At Slade Law, our expertise extends across a wide spectrum of legal challenges, whether you’re a business grappling with complex disputes or an individual navigating the intricate process of buying or selling a business. Our practice areas span the diverse needs of our clients, including contract law, business litigation, construction defect, contractor, and partnership disputes, and more.

PRACTICE AREAS

BUSINESS LAW & LITIGATION
At Slade Law, we recognize the unique challenges that businesses face in today’s competitive landscape. As a small boutique firm, we offer our clients personalized and attentive legal services, especially when navigating complex business law and litigation matters. In this article, we’ll highlight how our firm’s individualized approach sets us apart and how we can help you effectively address your business and legal needs. BUSINESS FORMATION AND TRANSACTIONS: Whether you’re starting a new venture or navigating complex business transactions, our business lawyers in Los Angeles are here to guide you. At Slade Law, we specialize in representing businesses of all sizes, from startups to established corporations, focusing on delivering personalized service and strategic guidance. Our dedicated team of business lawyers is committed to protecting your interests and helping you achieve your business objectives. CORPORATE LAW: Navigating the complexities of corporate law requires expertise and attention to detail. Our experienced corporate law attorneys are well-versed in California corporation law and can provide comprehensive legal support to businesses across various industries. Whether you need assistance with corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, or compliance matters, we’ll work closely with you to ensure that your legal needs are met with precision and efficiency. To read more about how Slade Law handles corporate law, click here BUSINESS LITIGATION: When disputes arise, our team is prepared to advocate vigorously on behalf of our clients. Whether it’s partnership disputes, business divorces, or real estate litigation, our business litigation attorneys have the experience and tenacity to achieve favorable outcomes. We offer representation in various matters, including breach of contract, discrimination defense, and corporate disputes. BUSINESS COUNSELING AND VALUATION: In addition to litigation and transactional services, we provide comprehensive business counseling to help clients navigate legal issues proactively. Our business lawyers offer guidance on business valuation for partnership divorce cases, partnership agreements, and various business contracts. We also provide business partner coaching to address conflicts and enhance business relationships. At Slade Law, we pride ourselves on delivering personalized legal solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs. Whether you’re a small startup or a large corporation, we are committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation. Contact us today to learn more about how our Business Law and litigation Services can benefit your business. RELEVANT REPRESENTATIVE CASES: • Advocated for a girls’ softball league in a Title IX lawsuit against the US Federal Government, leading to increased field allocation for girls’ use. • Secured a notable victory on behalf of Nike in Federal Court. • Successfully represented a lighting company in arbitration, recovering all fees and costs. • Emerged victorious in litigation for over 25 medical patients disputing insurance coverage for their desired procedures. • Prevailed in a jury trial defending a restaurant against wrongful termination and discrimination allegations. • Effectively arbitrated on behalf of a surrogacy agency against allegations of failing to disclose poor living conditions during pregnancy. • Provided effective defense for companies in data brokerage, resolving civil claims with positive outcomes. • Effectively defended creditors against claims from various financial institutions, ensuring fair outcomes. • Successfully represented a marijuana grower in an insurance claim for fraud, settling favorably for expense reimbursement. Please click here for a full list of Slade Law’s representative cases.
LAND USE, REAL ESTATE LAW, & LITIGATION
At Slade Law, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with personalized and attentive legal services, especially when resolving land use and property disputes. As a small boutique firm, we understand the importance of  individualized care and attention to detail, which sets us apart from larger, impersonal law firms. In this article, we’ll showcase how our firm’s unique approach can make a difference in navigating complex legal matters related to land use, zoning, and property rights. NAVIGATING LAND USE AND REAL ESTATE MATTERS: When you choose Slade Law, you’re not just getting a lawyer—you’re getting a dedicated advocate committed to prioritizing your needs and objectives. Our experienced team of land use attorneys, zoning lawyers, and real estate litigators specialize in providing tailored solutions that address your concerns effectively. Whether you’re a property owner, developer, municipality, or community organization, we work closely with you to understand your goals and develop a strategic plan to achieve them. RESOLVING PROPERTY DISPUTES: Property disputes can be emotionally and financially draining, but you don’t have to face them alone. At Slade Law, we take a hands-on approach to resolving disputes related to boundaries, trees, and neighbor encroachments. Offering compassionate support and expert guidance, our attorneys have the flexibility to devote the time and resources necessary to thoroughly investigate your case and pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf. PROTECTING PROPERTY RIGHTS: We understand the importance of protecting your property rights, whether you’re facing encroachment issues, boundary disputes, or challenges related to tree removal. Our attorneys provide personalized service and responsive communication, ensuring your concerns are addressed promptly and professionally. We offer strategic advice and zealous advocacy to preserve your rights and restore peace of mind. ENSURING COMPLIANCE AND DUE DILIGENCE: Real estate transactions require careful attention to legal requirements and due diligence. Our firm assists clients with compliance matters, conducts thorough due diligence reviews, and provides strategic advice to mitigate risks and ensure transactions proceed smoothly. With our small firm’s dedication and expertise, you can trust that your real estate matters are in good hands. ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS: In addition to land use and boundary disputes, we assist clients with environmental matters such as water runoff, tree disputes, nuisance, noise, and code violations. Our attorneys diligently address ecological concerns, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. At Slade Law, we believe that every client deserves personalized attention and dedicated advocacy, especially when facing land use and property disputes. If you’re seeking a small boutique firm that offers individualized care and tailored solutions, look no further than Slade Law. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how our unique approach can make a difference for you. RELEVANT REPRESENTATIVE CASES:
  • Recovered construction costs in arbitration proceedings against multiple general contractors.
  • Successfully arbitrated on behalf of a home buyer misled about the condition of a multi-million-dollar house, recovering all fees and costs.
  • Skillfully negotiated a property purchase for a client from a nonprofit land conservancy, resolving title transfer.
  • Resolved a broken water pipeline dispute with a municipality, securing funds for repairs and attorney’s fees.
  • Negotiated zoning variances for a property developer through restrictive covenant agreements.
  • Mediated multiple land use disputes successfully, avoiding court involvement through negotiation.
  • Negotiated a settlement successfully for a real estate developer after property trespass and damage.
  • Successfully negotiated covenant and easement agreements with eight neighbors for a developer.
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PARTNERSHIP FORMATION & BUSINESS DIVORCE / FAMILY BUSINESS DISPUTES
PARTNERSHIP FORMATION & BUSINESS DIVORCE At Slade Law, we recognize the importance of clear and compelling partnership agreements in fostering successful business relationships. As a small boutique firm, we specialize in providing personalized and attentive legal support to businesses facing partnership disputes and needing expertly crafted partnership agreements. In this article, we’ll highlight how our firm’s individualized approach can help you navigate partnership challenges and establish solid foundations for your business ventures. PARTNERSHIP FORMATION: Our experienced attorneys guide clients through the process of forming partnerships, ensuring that agreements are drafted to protect their interests and clarify the rights and responsibilities of each partner. We offer tailored advice on small business partnership agreements and help clients understand the differences between various partnership structures. Whether forming a new partnership or revising existing contracts, we prioritize our clients’ ventures’ longterm success and stability. PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES: Our legal team offers strategic counsel and representation to resolve partnership disputes efficiently and effectively. We handle a wide range of partnership disputes, including disagreements over ownership, management, financial matters, and breaches of fiduciary duty. Through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, we work to achieve favorable outcomes that safeguard our clients’ interests and preserve business relationships whenever possible. PARTNERSHIP DIVORCE AND BUSINESS OWNERSHIP: Partnership divorce can have significant implications for business owners, particularly regarding asset division, business valuation, and ongoing operations. Our attorneys provide comprehensive guidance on navigating business divorce proceedings, addressing issues such as control, deadlock, business evaluation, business buyouts, and division of business assets. We also offer proactive strategies for protecting businesses from the impact of partnership divorce, helping clients safeguard their interests and mitigate potential risks. FAMILY BUSINESS MATTERS: Family businesses present unique challenges and opportunities. Our attorneys understand the complexities and psychology involved in family-owned enterprises, including the role of long-term familial relationships, succession planning, inheritance issues, and business evaluation in partnership divorce proceedings. We offer strategic counsel to address family business problems and navigate the delicate balance between familial relationships and business interests. Read more about how Slade Law handles Family Business Disputes here. At Slade Law, we prioritize the interests of our clients and work diligently to achieve favorable outcomes in partnership formation and business divorce matters. Whether you’re embarking on a new partnership venture or navigating the complexities of partnership divorce as a business owner, we are here to provide trusted legal support every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about how our Partnership Formation & Business Divorce services can benefit your business. RELEVANT REPRESENTATIVE CASES:
  • Achieved dismissal of a palimony claim after trial.
  • Enforced breached promissory notes through strategic legal action.
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CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS, CONTRACTS, & AGREEMENTS
At Slade Law, we provide comprehensive legal services tailored to the needs of businesses of all sizes. From startups to established corporations, we specialize in guiding clients through the complexities of corporate law, offering strategic advice and zealous advocacy at every stage of the business lifecycle. Our team of experienced attorneys is committed to delivering personalized service and innovative solutions to help our clients achieve their goals and navigate the everevolving legal landscape. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: Navigating mergers and acquisitions requires careful attention to legal intricacies and strategic planning. At Slade Law, our experienced attorneys assist clients in structuring and executing mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases, and stock sales. We provide comprehensive guidance throughout the transaction process, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations while maximizing value for our clients. BUSINESS BUYOUTS: Business buyouts involve another entity or individual acquiring a company or a portion of its assets. Our firm offers expertise in facilitating business buyouts, including negotiating terms, conducting due diligence, and drafting purchase agreements. We work diligently to protect our clients’ interests and achieve favorable outcomes in buyout transactions. EXIT PLANS: Planning for a business owner’s or partner’s exit requires careful consideration of legal, financial, and strategic factors. Our attorneys assist clients in developing comprehensive exit plans tailored to their specific circumstances and objectives. Whether through sale, succession, or dissolution, we provide strategic advice and guidance to ensure a smooth transition and protect our clients’ interests. NEGOTIATED BUSINESS SEPARATION: When business partners or co-owners decide to separate, negotiated business separation agreements are often the preferred method for resolving disputes and dividing assets. Our firm offers skilled negotiation and drafting services to facilitate amicable business separations, minimizing conflict and preserving relationships whenever possible. We work closely with our clients to achieve fair and equitable resolutions that meet their needs and objectives. NAVIGATING CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS: Corporate transactions are complex and require careful attention to legal details. Our firm assists clients with various transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases, and stock sales. We provide strategic advice and representation to ensure that transactions are structured effectively and comply with applicable laws and regulations. DRAFTING CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS: Contracts and agreements are the foundation of any business relationship, and our attorneys have extensive experience drafting and negotiating agreements tailored to our client’s needs. Whether you’re entering a partnership, licensing intellectual property, or negotiating a commercial lease, we’ll work tirelessly to protect your interests and minimize risk. DEFENDING AGAINST LEGAL CLAIMS: Legal disputes can arise during business, and our firm is here to provide aggressive defense representation when you need it most. Whether you need to file a debt collection lawsuit, allegations of embezzlement, or a trade secret misappropriation claim, we’ll fight tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. PROTECTING TRADE SECRETS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION: Trade secrets and confidential information are valuable assets for businesses, and our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to help you protect them. From drafting non-disclosure, trade secret, and confidentiality agreements to pursuing legal action against those who unlawfully disclose or misappropriate your trade secrets, we’ll work diligently to safeguard your competitive advantage. CORPORATE LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Our firm provides skilled representation in corporate litigation matters in the event of a legal dispute. We have a proven track record of successfully resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Whether your dispute involves a breach of contract, corporate governance issues, shareholder disputes, or fraud, we’ll work tirelessly to achieve a favorable resolution for your company. At Slade Law, we understand the complexities and challenges of running a business, and we’re committed to providing the trusted legal guidance and support you need to succeed. If you’re seeking a law firm that offers personalized service, strategic advice, and zealous advocacy, look no further than Slade Law. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how our team can help your business thrive. RELEVANT REPRESENTATIVE CASES:
  • Secured a victory representing Nike in Federal Court.
  • Successfully represented a marijuana grower in an insurance claim for fraud, settling favorably for expense reimbursement.
  • Effectively negotiated a pre-litigation settlement with a major national bank for breach of contracts with ATM vendors.
  • Provided comprehensive legal support for restaurants, ensuring smooth operations from inception to sale.
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