Practice Areas

Verve Law Group's litigation services are intensely focused on obtaining the best results for our clients and our clients' bottom line.  Litigation is expensive, and Verve Law Group understands that when you hire an attorney or law firm, you trust the legal matter will be handled by experienced attorneys who will work as effectively and efficiently as possible.  Verve Law Group honors that trust.

We continuously evaluate the risks and benefits involved in each matter and communicate our evaluations to our clients.  We avoid petty activities and battles that have little or no impact on the outcome or our clients' objectives.  At the same time, we vigorously and relentlessly pursue our clients' goals. We focus on overall results; which means each client gets effective and efficient representation.  Verve Law Group also takes seriously its obligation to communicate regularly with each client.

We promptly advise our clients of significant developments relating to their matters.  Verve Law Group's lawyers are extremely experienced with business litigation, whether simple or complex, including but not limited to contracts, employment, real estate, construction, intellectual property, corporate law and securities law disputes.

Our corporate clients’ concerns, goals and operating conditions are the foundation of our corporate/general business transactions practice.  We represent a large number of companies with respect to all aspects of their businesses.  These companies range from small start-ups for which we handle the initial organizational matters to large corporations for which we handle complex transactions.  Recognizing that our clients' corporate/general business needs involve virtually every aspect of their businesses, we work closely with the other practice areas in our firm, including litigation, intellectual property, real estate, and labor and employment to provide a balanced, thoughtful approach to our clients' requirements.  We use a team approach to providing legal services and put at our clients' disposal the talent and resources of the entire firm no matter where they are located.  No matter what your line of business, form of organization, size or location, our corporate/general business transactional attorneys have the relevant experience that can help you.  Clients seek our help as local or special counsel on simple to complex transactional or operational matters, such as:

  • Formation and Dissolution of Various Entities (e.g., Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships and Joint Ventures)
  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Drafting and Negotiating General Business Agreements (e.g., Stock Purchase Agreements; Buy-Sell Agreements; Shareholders, Partnership and Limited Liability Company Agreements; Employment and Consulting Agreements; Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements; and etc.)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Stock Option Plans
  • Employment & Labor Law Compliance
  • Purchase and Sale of Businesses (e.g., Stock or Asset Purchase)
  • Joint Ventures
  • Reorganizations
  • Franchising
  • Liquidation and Insolvency
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Law
  • Loan Transactions
  • Commercial Leases
  • Technology Licensing and R&D
  • Secured Financing and Securitization
  • Special Needs of Emerging Businesses
  • Public and Private Equity Financing
  • Federal and State Securities Compliance
  • Day-to-Day Operational Matters

Our attorneys possess a wide range of experience in advising employers (whether they be sole proprietors, small businesses or large publicly-held companies) in work related issues.  Specifically, our attorneys can create or review employment and hiring policies, business plans, operating procedures, and employee manuals and handbooks to make certain that our clients' employment practices are in compliance with State and Federal law.  On the litigation side, we also defend our clients against discrimination, retaliation, wage/hour claims, and wrongful termination charges and have represented them in a wide variety of issues, including administrative law hearings and investigations, as well as litigated lawsuits.

We handle employment and labor law matters involving the following:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Background Investigations
  • Class Actions
  • Compensation
  • Disabilities
  • Discrimination Cases
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
  • Employee Privacy Rights
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employee Stock Option Plans and Agreements
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Government Contractors
  • Handbooks
  • Harassment Claims and Investigations
  • Independent Contractor Issues
  • International Employment
  • Negotiations
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Occupational Safety and Health Law
  • Personnel Policies
  • Retaliation Claims
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Unemployment and Disability Benefits
  • Unfair Competition and Non-Compete Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Wrongful Discharge Claims

Franchises offer entrepreneurs an opportunity to sell goods and services that have instant name recognition and as well obtain assistance with regards to training and support to succeed.  To the franchisor, it allows the ability to grow and expand a successful brand or concept in a structured way and still have control over the management of the business.  However, like any investment, purchasing a franchise or starting a franchise is not a guarantee of success and requires proper guidance.  Franchise Law is a specialty because it requires knowledge of a variety of areas of law such as trademark law, contracts, corporate law, securities law, state franchise regulations and anti-trust laws.  As part of our full-service business law offerings,  Verve Law Group has experienced Franchise Law attorneys who specialize in the representation of both franchisors and franchisees in navigating successfully through the complex Franchise Laws all across the nation.  We routinely represent businesses that need assistance in forming and maintaining a franchise and also private entrepreneurs who need guidance in purchasing a franchise.  We counsel franchisors & franchisees in the following matters:

  • Development of new franchise sales programs for franchisors, including preparation and review Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOC), franchise agreements and development agreements and registering the new program
  • Filing of Trademark Applications and Obtain Necessary Trademark Protection
  • Drafting of Trade Secret Agreements to protect confidential know-how information
  • Filing of Patent Applications and Obtainment of Necessary Patent Protections
  • Due Diligence and Compliance Review of Franchise documents to ensure proper compliance with individual state franchise laws
  • Drafting contracts for all purposes: confidentiality (nondisclosure) agreements, employment agreements, operating agreements, lease agreements, purchase agreements, sale agreements, financing agreements, settlement agreements, technology licenses and other agreements
  • Filing of Copyright Applications and Obtain Necessary Copyright Protection
  • Formation of corporations necessary to protect the interests of both the franchisors and franchisees
  • Handling private placements and securities filings and compliance of franchises with applicable SEC Regulations
  • Dealing with franchise disputes with experience representing both franchisors and franchisees in litigation including breach of contract and issues arising between franchisors, franchisees, dealers and distributors

At Verve Law Group, we know the importance of protecting, developing, and maximizing our client's number one asset, their ideas.  Our clients tell us that the reason they choose us to represent them in their high stakes intellectual property matters is because of our aggressive approach in defending their rights.

Intellectual Property Litigation:

In the realm of intellectual property litigation, our attorneys have experience in handling complex intellectual property litigation matters and have the technical knowledge to handle a wide discipline of disputes.  From filing to settlement or trial, our highly trained attorneys can effectively and efficiently handle your litigation matters involving intellectual property, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition and trade dress.

Trademark and Copyright Registration:

Our attorneys assist our clients in registering for their trademark or copyright in connection with their businesses.  Litigation is costly, that is why we urge our clients to protect themselves by first seeking our services in obtaining trademark and copyright registrations from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Our dynamic approach has proven to be consistent in allowing our clients to increase their rightful market share and improve their bottom line profits by developing and implementing creative ways to harness their intellectual property.  And, most importantly, our services continue long after a trademark or copyright registration is obtained by actively assisting our clients in maintaining their assets and enforcing all their intellectual property rights.

Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements:

Our attorneys are well versed in the negotiations and drafting of a variety of intellectual property agreements, including but not limited to license and royalty agreements, manufacturing, production, distribution and development agreements.

As part of our full real estate service, our real estate transactional attorneys handle a wide variety of real estate transactions involving real estate acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing, development, construction, joint venture structuring, land use and related areas.  Furthermore, our real estate litigators have handled a wide variety of lawsuits involving real property.  We use a team approach to providing legal services and put at our clients' disposal the talent and resources of the entire firm no matter where they are located.

Real Estate Transactions:

Our attorneys have handled a wide variety of real estate transactions involving real estate acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing, development, construction, joint venture structuring, land use and related areas.  We have the experience necessary to identify potential problems and to help our clients’ structure and negotiate the most optimal business deals, then quickly memorialize and close the transactions.  We have successfully handled real estate transactions involving the following:

  • Financing
  • Purchases and Sales
  • Leasing of Commercial, Office, Retail, Industrial and Residential Properties, and Vacant Land Development
  • Joint Venture Structuring
  • Property Management
  • Construction
  • Syndication
  • Land Use and Entitlements

Our partners in our Real Estate department are also licensed California real estate brokers.

Real Estate Litigation:

All of these relationships are loaded with legal responsibilities and, if those legal responsibilities are not met, you may wind up involved in a lawsuit. You want attorneys who understand the multiple, intermingling relationships involved. You want attorneys who understand the law, and who are able to explain it in a manner understandable to a layperson. You want attorneys who will listen to everything you say, without being condescending or demeaning. Our firm can and will do all of those things, as well as intelligently and aggressively represent you in any lawsuit involving your real property. We have successfully handled lawsuits involving the following:

  • Seller's Failure to Disclose Conditions of the Real Property
  • Seller's or Purchaser's Breach of the Purchase Agreement
  • Unpaid Commissions Owed to the Salesperson or Broker
  • Real Estate Salesperson and Broker Liability
  • Home Inspector Liability
  • Escrow Company Liability
  • Title Insurance Claims
  • Home Lender's Foreclosure Sales
  • Title Insurance Claims
  • Construction Defects and Contractor Liability
  • Foreclosure of Mechanic's Liens
  • Casualty Loss Insurance Claims
  • Liability Insurance Claims
  • Quiet Title or Clearance of Cloud on Title
  • Water Rights
  • Easements
  • Bodily Injury Due to Dangerous Conditions
  • Government and Recreational Land
  • Property Manager Liability
  • Neighbor Relationships
  • Nuisance and Quiet Enjoyment
  • Landlord and Tenant Relationships
  • Unlawful Detainer and Lease Terminations
  • Retaliatory Evictions
  • Breach of Warranty of Habitability Claims