Practice Area Overview

Attorneys in the Southern California law office of Jeffery J. Czech & Associates represent businesses and business professionals in litigation and transactional law necessary to operate their business successfully and in conformance with legal requirements.  Our lawyers also assist individuals in the creation of comprehensive estate plans that address their needs for asset management and wealth transfer.

Litigation

Legal disputes over the interpretation, performance or alleged breach of a contract occur frequently in the world of business, given the frequency with which contracts are executed on a daily basis in every facet of business operations.  When these disputes cannot be resolved by the principals themselves, it is often necessary to bring in an experienced business attorney to litigate the matter before the courts.  Although the majority of cases filed settle before going through a full trial, it is often only by preparing for trial that options for resolution are discovered and seriously explored by the parties involved.  A skilled litigator can be as important to a negotiated settlement as to a trial itself.

Our litigation practice includes the representation of individuals, large and small businesses, and non-profits in a variety of business, commercial, real estate, and other matters.  In our practice representing plaintiffs, we have obtained settlements and judgments for our clients totaling millions of dollars.  We recently obtained judgments on behalf of five clients who had been defrauded in a large real estate scheme, obtained a dismissal of a six million dollar breach of contract suit in Federal court, and successfully tried a complex church real property case to a favorable judgment for our client.

Transactional

Transactional law refers to the laws surrounding negotiating and drafting contracts.  Our attorneys are skilled negotiators as well as careful drafters who understand the importance of getting contracts right from the start.  While litigation is hopefully a rare occurrence for the average company, transactional law touches upon every facet of the business.  Thoughtful contract negotiation, preparation, and review can lessen the need for litigation down the road and enhance the ability of the business to move forward in the right direction.  In our transactional practice, we have negotiated numerous deals for clients in the real estate and entertainment industries totaling millions of dollars.

Estate Planning

Jeffery J. Czech & Associates can advise and assist in the creation of a comprehensive estate plan that addresses current and future transfer of assets, and issues of health care and asset management.  Our office can draft your will and see it through probate, as well as create probate-avoiding instruments such as revocable living trusts.  Advance health care directives and durable powers of attorney can also be drawn to ensure that in the event you become incapacitated, financial, legal and healthcare decisions can be made according to your wishes and not at the discretion of a court-appointed conservator.

The attorneys at Jeffery J. Czech & Associates can assist you with your business transactional or litigation needs, and can help you develop a complete estate plan for the peace of mind and security you need as you continue to pursue your business and professional life.  Contact Jeffery J. Czech & Associates for a consultation.

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