Business and Commercial Litigation
Contract, fraud, fiduciary, securities, antitrust, indemnification, general business torts and S.E.C. and other regulatory actions.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret disputes, idea misappropriation and submission claims, patent and trademark review.
Entertainment and Media Litigation
Entertainment contract and royalty disputes, publicity/personality rights, invasion of privacy and defamation claims, First Amendment and general entertainment litigation in the motion picture, music, Web, video game, software, publishing and live event industries.
Appellate and Writ Practice
Federal and state appeals, writ petitions, administrative mandate proceedings and oral argument in appellate courts. Valle Makoff attorneys have handled precedent-setting appeals in the state and federal systems on subjects that include antitrust, securities and fiduciary law, media law, constitutional law and civil procedure.
Corporate Control and Management Disputes
Corporate, partnership and family business control disputes and control-related advice to directors, officers and partners.
Trust, Estate and Marital Businesses and Assets
Advice and representation of parties on trust, estate and family business matters, estate planning and related claims.
Real Property Litigation
Development, partnership and management disputes, leasing issues, partition, nuisance, boundary and quiet title claims.
Employment Law Practice
Wrongful termination, discrimination, breach of employment contracts, wage and hour issues, labor code violations, general employer-employee disputes and workplace harassment and stalking restraining orders.
Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
Advice and representation of parties in bankruptcy, pre-bankruptcy and general creditor and debtor consultations.