Prominent Case Highlights

Allan Law Group Successes and Representative Clients

Allan Law Group is proud to have obtained numerous judgments and settlements on behalf of our clients.

Our firm handles litigation, corporate law, entertainment and international business matters for many types of enterprises, from start-ups to large companies. We provide strategic business and legal advice on matters such as complex litigation, general transactions, contracts, corporate governance, general corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, employment, international transactions and domestic and international dispute resolution and litigation.

  • Allan Law Group PC obtained a $5 million dollar verdict for Funk legend singer Sly Stone against his former manager and lawyer and their company Even St. Prod. Ltd for breach of contract over music royalties on January 27, 2015.

    A Los Angeles Superior Court Jury unanimously decided in favor of Sly Stone, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, and awarded Sly Stone $2.5 million against defendant Even St. Prod. Ltd for breach of their employment contract with Sly Stone and $2,450,000 against Gerald Goldstein and $50,000 against lawyer Glenn Stone for monies taken from the Company that should have gone to Sly Stone.

    Stone entered in to an agreement with his manager and lawyer to collect his royalties for him and manage his affairs, but over time, the defendants diverted much of the royalties coming into the company away from Sly to themselves through their company, Even St Prod. Ltd.

  • In 2014, Allan Law Group successfully completed the sale for a Non-Performing Loan in ZhanJiang City of Guangdong Province, which is sold for our client at a price of 1.2 million RMB. The Non-Performing Loan was belong to the debtor to our client. Working with members of the USA China Law Group, Allan Law Group conducted due diligence on the debtor’s assets and seized several lands belonged to the debtor in ZhanJiang City. After Allan Law Group obtained a judgment against the debtor from the ZhanJiang Intermediate People’s Court, Allan Law Group found the qualified buyer and negotiated with them for our client’s best interests.

  • Allan Law Group obtained a significant reversal in a California Court of Appeal case involving a $65 million judgment against the Firm's client.

    In one of the largest monetary divorce proceedings in California history, Allan Law Group obtained a reversal in the California Court of Appeal, securing for its Client a $12 million reduction in spousal support.

    After years of contentious litigation, Allan Law Group's experienced and valued appellate team assumed conduct over the case from a prominent Los Angeles Family Law firm and vindicated its Client's previously rejected position that the amount of spousal support was excessive.

    Allan Law Group's attorneys frequently appear and argue before appellate courts. The Firm is pleased to add this recent victory to its successful appellate portfolio.

  • Allan Law Group, after successfully trying the bifurcated case on Liability, negotiated a settlement in the amount of $7,750,000 against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for business interruption damages incurred by their client, Hollywood Center Studios, in an action for inverse condemnation for the destruction of an office building due to a fire caused by a malfunctioning DWP transformer. The studio is one of the largest independently-owned entertainment studios in Southern California.

  • On behalf of its client, a US based representative of a Chinese Manufacturing Company and international importer-exporter, Allan Law Group successfully  obtained a pre-judgment writ of attachment in the amount of $756,000 against one of the  largest nationwide distributors of fruit products in the U.S.  Faced with vigorous opposition, Allan Law Group defeated the Defendant’s counter-claims and established the Defendant’s indebtedness to its Client. In ordering the issuance of a pre-judgment writ of attachment, the trial court concluded the Firm’s Client was likely to prevail at trial.

  • Acting on behalf of a prominent recording artist, Allan Law Group is pursuing trademark cancellation proceedings at the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“USTAB”) and has successfully cancelled an unauthorized trademark registration for Sly and the Family Stone in the European Union and the United Kingdom in association with local counsel with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.

  • Allan Law Group has resolved numerous claims for the infringement of their clients’ intellectual property and most recently have filed a lawsuit in the United States Federal Court, Central District of California for the intentional copyright infringement of their client’s copyright ownership interest in a sound recording of a top ten song and in the California Superior Court for the misappropriation of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame client’s royalties by his former managers.

  • Allan law Group, in association with members of the USA China Law Group in The People’s Republic of China, acting on behalf of the owner of one of the top three selling consumer products in the United States, stopped the manufacture, sale and export of the infringing  goods  in China by working in co-operation with China Customs, and the local and provincial Bureaus of Industry and Commerce.

  • In a matter involving O.J Simpson’s infamous account of the Goldman/Simpson murders, “If I Did It,” the rights to which were acquired by the Goldman family, Allan Law Group represented the Goldman’s literary agent and, prior to Arbitration, successfully negotiated a settlement of the agent’s claim for publishing royalties for the domestic and foreign sales of the book.

  • On behalf of an international manufacturing company, Allan Law Group negotiated a settlement of multi-million dollar claims against their client for the negligent design of  body armor for an Eastern European police department.

  • Allan Law Group pursued and settled litigation and arbitration claims against a major U.S. insurance carrier for their failure to pay cumis counsel fees to Allan Law Group after the lawyers at Allan Law Group established the claims against their client and the defendant insurance carrier’s insured were fraudulent and after the insurance carrier had offered to settle the claims for in excess of their insured’s policy limits.

  • Earlier this year, Rod Rummelsburg of Allan Law Group tried a jury trial to verdict in a securities fraud action against the former chief executive officer of a public company, which resulted in a judgment for compensatory damages and punitive damages five times the amount of the compensatory damages.

  • Allan Law Group is currently acting as local counsel for a prominent New York law firm on several matters including a complex litigation case defending a law firm and its partners from claims of attorney malpractice

  • In addition to multiple litigation matters in State court, Allan Law Group is currently litigating claims in the Federal Court in the Central District of California, the Southern District of New York and in the Western District of Washington.

  • Allan Law Group obtained a six figure settlement for a client in a Breach of Contract case involving the financing of a film against a well known Hollywood entertainer.

  • In another case, Allan Law Group acted in association with east coast counsel in successfully resolving a dispute involving breach of contract and a licensing issue between our clients- an entertainment newsletter and a well-known talk show host- against a digital media and publishing company.

  • Allan Law Group acts as general counsel for one of Hollywood’s best known nightclubs, representing them in litigation disputes, assisting them with corporate compliance, employment law, insurance disputes, leasing arrangements and rental agreements.

  • Allan Law Group recently acted as Cumis Counsel for our client, a large Los Angeles nightclub, involved in an apparently significant personal injury lawsuit. A conflict of interest between the insurance company and our client, the insured defendant, arose when the insurance company denied our client full coverage after the insurance companies attorneys recommended a settlement in excess of our client’s seven figure policy limits. After four months our law firm established the claims against our client were not well founded which allowed the insurance carrier to settle the lawsuit for a low five figure amount.

  • Robert J. Allan successfully negotiated a licensing arrangement between our client, Market China Inc. and a premier US entertainment company that creates and licenses intellectual property for the entertainment industry. The arrangement gave Market China Inc. exclusive rights to use the entertainment company's intellectual property in the Chinese market.

  • Acting as general counsel to Univessence Digital Studios, our attorneys conducted due diligence on a potential merger partner, concluded that the merger would not be beneficial for both parties and advised its client to withdraw from the potential merger, saving the clients from a multi-million dollar loss.

  • Allan Law Group after intensive litigation and shortly prior to trial negotiated a settlement of a nonpaid overtime claim against a national retail chain after the claim was exempted from a class action settlement.

  • As general counsel to “The Lab,” a successful film production company, Robert J. Allan assisted in forming the company and advised the clients on contract negotiations for film services in foreign countries.

  • Robert J. Allan successfully represented Visage, a professional photography agency, in a breach of contract case and in an insurance bad faith case against their insurance company (AMICO) who breached their contractual duty to defend the client.

  • Robert J. Allan, as general counsel for SR Technics America, a large aircraft maintenance and modification company, successfully negotiated a settlement of a contract dispute involving over $100 million dollars with one of the world’s largest aerospace companies.

Contact our International Business Law Attorneys

Contact the international business lawyers at the Allan Law Group. Our offices are located in Malibu, California, and we can be contacted by calling 1.310.456.3024 or 1.800.439.9403 or by e-mail.

Allan Law Group represents clients with domestic and international business interests in the United States, China, Russia, India, and the southern California cities of Los Angeles, Universal City, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Pasadena, Glendale, Woodland Hills, Encino, Century City, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, Malibu, Ventura, Santa Monica, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, and Malibu.