Admiralty & Maritime Law Our firm represents clients in legal issues relating to the sea including shipping, marine cargo, and workers injured at sea, on navigable waters, or while working in harbor. We also represent clients in contract negotiations for shipping cargo and in resolving issues that result from performance of those contracts and have extensive expertise in the requirements of the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

Business and Commercial Law Our commercial law practice is divided into two distinct areas-business transactions and business litigation. Among our transactional work, we help our clients with the creation and formation of corporations, partnerships, and other entities. After formation, we continue to advise and counsel on contractual issues and other day-to-day legal concerns to help your business prosper. When a dispute arises, our skilled commercial litigation attorneys provide the experience needed to succeed in the courtroom. We litigate contractual disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition matters, and any other commercial dispute.

Criminal Our firm has extensive experience defending the rights of people arrested and accused of criminal offenses. We handle all types of criminal cases, including minor infractions and misdemeanors and the most serious felony indictments, such as drunk driving, drug possession, narcotics sales, theft and grand larceny, white-collar fraud, embezzlement, sex offenses, arson, and conspiracy. We handle every phase of a criminal matter in both state and federal courts.

Employment & Labor Law Evans, Brizendine & Silver represents both employers and employees in the realm of labor and employment law including counseling and litigation under the Law Against Discrimination for claims of gender and race discrimination, sexual harassment, and civil rights violations. We also represent employers to defend "serious and willful" claims causing injuries to an employee. For employees, we provide a unique perspective in the negotiation and preparation of severance agreements.

Environmental Law Our firm engages in both environmental compliance and environmental litigation. A highly regulatory practice, our environmental compliance attorneys assist businesses in Southern California to obtain building permits and address construction issues with environmental concerns. We are also familiar with the workings and procedures necessary for OSHA compliance. When environmental issues arise, we litigate all types of cases, including damages caused by chemical exposure and other toxic substances. We have handled more than 200 toxic tort cases involving exposure to asbestos.

Family Law Our attorneys are eager to represent you and your family in all your family law issues. We have a wealth of experience handling divorces, child support issues, property divisions, and visitation rights. We understand that your family is important to you, and we make every effort to handle your claim with as little personal aggravation as possible.

Personal Injury Litigation Evans, Brizendine & Silver are known throughout the Long Beach area as strong, dedicated litigators. We represent individuals who sustain serious personal injury due to auto accidents, slip and fall, assault, dog bites, wrongful death, school accidents, negligence, industrial accidents and other accidents.

Real Estate Our firm represents both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of homes, including drafting and negotiating the purchase agreement, ensuring good title, and closing proceedings. We also assist our clients with the legal aspects of refinancings. Our business clients also enjoy our extensive experience in commercial real estate transactions, purchases and sales of businesses, construction, mortgages and foreclosures, leases, and zoning.

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