Areas of Expertise
Administrative Law and Hearings
Contract / Business Litigation
Collections / Judgment Enforcement
Injury / Plaintiff
► Real Estate
Mr. Redenbacher defends those whose
vocation requires a license from the state, including nurses,
contractors, architects and others, when an accusation of improper
conduct has been brought against the defendant with the threat of
revoking or suspending that person’s license.
/ Judgment Enforcement
Both partners have significant experience
collecting monies from deadbeat debtors pre-judgment and then enforcing
the judgments they, or other attorneys, obtain. See Mr. Redenbacher's
article on Enforcement of Judgments
on the "Publications" page for more information.
Mr. Redenbacher is widely regarded as a
premier construction litigator in Northern California. He has expertise
in every aspect of construction litigation, including defect cases, mechanics
liens, stop notices, public works, issues of nonpayment, and breaches
of contract/warranty. He represents owners, contractors and suppliers.
Mr. Redenbacher is a licensed (presently inactive) general contractor.
Mr. Redenbacher provides mediation/arbitration services and both plaintiff
and defense services in construction cases.
Mr. Brown represents
employers and employees in wrongful termination actions, in
severance negotiations, and in all other matters related to
employment agreements. He has handled a laundry
list of wrongful termination actions, including those involving unlawful
discharge, breach of employment contract, interference with contract or
prospective economic advantage, misrepresentation, fraud, harassment,
retaliatory termination, defamation, infliction of emotional distress,
discrimination, the California Labor Code, the California Government Code,
the California Constitution, the California Fair Employment and Housing
Act, and other federal, California, and local laws. Mr. Brown also provides
ongoing counsel to businesses that need advice and guidance in the formulation
of their personnel policies.
Mr. Redenbacher does estate planning,
including the preparation of revocable trusts and wills. Although
there are general guidelines for putting together an estate plan,
every plan is unique to the individual. Mr. Redenbacher is
experienced in assessing the factors that go into drafting
individualized estate plans.
Landlord / Tenant
Mr. Redenbacher and Mr. Brown each handle
all matters related to both commercial and residential evictions. They
have tried many eviction cases. Mr. Brown has particular experience in
cases involving the San Francisco Rent Control Ordinance.
Mediation has been shown to be more effective
than litigation in the vast majority of disputes. Parties report greater
satisfaction with the results and mediation is nearly always significantly
faster and cheaper than litigation. Mr. Redenbacher is a trained and experienced
mediator. He serves on the Santa Cruz County Superior Court Mediation
Panel. Mr. Redenbacher mediates construction, commercial and real estate
matters. The vast majority of mediations settle after a single four to
eight hour session, although more complex mediations can take several
days. Mr. Redenbacher has also served as an arbitrator, most commonly
on construction matters.
Mr. Redenbacher has significant
experience in the litigation of major personal injury claims. Mr.
Redenbacher tries cases for wrongful death, loss of limb, accidental
maiming, paralysis, and other like tragedies, some of which cases he
has settled suits for sums in excess of $1,000,000.
Mr. Redenbacher and Mr. Brown litigate
many different real estate controversies: property divisions, fraudulent
disclosures, refusals to perform, construction defects, evictions, nuisances,
boundary disputes, quieting of title, easements, commission disputes,
etc. They also give preventive advice to clients, who include property
developers, property managers, landlords, purchasers, sellers, brokers,
contractors, and even other attorneys.
Mr. Brown is
known throughout the country for his successful prosecution of
claims against violators of the federal Telephone Consumer
Protection Act, which prohibits the sending of most prerecorded
telemarketing messages and unsolicited facsimile advertisements.
Mr. Brown has collected well over $2,000,000 from telemarketers and
junk faxers and obtained injunctions against some of the most
flagrant violators of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.