ESTATE PLANNING AND TRUST LITIGATION
Many people believe that estate planning is only for individuals who are particularly wealthy, have elaborate schemes in mind for passing their money to their heirs, or for people who are acutely ill and contemplating their death. This could not be further from the truth. Many of our business and real estate clients engage us to handle their estate planning needs. Estate planning is critical to avoid unintended consequences regarding the successive ownership of real estate and business holdings upon the death of an owner, and to maintain family harmony upon the death of a family member. Estate planning can seem like a daunting ordeal to most clients, but we at Thakur Law Firm can ensure a smooth and seamless process. All California homeowners must have a revocable living trust to avoid probate on their home if a death should occur. We want to assure you that estate planning is not “death planning” – it’s “life planning” and is an essential, rewarding process for individuals and families who engage in it. We also handle trust administration and probate matters, and represent clients in the unfortunate event of a dispute regarding post-death administration of estate assets. We specialize in estate planning litigation and our team of experienced attorneys is trained to handle your needs with ease and sophistication.
The firm’s employment law practice focuses on all facets of employment law and litigation, embezzlement, the rights of non-government employees, discrimination in the workplace, employment and labor law, sex or gender discrimination, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, medical leaves, severance agreements, fraud, class actions, defamation, retaliation, trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract, employment contracts, whistle blower claims, wage and hour violations and more. We handle disputes from pre-litigation negotiation through jury trial or bench verdict, individual and complex class action cases, and at administrative hearings and investigation by various state and federal agencies, including U.S. Department of Labor, the Employment Development Department, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing the California Department of Industrial Relations-Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. We represent individuals – executives, physicians and employees – as well as businesses. We provide legal counsel to our clients to prevent employment law issues and draft employee handbooks for our employer clients.
The firm’s real property litigation team combines its civil litigation expertise and experience with an understanding of the unique issues that often arise in real property litigation. The firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants, and attempts to reach a negotiated resolution, if possible. If not, Thakur Law Firm is prepared to aggressively litigate to judgment trial if required to meet the clients’ objectives. We have experience with various real estate disputes including but not limited to, easement rights, property ownership, failure to disclose, fraud and leasehold disputes. Transactional services in these areas include counseling, drafting documents and assisting clients with taking appropriate measure to avoid litigation.
The attorneys at Thakur Law Firm represent healthcare law clients in several different aspects, including both federal and state laws and regulations, medical board representation, Medicare and Medicaid law and audit representation, managed core contracting and disputes, fraud and abuse issues, referral disputes, unique health care employment issues, business disputes, qui tam actions, HIPAA compliance, creations, mergers, sales and acquisition of healthcare practices. Our founding partner, Pamela Tahim Thakur, is a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association Healthcare Section as well as the Orange County Bar Association Healthcare Section. She is also the secretary and treasurer of the Orange County Bar Association Health Care Division.
If you or your new business are starting out in this field, Thakur Law Firm can provide guidance with new business creation, draft contracts custom-made to your new healthcare business, review supplier/vendor contracts, provide counsel with employment contracts and draft leases, employee handbooks and all policies.
Tens of thousands of Californians are seriously injured every year because of someone else's reckless and negligent actions. Personal injury and wrongful death cases span a wide range of situations from everyday auto accidents to multimillion-dollar toxic tort cases. We understand that a personal injury or wrongful death impacts both the victims and their loved ones. A debilitating injury or unexpected loss of a loved one is always tragic and difficult to cope with, and we empathize with the emotional anguish our clients are experiencing. We work closely with our clients and their families to learn about their needs and provide support while utilizing the fullest extent of California's personal injury and wrongful death laws to pursue just compensation for all of physical, emotional and financial losses suffered by our clients.
Our attorneys advise directors, trustees and officers about the best ways to organize and conduct themselves to accomplish their missions. Whether the matter concerns finding the right structure or structures; managing daily risk associated with the mission, including protecting vulnerable persons served by our clients; or sorting out relationships inside and outside client entities, we understand these unique problems and assist clients in finding the right solutions.
Thakur Law Firm has the experience and expertise to handle business and corporate law matters faced by established, ongoing businesses and startups alike. The firm’s business litigation team provides the practical legal skills and knowledge to assert our clients’ interests or defend them against claims while remaining steadfast in our goal to achieve our clients’ desired resolution. We counsel startup businesses from the choice of business entity decision to formation, documentation, organizational and financing decisions. This firm’s team of experienced business litigators appreciates the complex dynamics of closely held companies and business partnerships and is skilled at navigating and guiding our clients through the disputes that often arise. We recognize that litigation can be financially and emotionally taxing. Our lawyers will work with you to make sure your goals and expectations are being met throughout the legal process of business dispute resolution. Whether through informal settlement, alternative dispute resolution, or by going to trial, we can help you protect assets and interests in myriad circumstances. Our firm has also resolved corporate and partnership disputes through mediation and arbitration, obtaining outstanding results for our clients. We guide our business clients through ongoing operational and financing issues involving corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general partnerships.