The firm was founded in 2003 and has offices in the financial district of downtown San Diego. Its shareholder, Audie de Castro, previously worked for a larger corporate law firm. He founded his own firm so that he could offer much more personalized services at reasonable rates. His firm philosophy has worked as the firm has grown.
We have a business approach to practicing law. We learn our clients’ businesses and listen to their needs. Unlike traditional firms, our lawyers will work closely with our clients. Our focus on the specific needs of each client helps us achieve legal and business success for our clients. It also helps us perform cost-effectively. That is why we have been retained to represent private and publicly traded companies, domestic and international. We have represented clients in the United States and other countries, including Canada, China, Germany, Philippines and UK. Our principal, Audie de Castro, is the Philippine Honorary Consul of San Diego.
Our success is reflected in the strength of our relationships. We have represented domestic and international clients on a regular basis over many years. We advise them on day-to-day business matters as corporate counsel. We have successfully negotiated and closed complex, multi-million dollar deals. Some of our key business practice areas include corporate governance, limited liability company laws, securities offerings and compliance, mergers & acquisitions, commercial real estate, licensing and distributorships, and business agreements.
Our clients trust us to represent them when they are involved in major disputes, no matter the opponent. We have successfully handled contentious and high stakes litigation in state and federal courts, including cases involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder and partnership disputes, fraud, securities, franchise, real estate, and other commercial disputes. We advise our clients to be practical about resolving disputes. But we will vigorously litigate disputes when it makes business sense to do so, including going to trial.