What We Do
Wong Fleming represents Fortune 500 companies and other corporate clients that have a need for hiring a law firm that understands their businesses. Across all of our practice areas, we pride ourselves on our excellent service, representing our clients vigorously and keeping in mind their business interests.
Learn about our areas of practice and the services we can provide to clients across many industries.
Wong Fleming’s business litigators are experienced advocates for public and private companies facing all forms of business disputes, including contract disputes, unfair trade practices, trade secret and intellectual property matters, shareholder disputes, the enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements, including injunctive relief, and business torts. The Fortune 500 and other clients across a wide range of industries look to us to provide guidance and representation, from litigation avoidance to the strategic resolution of claims in state and federal courts, administrative and regulatory proceedings, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Whatever the scope of the engagement, we approach each matter with a singular purpose: to understand our client’s needs and exceed their expectations.
The Corporate Group provides a full spectrum of corporate transactional and other matters including corporate finance, corporate governance, restructuring and private equity transactions, international and domestic sales contracts, import and export regulatory matters, and attendant tax planning. We have assisted foreign and domestic multinational corporations, financial institutions, public and privately held companies, start-up companies and governmental entities in general corporate matters and transactions. We work closely with officers, directors and shareholders of our corporate clients to provide effective and efficient solutions to their operational and expansion plans. We assist closely held entities in maintaining shareholder relations and providing long term advice on preventing avoidable shareholder disputes.
Corporate Asset Recovery
Our team consists of lawyers and paralegals who devote almost all of their time to the recovery of deficiency commercial claims for banks and financial institutions based on a contingency recovery model. We depend on our ability to deliver creative, aggressive, and highly professional legal services. As a law firm substantially devoted to the enforcement and protection of creditors rights, we have the ability to quickly and easily move from state court, federal court, bankruptcy court and workout mode. We do not use “collectors” at any stage of our representation.
It is a commonly accepted view in the banking and financial services industry that the pursuit of a deficiency claim against a guarantor is often futile or not worth the cost. While this view can be well-founded, we analyze each case on an individual basis and determine whether the resources of our law firm should be deployed on a claim that will bring no fee unless we are successful. We are unlike any collection agency or law firm that handles collection matters with a large pool of collectors. Our approach to commercial collections is attorney-driven. Attorneys are responsible for the recovery of commercial deficiency claims and they are substantially involved in each matter.
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
The scope of our bankruptcy practice includes the representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings under all Chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. We have litigated against debtors, debtors-in-possession, other creditors, committees, other secured creditors, landlords, plan of reorganization proponents, parties to acquisition agreements, and special interests. We have regularly litigated contested matters and adversary proceedings in Chapter 11 cases, as well as Chapter 7 liquidations.
Our clients rely upon us to protect their rights as secured or unsecured creditors. We regularly represent secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees and bankruptcy trustees in cases under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 and the entire range of bankruptcy litigation. Our practice also includes extensive representation in loan workouts, debt restructuring, dispositions of assets and refinancing. We can respond quickly and effectively to the pressures and uncertainties of changing economic conditions to meet our clients’ needs.
We have the knowledge and resources to efficiently and successfully collect accounts that are delinquent. Wong Fleming represents clients in many different types of commercial and debt collection matters. These matters include actions to collect debts owed under loan agreements, retail installment contracts, negotiable instruments, promissory notes, and goods sold and delivered. We file actions seeking judgments against business owners and other third parties on personal guaranties of corporate debts. The firm also has extensive experience representing creditors owed balances; including filing replevin actions.
Employment and Labor Law
We represent management in a comprehensive nationwide employment practice, in federal and state courts, and before state human rights agencies, the EEOC, FINRA, and wage and hour and unemployment agencies. We have successfully resolved actions on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, litigating claims based upon race, national origin, disability, age and sex discrimination, military leave, family and medical leave, breach of contract, covenants not to compete, whistleblower statutes, wage and hour statutes, the NLRA and ERISA. Wong Fleming assists corporations in sexual harassment and diversity training, establishing discrimination policies and employment handbooks and drafting and negotiating non-compete and severance agreements. Our firm has conducted sexual harassment training for trainers of the judiciary. All Wong Fleming attorneys are likewise extremely knowledgeable about labor matters. Our firm`s lawyers are skilled and experienced to help our clients resolve labor disputes, maintain non-union status, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, and defend against related litigation.
Entertainment, Arts & Sports
Our attorneys are well-versed serving the entertainment and other media companies, artists, executives, coaches and athletes in areas related to entertainment and sports businesses, including music, film and television, performing arts, individual and team sports, and litigation to enforce contractual and other property rights. Our attorneys are committed to providing the highest quality of representation for our clients nationally and internationally.
Our thorough understanding of environmental laws relating to underground tanks, clean water and air, and hazardous waste is invaluable when seeking approval for a project or transaction. Our environmental practice frequently calls for involvement before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Attorneys in our finance group have represented major commercial banks, financial institutions and others as lender, borrower, lessor and lessee, providing valuable insight from all perspectives. They have financed all types of assets including corporate jets, commercial aircraft, vessels, oil tankers, motor vehicles, equipment, inventory, governmental highway projects, headquarters buildings and other real property, as well as secured and unsecured financing of entities engaged in social and community development.
We represent public and private clients in government relations and contracts, on laws affecting or regulated by the public sector. Our attorneys assist clients in securing governmental funding and contracts, and in providing advice and advocacy with regard to legislative, regulatory, educational, international trade and procurement matters.
We handle the full spectrum of immigration related legal matters including family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, and deportation defense.
Wong Fleming represents media companies, other businesses and performing artists in trademark, domain name, right of publicity and copyright matters. We have defended copyright actions involving music and commercial videos, claims for royalties, and actions based upon the payment for advertising space financed through factoring agreements. Our attorneys have defended and prosecuted the right to use domain names and internationally known trademarks, negotiated publicity rights and successfully defended web businesses accused of “cybersquatting.”
We are regularly called upon to represent the interests of international clients in the United States and the overseas interests of our American clients. We have addressed matters such as litigation, business formation, import-export, immigration, intellectual property, real estate and regulatory affairs. We are also experienced with sophisticated financing and credit facilities, such as Letters of Credit and Documents of Acceptance, a particularly important area for our international clients. Our work includes both the documentation of complex commercial transactions and the protection of the interest of our clients in troubled or defaulted loans.
Private Client Services
Wong Fleming’s Family Law Group represents clients in complex family law cases. We are committed to providing the highest quality of representation to our clients in their sensitive family law issues. Our attorneys have represented and advised clients in a broad range of family law issues including: divorce, child custody, child support, parentage, spousal support, and nonparental custody. We work with clients to manage their litigation to obtain cost-effective and efficient results.
Products Liability and Mass Tort Litigation
Our Products Liability and Mass Tort Litigation practice group encompasses the representation of both public and private companies defending claims for products and substances as diverse as medical devices, asbestos, chemicals, consumer products, building products, pharmaceuticals, and a variety of others. Our attorneys have litigation experience defending significant cases on every level, including formulating national strategy in multi-jurisdictional litigation, defending class action litigation, coordinating discovery in mass tort litigation, conducting expert discovery, dispositive motions, trials, and appeals. We are experienced litigators who understand the business of defending claims and working with clients to manage their litigation in order to obtain efficient results in a cost-effective manner.
Wong Fleming’s Real Estate Group represents clients in all manner of real property transactions. Clients have included real estate developers, landlords, tenants, financial institutions as lenders, private lenders, cooperatives, corporate and individual owners, purchasers and sellers. Our attorneys have advised and represented clients in a broad range of real estate transactions including: commercial, residential and cooperative sales and purchases, commercial and residential leasing, real property financing, refinancing and construction financing, landlord-tenant disputes, land use and zoning issues, mortgage foreclosures and property management issues.
Trial, Insurance Defense and Coverage
Our Trial, Insurance Defense and Coverage practice group encompasses the representation of Fortune 50 companies, national and regional insurance companies, self-insured corporations, and third-party administrators in connection with a broad spectrum of matters, including, general liability, premises liability, auto liability, medical malpractice, life insurance coverage, benefits coverage, wrongful death, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and severe or catastrophic personal injury or property loss claims. Our attorneys also have litigation experience representing and advising food and beverage manufacturers, processors, suppliers, and distributors, as well as restaurants, hotels, and similar establishments. Our focus is to understand the client’s needs, craft a strategy that best fulfills them, and exceed expectations.