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Contact Matt at 415-775-8950
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The number of issues that can lead to a business dispute are seemingly endless. Even the types of disputes that come up again and again, such as business contract disputes, can come with an infinite number of variations. These disputes can turn complex very quickly. You need an experienced attorney who can recognize all the nuances in your situation and chart a successful course to a positive and cost-effective resolution.

Attorney Matt Wertheim has represented claimants ("plaintiffs") and defendants in business disputes in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area since 1987. We have achieved success in the most complex and challenging cases and we welcome the opportunity to help you.

Whether your dispute seems run of the mill or completely unclassifiable, you can be confident in our ability to handle it. When huge amounts are on the line, or the future of your business itself is in jeopardy, we put our experience to work to achieve your objectives.

Does your case involve a contractual dispute with another business? Is the dispute an internal matter regarding your employees, partners, or shareholders, or the sale of your company? Is it related to Real Estate? Does your case somehow involve several of the issues mentioned above and more? We can handle it.

Matt Wertheim & Associates has represented large companies, small & medium-sized business, start-up ventures, CEOs, and individuals in disputes over the meaning of asset purchase agreements, the sale of stock, claims of reverse engineering of software, interpretation of insurance treaties and contracts, and nearly everything in between.

While Matt Wertheim takes pride in the title trial lawyer, we are also prepared to resolve disputes through forms of alternative dispute resolution as well as negotiated settlements.

Some of the types of Business Litigation matters that Matt has handled since 1987 are:

  • The arbitration of a contractual dispute between two (2) insurance companies resulting in a near eight figure arbitration award on behalf of the client.
  • Matt was the general counsel for a small insurance company accused of negligence related to the placement of a worker's compensation bond. Matt assisted the client by formulating and making the initial notice of claim, associating with outside counsel to file a federal court declaratory relief action when the claim was denied, to the successful reversal/positive outcome in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and finally to the negotiation of the client's claim for bad faith and attorney's fees.
  • Matt was general counsel for a San Francisco software company and represented the company in defending claims of "reverse engineering" by several nationally known software companies.
  • Matt handled a dispute between founders of a software company that was resolved by the sale of the company to a third party.
  • Matt has represented multiple San Francisco based Insurance agents in their six figure claims for fidelity coverage that were originally denied by insurers prior to Matt's involvement, coverage analysis, discovery, legal research, etc.
  • Matt represented the founders of a software company in their claims against the acquiring company asserting claims for breach of contract and fraud stemming from the acquisition, the Stock Exchange Agreements, the Registration Rights Agreements, and various Letter Agreements. The case resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for the founders and shareholders through a complicated escrow that allowed founders and shareholders to sell shares over time so as to not suppress the market price.
  • Matt acted as co-counsel for Insurance agent accused of negligence by Agent's insured who made claim against client's corporation and attempted to "pierce the corporate veil" to hold client personally liable for damages exceeding client's $2,000,000 of errors and omissions coverage. Case settled prior to trial following full day of mediation.
  • Matt defended the CEO of Sacramento based Insurance agency sued personally for fraud relating to theft by company's CFO. Defense involved four (4) separate cases brought by US and foreign insurance companies.
  • Obtained six figure settlement for executive search firm that placed executive with San Francisco based company which refused to pay client citing a technicality in the compensation agreement.
  • Handled numerous Wage and Hour disputes for owners of restaurants and other commercial businesses.
  • Defended numerous businesses accused of disability access violations. Unscrupulous lawyers would send 13 wheelchair bound clients into businesses with trivial defects and would file lawsuits for statutory damages and Attorney's fees (often not covered by insurance).
  • Successfully represented purchaser of corner market in San Francisco when neighbors opposed purchase based on proposed sale of alcohol.

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