M. Alim Malik is President of Jackson Tidus and Chair of its Litigation Services Group. He has extensive experience in litigating complex business cases before federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies. He has represented numerous corporate entities on trade secret protection strategies, trade secret litigation, cyber intrusion risk reduction strategies, and litigation under the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and its state companion, the California Penal Code Section 502. Mr. Malik has handled numerous real estate suits relating to large scale developments including partnership, accounting and environmental matters. Mr. Malik has significant experience in litigating and resolving financial disputes.
Mr. Malik’s representative experience includes:
• Assisted numerous out of state employers in California matters, including before California’s state and federal court actions, with specific regard to enforcement of restrictive covenants, obtaining or defending against injunctions, misappropriation of trade secrets and duty of loyalty obligations.
• Represented Plaintiff, a 1031 Exchange Company, in real property action against a bank regarding an improper lien recordation that affected a multi-million dollar loan. Case was settled favorably for client after ten months of intensive litigation.
• Represented Defendants in contract and specific performance claim. Successfully defended against injunctive proceedings and obtained complete payment of all defense fees and costs as part of case resolution.
• Represented Defendant in an action for the recovery of significant monies in lease action. Obtained judgment in favor of the client which was later upheld on appeal.
• Represented Defendant, a seller of land, in action for breach of contract and specific performance brought by Plaintiff, a buyer. Obtained recovery of attorney’s fees and costs for successfully expunging Plaintiff’s lis pendens. Plaintiff later dismissed entire action.
• Represented Defendant in case involving lease dispute and removal of a large billboard. Conducted nine day trial resulting in verdict for Defendant. The decision was later upheld on appeal. Superior Property of Carson, LLC v. Regency Outdoor Advertising, Inc., et al., California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Case No. B203251, opinion filed April 2009.
• Represented a public official in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Government Code and Brown Act. Successfully defeated the lawsuit by filing anti-SLAPP Motion that was upheld on appeal. Obtained significant award of attorney’s fees and costs in favor of client. John Scheuplein v. City of West Covina, et al., California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Case No. B206203, opinion filed September 2009.
• Represented Defendant national chemical company in complex trade secret litigation. Obtained successful settlement from plaintiffs.
• Represented individual (former CFO) in complex designated case. Obtained successful dismissal of client from the action.
• Represented national homebuilder in complex designated class action lawsuit by homeowners. Obtained favorable dismissal of the actions and obtained fee award for client following successful anti-SLAPP motion.
• Represented technology company in complex securities fraud case. Obtained favorable dismissal of the action and successfully affirmed the judgment on appeal. Jasbir Singh Kalsi, et al. v. BioPhotas, Inc., et al., California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Case No. A138326, opinion filed October 2014.
• Represented hundreds of Plaintiffs in FLSA collection action and obtaining settlement in favor of multiple claimants.
• Represented former Chief Executive of technology company in Bankruptcy Action filed by Bankruptcy Trustee over Series B financing.Successfully defended CEO at trial. Trial Court decision affirmed on appeal. In the Matter of Flashcom, Inc., United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-57161, memorandum filed March 30, 2016.
• Represented defendants in complex designated 1031 exchange fraud case. Successfully filed motion to dismiss all claims. Decision upheld on appeal in a published decision. Michael Stella v. Asset Management Consultants, Inc., et al., California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Case No. B269207, opinion filed February 2017.
• Represented gas station owner in a significant eminent domain case arising from a grade separation project. The property had significant environmental issues that needed attention.
• Represented purchaser of property that had environmental hot-spots relating to the on-going operations of a semi-conductor facility.
• Represented developers and national homebuilder in developing strategies for the abatements of various contaminants that escaped from USTs.
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