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The Burke Law Firm represents companies, their directors and corporate executives. The firm engages with closely held corporations and works closely with private equity portfolio companies. The Firm also represents business entities during launch and growth phases. Michael Burke is AV-rated by the Martindale-Hubbell national peer-reviewed legal directory (an honor accorded to the top 10 percent of lawyers nationwide) and is a member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Businesses launch, grow, divest, and dissolve. The Firm represents clients in every phase of the business lifecycle. Corporate governance, shareholder litigation and partnership disputes are one area where these issues have significant legal consequences. The Firm handles both sides of these issues with equal energy and expertise.
The Firm represents companies in all aspects of employment law matters. The Firm provides counseling on employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, employee classification, work schedule and wage issues. The Firm also drafts and reviews employee policy manuals, and is a key advisor in equal opportunity and other regulatory compliance matters. On the litigation front, the Firm's employment litigation practice includes wrongful termination, employee class actions and PAGA claims, and breaches of contract as well as discrimination and sexual harassment suits. Mr. Burke is an experienced trial attorney, and has managed complex litigation and appeals nationwide.
Trade secret theft and unfair business practices can seriously jeopardize a company's competitive position. The Firm brings and defends litigation in state and federal courts to protect its clients' interests. Employee poaching, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement are some of the claims that the Firm handles for your business enterprise. The Firm also defends clients against claims involving compliance with regulatory practices in both civil and criminal matters. Michael Burke has obtained favorable outcomes for his clients with the US Department of Justice, the SEC, the FTC, and the FDA as well as with the California Attorney General's Office.
The Firm handles a variety of corporate health care matters, including licensing, physician practice, wage and hour, alternative work schedules, and insurance coverage issues. The Firm is experienced in regulatory matters related to health care. Value-based medicine has made healthcare acquisitions even more attractive to private equity firms, which makes traditional legal issues involving Anti-Kickback Laws, Stark laws, and False Claims Act cases more complicated. The Firm helps its clients navigate these turbulent waters. Additionally, Mr. Burke provides advice to private equity firms and other investors on potential divestitures, strategic alliances and joint ventures to unlock the potential for growth and scale in their health care delivery models. .
The Firm is adept at litigation involving the correlative rights of personal reputation and privacy, on the one hand, and freedom of press and expression, on the other. As a First Amendment expert, Michael Burke represents media organizations, authors and publishers (including online entities and ISPs), and individuals that have been the subject of false and misleading publications.