Orange County

MLA's Orange County office is home to nationally recognized capabilities in Corporate Law; Business Litigation; Real Estate Transactions and Litigation;  Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights; Financial Restructuring, Intellectual Property; and E-business and Internet.

Our Orange County office's Corporate practice features a rapidly growing team of lawyers who regularly serve as outside counsel to public and private companies in a wide variety of industries, including restaurants, food and beverage, technology, life sciences and retail. In this capacity, they advise clients on a wide array of transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, financing and corporate governance.

The litigators in our Orange County office have significant experience in commercial business and real estate litigation. They regularly counsel real estate owners, investors, developers, lenders and other members of the real estate community in judicial foreclosure and receivership actions, loan repurchase disputes, lender liability issues, and creditors' rights and debtor protection matters. Our lawyers' capabilities in these areas are further enhanced by their experience representing clients in secured transactions involving real property and loan sales.

Our Orange County lawyers also represent lenders, loan servicers, loan originators as well as other members of the financial services community (as well as the occasional borrower) in sophisticated loan restructuring, modification, and related financial restructuring transactions as well as loan sale and purchase transactions.  These transactions often involve portfolio loans, securitized loans, mezzanine loans, “B” pieces as well as loan participations.

In addition to their commercial business and real estate litigation experience, our Orange County litigators are regularly retained to represent Trustees, Debtors, Committees and Creditors in large and complex bankruptcy cases. As such, our lawyers have successfully negotiated and implemented plans of reorganization, debtor in possession financings, sales of assets and settlements with corporate insiders and directors. They also regularly defend against and pursue all manner of litigation which arises from bankruptcies and insolvencies, including lender liability claims, professional malpractice, director and officer and other, similar claims.

Our highly regarded Intellectual Property team helps clients address today's unique challenges and strategically create, manage and benefit from their IP assets. The lawyers in our Orange County office are experienced in all stages of clients’ IP portfolios, including initial searches and clearance, USPTO pursuit and maintenance of registrations, cease and desist activities, protection of proprietary technology, and related transactions and litigation support.

Orange County is also home base for our lawyers with broad expertise representing both public and private companies in the high tech and Internet industries. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing Internet companies and other high-tech startups with respect to their technology agreements, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Furthermore, our Orange County team regularly represents clients in the  development of mass media campaigns,  internet communications matters, and FTC and other regulatory guidance.

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2030 Main Street
Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92614
P: 949.732.3700
F: 949.732.3739

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Jess R. Bressi
jbressi@mckennalong.com

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