Carl Lippenberger represents clients in a broad range of contract and tort cases, including disputes relating to warranties, wrongful terminations, secured transactions, insurance coverage, malpractice, and interference.

Sample cases:

  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in a breach of warranty dispute with a semiconductor component supplier resulting in a negotiated $3.75 million settlement for the client.
  • Represented a grower in a termination dispute with a packer/shipper and negotiated a $1.5 million settlement.
  • Represented client in dispute with attorney and recovered $400,000 judgment.
  • Obtained defense judgment for a secured creditor client against a $200,000 claim by a competing secured creditor.

Mr. Lippenberger represents shareholders and partners in dissolutions and other disputes. His legal expertise and business insight enables him to skillfully evaluate agreements to determine whether disputes have validity and whether to proceed with settlement or litigation.

Sample cases:

  • Represented a minority shareholder in a marketing firm in a dispute with the majority shareholder and negotiated a $1.5 million settlement.
  • Represented a minority shareholder in a securities firm and negotiated a $2.2 million increase in a $3.1 million buyout package.
  • Represented a client in a dispute with a business associate and obtained a judgment against an $850,000 partnership claim.

Mr. Lippenberger is experienced in a wide range of employer-employee issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage disputes.

Sample cases:

  • Represented an employer in a wrongful termination case and negotiated a $2,000 settlement.
  • Represented an employee in a wrongful termination case and negotiated a $125,000 settlement.

Mr. Lippenberger represents buyers and sellers in real estate fraud cases. In addition, he represents property owners in easement and license disputes, trespass and boundary line disagreements, and lateral and subjacent support cases. His clients also include property owners and lenders in trust deed workouts and foreclosures, landlords and tenants in landlord-tenant matters and ADA litigation, and co-tenants in partition actions.

Sample cases:

  • Represented the purchaser in a real estate fraud case and negotiated rescission of the $1.6 million sale and a return of almost all of the purchaser's money.
  • Represented holders of second deed of trust against real estate appraiser and negotiated settlement for total amount of $175,000 loan.

Mr. Lippenberger represents trustees and beneficiaries in trust and estate disputes, including the validity and interpretation of trusts and wills.

Sample cases:

  • Represented trust beneficiaries and negotiated an additional $1 million trust distribution.
  • Represented a trust beneficiary and avoided a challenge to a $1 million bequest.
  • Represented a trust beneficiary and successfully settled a challenge to a $600,000 bequest.

Mr. Lippenberger represents clients in trade secret, unfair competition, copyright, and patent litigation.

Sample cases:

  • Successfully represented an author's heir in a copyright dispute and recovered a $475,000 judgment.
  • Represented an employer in a trade secret case and negotiated a one-year injunction against the former employees' use of the employer's customer list.