Jacobs & Dodds

Orange County Business Lawyers With over 40 years of experience. Specializing in Business Litigation (including breach of contract and shareholder disputes), Defending Employers in Employment Disputes (including PAGA claims) and Handling Transactional Matters, Including the Drafting of Business Contracts, Business Purchase/Sale Agreements, Shareholder Agreements and Employee Handbooks.

2151 Michelson Drive, Ste. 168

Irvine, California 92612

Tel: (949) 645-7300

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PRACTICE

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BUSINESS LITIGATION

 

Business disputes erupt every day for a myriad of reasons.  Our firm handles breach of contract matters, shareholder disputes and other types of business related cases.  At Jacobs & Dodds our focus and our goal is to resolve the disputes in the shortest time possible and in the most economical fashion.  Informal dispute resolution is utilized whenever possible.  Sadly, however, some disputes can only be settled in the courtroom.  Partner Paul Jacobs has 35 years of litigation experience representing large and small clients, from IBM and Carl's Jr. to local family owned businesses.  He has won million dollar judgments on the plaintiffs' side and prevented million dollar judgments by representing defendants who never should have been sued in the first place. 

BUSINESS FORMATION

 

Each of the law partners at Jacobs & Dodds has over 36 years of legal experience in forming corporations and limited liability companies. We have formed hundreds of corporations and limited liability companies. Our fees are reasonable. We encourage business owners who are contemplating the formation of a corporation or a limited liability company to give us a call so they can speak with one of our attorneys. There is no charge for telephone consultations.

UNFAIR COMPETITION

 

An employee leaves the company and takes the customer list with him. A former employee opens up a competing business and undercuts his former employer's prices to gain an economic advantage. An employee convinces several of her co-employees, while she is still employed with the company, to come to work for her as soon as she leaves the company and and starts up a competing company. Sound familiar? At Jacobs & Dodds we work to protect our business clients from these and other predatory unfair competition practices. We take swift decisive action, including immediate injunctive relief, to protect our clients' interests.

EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES

 

Jacobs & Dodds defends employers against employee wage & hour claims, wrongful termination actions, discrimination claims and whistle blower lawsuits.  The firm specializes in defending employers against PAGA (Private Attorney General Act) claims.

 

 

TRANSACTIONAL MATTERS

 

The attorneys at Jacobs & Dodds have been drafting contracts, independent contractor agreements, partnership agreements, and other business contracts for over 30 years.  Protect your business. Make sure the contract you are about to sign is clear, protects your interests, and correctly sets out the terms you agreed to before you sign it.

 

OUR VISION

The business law firm of Jacobs & Dodds is an aggressive and experienced law firm located in the heart of Orange County. Each partner in the law firm has over 40 years of experience representing corporate America.

 

Jacobs & Dodds has a tradition of providing high quality litigation services. The firm specializes in unfair competition matters, representing employers in employment disputes, handling breach of contract actions and commercial collections.  At a time when litigation costs are rising, Jacobs & Dodds is sensitive to the need for cost-effective representation.  Each client's goals and budget are factored into the litigation strategy.  The attorneys at Jacobs & Dodds work closely with their clients to develop budgets designed to avoid run-away legal costs.  Initial consultations are always free of charge.

 

 The firm also handles corporate and limited liability company formation, the drafting of business agreements, the representation of clients that are buying or selling businesses, and, when needed, the dissolution of business entities. 

 

The business law firm of Jacobs & Dodds is committed to providing high quality legal work, in a friendly environment, at a price their clients can afford.

 

OUR ATTORNEYS

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PAUL JACOBS
PARTNER

In practice for 38 years, Mr. Jacobs' legal background includes serving as corporate counsel for Thrifty Corporation in Los Angeles. Thrifty Corporation was the parent company for Thrifty Drug Stores, Payless Drug Stores and Big 5 Sporting Goods. Mr. Jacobs also served as Senior Trial Counsel for the distinguished law firm of Haight, Brown & Bonesteel.  While at Haight, Brown & Bonesteel Mr. Jacobs represented many high profile clients in lawsuits including the State of California, IBM, Carls Jr., Leviton Manufacturing and the Koll Company.  Currently Mr. Jacobs represents the County of Orange in business cases.

Mr. Jacobs handles business litigation matters including the defense of employers in wrongful termination cases, wage and hour claims and PAGA claims.

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DEBRA DODDS
PARTNER

With over 36 years of litigation experience throughout California, Ms. Dodds has extensive experience in defending and prosecuting business lawsuits.  She served as a senior litigator for the Los Angeles based law firm of Booth, Mitchel, Strange & Smith (now Booth, Mitchel & Strange) as well as the prestigious national law firm of Sedgwick, LLP.  Ms. Dodds handles cases in state court as well as federal court.

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ROBERT BASTONE
SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Mr. Bastone has been with Jacobs & Dodds for over 10 years. He handles business litigation matters as well as business transactional matters such as the drafting of business purchase agreements, business contracts, employment agreements and employee handbooks.  He has represented clients in state and federal courts.

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JACOBS & DODDS

OUR ADDRESS

2151 Michelson Drive, Suite 168, Irvine, CA 92612

Tel:  949-645-7300

 

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