I have litigated complex cases in state and federal court. I work with each client to develop a strategy that achieves their goals. The goal of developing the strategy is to direct the case on a path on which the client can make a sound business decision to resolve the case or take it to trial. Frequently, this involves prelitigation discussions with the opposing party to determine if the case can be resolved without initiating formal litigation or through mediation once the case has been filed. Although I enjoy trial, I view it as a last resort for most cases.
It is difficult to be a business owner in California. One major challenge is the complex employment laws in the state. When it comes to hiring, firing, wages and work hours, there are obligations and pitfalls that come with the territory. Those pitfalls include claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wage violations. I advise employers on policies that safeguard against future liability or defend them against these claims by employees. In addition to representing clients in state and federal court, I represent employers in cases before government agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Employment Development Department and the State Labor Commissioner.
I work closely with my clients to understand the details of their real estate matters. I understand that each transaction or dispute is unique. These disputes arise over easements, leases, purchases, and sales. I work with my clients to make sure they understand all risks associated with their cases. Then when necessary, I file or defend lawsuits arising out of the real estate dispute.
I also represent clients in licensing matters before State agencies. If a complaint or disciplinary matter is filed against a client’s license, I analyze the agency's allegations and prepares a defense to the charges. My services include representation in investigatory interviews and, where necessary, administrative trials.
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Kurt is a litigator with a focus on business, contracts, real estate, and employment disputes. His passion is helping business owners protect and grow their companies. Kurt also handles professional licensing and disciplinary matters before regulatory and administrative agencies such as the Medical Board of California, the Bureau of Automotive Repair, the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA), and the California Insurance Commission.
His representation includes counseling clients, investigation, discovery, mediation/arbitration, and trial. He has represented corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, sole proprietors and government entities.
Kurt strives to ensure his clients understand the litigation process including the work and resources involved in their case. It is important to him that they understand and are involve in their cases. Their participation along with his litigation process makes cases as economic as possible.
Kurt is involved in the local community. He has served as President of the Barristers’ Club of Sacramento and is the former Vice President, Treasurer, Media Chair and Membership Chair for the organization. He also served as the Membership-Committee Chairman for the Sacramento County Bar Association. He now serves as a board member on Region Business.
During law school, Kurt clerked for Commissioner William A. Mundell at the Arizona Corporations Commission. He worked as a state field director for three grassroots programs for a 2006 gubernatorial campaign in California. Kurt was an active participant in on-campus activities and served as the President of the Junior Barristers Club, an affiliate of the Barristers’ Club of Sacramento.
When he is not working, Kurt enjoys many outdoor activities including golf and fishing. He enjoys camping and traveling with his wife, Nicole, son, Brody, and two dogs, Peanut and Walnut.