If you need assistance with your business from entity formation and purchase of property to representation in a breach of contract or other claim, or if you are an individual who has been injured in an accident or are engaged in an employment dispute, the Modesto attorneys at Brunn & Flynn can help with sound advice and effective advocacy. We can also assist you with divorce and other family law matters, as well as any aspect of your estate plan, from drafting wills and trusts to handling conservatorships and probate litigation.
- Business/Corporate Law and Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
Business/Corporate Law and Litigation
Our transactional practice includes business entity formation, real estate purchases and leases, and contracts of all types. When forming a business, knowing whether to incorporate as a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other type of entity can have serious implications regarding issues such as taxation and revenue, liability, management and control, and business succession planning. Whether you are new to business or expanding your enterprise, we offer the advice and legal service necessary to get your business operating the way you want it to. We also engage in the negotiating, drafting, and review of contracts to help transactions go smoothly, with your rights and interests protected in the event of a future dispute.
Companies engage in business contacts countless times a day, and the occasional business dispute is inevitable. When litigation is required to resolve these matters, we provide strong and effective courtroom representation based on decades of experience in the Central Valley and statewide. Our experience includes breach of contract matters and all types of business torts, such as unfair competition, fraud and unfair business practices, as well as workers’ compensation litigation and partnership and shareholder disputes.
Whether you are an individual or a business prosecuting or defending a civil suit, you may have much to gain or lose from a pending action. Obtaining a successful outcome requires an attention to detail and a thorough familiarity with the laws of civil procedure and the local rules of court, in addition to negotiation skills, quick thinking, and persuasive advocacy. Some of these skills can be learned through training, while others require experience and an innate sense of strategy and timing.
The law office of Brunn & Flynn has over 45 years of experience handling civil claims in a multitude of arenas, including construction law, real estate, environmental law, and employment law. Our experience includes plaintiff and defense representation at trial and on appeal in state and federal courts throughout California.
When the negligence or wrongful conduct of an individual, business, or other entity causes injury to another, the law allows the injured party to recover compensation for the damages caused, including property damage, present and future medical expenses, lost wages due to missed work or diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Obtaining this recovery from a defendant or insurance company requires the plaintiff to prove all the facts of the case, including the accident itself, the defendant’s fault, and the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries. There are many defenses available in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, such as comparative negligence, as well as statutes of limitations and other procedural issues which must be properly followed.
At Brunn & Flynn, we have decades of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in every type of personal injury lawsuit, including automobile and trucking accidents, products liability, and premises liability (slip and fall) cases. We are skilled trial attorneys who understand how to investigate and evaluate a claim, and know when to recommend a settlement and when to go to trial.
A comprehensive estate plan addresses not only the distribution of one’s estate, but also issues such as potential tax implications, probate avoidance, guardianship of one’s minor children, and a plan for the management of one’s health and financial affairs in the event of physical or mental incapacity. Taking the time to understand the testator’s wishes and carefully drafting documents accordingly is the best method to realizing the testator’s intent. In the event will contests or other challenges do arise, experienced trial attorneys familiar with probate litigation are essential to seeing that full and proper effect is given to the estate plan.
The attorneys at Brunn & Flynn handle the drafting of wills and all types of trusts, and prepare other ancillary documents, including advance healthcare directives and financial durable powers of attorney, to create a comprehensive estate plan. Our attorneys also represent clients in connection with trust administration, probate administration, trust and estate litigation, and guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.
Our attorneys represent individuals and families in divorce and related issues of child custody and child support, spousal support, and the division of marital property. Since California is a community property state, the proper characterization and valuation of every asset is essential to a fair settlement. Our lawyers are successful negotiators and strong advocates who understand the law and work to see that your rights are protected and that your interests are fairly represented in all areas of a divorce proceeding.
Our family law practice also encompasses other matters, such as domestic violence restraining orders and civil harassment protective orders, premarital (prenuptial) agreements, and guardianships.
Mediation is an alternative to litigation in which the parties control the outcome. Mediation can reduce legal costs, settle disputes quickly, maintain privacy, and preserve relationships. Arbitration is another form of alternative dispute resolution which can help to resolve matters faster and less expensively than litigation, either by providing valuable information for negotiating a settlement or by conducting an abbreviated trial process.
Mediation and arbitration can successfully resolve disputes between and among individuals, businesses, business partners, employers and employees, and even governmental entities.
A neutral third person (the mediator) is critical to the success of the mediation process. Charles K. Brunn and Gerald E. Brunn are respected and knowledgeable mediators in the legal community. Their years of experience in many practice areas make them valuable resources to parties and their counsel.
In Modesto and Stanislaus County, and statewide throughout California, people who need legal services trust the experience and record of results established by Brunn & Flynn, A Professional Corporation. Contact our office for immediate assistance with your legal matter.