation is critical for success in any business. Employers who find themselves in litigation need a skilled, strategic partner to help resolve the matter efficiently, quickly, and fairly.
For executive employees, I draft and negotiate employment, severance, and consulting agreements and assist individuals in understanding their employment rights and obligations.
In all my dealings with clients, I take great pride in being:
Strategic and Creative. My role is to help clients create strategies and tactics to achieve their legal and business goals. Through working to understand clients’ mission, workforce, and markets, I am able to provide clients with practical tools for meeting their goals in the framework of the legal requirements that apply to them.
Efficient and Resourceful. My length and breadth of experience allows me to hone in quickly on the facts and legal issues that are important to resolution of a matter, whether in preventative counseling or litigation, and to resolve them quickly.
Dedicated and Loyal. My clients’ goals become my own. I am zealous, tenacious, and tough in pursuit of the best outcome for my clients. I care deeply that my clients’ needs are satisfied to the fullest extent possible. I invest time and energy in building relationships with my clients.
Honest, Ethical, and Accountable. I tell my clients the truth. Over twenty years, I have become extremely skilled at evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a client’s position and the likely outcome of matters. I will provide clients the benefit of that experience and will help them plan case strategies accordingly. My peers and members of the judiciary have given me the highest rating, “AV,” for preeminent legal ability and high ethical standards.
Accessible and Compassionate. I am available to clients by telephone and email during business hours and, when necessary, outside of business hours. I speak in plain English, avoiding the use of legal jargon. I am sensitive to the anxiety that disputes or potential disputes can cause, and I work to lessen the effect of it on my clients.
I invite you to call me to discuss your specific needs. I can be reached at 415.585.5400.