Commercial And Business Law
General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in a business context, including breach of contract, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder derivative claims.
We assess the merits and scale of a dispute to ensure the prosecution or defense fits the business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes. While we litigate all cases with an eye toward ultimately trying them, we strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost without protracted litigation.
The firm helps a variety of business sectors and offers a range of legal services to help you navigate these and other matters, ranging from, contract disputes, partnership agreements, antitrust, coverage litigation, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
- A newspaper publisher was sued by her former executive for breach of a stock purchase agreement. When represented by a leading national law firm, Client lost a binding Arbitration held before a retired California Supreme Court Justice, who awarded over $10 million to the attorney. The case was reversed on technical grounds by the Court of Appeal, David Millstein represented the client on the retrial which lasted almost two months in Los Angeles. Millstein obtained a complete dismissal of the case by a unanimous verdict.
- Successfully defended a brokerage firm in a $40 million dollar aiding and abetting fraud suit, settled without payment by the client.
- Defended a newspaper’s rights to be free from interference with its First Amendment rights.
- Co-lead Counsel for plaintiffs in National Class action brought by policyholders against Conseco Life Insurance Company settled for $27 million. Northern District of California.