Business Litigation

When business disputes arise that can’t be resolved with compromise or negotiation, litigation may be the only remedy. While there are many risks with litigation — it is costly, time-consuming and disruptive — we help businesses in a cost-effective and strategic manner. 

Best Best & Krieger LLP combines legal, regulatory, business and industry knowledge and experience with litigation skill to give clients a decisive edge when negotiating and litigating resolutions. 

Our attorneys have successfully handled disputes regarding complex and diverse matters in courts at all levels, before regulatory bodies, administrative boards and legislatures, and at the negotiating table. We also skillfully employ all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement. 

Our Approach 
We start each representation by gaining an understanding of our clients’ issues and goals to establish realistic expectations and offer guidance that helps clients arrive at the best course of action. 

Our litigation teams are appropriately staffed to deliver cost-efficient, effective legal solutions based on each client’s specific needs and goals. We utilize the latest technologies to streamline document review, efficiently manage litigation and enhance the presentation of evidence in court.

Our Experience
Our trial attorneys routinely negotiate and litigate against some of the largest firms in the world. We have successfully handled disputes involving such matters as:  

  • Antitrust claims
  • Corporate governance and director & officer liability 
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Business contracts & transactions 
  • Environmental issues and liability
  • Government contracts
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Labor & employment, including union negotiations
  • Employee benefits & executive compensation 
  • Tax controversies
  • Intellectual property
  • Securities, finance & banking
  • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances & other business combinations
  • Real estate & construction
  • Bankruptcies & insolvency 
  • Corporate restructuring & reorganizations
  • Divestitures and dissolutions


Proactive Guidance
Recognizing that prevention is generally best, our attorneys work proactively with clients to identify risks, advising on contract provisions, reviewing policies and practices, and offering strategies to avoid litigation. We also help clients with establishing litigation preparedness protocols regarding document retention and organization, discovery readiness and witness preparation. 

  • Represented a client in a dispute against a major financial institution regarding improperly charged fees, successfully negotiating a resolution by which the financial institution repaid nearly $1 million in fees to our client.
  • In a dispute involving a real estate developer and neighboring landowners, BB&K defeated the neighbors’ claims and then negotiated a settlement that enabled the project to be built as scheduled.
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Intellectual Property | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Business Services & School Facilities | California Public Records Act | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Renewable Energy
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment Litigation | Real Estate
Authored Articles & Publications Apr 12, 2021

Best in Law: Three Steps Commercial Landlords Should Take to Avoid COVID-19 Liability

Safe Spaces are a Priority

Press Releases Mar 31, 2021

BB&K Attorneys Recognized as 2021 San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to the Honorees

Press Releases Mar 29, 2021

Bankruptcy Attorney Caroline Djang Named a Banking and Finance Visionary

The Los Angeles Times’ Banking and Finance Magazine Recognizes BB&K Partner

Legal Alerts Jan 11, 2021

Bringing a Case to Arbitration Should be Easier Following Recent Ninth Circuit Decision

Court Raises the Bar on Appeals Following Voluntary Dismissal

BB&K In the News Dec 08, 2020

BB&K Attorney and Barrett, The Honors College at ASU Alum Christina Morgan Profiled

The Business Practice Group Member Featured in Alumni Newsletter

Press Releases Nov 11, 2020

BB&K Attorney Christina Morgan Named a San Diego Next Top 40 Business Leaders Finalist

San Diego Business Journal Recognizes Professionals Under Age 40

Press Releases Nov 05, 2020

BB&K’s 2021 Best Law Firms Rankings Include New Tier 1 Recognitions

Annual U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers List

Press Releases Sep 15, 2020

D.C. Litigator Lisa A. Bell Joins BB&K Labor & Employment Practice

Former Senior Counsel and Trial Attorney in the D.C. AG's Office

Authored Articles & Publications Sep 08, 2020

Best in Law: Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

Partner Christopher Deal Writes About the Latest in Coronavirus Shut Down Business Challenge Claims for the Southern California Newspaper Group

Press Releases Aug 20, 2020

36 BB&K Attorneys Recognized on The Best Lawyers in America List for 2021

Three Named “Lawyers of the Year” and One Included on “Ones to Watch” List

Client Successes Apr 23, 2020

BB&K Prevails Against Big Box Retailer’s Property Tax Refund Lawsuit

Equipment at Retailer’s Brick-and-Mortar Stores Not Obsolete, Court Finds

Legal Alerts Apr 07, 2020

New Court Rules During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bail, Evictions, Remote Hearings and Depositions and Statutes of Limitation Rule Changes

Press Releases Apr 01, 2020

Walsh Law Firm Joins With Best Best & Krieger

Combination Enhances Trusts & Estates and Business Legal Teams

Client Successes Nov 18, 2019

BB&K Prevails on Summary Judgment, Ensuring Drinking Water Access to Residents

Attorneys Christopher Deal and Christina Morgan Represented Real Property Buyers

Press Releases Nov 01, 2019

BB&K Achieves High Marks in “Best Law Firms” Rankings for 2020

U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America Annual List Recognizes Many of the Firm’s Premier Practice Areas

Legal Alerts Oct 22, 2019

“Super-Sized” Win Delivered to California Franchisors

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Joint Employer Classification

Press Releases Jun 11, 2019

Two BB&K Partners Named Coachella Valley Top Lawyers

Henry Welles and Robert Hargreaves Selected by Palm Springs Life Magazine

Authored Articles & Publications May 22, 2019

Expert Witnesses: Effective Questioning

Litigator Scott Ditfurth Shares Best Practices in Riverside Lawyer

Authored Articles & Publications May 22, 2019

Rooms with a View: Cross-Examining Experts in Depositions

BB&K Partner Mark Easter Walks Us Through the House of Depositions in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Press Releases Apr 02, 2019

BB&K a Top Litigation Firm in Sacramento

Sacramento Business Journal Also Gives High Rank for Women Attorney Numbers

Authored Articles & Publications Mar 18, 2019

CEQA Compliance for Businesses

BB&K’s Charity Schiller and Amanda Daams Warn Why Businesses Should Heed CEQA’s Changing Processes

Press Releases Mar 18, 2019

Six BB&K Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in San Diego

Annual List Based on Martindale-Hubbell Ratings

Press Releases Jan 02, 2019

BB&K Announces Three New Partners

Additional Changes to Leadership Roles

Press Releases Nov 02, 2018

BB&K Proud to be Among the Best

U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 Rankings Released

Authored Articles & Publications Oct 24, 2018

Lessons From History: Protecting Artists and Art Owners from Losing Their Art

BB&K Attorneys Cathy Ta and Alexander Brand Write in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Authored Articles & Publications Jul 23, 2018

Best in Law: Mechanics Liens and Arbitration Rights

Partner Victor L. Wolf Writes for the Press-Enterprise

Press Releases Jul 12, 2018

BB&K Attorney Thomas O’Connell Appointed Chair of Hesperia Chamber of Commerce

Business Associate Also Heading Up High Desert Regional Chambers Coalition

Authored Articles & Publications May 23, 2018

Sexual Harassment Civil Judgments in Bankruptcy

BB&K Attorneys Cathy Ta and Alexander Brand Write in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Event Apr 18, 2018

2018 Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter

Authored Articles & Publications Mar 30, 2018

Stormy Daniels’ Attorney May Have Fallen Into SLAPP Trap

Legal Analysis by BB&K Attorneys Damian Moos and Kandice Kim in Law360

Authored Articles & Publications Mar 20, 2018

Best in Law: Tips to Keep Client-Attorney Communications Confidential

Partner D. Brian Reider Writes for the Riverside Press-Enterprise

Press Releases Jan 02, 2018

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership

BB&K Announces Promotions

Press Releases Nov 01, 2017

Local and National Best Law Firm Recognitions from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America

BB&K Ranked for a Variety of Areas and Practices on 2018 List

Press Releases Oct 04, 2017

BB&K Attorneys Appointed to State Bar of California Committees

Public, Labor & Employment, Environmental and Insolvency Law Sections

Client Successes Oct 02, 2017

BB&K Wins Dismissal of Anti-Spam Suit

Case Demonstrates Ongoing Abuse of the Law Against Email Companies

BB&K In the News Sep 27, 2017

Email Distributor Not Liable for Allegedly Fraudulent Emails

BB&K Partner Damian Moos Discusses Court Victory with MediaPost

Press Releases Aug 31, 2017

Eight BB&K Attorneys Recognized by Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List

Selected by Their Peers

BB&K In the News Jul 26, 2017

Will DirecTV Joint Employer Case Be Aired at Supreme Court?

There’s a Split in the Circuit Courts, BB&K Attorney Thomas O’Connell Told Bloomberg BNA

BB&K In the News Jul 11, 2017

Joint Amicus Brief Filed to Protect Franchise Business Model

BB&K’s Thomas O’Connell Counsel of Record

Videos Jun 28, 2017

Gregory Snarr Video Bio

Associate

Videos Jun 13, 2017

Howard Golds Video Bio

Partner

Videos Jun 08, 2017

Scott Ditfurth Video Bio

Partner

Press Releases Jun 07, 2017

Five BB&K Attorneys Included on Palm Springs Life 2017 Top Lawyer List

Coachella Valley’s Best Lawyers Recognized in Magazine’s Annual List

Authored Articles & Publications May 15, 2017

Best in Law: How to Better Ensure Company Information is Secure

The Weakest Link in Security May be a Vendor, Partner Glen Price Warns in the Press-Enterprise

Press Releases Apr 25, 2017

Business Litigator Christopher Deal Joins BB&K’s Irvine Office

New Partner Brings In-House Experience

Authored Articles & Publications Apr 20, 2017

Best in Law: How to Keep Business Secrets Secret

Partner D. Brian Reider Writes About NDAs for the Press-Enterprise

Legal Alerts Apr 10, 2017

McDonald’s Corp. Dismissed from Suit Over Wage Violations at Franchises

Ostensible Agency Theory Rejected by Court

Press Releases Mar 23, 2017

Sacramento Business Journal Again Ranks BB&K as a Top Litigation Firm

Based on Number of Attorneys

Videos Nov 18, 2016

Lauren Strickroth Video Bio

Partner

Videos Nov 18, 2016

Richard T. Egger Video Bio

Partner

Authored Articles & Publications Oct 10, 2016

Best in Law: Want to Cut Legal Costs? Avoid Litigation

BB&K Partner Lauren Strickroth Provides Litigation Cost-Saving Tips in the Press-Enterprise

Legal Alerts Sep 26, 2016

New Legislation Seeks to Expedite CEQA Administrative Record Process

Provides Opportunity to Streamline Litigation

BB&K In the News Sep 23, 2016

County Counsel Teamwork: The Exide Story

BB&K Part of Team Supporting Clean Up of Former Battery Recycling Site

Legal Alerts Aug 22, 2016

Public Agency Not Subject to 60-Day Limit

California Appellate Court Finds Contract Void Under Government Code Section 1090

Legal Alerts May 11, 2016

Sweeping Six-Case Win for Water District

Court Upholds Public-Private Groundwater Conservation and Recovery Project That Will Serve Customers Throughout Southern California

Client Successes Feb 26, 2016

BB&K Team Wins Case Dismissal in Complex Business Litigation

Franklin Adams, Thomas Eastmond and Cathy Ta proved there was no evidence to hold client responsible in investment dispute

Client Successes Jan 27, 2016

BB&K Wins Overtime Ruling in Appellate Court for Client

Howard Golds and Elizabeth A. Han represented employer in lawsuit challenging its overtime formula.

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