Practice Overview

Real World Solutions.

Whether you are a publicly-held company, professional service firm, sole proprietorship, Internet start-up or non-profit corporation, you will benefit from our ability to deliver pragmatic solutions to your legal problems. From the outset, we work with you as strategic partners, making sure we understand your business operations and objectives. We bring to bear our many years of experience to devise creative strategies to achieve your goals.  

The practice of Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier focuses on these major areas of the law.

Alternative dispute resolution:   

Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in mediation, arbitration and neutral evaluation, both as client advocates and as trained neutrals.  We are proud of our ability to assist parties in using alternative dispute resolution effectively. Our vast experience helps us resolve complex or simple disputes in many fields of law. Learn more


We have a proven track record with the appellate courts and know what it takes to successfully prosecute and defend appeals and writs in state and federal courts.  Learn more

Business and Corporate: 

Our client base is diverse, and includes all forms of privately-held businesses, publicly traded companies and non-profit organizations. We assist our business clients at all stages of development, from entity formation through financings to sale, and work with them to implement successful arrangements with their customers and business partners.  For each client, our goal is the same: to help their business thrive and prosper. Learn more


Employment laws in California are complex and more protective of employees than in many other jurisdictions.  We have a wealth of experience in all aspects of employment law and wage and hour compliance.  Our attorneys represent both employers and individuals in a wide-variety of matters, ranging from negotiating the terms of an employment or severance agreement to litigation of discrimination or wage and hour issues.  Learn more


Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier litigators are adept at identifying our clients’ interests and developing strategies to achieve a successful outcome at a reasonable cost.  The breadth and depth of experience of the firm’s attorneys facilitate creative solutions tailored to the particular dispute.   Learn more


We bring in-depth, practical experience to our diverse receivership practice. Our attorneys have acted as receivers as well as counsel to receivers in a variety of industries and across a range of disputes.    Learn more


Tax consequences often drive the structure of business transactions.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in structuring transactions in a tax advantageous manner and keep up to date on the latest changes in the tax codes.      Learn more

Trademark, Copyright and Licensing:

A business’ intellectual property is one of its most important assets.  We assist our clients to formulate practical strategies to safeguard those assets and succeed in their businesses.    Learn more