Michael P. Carbone

1201 Brickyard Way, Suite 201 Point Richmond, CA 94801 Tel 510.234.6550 Fax 415.480.1799

 MICHAEL P. CARBONE

Mediator & Arbitrator

Attorney at Law

1201 Brickyard Way #201

Point Richmond, CA 94801-4140

Tel: (510) 234-6550

Fax: (415) 480-1799

 

 

SUBSTANTIVE EXPERTISE

 

Michael P. Carbone’s expertise has been gained over a period of more than 45 years and is extremely broad in scope. The following are most of the fields in which he practiced law as litigator or transactional lawyer and/or served as the neutral.  Click on Curriculum Vitae for examples.

 

Business and Commercial

 

Antitrust

Breach of warranty

Consumer fraud

Contracts, e.g. sales, service, technology, licensing and consulting

Corporations, partnerships and LLC’s

Corporate and partnership accounting and dissolution

Corporate finance

Equipment leasing

Family businesses and investments

Franchise litigation

General and limited partnership litigation, including actions for breach of fiduciary duty

Investment management

Purchases and sales of businesses

Securities fraud

Taxation

Tort actions, including interference, libel, trade secrets and unfair business practices

 

Civil Litigation

 

Attorney-client fee disputes

Collection cases, including fraudulent conveyances

eDiscovery

Elder abuse, including financial losses, negligence, and wrongful death

False Claims Act

Health care, including actions by hospitals against health insurance carrier for unpaid benefits

Insurance coverage, including liability, property and disability

Law partnerships

Legal malpractice in various fields such as personal injury, estate planning, entertainment, real estate law

Litigation against universities by their students and faculty

Negligent performance of contracts in various industries, including technology, telecommunications and service agreements

 

Construction

 

Architectural malpractice

Owner and contractor agreements, both residential and non-residential

Construction contract claims

Construction defect litigation

Delay and disruption of work

Disputes between general and subcontractors

Engineering services

Mechanics liens and stop notices

 

 

Employment

 

Breach of contract

Ethnic and gender discrimination

Sexual harassment

Wage and hour claims

Wrongful termination

 

Estate, Trust and Family Matters

 

Contracts to make a will

Constructive trusts

Elder abuse

Estate planning

Estate and gift taxation

Estate settlement and distribution issues

Family partnerships

Probate law

Trust accounting

Trust administration

Will contests and actions to set aside trusts

 

Personal Injury

 

Assault and battery

Auto accident

Slip and fall

Premises liability

 

Real Estate

 

Broker liability

Brokerage commissions, including disputes among agents and claims for finder’s fees

Claims against real estate appraisers for negligence and fraud

Commercial, industrial, residential and golf course developments

Common interest developments, including office and residential condominiums

Condemnation, inverse condemnation and other takings

Constructive evictions

Easement disputes

Foreclosures

Fraudulent sale, financing, investment and other transactions

Ground leases

Investment partnerships

Land use, including environmental, zoning, and water rights

Leases for retail, industrial, office and commercial space, including actions for default

Mobile home parks

Partition actions (as referee)

Purchase and sale agreements

Property management agreements

Secured financing

Subsidence, drainage and flooding

Tenancies in common and other co-owner disputes

Title insurance and escrow litigation, including forgery, fraud and negligence cases

Trespass, nuisance, adverse possession, and damage to real property

Unlawful detainer actions



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