Corporate and Transactional Matters
Alpert Barr & Grant is a business law firm aligned with the issues facing firms today. For over 30-years we have been providing counsel to a diverse clientele of business leaders ranging from large, public and private companies to middle market companies, to entrepreneurs and start-up organizations. We begin every matter with the client in mind developing a pragmatic strategy to complete each transaction. After all, we know that a well structured transaction reduces the risk of future litigation.
Our services include a full-range of offerings from day-to-day counseling for executives and boards through negotiating complex deals. We serve clients in diverse industries and professions.
The services we provide include:
- Commercial loans
- Corporate governance
- Mobile Apps
- Partnership agreements
- Privacy and data security
- Real estate
Data Security and Privacy
Managing information has become an increasingly complex and a multi-faceted problem for all companies. Over 50 countries now have their own data privacy laws regulating how the collection, use and disclosure of private information can be utilized. This growing problem is anticipated to cost companies across the globe over $330 billion dollars.
Alpert, Barr & Grant’s Privacy and Data Security practice provides the following full-range of services to assist companies:
Pre-litigation Counseling. We advise clients in a wide range of industries on data security and privacy issues that arise in transactional, regulatory, litigation-related and other advisory contexts. While our team includes skilled litigators who repeatedly win judgments in favor of our clients, we also recognize that sometimes avoiding litigation can be the most desirable outcome for a particular client in light of the client’s particular interests and circumstances.
Privacy Audits. In a cost effective manner, we will analyze a client’s current practices and procedures to determine whether the client is engaging in the best practices to protect its privacy and the privacy of its clients or customers.
Data Security Breach Prevention and Response. We engage with clients in proactive planning to reduce the risk and consequences of security breaches, and we have extensive experience in helping clients investigate and address security breaches when they do occur.
Cyber Insurance. We counsel clients on planning and use of insurance for the data protection space. Specifically, our firm’s experience in guiding companies large and small through the process of obtaining coverage for online perils is unparalleled. So too is the track record of our Insurance Recovery and Advisory practice, an integral element of the Privacy, Data Security and Information Use group, in winning battles with insurers over cyber coverage.
Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
Our attorneys understand the urgent nature of creditor’s rights during bankruptcy proceedings. We are experienced in all aspects of bankruptcy law and regularly appear on behalf of our creditor clients in Bankruptcy Court. We make judicious use of the members of our paralegal staff who effectively complete many bankruptcy proceedings, which in turn reduces costs to our clients.
When the possibility of litigation faces business leaders, solutions must be crafted that meet the company’s needs and concerns. These must be woven into the fabric of the litigation strategy.
As experienced trial lawyers, we have a strong track record for resolving disputes – any kind of dispute – whether through litigation, arbitration, meditation or negotiation. By starting with a clear understanding of our client’s business and litigation objectives, we find solutions to meet their business goals. When litigation cannot be avoided opposing counsel understand, that if necessary, we are prepared to take a case to trial. This trial experience helps us settle out of court whenever possible.
Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in disputes in a wide-range of complex litigation areas.
- Business torts
- Civil business litigation
- Contract issues
- Commercial and residential evictions
- Injunctive relief
- Manufactured Housing
- Mobile App and Technology
- Privacy and data security
- Real estate
Lobbying and Strategic Advocacy
Connecting with governmental entities, businesses, and individuals that are in need of specialized services to resolve problems can be a challenging proposition. Businesses, individuals, associations and various governmental authorities and agencies frequently face issues that require assistance from outside professionals and vendors. It takes a skilled well-connected and respected lobbyist to break through the clutter and create an impactful voice for our clients to successfully obtain an audience with these entities.
Lee K. Alpert heads our Lobbying and Strategic Practice Goup with over 30-years of unparalleled experience as an award winning lawyer,and community and civic leader. Mr. Alpert has serviced on a myriad of non-profit, community, philanthropic, healthcare, government and infrastructure boards and commissions at various levels. This experience and expertise is used to deliver results with respect. At Alpert Barr & Grant you will find our advocacy efforts are met with the confidence, experience, and success. We build coalitions and mobilize connections giving clients the ability to be heard. Successful lobbying and advocacy require strong ethics and just the right connections to deliver success. We provide assistance to a wide array of public and private entities.
The areas in which we assist clients include:
- Cable and telecommunication
- Environmental regulation
- Government contracting and procurements
- Public works
- Real estate and project development
- Renewable Energy/Water
Manufactured Housing/Mobile Home Law
As the manufactured housing and mobile home field grows and the issues that lenders and financial services companies encounter continue to expand and evolve, our uniquely experienced attorneys stay at the front of the learning curve with regard to changes in the law and the regulatory process. We focus on streamlining procedures to minimize client legal fees. Where appropriate, we utilize our well-trained paralegal staff to complete many of the necessary procedures to help contain costs.
Our services include:
- Banking issues
- Bankruptcy protection
- Governmental compliance issues
- Lease negotiations
- Loan documentation
- Mobile home park disputes
- Regulatory Obligations
Mediation and Arbitration
With ever-rising costs of litigation Alpert, Barr & Grant is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a viable means to resolving conflicts. We have extensive experience in all forms of dispute resolution and in fact have been assisting our clients resolve their conflicts and potential litigation matters for over 30-years. Our roots in this growing field have been led by name partner, Lee Kanon Alpert, who was instrumental in establishing the American Arbitration Association (AAA) West Coast Mediation Center and continues to serve as an award winning independent mediator and arbitrator.
As experienced arbitrators and mediators we bring a strong and impartial perspective to every arbitration and mediation hearing so that both sides receive a fair airing of their concerns. Our goal in mediation is to find common ground between the parties and to work out a mutually acceptable solution. Our objective in ADR is to expeditiously and in a cost effective manner, resolve disputes that are not resolvable through mediation or by the parties themselves, by having experienced and qualified third parties, in a binding manner determine the results of the dispute.
We provide alternative dispute resolution services in the following areas:
- Business and commercial
- Data Services and Privacy
- Real Estate
- Renewable energy
- Merger and Acquisitions
- Mobile App Law
Mobile Application and Online Privacy Law
All mobile app developers are faced with growing legal and business challenges if they sell their services to California residents. And who doesn’t sell in California? Led by Alpert Barr & Grant partner Adam Grant, our Mobile App Practice Group provides developers with comprehensive legal services, protections and solutions in order to easily sell their online services in California.
With mobile application privacy concerns on the rise, enforcement of existing online privacy protection laws is increasing. Businesses and organizations developing mobile apps must ensure their programs are in compliance with new California compliance regulations and laws specifically California’s Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and The Children’s Online Privacy Protections Act (COPPA).
Mobile App Services include:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Contract negotiations
- Counseling and strategy
- Insurance coverage audits
- Litigation and preventative strategies
- Preventative audits
- Risk management
- Presentation to executives and board members
- Privacy and Data Security
Outside General Counsel Services
Businesses today need pragmatic solutions to solve everyday legal concerns. The issues and challenges facing business leaders today often require counseling from an experienced attorney who has a deep understanding of how to balance legal considerations with business demands. A powerful alternative to hiring a full-time in-house counsel is to hire an outside general counsel who represents the company fully understanding its inside perspective.
Gary Barr leads the Outside General Counsel Practice Group. Gary brings a depth of senior legal expertise with an ability to grasp just how important it is to understand a company’s culture and way of conducting business. With an offsite general counsel in place, potential problems can be spotted and addressed before they develop into costly legal issues. We promote the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a cost-effective strategy to bring a prompt end to litigation whenever possible.
Outside General Counsel Services include:
- Board member search
- Contract negotiations
- Dispute resolution and litigation
- Equipment leasing
- General business review and risk assessment
- Insurance coverage evaluation
- Practical legal advice and strategy
- Preventive litigation counseling
- Real Estate needs
- Structuring agreements
- Vendor and supplier oversight
- Workforce management
With over 30-years of experience assisting clients with their real property and construction needs, we have the depth and expertise to solve real estate related legal challenges. Real estate and development opportunities carry many regulations at the local, state, and federal levels. We understand the nuances of the obstacles facing those in this industry and help our clients navigate the waters of complex real estate problems.
Our services range from drafting leases to structuring finance agreements to securing regulatory approvals and handling critical litigation matters. We represent key players in development projects, contractors, design professionals, and project management.
Our services include:
- Construction defects
- Contract disputes
- Commission agreements
- Development agreements
- Injunctive relief
- Landlord-Tenant Law
- Land use
- Real estate transactions