Josh chairs the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He counsels business, technology and real estate clients, addressing their sophisticated litigation issues. He represents clients in litigation prevention, mediation, arbitration and trial in state and federal courts. He has a proven track record of success in high-stakes trials, arbitrations, and appeals.
In 1994 Josh served as an extern for Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and in 1995 for Assemblyman Phillip L. Isenberg, Chair of Judiciary Committee for the California State Assembly.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Josh has litigated disputes regarding-trade secret misappropriation, high-tech product defects, indemnification and warranty, trademark and copyright infringement, licensing, cannabis related IP issues, and employment matters regarding non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.
Josh has litigated all types of breach of contract disputes, including distribution agreements, purchase and sale agreements, loan agreements, ownership disputes including dissolution actions, employment agreements and has litigated actions regarding unfair competition/business practices, fraud, franchise disputes, as well as cases involving breach of warranty and breach of fiduciary duty.
Real Estate/Land Use Litigation
Josh has represented major residential and commercial developers, as well as contractors and individuals, in disputes regarding purchase and sale, brokers' commissions, contractor licensing, non-disclosure/fraud/concealment actions and land use issues.
Josh has defended cannabis businesses against unfair competition lawsuits and counseled cannabis businesses regarding ways to minimize their exposure to government and private liabilities.
Food & Beverage Litigation
Josh represents food and beverage clients facing product defect claims, supplier and customer disputes as well as intellectual property issues.