The partners at Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP have been successfully representing individuals and businesses in California for almost five decades. We practice in the areas of litigation and transactional matters including Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization, Business Formations, Business Transactions, Business Planning & Growth Strategies, Business Acquisitions & Mergers, Business Succession Planning, Class Action, Complex Litigation, Construction Defect, Copyright, Trademark & E-Commerce, Elder Law, Employment, Insurance Coverage, Intellectual Property, Labor, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Probate & Estate Planning, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Real Property, Non-Profit Organizations Including Churches, Charities & Religious Orders, Sexual Misconduct & Abuse, Trust & Probate Administration and Wage & Hour. The firm consists of 30 attorneys and offers a full statewide presence with offices in Orange County, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco and Fresno.
Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP serves in the capacity of general counsel to a number of companies and also defends companies in liability actions of all types both privately and through a multitude of recognized insurance carriers in all federal and state courts. We are available to partner with you and/or your organization to handle any legal issues you might encounter whether proactively through training, seminars and policy reviews or through litigation when the need arises. Our extensive knowledge and experience about specific industries enables us to provide legal services in a successful cost effective and efficient manner.
CTSC provides legal services to its clients with a business approach to problem solving. We take pride in finding cost-effective and direct answers to frequently complicated and difficult issues. Our goal is to be part of the solution, not just another part of the problem. We provide counsel and advice with appreciation for the business realities our clients regularly confront.
CTSC represents approximately 750 privately-held businesses and professional practices in Southern California. We form, sell, buy, merge and dissolve businesses. We provide counsel for commercial transactions; real estate and leasing sales; employment/labor issues; and business, financial and succession planning. When planning and negotiation are not enough, CTSC provides experienced and effective litigators prepared to advocate the client's position in state or federal court, in arbitration or administrative proceedings, or in other alternative dispute resolution forums.
CTSC provides a similar approach to individual estate planning, recognizing the needs of business owners to protect and preserve the estate which they have usually spent a lifetime building. Confident that personal affairs have been properly arranged, our clients take advantage of new opportunities as they arise. CTSC provides comprehensive estate planning, including inter vivos (living) trusts, family limited partnerships, business-succession planning and recommendations for gifting programs, including charitable remainder trusts and private foundations. In addition, CTSC provides counsel for trust administration, probate administration and probate and trust litigation.
Our Team Concept
We recognize that each client is unique and that every client is entitled to individual attention. Within our firm, we have dedicated practice groups consisting of supervising partners and their respective associates who possess specialized legal expertise in the team’s focus area. Clients are carefully assigned to a team with the skill necessary to meet their specific needs. The goal is simple: Provide excellent legal representation to our client in the most prompt, efficient, economical and creative way. We are determined to offer superior results-oriented representation in a cost effective manner. To achieve our goals, we have developed a file handling system that allows for files to be assigned and handled by the same attorneys from inception thereby eliminating the costly and inefficient file shuffling that occurs at so many firms. Each file is handled by an attorney or attorneys within one of the specific practice groups and is periodically reviewed and discussed during practice group team meetings to ensure excellence and efficiency in file handling. This approach results in an efficient and cost-effective method of providing highly proficient legal expertise to our clients.
The Cutting Edge
Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP is strongly dedicated to maintaining its position as a leader in its practice areas. Consistent with this commitment, we provide in-house training and seminars to enable every attorney to benefit from the insights and wisdom of partners, as well as that of experienced associates. Many of our members publish articles focusing on ground-breaking issues, participate in specialized industry seminars or conduct presentations that are tailored to a specific client’s needs. In this dynamic profession, keeping both firm members and clients aware of new developments is essential to avoid litigation whenever possible, and to obtain optimal results whenever litigation is necessary.
Keeping You Informed
At Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP, we believe that communication is not simply an option, but is essential to our determination to provide quality legal services. We understand the needs and concerns of our clients as well as how to comply with your litigation guidelines. As such, our practice is to provide clients with frequent updates on the status of their cases, including definitive evaluations, budgets, proposed strategies and recommendations. This level of communication and interaction enables clients to make prompt and well-informed decisions. Whether we are representing the plaintiff or the defendant, Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP takes a proactive approach to solving our client's legal issues.
We take great pride in the services we provide and in the success of our clients. We endeavor to be valuable and useful counselors working with our clients to promote their endeavors and to protect their interests.