Areas of Practice

SDLRLA members practice in a broad variety of legal fields.  Those fields include:

Antitrust Litigation – Antitrust litigation is legal action related to antitrust proceedings. Antitrust proceedings are designed to identify and break down monopolies and unfair business practices in the interest of encouraging competition and ensuring that everyone in the market has an equal opportunity. 

Appeals – An appeal is a request for a higher court to review a lower court’s decision. An appeals lawyer handles cases on appeal when a party loses or is unhappy with some part of the decision made by the lower court.

Bankruptcy – Bankruptcy is a process in which consumers and businesses can eliminate or repay some or all of their debts under the protection of the federal bankruptcy court. For the most part, bankruptcies can be divided into two types — liquidation and reorganization.

Business Litigation – Includes, but is not limited to,  issues such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and  investor fraud.

Business Transaction Law – Includes, but is not limited to,  legal advice to the entrepreneur and draft appropriate business agreements and related documents, such as employment agreements, non-competition agreements, contracts, and memoranda of understanding.

Corporate Formation – Business setups, LLC, partnership and corporation formation.

Criminal Defense – Criminal defense lawyers deal with the issues surrounding an arrest, a criminal investigation, and criminal charges of the present or the past.

DUI Defense – A criminal defense lawyer that deals specifically with arrests on suspicion of  driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Employment Law – Employment laws are put into place to protect employees from any mistreatment by their employers.

Family Law – Family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related to maintain the matters of any family to retain harmony and peace issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to, marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction,  divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, hild custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards,  and paternity fraud and testing.

Immigration – The laws governing the travel, residency and working rights of foreign nationals in the U.S.

Land Development/Real Property Litigation – Includes, but is not limited to, changing land to make it more useful, construction and development, eminent domain/inverse condemnation, neighbor disputes, property damage, issues with easements and nuisance cases.

Securities Class Actions – a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants because of issues related to asset and business valuation, trading behavior, market manipulation, fixed income, derivatives and company stock cases related to ERISA.

Tax – Covers the rules, policies and laws that oversee the tax process, which involves charges on estates, transactions, property, income, licenses and more by the government.

Wills and Trusts – A will is a legal document that allows you to name a guardian for your child and specify who will inherit your property after you die.  A trust enables you to create a separate legal entity to protect your property and assets from probate, taxes and public scrutiny. Trusts may be established while you are living or upon your death as set forth in your will.

Workers Compensation– a system of laws that protect an employer from liability from employees when they sustain workers comp injuries while at work or sustain work related diseases, and which ensure that injured employees are paid for injuries suffered on the job.