Address: 1401 Willow Pass Road, Suite 700, concord, CA, 94520-7982
Law Firm: Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
Phone: (707) 559-6701
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|Areas of Practice||Appellate, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Professional Liability|
|Description||The managing partner of WSHB’s Sonoma County office, Steve specializes in matters involving complex federal and state law, government and public entity issues, intellectual property, technology, transportation, and appeals. He represents a full spectrum of clients, from individuals and small businesses, to global technology companies and transnational corporations.Steve is skilled at accurately assessing risk and recommending cost-effective strategies that best serve his clients’ interests. He prides himself on his communication skills, commitment to ethics, and high quality work-product. He has successfully resolved innumerable cases, whether through dispositive motions (and successful appeals), trial, or settlement.In addition, Steve has negotiated, drafted, and counseled clients regarding countless contractual matters, including purchase/sale contracts, confidentiality agreements, and complex settlement agreements involving land use, environmental issues, employment, construction, bodily injury, civil rights issues, product liability, and intellectual property rights.Whatever the legal issue, Steve is a diligent, passionate, and professional advocate who works tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for his clients.Trial & Appellate ResultsBasile v. The Los Angeles Film School, LLC, et al. (9th Cir. 2020) 827 Fed.Appx. 649Kinney v. Three Arch Bay Community Services District (9th Cir. 2020) 829 Fed.Appx. 273Sazerac Company, Inc. v. Fetzer Vineyards, Inc. (9th Cir. 2019) 786 Fed.Appx. 662Robertson v. Larkspur Courts et al. (2018) 1st App. Dist., Case No. A152226Sazerac Company, Inc. v. Fetzer Vineyards, Inc., 265 F.Supp.3d 1013 (N.D. Cal. 2017)Allen v. Amy’s Kitchen (2016) 1st App. Dist., Case No. A148194Lamb v. San Francisco Electric Tour Co. (2015) 1st App. Dist., Case No. A142888Darling v. Superior Court (2012) 211 Cal.App.4th 69PublicationsAuthor, Pebley v. Santa Clara Opens the Door in California to Inflated Medical Damages Claims, May 11, 2018.Author, Where the Legal Winds Are Blowing, CLM Construction Claims, June 15, 2018.Author, Strategies for Restoring the Right to Repair Act by Challenging the Liberty Mutual and Burch Decisions, DRI Volume 18, Issue 4 (2014).Author, Stafford Unified School District No. 1 v. Redding: a Missed Opportunity to Restore Fourth Amendment Rights to School Children, 44 U.S.F. L. Rev. 659 (2010).Author, California’s Broken Parole System: Flawed Standards and Insufficient Oversight Threaten the Rights of Prisoners, 44 U.S.F. L. Rev. 177 (2009).|
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