Services we offer:

• Prosecution and defense of copyrights and trademarks
• IP Portfolio Management (Domestic & International)
• Domain name disputes
• Business Purchase/Sale Disputes
• Trade secret misappropriation
• Shareholder/Partnership Disputes
• Unfair Competition
• Breach of Fiduciary Duty
• Business Transaction Disputes
• Business Fraud
• Breach of Contract

Business Litigation

It is not uncommon for business owners to face complex disputes with other companies, groups, or individuals, or even governments during the enterprise’s lifetime. Under this scenario, it is important for an attorney to understand both the business issue in question as well as the industry in which the company operates. A company’s balance sheet, business plan, and competitive profile are essential elements for successfully positioning litigation matters from the start. For this reason, it is important to contact a seasoned business litigation attorney to handle your company’s needs prior to a dispute arising, but especially if you are facing a lawsuit.


There are several scenarios in which a business may come across a dispute that may end up in court. Some of the matters in which attorney Michael H. Bassiri may provide legal representation for your Southern California business include, but are not limited to:

  • Breach of contract or fiduciary duty
  • Insurance disputes
  • Regulatory investigations and litigation
  • Partnership and/or shareholder disputes
  • Business fraud
  • Employment litigation
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Consumer issues; and
  • Business purchase/sale disputes.

One of the realities of running an enterprise is dealing with business disputes. That being said, you can prepare for and avoid or lessen the impact of business disputes by seeking competent legal advice for your California business.aid, you can prepare for and avoid or lessen the impact of business disputes by seeking competent legal advice for your California business.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr. Bassiri aggressively seeks litigation solutions short of trial, utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation when needed.

Small and medium-sized companies may benefit from using mediation instead of litigation to resolve business disputes. Major corporations are not the only businesses who will likely run into conflicts with customers, vendors, business partners and/or shareholders, or neighboring businesses. Often, smaller businesses lack the human resources and legal departments to properly deal with these issues. Mediation is an efficient and cost-effective way to resolve disputes when compared to a court proceeding.

In mediation, a neutral third party – the mediator, who is also an attorney – meets with all parties involved in the conflict and helps to facilitate a resolution to the dispute. The results of mediation are kept confidential and result in a written agreement or, at minimum, a memorandum laying out the terms of the resolution that is signed by the parties. The parties have the option of making the agreement enforceable in court or not. If mediation is unsuccessful, the parties simply move forward with litigating the dispute in court.

California Business Law Attorney

If you run a California business or are thinking of buying or selling one, you will likely need legal advice about various transactions and resulting issues in order to minimize or avoid expensive disputes. Mr. Bassiri offers knowledgeable and experienced legal guidance, at an affordable price, for small and medium sized California business owners. He represents clients in multiple cities across Southern California including Newport Beach, Orange, Riverside, Irvine, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa. Call (888) 530-2001 today to schedule your initial consultation.

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