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Business Litigation

Los Angeles Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Sophisticated Representation in Contract Disputes and Business Fraud

Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP (PSW) is recognized as a premier business and commercial litigation firm. The accomplished San Francisco and Los Angeles business litigation attorneys at PSW offer the experience, skill and results more commonly associated with larger law firms. We provide plaintiff and defense representation, with the capability to handle the most complex business disputes while giving your case the attention of a boutique law firm.

Our legal team's unique skill sets and credentials make us a formidable choice to handle your business dispute. We offer individualized attention and focused representation for each business client, which means we are able to understand your business objectives and evaluate the impact that various litigation strategies will have on your business. Call us toll-free at (877) 391-8300 or send an email to discuss our business litigation services.

Comprehensive Business Dispute Representation

Our law firm represents individuals, small businesses and corporations throughout California and the United States in all types of business disputes, including:

  • Breach of contract (business to business, consumer, etc.)
  • Breach of fiduciary duty (including unsuitable investment recommendations by brokers)
  • Investment fraud
  • Trade secrets litigation
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Mergers and business transactions gone awry
  • Predatory lending practices
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • International business law disputes
  • Business torts (fraud and unfair business practices)
  • Bankruptcy and liquidating trustees in adversary proceedings

Current Complex Business Litigation Cases

Credit Default Swaps Trading: PSW attorneys have been appointed as interim co-lead counsel, along with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, in a multidistrict class action arising from antitrust violations in the trading market for credit default swaps (CDS). The case alleges that some of the largest banks and financial institutions in the world conspired to restrain trade and eliminate competition in the CDS market in order to artificially inflate and maintain the transaction costs of CDS trading. Prior to being appointed as interim co-lead counsel, PSW attorneys conducted an extensive over two-year investigation into the CDS market, and secured a role in a competitive, nationwide search as legal counsel for one of the largest county retirement systems in the United States, the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA).

Mortgage Fund '08 Financial Fraud: PSW represents a liquidating trustee in an action arising out of a fraudulent financial scheme perpetrated by the managers of real estate hard money lender Mortgage Fund '08. In that action, PSW has brought claims on behalf of the trustee against Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC for aiding and abetting Mortgage Fund '08's fraudulent scheme. In a related action, PSW represents the liquidating trustee of Mortgage Fund '08 asserting clawback claims for fraudulent transfers of MF '08 funds to persons who were not MF '08 investors.

Credit Card Interchange Fees: PSW represents liquidating trustees for several, large national merchants who have opted out of a class action settlement in a multidistrict case arising from anticompetitive conduct in the credit and debit card markets. The case alleges that Visa, MasterCard and their member banks conspired to fix the levels of default interchange fees and enforced other anticompetitive restraints upon merchants who accept Visa and MasterCard payment cards.

See Notable Cases for more information about these and some of our successfully concluded complex business litigation cases.

Contact Our California Business and Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Whatever the nature of your business or the scope of your dispute, contact our proven California business litigation firm for cost-efficient resolution and veteran courtroom representation. Contact us online or call us for a free initial consultation at (877) 391-8300.

Los Angeles:(818) 788-8300
San Francisco:(415) 433-9000
Minneapolis:(612) 389-0600

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