Practice Areas

At McQueen & Ashman LLP, in Irvine, California, we strive for excellence in all that we do. We are committed to finding creative solutions that place your needs first. Contact our law office for more information about any of the following practice areas:

BUSINESS LITIGATION
Our attorneys understand that business disputes can often be resolved through careful negotiation. We strive to resolve your disputes quickly and in a cost-effective manner. However, we are also experienced and aggressive litigators, and we will resolve a business dispute in court if necessary.

BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
We represent businesses and high net worth individuals in business and real estate transactions. In three representative matters, we handled the sale of an oil company for $119 million, represented the sellers of multiple luxury automobile dealerships in a transaction valued at more than $28 million, and the sale of a commercial building for $17 million.

BANKRUPTCY, CREDITORS' RIGHTS & COMMERCIAL DEBT COLLECTION
Through early types of creditor relief, we are often able to compel settlements and resolve commercial debt collection matters within 60 to 90 days of commencing the lawsuit rather than waiting until the end of the case, which may be a year or more away. Those early types of relief may include obtaining a writ of attachment or writ of possession to allow for the seizure of the defendant's assets pre-judgment. If a debtor files for bankruptcy, we represent secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. We also represent businesses seeking Chapter 11 reorganization and individuals needing Chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy relief.

REAL ESTATE AND EMINENT DOMAIN LITIGATION
We have handled many cases where one party litigates a transaction due to some breach of contract or fraud by the other party. We also represent parties who seek to compel specific performance of a real estate contract through mediation, arbitration, or litigation. In addition, we have extensive experience representing property owners in eminent domain matters.

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION
We understand that our construction clients need practical solutions to their legal problems. We resolve construction disputes through negotiations whenever possible, but our skilled litigators can take your case to trial for a successful resolution.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES
Our attorneys aggressively represent plaintiffs and defendants in claims involving infringement, licensing and royalty disputes, and other intellectual property claims.

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION AND COUNSELING
Employer and employee disputes are often emotionally-charged. Our lawyers have the sophistication and experience to resolve employment disputes through negotiation, arbitration, or trial if necessary. We also represent employers in developing policies and procedures to minimize the risks of employee claims, including preparing employee handbooks, arbitration and confidentiality agreements.

SECURITIES DISPUTES
Our lawyers represent individual and institutional investors in Southern California on issues involving unauthorized investments, breach of fiduciary duty, churning, negligence, and other securities matters.

PROBATE LITIGATION
An increasing number of baby boomers are finding themselves dealing with legal issues in probate court. We help our clients appoint a conservator and otherwise protect their interests in probate court.