Corporate, E-Commerce, & Financial Law
Commercial Lenders |
Business Entities | E-Commerce
Watson & Healy has a reputation for effective and knowledgeable counsel
for companies doing business in the capital markets. For more than 30
years, our attorneys have represented lenders, venture capitalists,
entrepreneurs and developers in virtually all aspects of wealth
Led by Dewey Watson and Brian Healy, Tierney, Watson & Healy provides
skilled, knowledgeable legal counsel and litigation services to a broad
cross-section of the financial services industry, including banks,
thrifts, mortgage companies, commercial lenders, and others.
The firm's extensive background in real estate, mortgage banking and
tax law gives us an insider's edge in assisting clients with
receivership issues, lender liability, judicial foreclosures, trustee
sales and deficiency collection. We have a long and successful track
record handling large, complicated litigation in these and other issues,
including creditor's rights in bankruptcy.
Many of our skills in this area were gathered and honed through years
of representing the Resolution Trust Corporation and the Federal Deposit
Insurance Company, following the S&L failure of the 1980s.
Tierney, Watson & Healy represents a broad range of business clients
in litigation and arbitration arising from both contract and tort
claims. We have been actively involved in complex cases ranging from
unfair competition, construction actions and foreclosure to breach of
contract and title insurance litigation.
Corporate Structure, Planning & Governance
Tierney, Watson & Healy has acted as outside corporate counsel for
companies with annual sales in excess of $100 million. The firm's broad
knowledge base enables us to advise clients in many areas of law
encountered in daily business operations.
Our partners have all been principals in businesses, and each is
familiar with the issues facing companies as they seek to gain
As just one example, we have advised many real estate professionals
and developers and property owners on issues surrounding the ownership
of real estate. From sale and acquisition to development of
entitlements, our partners have guided the real estate community for
over 30 years.
Most significantly, our philosophy is to address the whole
client, not just the issue before it. We believe in arriving at
solutions that are lasting.
Owning a Business in California
We assist clients starting a business in California in choosing which business entity (or entities) is best for their situation, not only from a tax perspective, but also from asset protection and estate
planning perspectives. We also help business owners with the legal issues involved in transferring a business, whether through a sale or exchange or to the next generation of a family
business. For family business owners, we also address the issues of coordinating the business and family estate plans and meeting the challenges of estate equalization while while ensuring
family harmony and the ongoing health of the business.
Learn more about owning a
business in California.
E-Commerce, Licensing & the Internet
The partners at Tierney, Watson & Healy have extensive familiarity
with the legal issues surrounding software, e-commerce and the Internet.
Whether the need is for licensing agreements, systems integration,
development, alliance or more common issues of stock options and
corporate governance, we bring years of practical experience to the
In addition to legal services, if your company is thinking of
developing an e-commerce site, we can usually be helpful with
introductions and other non-legal assistance.