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B&C Wins at Arbitration in $9,240,000 Real Estate Dispute

Our client came to us with a problem.  They had entered into a real estate contract to sell an apartment complex in Anaheim, California for $9,240,000 but the buyer refused to close escrow.  The buyer deposited $500,000 into escrow.  The contract had a liquidated damages provision providing that, if buyer defaults on the contract, the seller can […]

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP Trial Attorneys Prevail in Fraudulent Transfer Case With Judgments Over $2,000,000

After a 2-week trial, Gregory G. Brown and Mark M. Higuchi secured a huge win in a complex, multi-county, fraudulent transfer case (under the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act).  The Court awarded the Brown & Charbonneau, LLP Client another $778,000 and ordered that real estate transfers be set aside, including mortgages that were placed on the […]

Jury awards $1,280,000 in punitive damages

Seller Commits Fraud in the Sale of Restaurant

Watch our video about one of our cases! Our client came to us with a problem.  He had purchased a restaurant for hundreds of thousands of dollars and it was losing money.  The financials he was given showed that the business made over $1,000,000 each year.  The client knew how to run a business so […]

Business Litigation

Irvine Business Litigation Attorneys One of the Leading Business Litigation Firms in Southern California Brown & Charbonneau, LLP provides full-service legal representation throughout the business litigation process. Our firm’s founding partners and associates have decades and decades of collective experience representing companies in all types of business disputes.  From contract to fraud to shareholder derivative […]

Was a Contract Formed in the Sale of a Business?

Understanding whether a valid contract exists, and what its terms are, are essential when traversing the sale of your business. Often buyers and sellers may have a different understanding of where the parties are in negotiations, and failing to formally document all agreements may lead to litigation down the road. If you are involved in […]


Disputes among co-owners of a business are a common problem, and can arise for a variety of reasons. These may include differences in opinion on key decisions or management style, changes in company goals or strategy, and personal issues or other commitments. Many disputes will be resolved through open discussion, compromise and change. However, sometimes […]

Legal Disputes in the Sale or Purchase of a Business

Legal Disputes in the Sale or Purchase of a Business Buying or selling a business can be one of the most exciting activities about owning a company.   However, in Southern California, these transactions can often lead to disputes but dependable legal counsel can often resolve them quickly.  The key to quick resolution is seeking legal […]

Shareholder Disputes Come in Many Forms

Shareholder Disputes Come in Many Forms

As Irvine shareholder disputes attorneys, we advise clients that need legal representation. There are many different types of shareholder disputes, and we have the ability to address any and all situations that may arise. We work very closely with our clients to gather all the facts, and we go the extra mile to advocate their […]

How to Start a Business

Starting a business can be easier than you think. With planning and a good idea, you are half way there. The rest is vision, perseverance, hard work and a bit of luck! 1. The Vision (idea) Whether it is a service business, sales, manufacturing or some other venture, think the process through. How big do […]


The Statute of Frauds, codified in California Civil Code section 1624, requires certain contracts to be in writing (or that there be written evidence of the contract’s terms). That is, an oral contract (one that is not in writing) may not be enforceable. Contracts that must be in writing include, but are not necessarily limited […]