Serving California since 1972

Trust and Estate Litigation

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc.’s litigation team handles a wide-range of probate matters, including will and trust contests, disputes involving interpretation of complex estate plans, disputes in probate and trust administration, breach of fiduciary duty and surcharge claims, elder abuse claims and contested guardianships and conservatorships

Civil Litigation

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc.’s litigation team handles a wide-range of civil matters, including business and commercial disputes, breach of contract, construction, environmental issues, real property and land use, landlord / tenant disputes, tort claims, labor and employment claim defense and creditors’ rights and remedies.

Probate and Trust Administration

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc. represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all aspects of probate and trust administration.

Estate Planning

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc. advises clients as to all areas of estate planning, including wills, trusts, other non-probate transfers, and the tax consequences thereto.

Construction Law

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc. has extensive experience representing owners, contractors, suppliers and insurance companies in the prosecution and defense of claims arising from private and public works involving breach of contract, third party rights (mechanic’s liens, stop notices, payment bonds under California law and the Miller Act), extra work, delay and impact claims, and construction defects.

Business Transactions

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc. advises clients as to legal intricacies of forming and maintaining business entities (e.g., corporations, limited partnership, joint ventures, LLCs, LLPs, etc.), and as to varied business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, distribution, licensing and franchising, and restructurings and dissolutions.

Real Property Transactions

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc. advises parties and lenders in the negotiation and documentation of agreements and in civil litigation and bankruptcy disputes arising from real property sales, leases and secured loans.

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc. also represents building owners, developers and property managers on a wide range of issues, including claims relating to operating expense recovery, maintenance and repair obligations, rent collection, unlawful detainer, broker commissions, environmental contamination, and personal injury and property damage disputes.

Employment Law

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc. prospectively advises employers with respect to policies and practices to ensure compliance with state and federal law and avoid potential claims by employees. When employees bring employment-related claims, Poindexter & Doutré, Inc.’s litigation team defends employers in court.

Poindexter & Doutré, Inc.’s services for employers include preventative counseling and training for employers; personnel practices, hiring, leave, reduction in workforce and termination procedures; drafting employee handbooks and company policies; drafting employment contracts, termination agreements and non-compete agreements; counseling regarding unfair competition and protection of trade secrets; benefits, salary and wage and hour issues; workplace discrimination, retaliation and harassment defense; and wrongful termination defense.

Serving California since 1972

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