We provide aggressive litigation services for a broad range of business and commercial matters, including breach of contract, business torts such as breach of fiduciary, embezzlement, fraud, unfair competition / unfair business practices, corporate and partnership disputes, and other commercial matters. The firm’s experiences include litigation in both state and federal courts, administrative bodies, and private arbitrators.
We have extensive experience representing employees and misclassified independent contractors in various types of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, wrongful termination, and/or retaliation based on race, gender, age or disability, wage and hour, overtime, meal and rest break claims, sexual harassment, disputes over unpaid wages, and denial of medical and disability leave. We take great pride in our representation of clients that range from minimum wage employees all the way up to executive level employees.
REAL ESTATE LITIGATION
We regularly handle a broad range of real estate litigation matters. The firm litigates matters involving real estate investments, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, real property rights disputes such as easements, encroachments, inverse condemnation, quiet title, public and private nuisance and trespass, and lawsuits stemming from real estate transactions, including broker commission disputes, escrow and earnest money disputes, and fraud.
We have handled various types of "soft" intellectual property disputes, including those involving copyrights, trademark/trade dress, misappropriation of trade secrets, and non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.
Regardless of how the damage may have occurred (car accident, slip and fall, product defect, a violent act, or catastrophic incident), we are able to apply our litigation skills to help you recover maximum compensation for your or your loved one's injuries.
Austiag is a skilled and accomplished civil litigator and trial attorney. He has extensive experience in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. His areas of practice include business litigation, real estate, intellectual property, personal injury, and employment disputes. In addition to his active litigation and trial practice, Austiag frequently counsels clients in their general business dealings.
Prior to founding Parineh Law, Austiag honed his skills at a nationally recognized litigation boutique, where he handled complex commercial litigation matters.
Austiag earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology from the University of California, San Diego and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. Austiag is admitted to practice law in the State of California and before the United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of California. In addition to being licensed to practice law in California, Austiag is also a licensed Real Estate Broker with the Bureau of Real Estate.
Representative Matters / Successes
Represented majority shareholders against minority shareholders in breach of contract action involving $100M+ real estate asset. Settled case on favorable terms after mediation.
Obtained seven-figure policy limits settlement on behalf of clients that were deceived by their real estate agent in a double escrow fraud scheme.
Obtained seven-figure writ of attachment in breach of contract action involving real estate dispute.
Successfully defended an $18 million breach of contract action brought by a subsidiary of a multi-billion dollar Japanese conglomerate during a six-day international arbitration, where plaintiffs walked with no net monetary damages.
Obtained plaintiff side summary adjudication of approximately $500,000, on behalf of commercial landlord in breach of contract and fraud action.
Negotiated “walk-away” settlement on behalf of Fortune-100 global retailer in class action alleging false and misleading advertising.
Obtained $300,000 plaintiff side summary judgment against non-performing construction company and its principals; successfully defended appeal of summary judgment.
Achieved complete dismissal of HIPAA action brought against major health care provider.
Represented two minors in excessive force action against Southern California law enforcement agency. Settled case on favorable terms prior to filing complaint.