Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP

Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas

The attorneys at Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP represent companies and select individuals in a variety of business, real estate and litigation matters. While by no means exhaustive, our range of experience and expertise includes the following types of matters:


Business & Corporate

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Formation of corporations, LLCs and joint ventures
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Operating and shareholder agreements
  • Drafting and maintenance of corporate minutes and resolutions
  • Dissolution, liquidation and winding up

Real Estate Transactions &
Land Use

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Planning and development
  • Fees and exactions
  • Common interest subdivisions
  • Construction contracts
  • Leasing
  • Joint ventures
  • Financing
  • Homeowner Association Issues

Business & Real Estate Litigation

  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Breach of contract by corporate service providers
  • Real estate disputes
  • Construction defects
  • Breach of warranty and related claims for sale of goods
  • Products liability
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Business interference and related torts
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Commercial unlawful detainer actions

Employment Counseling & Litigation

  • Wrongful termination
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Wage claims
  • Class actions
  • Preparing and reviewing employee handbooks

Trust & Estate Litigation

  • Trust Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Conservatorship Litigation
  • Elder Abuse Litigation

Estate Planning & Administration

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate Administration

Meet The Team

The attorneys at Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP



The attorneys at Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP

 

Meet the Team

Our Philosophy


Respect. We value our clients' time and resources, and when they call, we answer. We refuse to shuttle our clients from secretary to secretary or from attorney to attorney. We provide our clients with frequent updates on the status of their matters and are always directly available to answer their questions.

Work Ethic. Clients expect competence, caution, and care from their counsel. RWT&P recognizes that it’s our responsibility to uphold these values, and it is our honor to do so. With decades of collective experience, our attorneys are equipped to achieve and exceed for our clients.

Trust. RWT&P recognizes that although litigation is our bread and butter, it impacts the lives and livelihoods of our clients. It’s our responsibility to be conscious of each client’s unique goals, wishes, and sensitivities. RWT&P staff will always use our proficiency and experience to support and uplift clients.

Passion. At RWT&P, we are invested in our clients’ success. We cultivate lasting relationships, and our forefront intention is to be an aid and ally to our clients.


Counsel that Cares.

Results

"Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout attorneys provide the same level of service we would expect if we were the clients. We value our clients' time and resources, and when they call, we answer."


Success Stories


  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP’s Managing Partner, Andrew Prout, first-chaired a private arbitration for a high-stakes contract dispute. Following the lengthy two-week arbitration, Andrew’s client received an award of $39.4 million.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP presented a strong trial defense for a commercial landlord client. Our attorneys championed what was a complex commercial landlord vs. general contractor dispute, with trial resulting in a complete defense verdict.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP provided defense representation to a commercial landlord in a tenant dispute regarding exclusivity. Following a week-long trial, the court issued a landslide verdict in favor of the defense.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP represented the employer in a suit brought on by a disgruntled ex-employee, who alleged age discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Our attorneys removed the case to federal court and moved the United States District Judge to dismiss the complaint. RWT&P’s motion was granted in its entirety, providing an expeditious conclusion to the case.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP pursued equity rights for a client whose equitable ownership in a corporation was wrongfully rescinded. The case evolved into complex business litigation, with the defense asserting affirmative defenses of usury and duress. After a week-long trial, the court ruled entirely in plaintiff’s favor, granting our client’s prayer for equity restoration and declaratory relief.
  • Recently, Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP obtained arbitration awards in favor of its client, a Fortune 500 company, in two separate cases brought by The Regents of the University of California (“UC”). In the first arbitration, UC alleged that that the client had overbilled for facilities management services from 1999-2005 in the amount of $5.5 million. After a week-long arbitration in San Francisco, the arbitrator denied UC’s claims in their entirety.

    In the second arbitration, UC alleged overbilling by the same Fortune 500 client from 2007-2012, including claims that the client committed violations of the California False Claims Act (“FCA”). UC alleged damages exceeding $7.6 million. Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP counterclaimed on the client’s behalf for amounts UC failed to pay, as well as for interest, costs and attorneys’ fees. The three-arbitrator AAA panel (consisting of two retired judges and a sitting U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge) denied UC’s claims under the FCA and instead awarded the client a total of over $9.4 million (including $7.6 million in damages and $1.8 million in interest and costs). Notably, the parties’ briefs addressing attorneys’ fees revealed that Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP’s fees were 35% less than those incurred by UC.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP obtained a favorable settlement against a well-known regional construction company’s former employees for breaching a non-solicitation agreement.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP obtained a $2.7 million judgment on behalf of an international manufacturer of building materials against a former executive for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP obtained a $2.25 million settlement in a breach of contract action against a major California Hospital in a case where the hospital initially and consistently denied liability until facts obtained by Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP through discovery prompted settlement.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP recently persuaded the Department of Labor to close an investigation and refrain from pursing any charges against a statewide in-home care provider.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP obtained a $684,336 AAA arbitration award, including attorneys’ fees, costs, and interest, on behalf of its client, a worldwide manufacturer of children’s educational games. Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP proved that the defendant, an international manufacturer of video games, had breached a supply and distribution agreement and a stock purchase agreement.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP brought a motion on behalf of a nationwide home products retailer for the opposing party’s destruction of evidence. The court granted the motion and awarded the client over $16,000 in sanctions. In addition, the judge ruled that the jury should receive an “adverse inference” instruction to allow a finding that the destroyed documents were harmful to the opposing party. The case then settled immediately, with the opposing party dismissing its claims in their entirety.
  • Ross, Wolcott, Teinert & Prout LLP resolved a Federal Court case for its client, a manufacturer of heavy machinery sued for more than $4 million by a purchaser of its machines who claimed they were defective. Under the terms of the settlement, the client paid no money and regained possession of the machines. After confirming that none of the defects alleged in the lawsuit ever actually existed, the client was able to resell the machines for an amount that covered all of its attorneys’ fees and yielded a six-figure net profit.
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