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Business Litigation Attorneys

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TALG is a multi-jurisdictional law firm that provides skilled representation for all of your business litigation needs. From contract issues and shareholder disputes to mergers and acquisitions and trade secret protection – TALG is there to provide quality, effective, and thorough representation. We pride ourselves on being proactive and innovative, both in transactions and litigation, while aggressively protecting our clients’ businesses. With over 15 years of dedicated and exceptional service to our clients, our team possesses the know-how and is prepared to assist you with all of your business needs. We look forward to assisting you.
 

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Business Practice Areas

Business Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions
Capital Markets & Compliance

Shareholder Accounting Disputes

Shareholder Communications,
Risk Management

Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation

Breach of Contract,
Contract Dispute

Commercial Litigation

Regulatory Compliance,
Commercial Banking & Lending

Alternative Currency Litigation

Bitcoin
Etherium
capital markets

Capital Markets, Private Equity & Credit Transactions

We have a strong history of assisting clients with equity raises, issuing debt, hybrid offerings and various securities offerings throughout the country. We have counseled hundreds of clients in various settings and markets with respect to SEC and CFTC compliance issues as well.

We assist private equity clients on transactions throughout the country. We assist our clients with navigating financing structure, strategy and financing alternatives. From the “Private Credit” side of the practice, we have vast experience with many types of debt instruments – including credit facilities, mezzanine debt structures and multi-tranche facilities.

With respect to nuanced money transmissions and credit transactions, we’ve represented Independent Sales Organizations (ISO), sponsoring and merchant banks in a wide array of transactions and litigation. We understand the merchant processing world and have substantial experience with PCI compliance issues as well.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We recognize that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to mergers and acquisitions. We tackle each matter on a case-by-case basis to determine what is the most advantageous and cost-effective method of achieving results for our clients. It is important to resolve these disputes in the shortest possible time frame and in the company’s best interests in order to keep your company moving forward toward accomplishing business goals.

Our results speak for themselves, and our reward for those results are lifelong relationships with our clients.

We assist private equity clients on transactions throughout the country. We assist our clients with navigating financing structure, strategy and financing alternatives. From the “Private Credit” side of the practice, we have vast experience with many types of debt instruments – including credit facilities, mezzanine debt structures and multi-tranche facilities.

With respect to nuanced money transmissions and credit transactions, we’ve represented Independent Sales Organizations (ISO), sponsoring and merchant banks in a wide array of transactions and litigation. We understand the merchant processing world and have substantial experience with PCI compliance issues as well.

Corporate Governance & Litigation Issues

With over 17 years of experience, we have substantial experience in counseling our clients through complex governance issues such as shareholder dissent issues, board of director controversies and drafting necessary governance documents. Likewise, we counsel our clients with their director independence and executive compensation issues or controversies. We also assist our clients with ordinary course disclosures and extraordinary activist campaigns.

When litigation arises, we aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients while utilizing technology to minimize operational disruptions and costs. We have substantial experience in handling Shareholder Accounting disputes, breach of fiduciary duty litigation and successor liability actions.

Securities Compliance & Litigation Matters

We have substantial experience with SEC, CFTC and FINRA investigations and filing requirements.

With respect to litigation, we have defended and prosecuted multiple securities fraud and negligent disclosure actions.

FinTech & Digital Assets

Digital currencies and assets are the future, and TALG is a proud leader in this space. Indeed, we regularly assist our clients in seeking registration before the SEC, CFTC and other regulatory agencies as required.

On the litigation side, we have experience in litigation involving digital assets and currencies, including dealing with complex blockchain evidentiary preservation issues.

Innovative, Proactive and Responsive

TALG aggressively protects our client’s interests in both the courtroom and boardroom. In the boardroom, we’ve counseled our clients in a litany of deals including Mergers and Acquisitions; Distressed Asset Acquisition, Asset Sales, Divestment, capital raises, debt and equity restructuring and financing transactions.

As zealous advocates, we use our arsenal of legal knowledge, combined with strategic thinking and planning, to achieve results.

Our work is both thorough and thoroughly communicated. We recognize that each case is different and deserves quality preparation. Additionally, we keep clients well apprised, so they know what is happening with their case, what our strategies are, and what to expect during each step of the process.

We recognize that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to business litigation. We tackle each matter on a case-by-case basis to determine what is the most advantageous and cost-effective method of achieving results for our clients. It is important to resolve these disputes in the shortest possible time frame and in the company’s best interests in order to keep your company moving forward toward accomplishing business goals.

Our results speak for themselves, and our reward for those results are lifelong relationships with our clients.

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Ismail Amin

Ismail Amin, Esq.

Founder/Partner

Ismail is a multi-jurisdictional practitioner with substantial experience in business, intellectual property transactions and disputes. Ismail has handled disputes all over the world and throughout the United States on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized privately held companies in fields such as healthcare, biologics, biotechnology and hospitality. In the Board Room – Ismail has counseled the firm’s healthcare provider clients in acquiring or selling assets, while maximizing return and minimizing risk. He has helped clients acquire or sell over $1 billion worth of healthcare-related assets, including hospitals.

Ismail has considerable trial and arbitration experience, having been involved in over 80 trials and arbitration across multiple jurisdictions from the inception of his legal career. He has successfully litigated shareholder accounting disputes, trade-secret matters, trademark/trade-dress infringement claims, commercial, and breach of contract matters, complex commercial litigation. Ismail has substantial experience before the USPTO, having litigated multiple TTAB proceedings involving trademark disputes.

Ismail is currently attending Georgetown Law Center’s LLM program in Securities & Financial Regulation. Moreover, he is presently a candidate at Johns Hopkins University for a Master’s in Biotechnology, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship.

Katherine Vescera

Katherine Vescera

Partner, Irvine Office

Kate Vescera is a Partner at our Irvine, California office. Kate’s practice focuses on business litigation and transactional matters. She works with firms of all sizes, from large publicly traded companies through sole proprietorships. She has successfully litigated numerous cases involving a variety of issues, including, breach of contract matters, commercial disputes, employment matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, developer defense litigation, commercial and premises liability claims, real estate matters and trade secret claims. She also has experience with resolving matters through mediation and informal negotiation.

Kate has assisted clients in completing complicated transactions, including asset sales, stock purchases, the sale of businesses and real estate transactions. These have included the sale of the assets of a health care concierge service and the sale of the business and real estate of a large shopping center. She also has experience in intellectual property matters.

Kate provides outside general counsel services to a variety of business including health care providers, hospitality and entertainment providers, staffing companies, insurance brokers, and automotive accessory producers, amongst many others.

Kate graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law with her Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in International Law. She also earned a Masters in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Dima Hanna

Dima Hanna

Associate

Dima Hanna joined the TALG Irvine office in 2021. Dima was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and moved to California to attend Chapman University, where she graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an International Business emphasis and minor in Sociology. Dima thereafter graduated from Southwestern Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Advocacy.

During her time at Southwestern, Dima gained diverse experience while clerking for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s family violence unit, along with time spent in firms specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, and family law – where her passion for family law was solidified. Dima was also a member of the Entertainment Law Society and a quarter-finalist in the Negotiations Honors Competition. At TALG, Dima’s main focus is family law as well as business transactional law.

Dima volunteers for the Lebanon Relief Center during her visits home, and continues to contribute her efforts to a Vietnamese orphanage, for which she participated in a month-long Service Trip to Vietnam. In addition to this, she has traveled to 20 countries and continually enjoys exploring new cultures. Dima is bilingual in Arabic and English and also spends her free time boxing, skiing, and attending live music events.

Katherine Vescera

Christopher Stark

Associate

Christopher Stark joined the TALG Irvine, California Office in 2022. Throughout his career, Christopher has represented financial institutions, private companies, and individuals in state and federal courts in actions involving loan servicing, real property disputes, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes. Immediately prior to joining TALG, Christopher spent three years working in-house for a mortgage loan originator providing guidance in subject matters including contract review and responding to regulator inquiries.

Christopher received his juris doctor from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law and bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton. He has been admitted to practice law in California since 2015.

In his time outside of practice, Christopher enjoys cycling and hiking in the Sierra Nevada’s.

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