Friday October 20, 2017 7:31 pm

ABOUT US

We are a multifaceted law firm established in 1972. For the last twenty years we have been operating in the South Coast Metro area of Orange County in Southern California. We advise clients in numerous areas of business operations and the law, including:

Personal Injury: All matters of personal injury, such as automobile accidents, slip and fall, etc

Civil Litigation: Advising clients regarding civil disputes of all types

Criminal Defense: Advising and representing clients regarding both state and federal criminal investigations and indictments

Bankruptcy: Providing advice, planning, drafting of petitions and representing debtors in Chapter 7 bankruptcies

Debt Mitigation: Advising and assisting with collection agencies and creditors related to credit cards and payday loans, as well as other secured debts such as mortgages and automobile loans.

Real Estate: Reviewing documentation and advising clients regarding residential and commercial real estate transactions, such as purchases, sales, and short sales.

Mortgage Loans: Reviewing documentation and advising clients regarding residential and commercial mortgage loan transactions.

Administrative Law: Advising and representing clients before state and federal agencies such as United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, California Department of Real Estate, California Department of Corporations, and Nevada Division of Mortgage Lending. including performing pre-audit of mortgage and real estate clients in regards to compliance with requisite state and federal laws

Estate Planning: Advising, planning, and drafting trusts and wills of all types, as well as representing clients in family law matters such as probate, trust administration, etc.

Employment Law: Advising clients with regard to employer-employee relations, rights, and requirements under state and federal law; reviewing and drafting employment agreements involving both independent contractors and W-2 employees

• Copyrights:  Walking clients through the copyright process including checking for any problems with a copyright’s legitimacy, availability, ability to be copyrighted and ultimately filing for the copyright with the United States Copyright Office as well as drafting contracts, checking for potential problems with who may or may not own the copyright, and assisting in drafting, reviewing or acquiring licensing agreements when marketing intellectual property

Trademarks: Assisting clients in checking for a potentially infringing copyright and in applying for trademarks

Intellectual property defense: Aiding & advising clients in protecting themselves either from a copyright or trademark infringement lawsuit or assisting them in asserting their own rights when a third party may have infringed on the client’s intellectual property rights

Employment contracts: Assisting clients in drafting employment agreements inclusive of standard employment, independent contractor, and broker agreements

Trusts: Drafting trust documents to secure and transfer property, including real estate, to a trust for protection or intent to transfer, as well as assisting clients in protecting their real estate or high value items for their children or other relatives

Wills: Drafting wills for probate to assist client in laying out their property to be transferred upon death and protecting those transfers, as well as providing assistance in pour-over trusts and trusts for minors in the event of death prior to the client’s beneficiaries reaching majority age

Uncontested Adoptions: Walking clients through the adoption process, including drafting and filing the necessary paperwork and assisting them at hearings in connection with the adoption of a child or adult

The firm is counsel to the Arizona Association of Mortgage Professionals, Nevada Association of Mortgage Professionals, Central Coast Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), Central Valley Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), East Bay Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), Inland Empire Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), Los Angeles Metro Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), Monterey Peninsula Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), North Bay Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), Orange County Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), San Diego Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), San Francisco Peninsula Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), Silicon Valley Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals), South Los Angeles Chapter (California Association of Mortgage Professionals, the Santa Clarita-San Fernando Chapter of NAHREP and the Nevada Association of Mortgage Professionals.

ATTORNEYS:

Herman Thordsen is the firm’s principal and senior attorney, practicing in personal injury, real estate, foreclosure issues, buy-back demands or loss reimbursements, and the defense of those accused of mortgage fraud.

Sean Thordsen specializes in intellectual property, including copyright and trademark, as well as entertainment law.

 

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