Litigation and Disputes

Creative Solutions to Complex Problems

When a dispute arises, whether you are filing a lawsuit, or the recipient of one, you want experienced, effective, and efficient counsel to navigate you through a challenging process to a successful outcome. At Rogoway Law, we will work with you to aggressively assert or defend your interest and to either reach a resolution to your dispute or take your complex matter to trial.

Successful outcomes are produced through preparation, skill, and experience. We partner with our clients to strategize success whether it be in matters involving pre-litigation negotiations, mediation, arbitration, litigation, appeals, or a combination of the above. Our success across a variety of civil and administrative matters is further driven by Rogoway Law’s comprehensive and current knowledge of the regulated industries in which our clients’ businesses operate.

We obtain the best outcomes for our clients, in part, because we calibrate our representation to meet our client’s specific needs, budget, and goals while also appropriately valuing risk. Litigation is not a “one size fits all” problem to solve, and the ultimate goal is always to obtain the best outcome both in and out of the courtroom.  

While some matters necessitate urgent court filings and media responses, others require patience and discretion. We take pride in our ability to counsel our clients on the effective strategy that best meets their needs.

Our team of creative lawyers and professionals knows your highly regulated industry and we are well postured to help you win.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained successful settlement in civil action brought by County District Attorney alleging a variety of environmental and other regulatory violations seeking penalties in excess of $11,000,000. Reached settlement for stipulated judgment in the amount of $245,000 with site remediation of permitted cultivation facility.
  • Successfully represented licensed cultivator in civil, federal “RICO” litigation brought by neighbors opposing cultivation facility. Suit was dismissed with prejudice through walk away settlement at an early stage of proceedings.
  • Successfully obtained arbitration award on behalf of owner of microbusiness where purchaser of company defaulted on payment, sought to transfer permits away from company during arbitration proceedings, and refused to return equity through seller (client) “claw back” provision in share purchase agreement.
  • Successfully reached settlement through mediation between hemp company and property owner and business partner seeking more than $1m in damages.
  • Reached successful settlement of lawsuit shortly before trial on behalf of plastic surgery clinic which was sued by a surgeon working as an independent contractor and alleged wage and hour violations.
  • Obtained successful settlement of lawsuit on behalf of commercial landlord in lawsuit against non-paying cultivator/retailer defendant.
  • Through Court of Appeal mediation, reached successful settlement against plaintiff/respondent County in administrative enforcement matter brought against hemp cultivator.

Our Disputes and Litigation Attorneys Assist our cannabis and hemp industry clients with:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Cease and Desist/Demand Letters.
  • Commencing and Defending Civil Litigation.
  • Crisis Management.
  • Intellectual Property Disputes, Brand Protection, Co-Existence Agreements.
  • Negotiations.
  • State and Federal Litigation.
  • Trials.
  • Wage and Hour Claims.
  • Settlements and Release Agreements.

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