Labor Union Disputes

Substituted in to defend building inspection agency against claims by trustees of union pension fund and other fringe benefit funds for alleged failure to pay contributions and for alleged unlawful subcontracting of allegedly covered work four months before trial....

Defended Church Elders

Successfully defended sixteen elders and pastors of large local church with over a $100 million in real estate assets when denomination asserted that local church’s withdrawal from denomination was unauthorized. Twice defeated denomination’s motion for preliminary...

Successfully defended real estate investment group

Successfully defended real estate investment group and its principal in Delaware Chancery Court against breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims brought by special limited partner for failure to pay over $4 million of the proceeds realized from the sale...

Successfully defended vacuum pump

Successfully defended vacuum pump service provider against copyright, tradename, trademark, and trade secret claims brought by vacuum pump manufacturer and asserted by way of counterclaim antitrust claims against manufacturer for refusal to sell replacement parts. ...

Kayne Anderson Private Investors v. Colak

After defending company’s former CEO against private equity fund/majority shareholder’s claims for over $40 million based on former CEO’s alleged complicity in fraud by securing dismissal of all claims by way of demurrers, successfully persuaded Court of Appeal to...

Premises Liability

Tried a premises liability case where plaintiff was severely injured on-site, requiring extensive orthopedic surgery. Ms. Tsylina was able to prove that plaintiff’s future lost earnings claim of approximately $2,000,000 was actually worth zero.  Although plaintiff’s...

Malpractice

Won a summary judgment motion for attorney client in a legal malpractice lawsuit in which Plaintiff demanded $5 Million in damages against its former attorney. This case was featured in Daily Journal on February 5, 2021. Read article here.

Malpractice

Second-chaired the trial of a medical malpractice action involving complex cosmetic surgery procedures. Due to Ms. Tsylina’s strong defense of the action, during the middle of trial, plaintiff agreed to settle for less than 10% of her claimed damages.

Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation Result

Defended a will contest after it was discovered that the Decedent died holding in excess of $50 million in stock and other assets. The validity and authenticity of the will were hotly contested, and our client had intentionally destroyed evidence to preserve the good...

Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation Result

Successfully defended, and obtained a profitable settlement for, settlors’ employee and trusted confidant of over ten years.  Settlors entrusted client to operate their retail franchise and expand their real estate empire and then ultimately appointed client as a...

Appellate Result

Following a trial in Los Angeles Superior Court over whether the wife had to reimburse the husband for post-dissolution litigation costs arising from the pre-separation sale of the husband’s electronics business, the trial court found that the wife was not...

KLS – Business Tort

Successfully defended one of the nation’s largest airlines in antitrust litigation brought by other airlines in connection with the client’s development and operation of a highly successful computer reservation system.  Participated in virtually every...

Legal Malpractice

Prior to complaint being filed, achieved a multi-million dollar settlement for a global health care corporation in a legal malpractice action against its trial counsel.  The trial counsel had represented client in a major product liability case.  

KLS – Business Tort

Successfully developed and implemented a creative and complex settlement of bankruptcy litigation brought by creditor client, a large commercial airline.  Our client received a judgment against the debtors and valuable rights to insurance proceeds.

KLS – Fraud, Negligence

Represented shareholder of a health care provider that had been placed into conservatorship by the State of California, and then into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Debtor sued the shareholder for, among other things, fraudulent transfers and aiding and abetting breach of...

Breach of Contract

Spearheaded the defense of a multi-million dollar fraud/breach of contract case arising from the sale of a well-known Westside office/entertainment complex.   Used summary adjudication motions to eliminate fraud causes of action, prompting a favorable settlement...

KLS – Breach of Contract

Obtained judgment exceeding $1.0 million in Federal Court for major airline client in dispute with foreign air carrier over equipment leases.  Implemented creative collection strategy that resulted in the client collecting a significant portion of the judgment without...

Insurance Coverage

While trial judge in a personal injury action kept jury’s verdict under seal, successfully engineered a three-way, multi-million dollar settlement between an insurer, driver (defendant) and injured passenger (plaintiff) for the insurer to pay for damages caused...

In re: Warren Family Trust

Successfully represented beneficiaries in an elder abuse and trust administration dispute against their aunt’s caregivers for exerting undue influence in inducing the elderly lady to amend her trust.   Negotiated a settlement in beneficiaries’ favor.  Caregivers...

In re: Grauel Living Trust

After an elderly man was induced to modify his will to leave his house to his gardener, defended the trustee against claims of elder abuse asserted by the gardener and prosecuted cross-claims for elder abuse and undue influence against gardener.  Successfully settled...

Sally Parry v. Ford Motor Company

Successfully represented client in claims against Ford Motor Company for violation of Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.  Achieved arbitration award requiring Ford to repurchase client’s Ford Aviator and pay client’s attorney’s fees.  

In Re The Saywell Family Trust

Successfully represented trust beneficiary in asserting claims for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust against successor trustee and advisors for failing to maintain and preserve trust assets and allowing residential property to sink into foreclosure....

Estate of Harold Winn aka Jerry Winn

In a heated dispute between two sibling co-executors and sole beneficiaries of their father’s estate, successfully represented one sibling regarding the estate’s administration and distribution of assets.  In  mediation, negotiated a settlement in client’s favor....

BES Sales (Cayman) Ltd

Achieved favorable ruling in trial court and on appeal for Taiwanese client, a specially appearing defendant, in a lawsuit filed by a Cayman Island company for breach of contract and other torts relating to the sale of Razor scooters.   Successful representation of...

Elder Abuse

Successfully defended trustee against her two brothers in a financial elder abuse claim which later was dismissed on appeal.  Plaintiffs alleged client had stolen millions of dollars from their parents’ trusts while parents were living, but purportedly incapacitated....

Conservatorship

Represented wealthy client hospitalized by the police at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute pursuant to Welfare Institutions Code Section 5150.  Prevailed in a Reese Hearing when client refused medication prescribed by UCLA.  Later, after client had recovered in a...

Trust Administration Dispute

Settled a trust administration dispute in San Diego Superior Court in favor of client, whose parents had both died of cancer while she was a minor, against her trustees and guardians.  Trustees and guardians had stolen about $7 million from client’s trust and caused...

Trust Contest

In a trust contest settled favorably for client, represented the surviving wife/petitioner against her stepson.  Client alleged that she and her 2nd husband had agreed that the first of them to die would leave his/her respective interest in their family home to the...
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