Peter L. Simon

Peter L. Simon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Santa Rosa, CA

Beyers Costin Simon
 | 200 Fourth Street, Suite 400
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-547-2000
Fax: 707-526-2746
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Cannabis Law (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Peter Simon is an accomplished litigator and trial lawyer who handles all types of general and business litigation, with an emphasis on real estate and complex business disputes. He has successfully tried numerous cases in both federal and state courts and has substantial appellate experience with extraordinary writs and state court appeals. He has both defended and prosecuted class and collective actions involving a variety of topics, including ERISA, construction defects, the Fair Labor Standards Act, California wage and hour laws, and unfair competition laws. Peter has also been actively, and discretely, involved in a number of cases and matters involving the Cannabis industry, including multi-million dollar disputes between growers and major cannabis retailers, as well as advising clients in the formation and regulation of cannabis related businesses.

    Peter solves problems by seeking answers where other lawyers wouldn’t even think to look. Naturally positive and upbeat, he’s nonetheless a competitive person who believes in fighting for a win each and every time.

    Peter primarily handles high-value cases for clients with complex business issues. Peter’s ideal client values an open, communicative client-lawyer relationship and appreciates the need for creative solutions. Peter is an easygoing guy and gravitates toward clients with a sense of humor. He primarily serves clients in northern California. He enjoys taking cases on contingency, because he loves to gamble and it ensures everyone is on the same page.

     

    About Beyers Costin Simon
    Based in Santa Rosa for over 40 years, Beyers Costin Simon has built a reputation as one of the top real estate and business law firms in the North Bay. We serve clients who are creative, entrepreneurial and in search of a law firm that can help to solve complicated challenges. We are experienced litigators and business lawyers and we represent clients in all aspects of real estate, land use, and business law. Our excellence hinges on three pillars — our deep expertise, our creative thinking, and our concern for our clients.

    About Peter Simon

    Admitted: 1995, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.beyerscostin.com/peter-l-simon

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Admission U.S. Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit 
    • Admission U.S. District Courts – All California Districts 
    • Admission California State Courts
    • Admission U.S. Court of Federal Claims

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Edward Sangster Inns of Court.  Past President
    • California Bar Association
    • Sonoma County Bar Association
    • Monday Morning Lawyers Club

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Defense Jury Verdict in favor of client in multi-million dollar complex case involving claims of misrepresentation, fraud and breach of contract. Plaintiff sought many millions of dollars, and ultimate defense verdict entitled client to recover fees and costs., 2019
    • Successfully tried complex case involving disputed title insurance related to deeds and judgment liens outside the typical chain of title., 2019
    • Jury Verdict in favor of Defendant/Cross-complainant on complex case involving implied contract theory similar to Marvin v. Marvin on a high end piece of real property in the Valley of the Moon. , 2019
    • Jury verdict in favor of Defendant/Cross-complainant in complex breach of contract real estate case involving claims of altered and forged contracts., 2018

    Transactions:

    • Represented clients in formation and structure of very large multi-license cannabis cultivation project.  Coordination with state and local licensing, as well as compliance, tax, distribution and marketing issues. We have also represented numerous sellers, investors, lessors, lessees and related parties in cannabis transactions. We do all aspects of cannabis law, with an emphasis on the business and real estate aspects., 2019

    Educational Background:

    • B.A. UCLA, 1992

    Industry Groups

    • Cannabis growers and distributors
    • with an emphasis on litigation and initial formation/strategic planning.
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    Office Location for Peter L. Simon

    200 Fourth Street
    Suite 400
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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    Last Updated: 2/25/2020

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