Real Estate

Our transactional attorneys have combined experience of more than 50 years representing real estate lenders (national and foreign banks, and insurance companies), landlords, tenants and borrowers.  We have particular expertise advising lenders regarding loan origination and modification, and in handling commercial foreclosures, restructurings and workouts.  We routinely represent and advise clients regarding acquisitions, dispositions and leasing.  mortgage lending (permanent and construction), and leasehold financing. 

Employment Litigation

BNW’s employment attorneys have a strong record of helping employers prevent and solve problems in the workplace.  We litigate, advise and negotiate on behalf of large and mid-size public and private companies operating in California.  Our expertise in and in-depth knowledge of California employment law and regulations help employers stay compliant, avoid workplace disputes, and successfully defend them when litigation arises.

Employment Litigation and  Counseling

We are proactive in defending employment claims, and use pre-litigation and pre-trial strategies to resolve many cases before they reach court, arbitration, or trial. Specific areas in which we practice include:

Administrative Proceedings before:

  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Equal Employment Commission
  • California Department of Fair Employment
  • Dept. of Industrial Welfare, Div. of Standards Enforcement

  • Disability Accommodation
  • Discrimination (sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion)
  • Employee Agreement/Contract Disputes
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Violation of the Lanham Act
  • Wage and Hour Individual and Class Actions
  • Whistle-blower Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination


We provide advice, counsel and training to employers regarding workplace policies and procedures, and internal compliance in:

  • Manager/Supervisor Training
  • Reduction in Force
  • Employee Agreements
  • Employee Classification
  • Enforceable Mandatory Arbitration Clauses
  • Internal Investigations