BakerHostetler has two offices in Southern California to serve the region's vibrant industries, which include entertainment, hospitality, real estate, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and technology.
Our offices provide comprehensive legal counsel in Business, Litigation, Tax, Employment and Private Wealth. We have a wide range of experience in handling environmental issues. Clients benefit from the depth of resources, knowledge and experience of a national firm available in each office.
BusinessWe represent clients in transactional matters involving debt financing, project and structured financing to include representing issuers and underwriters of securities. We also serve privately owned and publicly traded companies in the acquisition and sale of businesses.
Our attorneys regularly counsel clients in intellectual property, environmental protection and international matters. We are a leading advisor to the hospitality and timeshare industry.
LitigationOur experience is as diverse as the clients we represent. We have handled matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal and numerous California environmental protection agencies.
Our litigators have extensive experience in handling complex commercial, financial, securities, intellectual property and environmental disputes. They are also skilled in handling insurance coverage issues involving officers & directors and general liability policies. We are a leader in representing automotive manufacturers and distributors.
Intellectual PropertyThe Costa Mesa office is home to a growing Intellectual Property Group, which focuses on prosecution and litigation. Our IP attorneys handle patent and trademark procurement, valuation, enforcement, and licensing. These lawyers partner with clients to develop intellectual property portfolios that are both defensible and exploitable. Our trial attorneys have tried cases involving patents disputes, copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, trade libel, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition. They have defended victories at the appellate level both before the Federal Circuit and in California. Members of our team work with a myriad of technologies, and service clients in a variety of industries including: pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotechnology, immunology, chemical engineering, electrochemistry (fuel cell), hydrogen generation, advanced battery technology, distributed power generation, software, plasmonics, medical devices, computer-related technologies, internet technology, green products, and consumer products.It is this diverse and specialized platform, coupled with the quality and amount of growth in its Intellectual Property Group, that makes BakerHostetler a firm to watch in the Intellectual Property community within Orange County.
Tax and Private WealthOur tax and estate planning practice is one of the largest in the region and serves many prominent corporations, families and individuals. In addition to providing tax advice to companies, we counsel individual as well corporate fiduciaries on matters involving estates, trusts, and investment accounts. We also have extensive experience in developing sophisticated business succession and estate plans for owners of closely held businesses.
Employment and LaborWith some of Southern California's most experienced attorneys, we counsel clients in discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour disputes and reductions in force. We handle all aspects of employment/labor issues in the course of mergers and acquisitions to include drafting, employment, confidentiality and severance agreements. Recently, we handled Los Angeles' most significant desegregation and equal protection litigation in the last 25 years.