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Business Torts

Aggressive Pleasanton Attorneys Prepared to Fight on Behalf of Business Owners

Serving clients throughout the Bay Area

Business disputes are inevitable and demand skilled legal representation to ensure prompt, effective resolution. A satisfactory outcome requires the knowledge and experience of an attorney well-versed in mediation, arbitration and commercial litigation. At Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation, we provide strong, effective representation in contract disputes, business torts, and business entity and partnership disputes. Our experience working with business clients at every stage means that we understand our clients’ immediate and long-term needs, and work to help them achieve their goals.

Unfair competition

California defines unfair competition as “any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice and unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising.” When the wrongful actions of another person or party cause financial harm to your business, you need the counsel of an experienced commercial litigation lawyer. We at Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation are here to provide you with personable and trusted legal counsel for any business law issue that damages your company’s profitability, reputation or daily operations.

Trade secrets

According to California Civil Code section 3426-3426.11, a trade secret is “information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that:

  • Derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to the public or to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, [and]
  • Is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy.”

As a business owner, you own trade secrets such as your client list, marketing information, business strategies and formulas that give you an edge over your competitors. The best way to protect a trade secret is to have employees sign a non-disclosure agreement. If this agreement is violated, you can effectively pursue damages against the defendant.

If your trade secrets are unlawfully compromised by an ex-employee or other party, the consequences can be devastating. At Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation, our attorneys work tirelessly to protect business owners throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties from such consequences.

Let a Pleasanton commercial litigation lawyer uphold your rights

For business owners, lawsuits are inevitable. However, with Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation by your side, you can resolve disputes quickly and cost-effectively. For help with a labor, employment or other business law matter in and around Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, contact us today by phone at 925-468-0400 or online.

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Client Testimonials
  • "Melinda Garcia came very highly recommended by two colleagues who raved about her expertise and assertiveness. She and her team are extremely responsive and help us navigate the legal challenges of our consulting business. We're thrilled to have Melinda on our side!"

  • "Melinda Garcia was wonderful to work with. She is an outstanding listener and has a great memory for details and personal information.... which makes one feel very comfortable and welcome. I would highly recommend her to anyone not only because of her outstanding abilities but because of the compassion she eludes in dealing with an individual's issues/concerns."

  • "Highly recommend! I was in need of urgent help with an employment matter and Melinda Garcia came through for me the same day. She fit me in for a consultation within hours of my call and read my documents prior to our meeting. She was thorough, attentive to my needs, knowledgeable, professional and above all very comforting."

  • "Melinda Garcia provided me excellent advice in resolving an employment agreement related to an acquisition of the company I worked for. She is very knowledgeable, asked me what I wanted to achieve with her services, provided excellent service to achieve those goals, and was very cognizant of fees. I recommend her for employment related services."

  • "Melinda Garcia provided excellent guidance with an employment/compensation case. Her knowledge of employment law, and strong negotiation skills, brought the case to a successful conclusion."

  • "Melinda Garcia has done an excellent job assisting us as we established our small business. From incorporation to contract negotiations, Melinda Garcia and her staff were outstanding"