As one of the South Bay’s most respected law firms, Artiano & Associates can meet all your business law and litigation needs under one roof— from carefully crafted business deals to rigorously defending your rights in court. For over 35 years, we have been helping California businesses of all sizes and types, from startups to multi-million dollar companies. We provide the full range of legal services, including:
“ Artiano & Associates has done a thoroughly outstanding job for us in all matters that they can take care of.
I sincerely appreciate the responsiveness and professionalism shown by their firm. “
Jim Lambert, Diverge IT
“ Jim Artiano and his team make themselves your treasured advocates in your legal matters with their commitment to service.
You will see the difference in the results they deliver. “
“ I call Linda the Lawyer for the Employer. “
Chris LaChance, CPA
Because we offer a variety of services that compliment each other, we are able to look at your business as a whole. We know that every legal issue has the potential to impact another part of your business or even your personal life. Unlike many firms, we believe in pursuing effective strategies to resolve the issue before it comes to filing a lawsuit.
Litigation can be very costly to both parties, sometimes in excess of the value of the contract, and is often wholly unnecessary. Through skilled mediation and negotiation we often settle lawsuits prior to trial, saving our clients considerable amounts of time and financial resources. The objective is to craft a win-win deal for both parties.
If other options are exhausted and the issue requires litigation, we are experienced and committed to protecting and preserving your rights. We’ve been litigating in civil court trials in both state and federal court for more than 35 years. If another area of your business is affected, you have seasoned attorneys with different specialties at your disposal—with full interaction between our practice areas.
We also have an expert in the area of municipal defense on the Artiano team. This seasoned litigator represents cities and public agencies throughout Southern California in lawsuits stemming from personal injury claims against our municipal clients.
Your business is damaged when someone fails to fulfill his or her end of a contract. These kinds of damages are usually not just limited to the value of your contract – it often means hurting your business in the form of lost future profits, or the damaging of customer relationships. We can help you recover these damages through the best legal remedy.
Our client, the former property owner, was being sued for approximately $1 million by the new property owner for environmental contamination clean up costs. Our thorough research uncovered 40 other companies that had brought contaminants to the property and were also liable for clean up costs.
Through adept negotiation, we were able to have the 40 other companies agree to contribute 50% of the $1 million. We were able to settle the case in one round, with virtually no litigation costs. This is how we used collaboration to produce a far superior result to suing everyone in involved.