Represented former business administrator charged with 46 counts of felony identity theft and one count of theft concerning more than a $1,000,000 of transactions. Following extensive investigation and forensic accounting efforts, all 46 counts of identity theft were dismissed, with the felony theft being reduced to a single misdemeanor theft charge with no jail time.
Represented former academic vice president and business attorney sued by a former business partner arising from cybersecurity business venture seeking share of tens of millions dollars of revenue. Following trial in King County Superior Court, client prevailed in demonstrating that and former business partner was awarded nothing.
Filed a motion to withdraw guilty pleas on the basis defendant was incompetent to enter the pleas due to extreme schizophrenia. Through thorough investigation and persuasive argument, convinced judge to allow defendant to withdraw guilty pleas and dismiss the charges. Defendant was saved from imminent deportation to Cambodia.
Obtained findings of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract against Developer on behalf of Land Owner in arbitration proceeding concerning an eight parcel assemblage. Arbitration award in favor of owner was four times higher than Land Owner's final offer of settlement.
Represented lender in a dispute against competing lender in connection with a dispute over collateral. Prior to trial, the competing lender’s claim to collateral was dismissed and summary judgment was entered as to the wrongfulness of the competing lender’s position. After competing, the lender refused to make any offers of settlement, following trial, the lender client award substantially all damages for the competing lender’s interference with the client’s rights to enforce the collateral in addition to an award of attorney fees and costs under lis pendens statute.
Represented managing business partner of a successful restaurant entity in dispute with former partner. Prior to representation, preliminary injunction had been issued limiting managing partner’s control (with appointment of custodial receiver) and motion for contempt and removal of managing partner was pending. After successful litigation efforts on a short timeline, no contempt found and preliminary injunction rescinded by issuing judge for lack of merit. Dismissal of claims followed.
Obtained directed verdict resulting in dismissal of business seller on fraud during jury trial in dispute arising from purchase and sale of a business.
Following a six-week jury trial, obtained $3.9 million dollar judgment against general contractor on a public works project for wrongfully withholding progress payments. Jury found wholly in favor of subcontractor against general contractor's $8,000,000.00 counterclaim. Verdict was affirmed on appeal with an additional award of attorney fees and costs in favor of subcontractor.