We help Asia-based companies with their outbound needs, as well as US companies looking to enter Asian markets. We focus on a gamut of legal issues ranging from litigation, corporate structuring and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, real estate transactions and immigration, to labor and employment and intellectual property matters. Our lawyers are fluent in several Asian languages and have intimate knowledge of the customary decision-making, approval and implementation processes for cross-border transactions.
Guidance through all types of business, professional and family-related immigration and visa matters, including labor certification processing through the Department of Labor, non-immigrant and immigrant petitions filed with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. We can help you to develop a strategy, prepare documentation and oversee processing through US consulates and government agencies. We also represent US businesses in connection with I-9 audits and in defending fines proceedings and prosecutions under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Experienced representation of both domestic and international corporate clients, ranging from early stage emerging companies to Fortune 500 public entities. Our corporate lawyers are well versed in all areas of corporate activity, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, venture capital and private equity transactions, joint ventures, public finance transactions, corporate governance, and preparation of various types of commercial agreements.
Environmental, Safety and Health
We provide astute representation in litigation and regulatory matters involving hazardous substances and wastes, air and water quality, land use, CEQA, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Our lawyers have experience advocating before various federal, state and local government agencies, litigating in both state and federal courts, and in resolving matters through mediation and arbitration proceedings. By developing a thorough understanding of your business, we can offer practical advice and relevant insights.
Our financial services lawyers represent US and international financial institutions in regulatory, lending and commercial matters. We also represent non-bank clients in borrowing transactions, both secured and unsecured.
Labor and Employment
With a focus on US and international employers, we regularly advise companies on all aspects of labor and employment litigation and counseling. Matters include wrongful termination, employment discrimination and harassment claims, trade secret and non-competition issues, drafting of employment contracts, employee handbooks, consulting agreements, severance agreements and disciplinary policies.
Our trial lawyers are ready to help you resolve disputes before federal and state courts, administrative bodies, and in domestic and international alternative dispute resolution tribunals. We assist in a many kinds of dispute, including complex commercial, intellectual property, environmental, toxic tort and product liability disputes, to name a few. Our clients range across virtually every major industry, including aerospace, automotive, chemical, electronics, financial institutions and food. We also represent federal, state and local governmental bodies, as well as individuals.
Our team is a key component of our nationally recognized practice, consistently ranked among the top bond counsel firms in the country by an affiliate of Thomson Reuters, based on aggregate principal amount of bond transactions. We advise state and local governments, nonprofit corporations, and investment banks and financial institutions on municipal bonds and capital financing programs, with particular expertise in private education, senior living and affordable housing.
As a full service Real Estate practice, we can handle every aspect of your real property matters. We represent domestic and foreign investors, developers, contractors and lenders in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of commercial, industrial and multitenant residential projects and properties in the US, with a focus on California and the Western States.