Areas of
Practice

Our Ten Practice Areas

Millstein & Associates provides innovative, results-driven approaches to our clients’ most challenging legal matters. We pursue the most complicated matters through mediation, arbitration, or trial. While we pride ourselves on being well prepared for trial, our goal is to deliver the best possible outcome at a reasonable cost without prolonged litigation.

COMPLEX LITIGATION
General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in a business context, including breach of contract, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty, and shareholder derivative claims. We use efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment to intelligently position these disputes.

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DEFENSE AGAINST REGULATORY PROSECUTION
Individuals and businesses are heavily regulated and often face lawsuits filed by government agencies. Millstein & Associates specializes in defense of litigation by government agencies. Our team is adept at handling complicated and high-stakes matters with finesse and delivering favorable results for clients.

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CORPORATE & PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES

We have extensive experience with the dissolution of partnerships and companies, including buy-sell agreements, valuation disputes, and ongoing non-competition issues.

REAL ESTATE LITIGATION
For many businesses and individuals, litigation over real estate issues is difficult and complicated. The firm handles all aspects of real estate litigation from contract, partnership, and condominium association disputes to regulatory and enforcement actions. We can help you find the right solution for your real estate litigation matter.

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EMPLOYMENT & LABOR
Legal issues related to employment are challenging for businesses to manage. Our firm has represented California businesses in employment and labor matters since 1982. We have experience in compliance, audits, regulatory issues, defense of wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, and discrimination.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The firm has handled numerous disputes concerning the appropriation and theft of intellectual property and trade secrets.

REPRESENTATION OF PHYSICIAN OWNED ENTITIES
We have significant experience in litigation on behalf of physician groups, protecting their commercial interests and rights. The firm has earned a national reputation in the emergency-medicine industry, which has depended on Millstein & Associates to represent it in numerous matters. David Millstein has written and lectured on issues concerning emergency-room physicians, such as the business practice of medicine, illegal contracts and arrangements between hospitals, and the impact of anti-kickback and referral fee laws on physician groups.

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FAMILY LAW MATTERS

Millstein & Associates offers extensive experience in family law matters. The firm is experienced in litigating cases involving complex high asset property division and difficult multi-jurisdictional custody. Although it is generally preferable to avoid adversarial hearings, it is not always possible to do so. In contested proceedings, Millstein & Associates brings the same high level of sophisticated advocacy and trial skills as the firm employs in complex business and commercial litigation.

PROBATE LITIGATION
Millstein & Associates has a proven track record of resolving claims and settling complicated and emotional controversies, especially those involving litigation. Challenges in probate include disagreements over the payment of claims against the estate and the management of assets. The firm has represented all parties in these disputes, including claimants, estates, and defendants who have been sued by estates.
WRONGFUL DEATH & PERSONAL INJURY

When representing clients in complex or catastrophic personal injury and liability actions, Millstein & Associates blends empathy with a mastery of litigation to achieve the best results possible for our clients.