Sanchez & Amador, LLP - Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Each Sanchez & Amador attorney has particular expertise in specific practice areas. If client needs go beyond our areas of practice, we do not hesitate to refer our clients to other qualified attorneys. Achievement of client objectives is our principal concern.

Bank & Finance   up
  • Commercial Lending Transactions
  • Real Estate-Secured Construction, Acquisition and Development Loans
  • Private Wealth Lending Transactions (including life insurance premium financing, real estate loans and stock secured loans)
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  • Cross-border Loan Transactions

representative matters

$170,000,000 line of credit secured by publicly traded stock and equity derivatives; intercreditor agreement between the lender and the derivatives writer.

$62,800,000 life insurance premium finance facility secured by 52 life insurance policies and other collateral.

Acquisition, development, construction and permanent financing relating to a portfolio of condominium and apartment projects located throughout California.

$14,500,000 revolving and term credit facilities to international publisher of repair manuals, secured by inventory and intellectual property collateral.

Represented a major national bank in connection with a $1,650,000,000 syndicated senior secured revolving line of credit to a large, publicly-traded retailer.

$100,000,000 loan secured by golf course and retail and entitled development property located in Maui, Hawaii.

$10,000,000 line of credit provided to founder of publicly traded REIT, secured by convertible operating partnership interests.


The firm has provided exceptional service to major financial institutions for over 18 years. Most of our finance attorneys have served as in-house counsel for major national banks and have national law firm experience. We are dedicated to protecting the institutional interests of our clients when documenting and negotiating credit transactions, and we are very responsive to the competitive pressures faced by bankers, who need transactions to close quickly and efficiently.

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David Sanchez

Corporate   up
  • Business Acquisitions and Sales
  • Private Placements and Venture Capital Transactions
  • Distribution and Licensing Agreements

representative matters

Represented major defense contractor in sale of high-tech manufacturing assets to supplier and related long-term supplier agreement.

As counsel to publicly traded international consumer products company, handled the sale of a cat litter business and clay surface mine.

Represented hedge fund management company in the issuance of LLC interests to private investors.

Represented software developer in distribution and licensing arrangements with major professional audio recording equipment manufacturers.

Represented major public utility in connection with early-stage venture capital investments.

Guided national trade organization through corporate restructuring and modernization of its bylaws.

Prepared investment banking services agreement on behalf of client exploring the sale of its business.

Guided technology firm through venture capital process and negotiated terms of preferred stock and related agreements.


The business concerns of our clients are the constant focus of our corporate practice. Whether our clients require innovative solutions to complex problems or straightforward answers to simple questions, we emphasize a practical approach and endeavor to achieve the best result with the least expense.

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David Sanchez

Employment Litigation, Investigations, & Related Business Disputes   up
  • Defense of Harassment, Discrimination, Whistleblower and Wrongful Termination Claims in State and Federal Courts
  • Handling of EEOC, DFEH and Other Agency Investigations
  • Internal Investigation of Harassment and Discrimination claims
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation and Anti-Raiding Claims Against Former Employees
  • Unfair Competition and Fraud Litigation

representative matters

In wrongful termination lawsuit against major corporate employer in which regular counsel had advised six-figure settlement based on “clear damages and near certain liability,” obtained dismissal of all claims and reimbursement of costs.

Defeated fraud and breach of contract claim by current employee, first by eliminating claims against individual defendants with sanctions motion in lieu of motion to dismiss, then by bringing successful summary judgment motion.

Successfully defended corporate and non-profit employers in actions for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, emotional distress, fraud, labor code violations, and discrimination/retaliation based on age, race, sex, disability, pregnancy, and "whistleblower" status.

Represented major national employer and local manager in responding to and obtaining dismissal, on the merits, of sexual harassment claim before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Successfully defended several non-profit organizations against claims for employment torts and public policy violations brought against key executives.

Obtained dismissals for several companies in State and Federal investigations of alleged race, age, and sex discrimination, as well as unfair labor practices.

Obtained trial verdict for small city against prominent national law firm on claims of improper attorney fee billing, cutting $1 million fee to $150,000. In companion litigation, invalidated separate attorney fee agreement on summary adjudication motion, then recovered approximately $3 million from multiple firms.

Forced unfair competitor out of competing business line and obtained six-figure settlement for national publisher seeking to preserve value for its principal product line in anticipation of sale of business.


Early fact investigation has resulted in exceptional success obtaining summary dispositions. With the experience and skills to proceed to trial when necessary, we effectively pursue informal resolution at all stages. High quality work product, integrity, creativity and sensitivity to the business concerns of our clients are paramount.

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Richard S. Amador