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Greenan, Peffer, Sallander & Lally LLP

The Superior Choice for Personalized Legal Solutions


Our Mission

We here at GPS&L are ready to tackle issues of today’s changing business landscape. We have developed lasting relationships with our clients by understanding their needs and working to develop creative and practical ways to solve their problems. Whether transactional matters or litigation, we deliver results. With satisfied clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses and individuals, GPS&L’s goal is to offer effective solutions without untoward expense or business disruption.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We combine specialized expertise in litigation with skills in real estate, insurance, employment, to name core practice areas, to provide a broad base of support for our litigation clients.

Insurance Coverage

Bad faith is a four-letter word, but one that is frequently uttered. At GPS&L, we help our clients avoid it and, when necessary, defend against claims of it. Our track record is impressive.

When pollution issues were at their most intense, our attorneys were at the forefront of litigation that defined the scope of the pollution exclusion. When Proposition 103 threatened to drive insurers out of the California market, our attorneys participated in the resulting litigation all the way to the California Supreme Court.

When “advertising injury” coverage unexpectedly began expanding CGL coverage into the realms of antitrust, intellectual property and technology-related litigation, our attorneys developed the expertise necessary to address and defuse this issue for our clients.

The foundation of GPS&L’s insurance law practice is providing advice to prevent future disputes. Some of the world’s leading CGL, E&O, D&O and media liability insurance carriers regularly seek our advice in drafting policies, establishing claims-handling procedures and assessing the duty to defend and indemnify particular claims. We are noted for our rapid response time, as well as our decisive and thoughtful recommendations.

Where disputes cannot be avoided, GPS&L is known for its aggressive yet practical and cost-efficient approach to litigation. Our clients have come to expect an early assessment of their case with a realistic view of the probable outcome, a detailed litigation plan and estimated budget. With this approach, we have been able to routinely deliver excellent results.

Employment Advice and Dispute Resolution

GPS&L provides employment advice and litigation services to California employers; representing employers in contract negotiations, wage and hour issues and ADA compliance. The firm assists its clients in complying with the web of complex statutes regulating employers.

We also defend companies and individuals with employment litigation. We have tried cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment and discrimination, and represented employers in cases involving ADA violations, and wage and hour cases in state and federal court and administrative agencies.

Our clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies such as Safeway, Inc. and Albertsons to local business and professionals. Our trial record in employment cases is second to none. We consistently search for methods to resolve disputes at the earliest time, conserving our clients’ resources. We pride ourselves in partnering with our clients in achieving their goals.

Real Estate Litigation

Time is of the essence. Purchase and sale contracts say it. Developers feel it. Litigants know it. GPS&L is sensitive to it. Collectively, our attorneys have more than 100 years of experience representing landowners, developers and contractors. From purchase to sale, entitlements to completion of construction and beyond, we have been there to assist our clients.

Our transactional attorneys have been involved in some of the largest land deals in the Tri-Valley area. These deals include the acquisition and development of commercial properties, including syndications, lease review and negotiation and environmental law issues.

The experience of our litigators is equally impressive. From land use disputes to construction defect lawsuits, our focused, aggressive approach to litigation has yielded outstanding results, whether by settlement or trial victory.

Whatever legal challenges our clients face in their real estate matters, GPS&L has a cost-efficient, pragmatic and effective way to meet them.

Business and Transactional Practice

At GPSL, we are hands-on business counselors who bring our broad experience to bear in finding efficient and practical solutions for our clients as they seek to structure, negotiate, document and close the deals that are integral to the future success of their businesses. Senior attorneys are involved in each transaction, thus enabling delivery of GPSL’s legal services at a level of quality generally found only at larger national law firms.

From complex mergers and acquisitions to advice regarding corporate and limited liability company formation and dissolution, trade name registration, real estate and land use matters, and employment matters, GPSL offers a high level of expertise.

We have assisted our clients in raising capital, both through private offerings of debt or equity securities and through initial public offerings. With respect to tax advice, we counsel our clients in transactional planning and also represent our clients before federal and state tax authorities. GPSL also provides estate planning services, including the development of related tax strategies. Our attorneys have substantial experience in the field of real estate law, representing the varied interests of farmers, builders, developers, owners and lenders in the acquisition and development of agricultural, commercial and residential properties. GPSL also has developed a special expertise in the area of franchise and distribution law.

Estate Planning

Estate planning to avoid probate and representing our clients in probate matters or litigation require both legal expertise in specialized areas of law and practical knowledge of our clients’ current needs and future plans. GPS&L provides advice on the development, documentation and litigation to defend or implement our clients’ estate plans. Being involved in both the drafting of wills, trusts, and other estate planning devices, as well as, the litigation of probate matters; gives us the opportunity to avoid unintended consequences and to implement successful litigation strategies. The depth of our income and estate tax backgrounds allows us to provide complete solutions for our clients.


2000 Crow Canyon Place Suite 380

San Ramon, CA 95483

Tel:  (925) 866-1000

Fax: (925) 830-8787

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