Stokes O'Brien


Breach of Contract: An Overview

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation on September 15, 2019

In a perfect world, companies and individuals consistently honor all signed agreements and contracts. Oftentimes, however, reality bites! Contracts are breached, resulting from either an individual or an organization refusing or failing to carry-out specifics from a contract without a justifiable or rightful reason. Broken promises can cause tremendous frustration, economic damage, and emotional instability for all parties involved. Staying… READ MORE

Financial Elder Abuse Exploitation: Cause for Concern

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation on August 15, 2019

Elders and dependent adults are financially vulnerable for a wide variety of reasons. From the natural aging process and the impacts of illness to social isolation and loneliness, financial elder abuse occurs frequently in our society. California defines “elder” as those who are at least 65 years of age. This population faces a greater risk to financial victimization. Sadly, their… READ MORE

Construction Disputes & Litigation

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation on July 15, 2019

The construction industry operates on a web of contractual relationships created and defined by bids, prime contracts, sub contracts, specifications, illustrations, bonds, and labor agreements. It is a large tent that covers public and private projects where the duties and obligations for all parties are established by contracts. A construction project can be a garage conversion, a hotel, a bridge,… READ MORE

What Qualifies As Online Defamation?

Posted in Business and Real Estate Litigation on June 15, 2019

Can You Really Sue For Online Defamation? Believe it or not, online defamation is a valid cause for a lawsuit, and with good reason. With an ever-changing Internet and very little censorship, reputations can be ruined in an instant. In general, defamation is any negative statement that has the power to destroy someone’s character or business potential. Though it’s sometimes… READ MORE

Common Real Estate Fraud Schemes to Look Out For

Posted in Real Estate on May 15, 2019

Avoid Real Estate Fraud Scams Anyone in the real estate industry can tell you that real estate transactions are complex. Because most people don’t understand the intricacies of the business, fraudulent activities do occur. From corrupt mortgage brokers to fraudulent appraisals, the landscape is riddled with potential scams. It’s best to have a real estate lawyer on your side, watching… READ MORE