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**Attained jury verdict for $2,718,000, including 50% of cannabis business and punitive damages against client’s partners who converted nonprofit mutual benefit corporation to a for profit corporation, took 100% of the stock in violation of the parties’ agreement, and wrongfully relocated adult use cannabis dispensary license to new location. Prior to trial, Defendants’ highest offer was $200,000 and no ownership.
** Proved up $657,545.01 judgement against real estate agent who acted as project manager for real estate development, and misappropriated funds entrusted to her for the project, instead for personal uses. Employed numerous forensic accounting methods and subpoenas to uncover full breadth of fraud and conversio.
** Attained federal court judgment for $111,766.47 against individual and her company when they defaulted on a promissory note. Proceeded to enforce judgment against same.
**After pharmaceutical company with failed drugs failed to pay consultant, promptly filed suit and recovered 95% of debt owed to consultant, or $70,000 lump sum payment, as part of immediate settlement.
**After defeating defendants’ motion for summary adjudication in case alleging implied pedestrian easement, negotiated settlement under which plaintiff clients received express written, recorded pedestrian easement that runs with the land in perpetuity, and significant monetary settlement for temporary loss of use of easement.
** After arranger for wealthy Dubai prince told luxury homeowner to “hold” property for his client and then did not sign rental agreement, filed suit against arranger and his broker for negligent misrepresentation, and reached favorable settlement agreement with each.
** Defended and asserted cross claims for nonprofit museum against former board members who were angry they did not get to control nonprofit. Attained settlement with former director who was funding litigation and marginalized remaining former director’s claims.
** Second chaired successful arbitration defense of prominent physician in multi-million dollar arbitration alongside attorneys from O’Melveny.
** Attained two years of pay for client as part of early confidential settlement after filing complaint for sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
** After non-jury trial, attained judgement for $315,181.06 for pair of investors in Aura Systems, Inc. Then, took aggressive judgment enforcement steps and attained stipulated payment plan for satisfaction of judgment plus interest within one year.
** After identifying spoliation of evidence through intentional destruction of electronically stored information, attained an early six-figure confidential settlement against Beverly Hills employer for sexual battery and assault.
** After non-jury trial, attained favorable statement of decision for plaintiff expert witness firm in breach of contract action against lawyer and law firm in the sum of $37,375.91. Then, took aggressive judgment enforcement steps and attained stipulated payment plan for satisfaction of judgment plus interest within one year.
** Acted as administrator for estate of deceased client in Estate of Rafael Vidrio, selling two parcels of real estate, and collecting on promissory note in decedent's favor so assets exceeding $400,000 could be distributed to family and spouse, 2019.
** Recovering an additional $3.5 million of purchase price after seller of legal cannabis dispensary received only $2.55 million of $7 million dollar asset and purchase and sale agreement. In addition, attained seven-figure judgment for consequential damages, interest, attorneys fees and costs against individual defendant in same action.
** Attained $450,000 settlement against cyrogenic gas company based on retaliatory discharge of whistleblower at mediation, after filing complaint in federal court seeking consent decree against company for safety violations, .
** Attained California sister-state judgment on North Carolina judgment, and then pursued judgment debtor for non-dischargeability in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Attained stipulated judgment for non-dischargeability in Bankruptcy Court, and engaged in judgment enforcement through the U.S. Marshall's Office.
** Filed complaint removed to federal court, and attained $480,000 settlement against two international corporations and national non-profit that allegedly tortiously circumvented small business client in marketing deal, 2017
** Represented administrator of estate in successfully prosecuting complaint against debtor under promissory note, recovering prejudgment interest and entire principal sum due. Estate of Rafael Vidrio v. Yaghoubi, et al., LASC Case No. BC637261, 2017
** Attained settlement of $125,000 for two security officers working in the hay fields in Imperial Valley, California, after they were both discharge following one of them falling ill to heat stroke and them both complaining to OSHA about workplace safety violations.
** Recovered $150,000 in federal court action prosecuted on behalf of wrongfully terminated employee against former employer for sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, solicitation of employee by misrepresentation, nonpayment of overtime and other Cal. Lab. Code. violations.
** Tried a case against Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, which was represented by Holland & Knight, LLP, against multiple attorneys to verdict after 9-day non-jury trial in Manhattan's Southern District of New York federal courthouse.
** Recovered $150,000 in federal court action prosecuted on behalf of employee against employer for (1) nonpayment of overtime compensation, (2) failure to provide meal and rest periods or compensation in lieu thereof, (2) misclassification of employee as independent contractor and wage statement violations, etc.
** Recovered $485,000 from major jeweler and national nonprofit after they circumvented small business client who put them together for a historic philanthropic partnership that was hugely successful for them both.
** Successfully prosecuted action to enforce Residential Real Estate Purchase Agreement related to coveted real property, by filing compliant, recording lis pendens, defending expungement of the same and forcing defendants' hand to sell the property to client.
** Successfully prosecuted action against slumplord commercial landlord, and procured favorable settlement of $100,000 on the record at mandatory settlement conference.
** In federal court, recovered six-figure settlement after enforcing promissory note arising from gambling.
** As defense counsel through mediation, successfully settled claim present by former contractor that she was entitled to $200,000 plus bonus at termination, settling for less than 50% of that sum.
** Recovered $50,000 for employee wrongfully terminated by big bank for sexual orientation discrimination, medical condition discrimination and following bank superior's directive to procure accounts from consumers using questionable tactics.
** Attained collective settlement of $337,500.00 for mother and her special education son, based on torts committed against minor child, after taking three cases case over from mother in pro per.
** After nonjury trial, attained court judgment for non-dischargeability of six-figure judgment debt based on fraud in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, C.D. Cal.
** Attained $900,000 settlement in bad-faith insurance claim by homeowners against major insurance carrier for sudden and accidental discharge of water.
** Attained arbitration award at ADR Services, Inc. in breach of contract action for plaintiff clients for $124,615.6, including an award of all attorneys' fees, arising from a professional services firm wrongfully assigning collection of its contract in violation of its contractual terms, 2014
** For wrongfully sued client, successfully attained set-aside of default judgment and return of garnished wages to clients and within two months attained dismissal of complaint with prejudice in 2013.
** Collected over $300,000 from dozens of outstanding account receivables accounts on behalf of four courier companies in Southern California under common ownership through demands, litigation and judgment enforcement action.
** For distressed debt investor client, Affordable Debt Solutions, Inc., prosecuted litigation against debtor and reached a settlement agreement. When debtor defaulted, moved to enforce settlement agreement, attained judgement and was able to recover entire debt through wage garnishment.
**After default prove-up, attained judgment for fraud for $122,830.64.
** Successfully enforced judgment against the Country of Mexico and Consulate General of Mexico within six months of retention, after the judgment had been unpaid for 8 years. Advanced Janitorial Services v. Consulate General of Mexico, et al., LASC Case No. BC213353, 2011