Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Gurnee, Mason & Forestiere, LLP has a reputation throughout the legal community as one of the premiere civil litigation firms in Northern California, providing aggressive, cutting edge, legal representation for its clients. We have successfully represented businesses, individuals, public entities and non-profit companies, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in a variety of civil litigation. Dedicated to client satisfaction, our attorneys employ superior trial skills and powerful negotiation techniques to consistently achieve positive results for our clients. Gurnee, Mason & Forestiere provides clients with the personal attention typical of a small firm, while utilizing the technology and extensive resources found in the largest of firms. We handle cases in state and federal courts throughout California and beyond.
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Business Transactions and Corporate Matters

Gurnee, Mason & Forestiere, LLP insightfully provides its clients’ advice concerning their business transactions and corporate matters. Our attorneys routinely counsel clients concerning daily operations regarding management, operations, employment, regulatory, insurance and financing issues. Our attorneys’ business litigation experience uniquely qualifies them to provide prudent advice to clients on how to avoid litigation when conducting business affairs.
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Construction Law

Gurnee, Mason & Forestiere has considerable experience representing owners, developers, lenders, surety companies, contractors, subcontractors, designers, architects, engineers, product manufacturers and suppliers involved in residential, commercial and public construction projects throughout California and beyond. When necessary, our attorneys have the unique ability to continue to represent our clients in any bankruptcy proceedings that are filed concerning a construction project or any such proceedings filed by any persons concerning them. We are actively involved in local contractor associations, routinely providing education and counseling services to members, as well as to suppliers, trade associations, and developers.
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Funeral and Cemetery Law

Throughout the United States, Gurnee, Mason & Forestiere is regarded as one of the most experienced and respected firms in protecting the interests of businesses in the funeral and cemetery industry. We have advised 100s of cemeteries and funeral homes regarding various aspects of the industry, including regulatory compliance, professional negligence, and employment disputes. Clients also enlist our professional counsel in business dealings such as acquisitions and divestitures. We have acted as lead defense counsel in a number of class action cases involving claims of negligence or misrepresentation in the sale or performance of funeral related goods and services including casket sales, FTC Funeral Rule compliance, cremation and burial practices, and wage and hour regulatory compliance.
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Labor and Employment

Representing both employers and employees, we are expert in handling claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and disparate treatment. In addition, we provide proactive advice and counsel to employers regarding employee relations, we conduct on-site training and seminars on important workplace topics, and we review and update employment manuals to assure compliance with the latest and most critical statutory and regulatory developments that can affect your business.

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