General Civil Litigation & Transactional Practice

Real Property:  Damages and specific performance actions, including express and prescriptive easements and rights of way, slander of title, quiet title, sales disputes, real estate broker liability, contractor liability, CC&Rs and homeowner association liability.  Primarily in Sacramento, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, & Yolo Counties.

General Business:  Breach of contract, unfair competition, B&P 17200, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, covenants not to compete, B&P 16600, corporate, partnership and LLC formations, disputes and dissolutions.

Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret:  Registration, cancellation and infringement litigation, advertising injury. 

Franchise:  Registration including UFOC preparation. Franchise litigation in state and federal courts including breach of franchise agreement, termination, Lanham Act violations, CFIL violations.  Avoiding unconscionable arbitration and venue clauses.

Admissions To Practice & Memberships

California State Bar
California State Courts
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Trademark Trial & Appeal Board

Legal Education

Juris Doctor Conferred 1983
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law Sacramento, California

Undergraduate Education

Bachelors Degree
University of California Davis, California

Member of the law firm of Hodgson & Straight, Sacramento, California from 1985 - 2003

Attorney at Law
3620 American River Drive
Suite 130
Sacramento, California 95864
Telephone:  (916)  488-3616
Facsimile:  (
916) 488-6342