Pfeiffer Thigpen FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP

Pfeiffer Thigpen FitzGibbon & Ziontz LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in commercial litigation, real estate, entertainment, business and environmental law matters. Each of our partners practiced for many years in well-respected national and international law firms prior to joining the Firm. This experience allows us to provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation while at the same time providing the personalized service and flexibility of a boutique firm. Through our smaller size and the efficient use of technology we are able to provide first-rate legal services on a more cost-effective basis than most larger firms.

We primarily handle legal matters for businesses, from public companies to small business and every size in between, but also handle matters for individuals whose legal needs align with our skills and Firm focus.

The core of the Firm’s practice involves litigation and dispute resolution matters of all types. The Firm’s lawyers have significant experience at all phases of the litigation process, from the filing of a Complaint through trial and appeal. The trial experience of the Firm’s litigators is significant and forms the foundation of the Firm’s ability to provide sound guidance and representation to its clients. Firm lawyers have handled over 70 trials and/or arbitrations including class action jury trials, long civil jury trials, complex trials, as well as more routine trials and arbitrations, all on a cost-effective and successful basis.

Understanding how litigation relates to a client’s financial and business goals is a crucial part of providing sound advice and developing the most effective case strategy. Thus, in some instances seeking a negotiated resolution of a dispute, such as through mediation, can best serve the client’s interest and Firm lawyers have resolved hundreds of cases through alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediations and settlement conferences.

Technology also plays an important role in allowing a Firm of our size to be effective in managing large volumes of information. We have first-rate litigation support databases and imaging technology, as well as experience in using such tools effectively, to help manage cases from modest in size all the way to complex litigation that has massive volumes of documents or electronically stored information, or e-discovery.

The Firm handles a broad range of real estate matters for a many types of clients and it has particular expertise in (a) commercial lease matters and all aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate, including due diligence and financing, (b) development and construction matters of all types, and we represent developers, contractors and owners as clients, and (c) real estate litigation of all types.

The Firm handles all types of environmental matters for a wide range of clients, but primarily business clients. We have experience in litigation and administrative matters of all types including California Proposition 65, Consumer Product Safety matters, contaminated property matters including CERCLA, regulatory compliance matters including the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act, Hazardous Waste and underground storage tank issues, all variety of California state environmental laws, as well as brownfields and CEQA issues.

The Firm also handles many types of entertainment matters for a wide range of clients, although we do not typically represent talent on a percentage basis. Specific areas of expertise include entertainment litigation, negotiation of contracts of all types, copyright matters and assistance with internet and social media business issues.

We look forward to helping La Grange club members and the businesses with their legal needs and are happy to support the club’s racing mission.