Business Litigation

Payne & Fears LLP attorneys are skilled in representing businesses in both trial and appellate advocacy in state, federal and administrative forums, building a remarkable record of success for our clients.  Our goal is always to represent our clients efficiently and effectively to achieve the best results on their behalf. 

Payne & Fears LLP has the expertise to provide strategic litigation counsel in a variety of commercial litigation areas, including:

  • Business torts, including unfair competition, interference with prospective economic advantage, trade secrets, unfair trade practices
  • Financial institution litigation, including TILA, RESPA and wrongful foreclosure litigation
  • Real property disputes, including breach of real property contracts, specific performance, broker liability, non-disclosure issues and title insurance claims
  • Product liability, including negligent design or manufacture, breach of warranty, strict liability, and complex case coordination
  • Construction law disputes, including mechanics liens, land use, homeowner association litigation, and construction defect claims
  • Intellectual property claims and litigation
  • Uniform Commercial Code disputes
  • Partnership and limited liability company disputes
  • Corporate matters, including, securities fraud, takeover litigation, shareholder derivative suits, corporate opportunities, vicarious liability and class action litigation


California's New "Foreclosure Prevention Act"

Gender Discrimination Must Be Intentional to Violate The Unruh Civil Rights Act

Court of Appeal Holds That Home Builders May Pursue Claims for Equitable Indemnity for Purely Economic Losses Under Right to Repair Act

California Business Establishments Cannot be Liable for Discrimination "In the Abstract"

Recent Successes

Payne & Fears LLP Defeats Claim Its Client Violated Americans With Disabilities Act (2010

Payne & Fears Wins Appeal for Online Dating Service (Surrey v. True Beginnings LLC, 168 Cal.App.4th 414 (2008))

Payne & Fears Wins Appeal in Unruh Civil Rights Act Suit (Cohn v. Corinthian Colleges, 169 Cal.App.4th 523 (2008))

Published Ninth Circuit Victory in Antitrust and Lanham Act Case (Fisher Tool Co., Inc. v. Gillet Outillage, 530 F.3d 1063 (9th Cir. 2008)

Payne & Fears LLP Obtains 2.6 Million Dollar Judgment for Client (KS&A v. Zebec)

Payne & Fears Wins Appeal for Orange County Property Owners