Ryan Lapine, a litigator who is laser-focused on achieving his clients’ goals, has a diverse and challenging caseload, primarily concentrated on insurance recovery, intellectual property, entertainment and complex commercial litigation. He is a highly skilled courtroom advocate with a long list of accomplishments in state and federal courts, including an undefeated first-chair trial record in a variety of significant business disputes.
Corporate and high-net-worth individual policyholders rely on Ryan to enforce their rights when insurers refuse to pay valid claims for covered losses or the legal costs associated with litigation defense. He has helped clients resolve insurance recovery litigation through settlement negotiations and at trial, including the second largest insurance-recovery jury verdict in California in 2015.
Ryan is on the short list for entertainment companies and well-known entertainers to handle a broad range of business and IP litigation, including cases involving contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, copyright and patent infringement and violations of the right of publicity.
In addition, Ryan guides high-net-worth individuals through trust and estate disputes with substantial dollar amounts at stake and involving various challenging issues, including palimony actions, removal of trustees, invalidation of fraudulent property conveyances, plus many more.
He is a go-to lawyer for a diverse group of emerging companies in their business disputes involving virtually every issue imaginable, ranging from breach of contract and licensing disputes to IP infringement and business defamation.