Practice Areas

Simpson Delmore Greene LLP represents small and medium sized businesses, property owners, and individuals throughout San Diego, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties.  In addition to assisting local businesses, our attorneys frequently represent national and international corporations who need local counsel in Southern California.  While we maintain a diverse practice and assist clients with a variety of legal matters, our practice focuses on the following areas:

Business Litigation

Our attorneys have extensive expertise in the area of business and commercial litigation.  We have handled a wide array of lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout California, from low impact auto claims to multi-million dollar business disputes and serious injuries.  Our attorneys are adept at the early evaluation of the risks attendant with each matter and adapting our approach to provide cost effective solutions and recommendations.  Our expertise includes nearly any type of business dispute, including contract disputes, construction, real estate, employment, securities, and insurance law matters. 

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Thorough legal representation means more than just winning lawsuits.  In fact, assisting our clients with avoiding lawsuits is one of our most valuable services.  Proper business planning, through partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, or trusts, can provide necessary legal protection for businesses and their assets in today's litigious society.  Well-drafted contracts and agreements and appropriate business and estate planning can avoid costly disputes and minimize legal issues in the future.  We provide business structure and planning advice, including contract and lease negotiations, drafting and review, assistance with asset acquisitions and sales, and corporate formation and dissolution. 

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Labor and Employment

We counsel employers in need of legal advice regarding virtually every employment issue including recruitment and hiring procedures, documentation, termination and discipline, and post-employment inquiries.  Our extensive trial experience enables us to foresee trouble spots and devise and help implement plans to discourage or prevent distracting and costly litigation.  If litigation is necessary, our attorneys have the depth of experience necessary to defend employers in this specialized and volatile area of law. Our litigation experience encompasses defending employers accused of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, privacy invasion, defamation, and wage and hour violations, including class action claims.

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Construction & Real Estate

The State of California is unparalleled in the breadth and depth of its land use and real estate law, and we help our clients work through their real estate issues efficiently and successfully.  Our practice group has represented landowners, real estate professionals, manufacturers, and developers on a wide variety of real estate and land use concerns, including environmental regulations, assessments and filings, contractual issues and transactions, settlement planning and alternative dispute resolution, and development.  Our representation encompasses disclosure, land use and zoning, construction disputes and accidents, writ of mandate proceedings, quiet title actions, and trespass nuisance claims.

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Our securities practice group represents broker-dealers, emerging private companies, individuals, and established businesses in strategic planning, analysis, and defense in litigation in state and federal courts.  We also have extensive experience in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American and New York Stock Exchanges.  We also offer counseling and analysis services for pre-IPO and early formation, as well as pre-litigation exposure analysis.  We defend individuals and companies in a wide range of areas including shareholder disputes, employee stock option plans, claims of misrepresentation or fraud in a securities sale, and other claims against broker-dealers, registered representatives and directors and officers. 

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Injury and Insurance Law

Insurance plays an integral role in business and litigation, and our insurance law group has a thorough understanding of coverage matters and underwriting issues.  We represent insurers in complex coverage disputes, including disputes between co-insurers on a risk, and we have prepared numerous insurance coverage opinions.  We have also represented insurers and their insureds in hundreds of lawsuits throughout California, including defending insurers in bad faith actions and brokers in professional malpractice cases.  Our experience and expertise in insurance issues allows us to assist insurers with complex coverage matters and represent them in declaratory relief and bad faith cases.  We are also able to recommend the purchase of the appropriate mix of policies, and ensure our clients receive the full benefit of their policies; and we represent businesses in a variety of litigation matters under their policies of insurance.

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