Lagerlof has in-depth knowledge of the practices and industries we serve.
Private Wealth & Fiduciary Support
Lagerlof's Private Client & Fiduciary Services Group draws on the experience of its attorneys to provide clients with trustworthy advice regarding the transfer of wealth. Through our extensive knowledge of estate planning techniques, our attention to the estate administration process, and our care as fiduciaries of the trusts we oversee, we help our clients achieve fulfilling outcomes.
Estate Planning & Family Wealth
Lagerlof advises and represents businesses, public entities, individuals, trusts and estates on complex tax matters relating to estate and gift taxation, wills and living trusts, family limited partnerships, charitable giving, personal and business tax planning and business succession planning.
Lagerlof attorneys also have experience with special needs planning and conservatorships.
Corporate & Tax
Lagerlof attorneys review and draft all forms of contracts and corporate documentation, and regularly represent clients in resolving disputes. We assist in all aspects of business formation and reorganization, including capital structure, incorporation, joint ventures, mergers, partnership agreements, state and federal filings and establishment of banking relationships.
Municipal & Water
Lagerlof has practiced municipal and water law for more than 80 years, earning an unparalleled reputation in this area of practice. We have participated in many of southern California’s most prominent water rights cases, and continue to serve as general counsel for numerous public agencies and mutual water companies, advising them on day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance, legislative issues and administrative matters.
Lagerlof attorney's experience ranges from typical divorce cases to complex property division and financial dispute cases. Clients know that we are knowledgeable, pragmatic, and results-oriented. We are zealous advocates on behalf of our clients, working tirelessly until we have achieved our client’s goals.
Lagerlof has a comprehensive practice serving the commercial and industrial real estate industries. Our attorneys represent developers, brokers, escrow companies, investors, architects, engineers, contractors and homeowners’ associations on a wide range of matters, including purchases, exchanges, sales, leases, property development, construction, engineering and architectural agreements, receiverships and foreclosures
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Lagerlof’s experienced litigation attorneys seek to resolve the problem with the client’s overall financial strategy in mind. We are sensitive to the economics of litigation, and strive to obtain the best result by thorough analysis and preparation, including the exploration of all avenues of settlement. At trial, we are vigorous in representing our clients’ interests and efficient in our use of resources.
Lagerlof's experience with trademarks has helped established businesses, tech start-ups, and artists distinguish and protect their goods or services in an ever challenging and saturated marketplace. Our attorneys have experience dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to overcome the hurdles encountered in obtaining trademark registration and the obstacles that come with maintaining a trademark, including oppositions, cancellations, and other proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
Labor & Employment
Lagerlof has a broad practice assisting private and public sector clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. The firm’s clientele in this area of law includes manufacturing, food service, financial, retail, construction, engineering, chemical, real estate, accounting, advertising, law enforcement, insurance, telecommunications, education and health care industries, as well as municipalities, public agencies, and special districts.
Our work covers a wide range of employment matters, including collective bargaining agreements, policies, procedures and guidelines, employee manuals, wage and hour, and equal employment and wrongful termination issues.
Lagerlof's experience with bankruptcy and other insolvency matters has helped many get the fresh start afforded to them under the bankruptcy code.
Our attorneys have experience dealing with the bankruptcy courts and trustees to discharge individual and business debts, including income and other taxes. We have successfully challenged actions by the IRS, creditors and the United States Trustee to allow for discharge of our client's debts.