Conner & AssocIATES
CONNER & ASSOCIATES is a civil litigation and business law firm that handles a variety of matters from their inception through trial. The practice of Conner & Associates ("C&A") includes the successful handling of a wide range of civil, business, real estate and consumer related matters, including:
. contract disputes and general business matters;
. real estate and real property issues;
. unlawful business practices, partnership and management controversies;
. employment litigation, discrimination claims and wrongful termination;
. misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property;
. environmental law and toxic tort litigation;
. personal injuries and products liability; and
. consumer legal remedies.
In addition to C&A's litigation practice, the firm's principal, Bren C. Conner, also handles the formation and incorporation of businesses on behalf of the firm's clients, and provides counseling with respect to various compliance issues and governmental regulations.
Bren C. Conner
Bren is a lifelong resident of the South Bay with 19 years of civil litigation and trial experience, in both federal and state courts. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, and is an active member of the South Bay Bar Association. Mr. Conner also has been admitted pro hac vice and litigated cases from Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas and Florida.
Mr. Conner graduated with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, with an A.B. degree in Political Economies of Industrial Societies in 1984, and earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, in 1988. During law school, Mr. Conner worked as a law clerk for one of the leading litigation firms in San Francisco, and later served as a judicial extern for Judge Charles Legge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Upon graduation, Mr. Conner returned to Southern California where he began his professional career with a premiere downtown Los Angeles law firm, thereafter working for eight years handling all aspects business and environmental litigation matters on behalf of major corporations and oil companies, before starting his own firm in 1996.
Mr. Conner has litigated and been lead trial counsel on numerous cases ranging from the defense of businesses, corporate officers, developers and contractors, to the representation of plaintiffs in consumer actions, employment disputes, misappropriation claims, libel and slander actions, and serious personal injury matters and medical malpractice claims.
Demystifying art law is in itself a creative practice. It requires finesse, strategic structuring, and, in many ways, empathy. At the end of the day, art and its worth is profoundly personal. In such matters, mediation or arbitration almost always yields the most fulfilling results. However, should the occasion arise, our lawyers are more than prepared to move into litigation. From artists, agents, dealers, galleries, museums, and auction houses, our clients have always walked away from their disputes or deals knowing that their core interests were preserved.
LIABILITY & RISK
Whether you run a theater, recording studio, or an eCommerce website, all businesses need to minimize their legal liability and risk. Our lawyers will assess the structure of your operation, such as its physical or digital space, the types of products you sell, who your consumers are, what type of company you have filed under (LLC, Inc, etc.), and so on. From there, we will tailor the right risk plan, complete with permit applications, insurance policies, and more, so you can worry less about liabilities and concentrate on growing your business.