Duane Morris LLP
11149 Brockway Road, Suite 100
Truckee, CA 96161-2213
Phone: +1 530 550 2050
Fax: +1 530 550 8619
Duane Morris' expansion in California includes its office in Lake Tahoe, a result of the firm's merger with Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft. Although the office is known for representing ski resorts in premises liability lawsuits, the attorneys handle a wide variety of cases, including employment, labor, construction and land use issues for the resorts. And they have broadened their client base to include, among others, golfing, bicycling, mountain climbing and skiing equipment manufacturers and retailers.
Range of Services
Sports & Recreation
The lawyers in our Lake Tahoe office are pioneers in sports and recreation law. Our attorneys are nationally respected for their innovative and effective strategies in litigation, from inception through final appeals, risk management advice, ADR and advice on issues with industry wide ramifications. For more than 30 years, we have been in the vanguard of work for the sports and recreation industry, including skiing and snow sports, golf, bicycling and other outdoor industries. Representing the ski industry, our attorneys have helped establish the doctrine of primary assumption of risk defense, resulting in rulings that serve as the basis for many defense victories in sports liability claims in virtually all industries.
We also help clients identify which claims should be vigorously defended through trial and which should be settled. Our Lake Tahoe lawyers are particularly skilled in assisting clients in weighing the risks associated with litigating against the importance of maintaining a reputation for not settling when there is little or no liability exposure. We serve as national supervising counsel for many well-known sports-related companies as well.
Litigation, Arbitration, ADR & Mediation
Lawyers in Duane Morris' Trial Practice represent clients in all types of complex commercial and other litigation, from inception through trial and appeal. Our litigators are experienced in an array of areas, including securities, antitrust, intellectual property and real estate disputes. Members of our Trial Practice often represent insurance companies and work closely with the firm's corporate and bankruptcy lawyers in the representation of financial institutions. Duane Morris attorneys have represented numerous international and national manufacturers in all forms of products liability and toxic tort litigation, including defense of product class actions, serving as national coordinating counsel, lead counsel, regional counsel or local counsel. Duane Morris also represents both individuals and corporations facing federal and state allegations of criminal conduct, including fraud, environmental crimes, securities violations, RICO violations, trade espionage and a variety of business-related offenses. In addition to representing clients in U.S. forums and before international tribunals, we also provide counsel on settling disputes without conventional litigation by using alternative dispute resolution options and advise on methods to anticipate and avoid litigation.
Products Liability Litigation
Duane Morris' national litigation practice represents numerous international and national manufacturers and insurance companies in all forms of products liability litigation, including defense of product class actions, in both federal and state courts, and consolidated multidistrict actions.
Representing a broad spectrum of clients in products liability and toxic tort litigation, our attorneys serve as lead counsel and as local, regional and national counsel. Our experience includes defense of mass tort litigation in which lawsuits from multiple districts are handled by a coordinated team effort. Whether defending a products liability client in a single catastrophic injury case or acting as national litigation coordinating counsel for a client with 60,000 pending product (asbestos) cases, our litigators are supported by the firm's state-of-the-art litigation technology, which is creatively applied to efficiently and cost-effectively meet the needs of the particular litigation.
Members of Duane Morris' Trial Practice regularly represent clients in complex commercial litigation matters in a wide array of areas, including securities, antitrust, franchise and dealerships, intellectual property, products liability, premises liability and real estate matters. The attorneys in our Lake Tahoe office also handle employment discrimination/civil rights litigation, representing a range of institutional and individual clients in state and federal courts. Duane Morris attorneys are experienced in all phases of litigation and alternate dispute resolution, including preliminary injunction hearings, trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediations.
Whether the client's matter involves the development of raw land, acquisition or disposition of corporate real estate, management of a real estate portfolio or solving the inevitable and unexpected situations that arise with real estate holdings, Duane Morris real estate lawyers can assist. Our attorneys represent high-profile institutional and individual clients in all aspects of real estate transactions and related matters. Our practice handles real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financings, workouts and restructurings, development, leasing, land use and zoning issues. The lawyers in our Lake Tahoe office are experienced with the issues that often arise in real estate development projects, including condominium communities, ski resorts, golf courses and other recreational sports activities.