— ABOUT —
Jeffrey Easley's firm opened in 1990 and provides quality employment, entertainment, and real estate legal services - with locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco; meeting facilities in Orange County, Palo Alto, and Denver; over one hundred state and federal court cases, including high-profile; hundreds of negotiated agreements; millions of dollars paid to our clients; and outstanding client ratings and reviews (Martindale-Hubbell, Lawyers.com, Google+, Yelp). Our contract services include counsel regarding, revision, and preparation of all types of agreements, including business, real estate, employment, entertainment, financing, independent contractor, severance/separation, stock option and grant, licensing, production, performance, talent, recording, publishing, non-compete, settlement, and more; and negotiation of terms, such as price, amount, title, duties, tenure, duration, reinstatement, compensation, severance pay, stock, benefits, royalties, fees, rights, confidentiality, and non-disparagement. Other transaction services include company formation, licensing, and regulatory/local compliance, including corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships; financing - debt, private equity, and private securities placements; site selection, zoning, and permitting; contracts, including operations, maintenance, renewable energy certificate purchase and sale, power purchase agreements and ancillary agreements; international project development, implementation, and compliance; tax issues and incentives; tax issues related to entity structures; and more. Company start-up and financing services include counsel regarding available entities, such as corporations, LLCs, limited partnerships, LLPs, and partnerships; counsel regarding employment and independent contractor issues; preparation of formation documents, such as articles, operating agreements, partnership agreements, private placement memoranda and related agreements; identifying debt and private equity sources; negotiating loans and private equity agreements; private securities structure and documents; negotiating terms with broker-dealers; and more. Site work includes due diligence; zoning and permitting applications and variances; federal, state, and local regulatory compliance including environmental regulatory compliance; and more. Tax work through third-party providers includes counsel regarding tax credits, taxing authorities, federal, state, and local taxation of renewable energy projects and income, and more. Our dispute resolution services include negotiation, administrative actions, arbitrations, court cases, and appeals related to federal, California, and Colorado causes of action, such as breach of contract, fraud, employment discrimination (gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, national origin, color, and ethnicity), labor (e.g. unpaid wages, overtime violations, Fair Labor Standards Act), unfair business practice, securities, and other statutes; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA); federal and state unlawful employment retaliation statutes (e.g. complaining about discrimination or labor law violations, taking FMLA [Family and Medical Leave Act] or state medical/family leave, engaging in a whistle-blowing activity); privacy invasions; defamation (libel and slander); contravention of public policies against workplace retaliation (e.g. exercising a constitutional right such as free speech, filing a worker's compensation claim, making a wage claim, refusing to perform an illegal act); copyright infringement and interference with other intellectual property rights; unfair business practices; negligence; assault and battery; nuisance and trespass; equitable remedies; and other claims.