The Southern California law firm of Bewley, Lassleben & Miller LLP has a long-established practice in the areas of commercial real property, state and local taxation, healthcare, construction, estate planning, and general litigation.
Commercial Real Estate
We represent the owners of multiple premier Southern California shopping malls and office buildings, including the Irvine Company and Donahue, Schriber & Caruso, in the sale and acquisition of real estate.
The lawyers at Bewley, Lassleben & Miller have an established reputation in the construction industry, specializing in collection and mechanic's lien remedies, risk management and other issues. Established clients such as Pacific National Group and Carol Electric regularly seek our advice and representation on payment and performance bond claims, contractor disputes, and other topics which commonly arise in construction.
The negotiating, drafting, and review of complex construction contracts is an integral part of the construction process. Disputes often arise when a defect is discovered or there is a disagreement between the property owner and contractor over whether the building was constructed according to specifications. A well-drafted document that clearly establishes the rights and duties of the parties will go a long way toward aiding in the resolution of these disputes.
A well-prepared estate plan will cover how your estate will be distributed when you pass away, as well as how your personal and financial affairs will be managed in the event you become incapacitated. Our attorneys carefully craft comprehensive estate plans, including revocable living trusts, wills and other estate planning documents. Each document is specifically tailored to the needs and goals of our clients. We are particularly sensitive to tax considerations in estate planning, and counsel our clients regarding transfer tax implications, including estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
Issues of mental or physical incapacity can make a person legally incompetent to manage his or her own affairs. Advance health care directives and durable powers of attorney can be drafted in advance to allow others to fulfill your wishes with regard to medical procedures, end-of-life decisions and financial matters, should you become unable to express those wishes and carry them out yourself.
General Business Law and Litigation
Complex legal transactions and disputes are a daily fact of life in the business world. Our attorneys assist corporations and business owners with everything from business formation to contract disputes or sale agreements. For more information, see our general business law and litigation page.
California healthcare facilities are subjected to a complex array of regulations from a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels. Aside from regulatory hurdles, healthcare facilities are coming under increasing pressure from an increase in uncompensated care, higher labor costs due to an ever-increasing nursing shortage, and a migration of traditional hospital services to outpatient, urgent care, and ambulatory surgical centers.
Our extensive background in this area of law gives us the legal and practical experience to keep our healthcare clients operating efficiently and in compliance during these times of shrinking budgets and growing medical needs. Among our healthcare clients, we have long served as general counsel to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, a regional comprehensive healthcare facility, with a direct focus on its regulatory, contracting and governance needs.
California State and Local Taxation
For three decades, we have been helping to resolve sales, property, and franchise tax disputes at the audit or administrative appeal level, and litigating at the trial and appellate levels when necessary. For more information, please see our California state and local tax practice page.
Regardless of your legal issue, the attorneys at Bewley, Lassleben & Miller are dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation to every client. Contact the attorneys at Bewley, Lassleben & Miller today for assistance with your business and commercial legal needs.