Stokes O'Brien

Blog

Take Back What’s Yours with a Business & Investment Fraud Attorney

Posted in Business & Investment Fraud on April 15, 2020

Every year, millions of US residents fall victim to investment scams, resulting in billions of lost dollars. The FBI defines investment fraud as “involving the illegal sale or purported sale of financial instruments. The typical investment fraud schemes are characterized by offers of low- or no-risk investments, guaranteed returns, overly-consistent returns, complex strategies, or unregistered securities.” Investment fraud includes market… READ MORE

Settle Your Property Disputes with a Real Estate Attorney

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation on March 16, 2020

Physical boundaries and land ownership can often be arduous matters. Real estate easements and encroachments are common in the real estate industry and can impact commercial and residential property owners. Individuals who own property, such as land or any permanently attached buildings, have specific rights to use these assets as they please.  It is crucial for property owners to stay… READ MORE

Real Property Attorneys Provide Invaluable Help

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation on February 18, 2020

What is “real property”? It is land along with any attached property to the land that is not movable. Real properties include roads, buildings, machinery and canals. Attachments can be man-made and/or natural resources. The term is often used when describing land law. It includes land and any interest or estate in land.  Real Property Classification Real property is classified… READ MORE

Learn About Water Rights From Our Attorneys

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation on January 15, 2020

The State of California defines water right as “a legal entitlement authorizing water to be diverted from a specified source and put to beneficial, non-wasteful use. Water rights are property rights, but their holders do not own the water itself. They possess the right to use it…” Learn more about water rights and how our attorneys can help. Water Allocation… READ MORE

GirlsDoPorn.com Owners & Employees Charged With Sex Trafficking

Posted in Press on November 15, 2019

Federal Sex Trafficking Charges Leveled Against Four Individuals On Thursday, October 10, four key figures in the GirlsDoPorn.com case were charged with lying to and coercing young women into appearing in sex videos. These include owner Michael Pratt, owner and chief videographer Matthew Wolfe, administrative assistant Valerie Moser, and male performer Ruben “Andre” Garcia. If found guilty, they could be… READ MORE