Firm Expertise

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Types of Clients We Serve

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.

Employment and Labor Law

The Firm represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor 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. The Firm's employment litigation practice includes wrongful termination, breach of contract, executive compensation suits, and discrimination and sexual harassment suits. 

Trade Secret Theft, Unfair Competition, Business Torts and Regulatory Compliance

Trade secret misappropriation 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, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement are some of the claims that the Firm handles for your business enterprise. The Firm also defends its clients against claims involving compliance with regulatory practices in both civil and criminal matters. Michael Burke has obtained favorable outcomes with the US Department of Justice, the SEC, the FTC, and the FDA as well as with the California Attorney General's Office. 

Health Care and Medical Practice

The Firm handles a variety of health care matters, including licensing, physician practice, wage and hour, alternative work schedules, and insurance coverage issues. The Firm is also 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. 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. .  

First Amendment, Defamation and Media Law

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. 

Partnership Dissolution and Shareholder Claims

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.