Larry Cirelli focuses on complex business litigation, including disputes among
shareholders, owners, officers and directors of companies, fiduciary duty,
contracts, trade secrets, non-competition agreements and unfair
competition claims. He has also represented numerous clients in
partnership and corporate dissolution actions. His experience as a
certified public accountant brings a unique skill set and perspective to
these matters. He also handles professional liability and product liability
litigation. He has tried many jury and court trials, as well as arbitrations
and alternative dispute proceedings.
Larry is a frequent speaker on professional liability and general business
Won a $4.3 million verdict and additional punitive damages on an
interference with business relationship claim against a major advertising
agency arising from the acquisition of a local company by the agency.
Successfully tried a dissolution action involving a real estate company
that resulted in the client receiving all of the funds in dispute from the
partnership's capital account.
Successfully tried a dissolution action involving a family-owned
construction supplies business.
Won a $4.7 million verdict for an international mining company on a claim
involving complex international tax issues.
Won a large verdict in a shareholder dispute involving a medical practice.
Handled a dissolution action under California Corporations Code section
2000 involving a large family-owned consumer products manufacturer.
Obtained a defense verdict after a one-month trial of a multi-million dollar
claim of business interruption involving a telecommunications equipment
Won a large verdict against the former president of a company and his
new employer for breach of fiduciary duty and violation of his noncompetition
After a two-week trial, obtained a nonsuit for a gas manufacturer in a product liability case.
Obtained a large verdict on a lost corporate opportunity claim for a paving and grading contractor. Also successfully
defended the stock and wrongful termination claims of a former vice president of the client.
After a three-week trial, achieved a nonsuit for a welding products manufacturer in a case involving claims of alleged
respiratory problem due to the inhalation of welding fumes.
Represented a founder of a publicly-traded internet company in a dispute over stock ownership.
Achieved a favorable settlement after a three-month trial involving legal malpractice defense.
Defended a Big Four accounting firm in actions brought by a public entity arising out of that entity's financial crisis.