Business Litigation

Business litigants turn to GMSR when the stakes are high, whether it’s to preserve an important victory or to challenge an adverse decision.  GMSR has substantive experience in a range of fields including antitrust, bankruptcy, banking/lender liability, contract interpretation and enforcement, torts, trade secrets misappropriation, and unfair competition.  That experience, combined with GMSR’s outside-the-box thinking and persuasive writing, ensures appellate briefs that present its clients’ case in the strongest light possible.  Savvy clients also regularly bring GMSR in long before the appellate stage to draft dispositive motions, review proposed jury instructions and verdict forms, and advise on strategy with an eye toward appeal.

Jun 01, 1991 Related Cases
Spragg v. Marina Gateway Development (Dec. 20, 1991, B046184)

Tortious interference with right to broker’s commission

Dec 06, 1989 Related Cases
Wood v. Kessler, 1989 Cal. LEXIS 2145

Business dispute – constitutional right to jury trial

Feb 06, 1989 Related Cases
Desserts Without Guilt, Inc. v. Coffee Barrel, 1989 U.S. App. LEXIS 24473

Parol evidence rule barred evidence to explain and supplement terms of contract

Jun 01, 1985 Related Cases
Windscheffel v. Juarez (May 30, 1985, B002441)

Business dispute – contractual interpretation and evidentiary issues

Who We Serve


Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

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The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.

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GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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As part of GMSR’s long-standing commitment to social justice and equality, GMSR provides pro bono appellate services to individuals and to community organizations on issues of concern.

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