TRADE REGULATION AND ANTITRUST

Federal and state regulations and antitrust laws require businesses to know the extent of their rights. We handle trade regulatory matters including manufacturer suggested resale pricing, minimum advertised pricing, group boycotts, refusals to deal, price-fixing and monopolization claims.  Read More

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Conkle, Kremer & Engel prosecutes trademarks and copyrights in the U.S. and internationally.  We vigorously protect intellectual property, including trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, patents and copyrights. We obtain injunctions against counterfeiting, infringement, dilution and diversion. We protect Internet assets, including domain names, and obtain take-down orders against infringing websites.  Read More

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

Conkle, Kremer & Engel has a strong record of success in providing effective and creative counsel on a full range of traditional and emerging labor and employment issues.  Over the years, we have advised clients on numerous issues including employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, covenants not to compete, wage and hour claims, commission disputes, ERISA litigation, sexual harassment, trade secret matters, wrongful termination and employment discrimination issues.  Read More

CONTRACTS, BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Conkle, Kremer & Engel has helped clients improve their contracts and strengthen their rights to arbitrate or litigate in their own territory, rather than become mired in proceedings elsewhere. Our trial lawyers have obtained multi-million dollar judgments and injunctions in business disputes. We have successfully resolved contract, fraud, secured transaction, purchase and sale, real property, racketeering, securities, corporate, partnership, employment and professional liability claims.  Read More

DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENTS AND RELATIONS

Conkle, Kremer & Engel has helped businesses with manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations in all phases of the distribution and marketing process. The firm’s services include helping clients create and maintain distribution networks, franchise systems, and purchase and sale agreements, including enforcement of distribution contracts and prevention of product diversion.  Read More

ENFORCING RIGHTS AGAINST PRODUCT DIVERSION

Some manufacturers intend to distribute their products in limited markets. Examples include manufacturers of professional hair care and beauty products who intend their products only for salon use and sale, or other manufacturers who intend their products to be sold only by select full service retailers.  Read More

INSURANCE BAD FAITH AND COVERAGE

On behalf of policyholders and other insureds, Conkle, Kremer & Engel pursues claims against insurance companies. Our matters have involved liability, fire, property, casualty, business, product liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, and health and disability insurance policies. Recoveries have included costs of defense and payment of losses, judgments and settlements.  Read More

TRADE SECRET MISAPPROPRIATION AND UNFAIR COMPETITION

Conkle, Kremer & Engel frequently represents plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret misappropriation matters. We successfully defended a large case between two telephony and data equipment resellers, after our client hired key employees from a failing business that was later acquired by a competitor. Our tactical use of discovery and investigation led to a mediation and a favorable settlement.  Read More

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

Conkle, Kremer & Engel both pursues and defends claims for professional liability, including malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims against accountants, attorneys, architects and other professionals. Such disputes often involve insurance considerations. Conkle, Kremer & Engel pursues necessary claims to require insurers to respond appropriately, such as by settlement or indemnification.  Read More

REAL PROPERTY AND CONSTRUCTION LAW

Conkle, Kremer & Engel has substantial experience enforcing rights of parties to real property transactions, including buy-sell transactions, commercial tenancies, easements and other issues. Conkle, Kremer & Engel also provides a wide variety of services to resolve disputes concerning construction, from construction defects to nonpayment, including liens and contractor licensing issues.  Read More

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Conkle, Kremer & Engel has years of experience in counseling clients about strategies for compliance with various regulations including California’s Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986), the California Organic Products Act, the California Air Resources Board Consumer Products Regulations, and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, among others.  We respond to warning letters, notices of violations and demand letters, and work with regulatory agencies to resolve issues without litigation.  Should litigation become necessary, our expertise on regulatory compliance matters allows us to develop tailored defenses based on the individual facts of the clients’ case and resolve matters as cost-effectively as possible.  Read More

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