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Schonfeld Law Prevails on Anti-Slapp Motion

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Corinne Bertsche prevailed on an anti-slapp motion on the ground that the underlying dismissal did not constitute a favorable termination.  The trial court’s ruling was upheld on appeal.  All of the attorney’s fees and costs incurred were awarded to the client.  A final judgment in the amount of  $59,469 was enetered in her client’s favor.

Schonfeld Law Wins $265,000 Judgment In Partnership Dissolution Trial

Friday, February 18th, 2011

The firm obtained a $256,579  judgment for their clients in an employment/ partnership dissolution trial.  San Diego Superior Court.

Plaintiff Dismisses Orange County Legal Malpractice Action After Receiving Letter From Schonfeld Law

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Plaintiff and his counsel agreed to dismiss an Orange County legal malpractice action after receiving a detailed letter from Alan Schonfeld analyzing why the case had no merit.  No discovery was conducted and no money was paid.  Plaintiff simply filed the dismissal.

Alan Schonfeld Named to San Diego Superior Court Mediation Panel

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

On January 12, 2011, Alan Schonfeld was named to the San Diego Superior Court Mediation Panel.  Mr. Schonfeld is a certified mediator.

Alan Schonfeld and Corinne Bertsche Present MCLE Ethics Program on The Pitfalls of Social Media

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Alan Schonfeld and Corinne Bertsche presented a California MCLE Ethics Program on the Pitfalls of Social Media.  The Course was approved for Mandatory Continuing Education Credit by The State Bar Of California under the ethics requirement.

Demurrer Sustained Without Leave To Amend in Orange County Malpractice Action

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The firm obtained a judgment of dismissal after the Court sustained its demurrer without leave to amend.  Orange County Superior Court.

Schonfeld Law Extricates Client Escrow Company By Prevailing on Interpleader Motion

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Schonfeld Law obtained a dismissal for its escrow company client by filing a motion for interpleader which was granted by the court.  The client was also awarded his compensation due pursuant to the escrow agreement.  Los Angeles Superior Court.

Plaintiffs Agree to Drop $24 Million Legal Malpractice Action After Receiving Draft Motion to Dismiss

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Alan Schonfeld prepared and sent a draft motion to dismiss to plaintiff’s counsel in a $24 million legal malpractice action against a prominent Orange County law firm.  The motion was based on alleged improprieties and unclean hands on the part of plaintiffs in connection with the action.  Mr. Schonfeld advised plaintiff’s counsel that the motion would be filed with the court unless the action was immediately dismissed.  The action was immediately dismissed for a waiver of costs.   San Diego Superior Court.

Schonfeld Law Obtains Favorable Settlement in Orange County Legal Malpractice Action

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Schonfeld Law represented a well-known Orange County law firm in a significant legal malpractice action where damages of over $5 million were sought. Plaintiff was represented by Deborah Wolfe, a prominent and highly respected plaintiff’s legal malpractice attorney. The underlying case involved complex construction litigation.  The firm worked hard to establish key defenses and put the case in an advantageous settlement posture.  The firm obtained a very favorable settlement prior to the expert witness phase of the case that was half of opposing parties’ “bottom line” and less than 15 percent of the claimed damages.