MEO Closes Multi-Million Dollar Sale of Commercial Space in SOMA

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(April 28, 2017) Representing the seller, MEO has helped to close the sale of a multi-use commercial building located in San Francisco’s South of Market area. The property’s prior use involved production and office. The permitted uses include office, retail, production, distribution, and residential.  The property was sold to a local developer who intends to redevelop the building. Elizabeth Murphy handled all phases of the sale beginning with initial negotiations through final negotiations and the closing of the transaction.

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MEO Wins Writ Petition on Behalf of Unlawfully Terminated Construction Subcontractor

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qtq80-RONPhp(November 10, 2016.)  The Firm won a Petition for Writ of Administrative Mandate in San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of a construction subcontractor and against a city who unlawfully removed the subcontractor from a large public works project over the objection of the prime contractor.  Attorneys Kris Cox and Erin Reding successfully demonstrated that the city’s actions violated the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act.  The Firm also showed that, although the city included language in its contract allowing the subcontractor to be removed, the city’s action were still illegal.  In a rare move, the Court granted the Petition and commanded the public entity to withdraw its order removing the subcontractor.  (Synergy Project Management, Inc. v. City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CPF-16-514783.)

Court of Appeal Affirms Half-Million Dollar Attorneys’ Fee Judgment for MEO

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CC image courtesy of Scott McLeod on Flickr.In 2009, a MEO client was sued for misappropriation of trade secrets relating to computer software used to dispatch and impound tow trucks.  After three years of litigation by MEO attorneys Scott Emblidge and Matthew Yan, the trial court dismissed the entire case as frivolous and awarded the client half a million dollars in attorneys’ fees.  The Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the decision in March 2016, and affirmed the attorneys’ fee award.  See Dispatch & Tracking Solutions, LLC v. City of San Diego, 2016 WL 1407739 (Cal. Ct. App. 2016).