General Corporate & Commercial
Venture Finance & Emerging Companies
Trademarks and Brands
J.D. from Loyola Law School
Kristine is a partner with over twelve years of experience representing business entities and individuals in all phases of insolvency and restructuring (including representation of debtors, creditors, and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings), as well as representing operating businesses in the areas of transactional business, real estate, and finance.
Kristine's trademark practice includes counseling clients on availability, protection and proper use of trademarks both domestically and internationally, preparing U.S. trademark applications, as well as directing and coordinating the execution of international trademark applications, utilizing a network of foreign associates.
Kristine has represented borrowers in lawsuits against creditors, and both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits related to commercial transactions. In addition, Kristine has defended wrongful and predatory foreclosures throughout the state of California, defended clients facing eviction, handled complex state and federal litigation, and performed pre-bankruptcy planning and evaluation.
At the beginning of her career, Kristine worked for a law firm with nationwide debt collection and litigation capabilities handling complex Civil/Business litigation from inception through enforcement of judgment, participated in all aspects of discovery, and handled judicial as well as mediation and arbitration hearings, for clients including American Express, Centurion Bank, Bank of America, and Discover Bank.