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Business Litigation

Business Litigation Practice Areas:

Construction Advice & Litigation

Ms. Finnerty has extensive experience representing construction lenders, developers, contractors, architects, property owners, commercial tenants, architects and investors in all aspects of commercial, industrial, and residential construction. Ms. Finnerty aggressively and effectively litigates construction and development projects large and small including  disputes involving:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Construction delay claims
  • Concealed site condition claims
  • Construction cost disputes
  • Government contract bids and disputes
  • Mechanics lien actions
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Surety claims

Consumer Protection Claims

Ms. Finnerty has successfully defended leading companies accused of violating false advertising, consumer protection, and unfair competition laws. We have defended both individual and class actions alleging violations of California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Business & Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500, false advertising actions, and cases asserting violations of federal statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act with great success, often mitigating disruptive publicity.

Partnership, Member and Shareholder Disputes

Partnership, member and shareholder disputes can threaten a company’s existence. Finnerty Law Offices Inc. has successfully represented dozens of corporations, individual partners and shareholders in issues such as:

  • Allegations of fraud
  • Asset, profit and debt allocations among members
  • Board of Directors deadlock
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Dissolution of entities
  • Majority and minority shareholder disputes
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Partnership dissolution
  • Receivership
  • Trade secret misappropriation

Ms. Finnerty has extensive experience handling partnership, member and shareholder disputes for accountancy firms, construction companies, medical device companies, mortgage lending companies, real estate development and management companies, restaurants, software development companies and many others.  Many cases can be resolved quickly without litigation. If litigation is required, Ms. Finnerty has obtained immediate court intervention to protect business assets and has successfully prosecuted and defended such urgent claims.

Real Estate Litigation

Ms. Finnerty represents property owners, managers, developers, architects and investors in a broad array of real estate litigation throughout California. She has comprehensive experience in litigating complex claims for breach of contract, negligence, rescission or reformation of contract, specific performance, cancellation of instruments, commercial lease disputes, environmental contamination, nuisance, partition, constructive trusts, quiet title, slander of title, fraud based upon non-disclosure or misrepresentation, options to purchase, easements, encroachments, foreclosures, title issues and buyer-seller litigation. She works quickly and effectively to resolve disputes to avoid litigation when possible, and is a zealous advocate for her clients’ rights if litigation ensues.

“Thanks for your OUTSTANDING representation of us.”
-Scott Almy, General Counsel, Guaranty Financial Bank