Areas of Practice
Whether you need assistance with strategic planning, negotiating or drafting business contracts, employment matters or business litigation, we have a wealth of experience in assisting our business clients with their legal needs.
We assess your business to help you determine the right corporate entity to form to meet your goals and best protect you from liability. We draft the necessary incorporation documents and state filings, as well as assisting you with annual reporting requirements and corporate record maintenance.
Our corporate representation also encompasses negotiation, structuring and implementation of commercial contracts and agreements, including the purchase and sale of assets, financing, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, research and development contracts, and consulting agreements.
Transactions and Contracts
Our practice encompasses negotiation, structuring and implementation of commercial contracts and agreements, including the purchase and sale of assets, financing, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, research and development contracts, and consulting agreements.
Commercial, or business, litigation can involve disputes between two businesses, disputes with a customer or disputes with a vendor, landlord or other party.
While we make every effort to help clients avoid unnecessary litigation, we also have more than 20 years of experience successfully litigating complex commercial matters in a host of industries throughout the nation.
We offer the personalization associated with a boutique firm, while offering the full range of litigation services and sophistication that clients expect from a large firm.
The legal needs of clients in the wine industry are varied, but center on compliance with national, state and local regulations. Whether you need advisement or representation concerning OLCC licensure or are contemplating associating with (or purchasing) another wine business, seeking legal representation early in the process will protect you and the business you are attempting to build.
Wine industry participants have additional liability concerns that can be addressed through a comprehensive review by our attorneys of your facility, insurance coverage and contracts.
The legal issues of the equine industry are varied, but all center on the need to understand the customs and practices of the industry, breed association rules and regulations, equine terminology and anatomy, risks inherent in the equine industry, agisters lien laws, veterinary malpractice and equine liability statutes.
Relying upon more than 35 years of involvement in the equine industry as an owner, exhibitor and breeder, and more than 20 years practicing equine law, Ms. Farrar provides representation in:
- Contract drafting (boarding, training, breeding, sales, stallion syndications),
- Purchase disputes (for both buyers and sellers), liability review,
- Veterinary malpractice,
- Land use issues,
- Collection of training and boarding debt (including enforcement of agisters liens) and
- Defense of administrative disciplinary matters (including suspensions and fines) with breed associations.
Disability Insurance Claims
We offer powerful strategies for healthcare and business professionals whose insurance companies have wrongfully denied their disability claims or attempted to stop paying benefits.
Litigating and resolving insurance bad-faith claims requires not only knowledge of the complexities of the underlying substantive law, but a recognition of the tactics employed by key participants in the disability insurance industry.
Knowledge of our opponents’ strengths, weaknesses and litigation styles has proven to be extremely beneficial to our clients.
Water, Fire & Theft Loss Claims and Bad Faith Insurance Litigation
Property owners who have suffered a loss of personal property or to their home or business due to water, fire or theft loss have particular rights and obligations under their insurance policy.
If your insurer under-scopes or underbids your loss and/or repairs to save money, leaving you with a financial loss or unable to restore your property to its pre-loss condition, we can help.
Depending on your state, you may have additional rights enabling you to bring a bad faith claim against your insurer if your insurer engages in improper or unfair business practices while adjusting your insurance claim.
The law imposes serious obligations on those involved with trusts, specifically, on trustees to protect the trust beneficiaries and uphold duties to preserve and manage the trust in a manner that protects beneficiaries.
We help trustees identify what duties they owe under a trust to beneficiaries and potential liability concerns, as well as aiding beneficiaries who have suffered a loss due to a trustee’s breach of fiduciary duty.