Jon Pfeiffer is a battle-tested entertainment trial attorney. He has successfully tried over sixty-five cases to conclusion before juries, judges and arbitrators ranging from basic entertainment and commercial cases to the most complex "bet the company" battles. Mr. Pfeiffer's trials have involved the following claims:

  • Abuse of process
  • Assault and battery
  • Breach of contract (including breach of motion picture distribution agreements, motion picture investment agreement, advisory fee agreement concerning the sale of stock, breach of promissory note, breach of employment agreements, breach of guarantee, breach of purchase contracts involving the purchase and sale of business, and breach of commission agreements)
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Construction
  • Contempt
  • Covenant not to compete
  • Conversion
  • Failure to provide adequate security
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent transfer of assets
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Interference with prospective business advantage
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Negligence
  • Professional negligence (accountant and architect)
  • Punitive damages
  • Strict products liability
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Will contest

When clients are sued or find it necessary to bring litigation to enforce their rights, experience is essential in the tactical battles that arise in every case. In addition to the claims Jon Pfeiffer has tried (see above), Mr. Pfeiffer has developed experience and special expertise litigating cases involving the following issues:

  • Breach of warranty (express warranties and the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose)
  • CEQA (California Environmental Quality Assurance Act)
  • Copyright infringement
  • Defamation (libel and slander)
  • Insurance bad faith (breach of contract and the tortious breach of good faith and fair dealing)
  • Merchandising rights
  • Motion picture credit (on advertising and release prints)
  • Motion picture profit participation
  • Patent infringement
  • Pay or play entitlement obligations
  • Personality rights (appropriation of celebrity name for commercial purposes)
  • Premises liability
  • Professional negligence (accountants, engineers, lawyers and physicians)
  • Quiet title (including the partition and sale of real property)
  • Securities litigation
  • Temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions
  • Trade dress
  • Trademark
  • Unfair competition

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