Areas of Practice
Business & Commercial Law
We are experienced in all aspects of the formation, operation, sale, and dissolution of many types of business entities. We have represented both small and large businesses for over a decade and take pride in working with our clients to efficiently evaluate the needs of each individual industry and business owner.
Further, it is an unfortunate fact of business life that business owners are vulnerable to litigation. When litigation arises, it is important to have representation that offers broad business litigation experience, the ability to assess the unique characteristics of a case, and help custom-tailor an approach. At Morelli & Toomey, we have handled business litigation cases in courts throughout California. We can effectively assist you with any commercial concern including:
- Commercial Transactions
- Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) issues
- Breach of Contract Claims
- Employment and Agency Contracts
- Construction Contracts
- Professional Malfeasance
- Non-compete Agreements
- Insurance Coverage and Negotiation of Claims
- Business Disputes
- Vendor Issues
- Unfair Competition
We strive to serve the needs of not only established individuals and families, but also younger entrepreneurs, executives and professionals who are planning their affairs in anticipation of future success. Our approach focuses on estate-planning fundamentals with our solid understanding of how business actually operates, allowing us to focus on both lifetime benefits and planning for death. We make every effort to develop and implement sophisticated estate plans for clients and their families, with the goal of facilitating the wealth transfer process and minimizing the family’s overall tax burden.
labor & employment law
Our Employment practice focuses on solving our clients’ human resource-related problems in a practical and cost-effective manner. Our services include guidance on human resources policies and procedures, day-to-day preventive advice, and litigation and dispute resolution in all areas of employment law. We believe it is crucial to help our clients prevent disputes by advising them about sensitive employment issues before they arise, as well as serving as their advocates before administrative bodies, in ADR processes or in a courtroom. Our goal is simply to achieve your objectives as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
We are adept at assisting clients with evaluation of causation, analysis of liability, and accurate damage assessment in this challenging area of practice. We have litigated cases ranging from large catastrophic loss and accident claims to small property damage claims. Experience and expertise are the keys to our success, whether we are representing the injured party, or defending an accused wrongdoer. Our approach is firm, honest, and sensitive as we travel with you along an emotional journey toward resolution of your dispute.
Further, we are well versed in the defense and prosecution of a broad spectrum of tort, warranty, contract, and statutory claims brought against individuals and companies arising out of business operations, automobile accidents, trucking operations, and premises liability. We are confident whatever your particular legal issue, we are well equipped to find the most economical and efficient resolution to the litigation process.
real estate & land use law
We represent a full range of real estate and development clients including developers, investment funds, hoteliers, homebuilders, contractors, design professionals, investors, lenders and asset managers. We are innovative and creative in solving the unique legal and business issues which arise in these professions. We have experience handling every aspect of real estate transactions and development projects from acquisition through disposition, including entitlements and environmental review, entity formation, financing, construction, leasing and management.
environmental & agribusiness
We have a depth of experience and skill handling the myriad of issues – from corporate governance to regulatory compliance to products liability and everything in between – that individuals and companies involved with agribusiness operations face.
We recognize that risk management is instrumental to protect and grow businesses in the agribusiness industry – especially given challenging economic conditions. Thus, we not only provide legal solutions to problems when they arise, but more importantly implement strategies to avoid disputes before they occur. We regularly advise our agribusiness clients on proactive and creative measures to avoid disputes and investigations, limit liability exposure, maximize opportunity for success, and minimize attorney fees.