Few industries impact the daily lives of Americans more than trucking and taxi industries; known as ‘common carriers’. With the profusion of trucks and taxis on today’s highways, operators are obliged to comply with numerous federal, state, and local regulations. Mike represents trucking and taxi companies throughout the Bay Area.
Mike has well-established relationships with senior counsel, and with holders (and former holders) of public office. These connections provide Mike with the ability to tap into advanced legal and political expertise when needed.
Chief among the many concerns Mike handles for his trucking industry clients are:
For his taxi industry clients Mike handles multitude of issues, including:
In his two decades of practice, Mike has represented companies large and small, and has litigated on their behalf, claims from small to very large. He has resolved disputes involving contractor-vs.-employee status, employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, and various forms of harassment. Mike has also guided clients in establishing company policies that comply with legal requirements.
Business organizations are held accountable to a host of state and federal laws. Leveraging his considerable experience, Mike guides his clients through the why and how to establish appropriate legally compliant company policies. He assists clients in establishing various forms of business organization, such as general partnerships, limited partnerships and franchises.
Mike has extensive experience in the area of trademark infringements, and has successfully defended clients from infringing companies. For example, he recently won a service mark infringement case, protecting his client from the deceptive use by another company of a similar name and image.
Mike understands the high-tech language of Silicon Valley, and has a knack for delving into and resolving complex legal issues involving technology. His high-tech specialties include high-tech contract establishment and enforcement, the purchase and sale of websites, and intellectual property rights.
Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Administration
Mike is the founder of East Bay Probate and Trust Administration (EBPTA). EBPTA offers client focused representation and counsel in a variety of estate planning services including living trust, wills, durable power of attorney, advanced healthcare directives, medi-cal planning, probate and trust administration. Mike has helped his East Bay clients navigate probate estate administration, creating estate plans that include wills, living trusts, health care directives and power of attorney. He also has provided legal representation to clients seeking help with trust administration. Estate administration can be overwhelming. Mike is well versed and knowledgeable and can help make the process smooth and efficient.
Judge, Pro Tem
In addition to being an attorney at law, Mike also sits as a judge pro tem in Alameda County, serving the Small Claims and Traffic divisions.
Mike Broad is a credible, reliable and resourceful attorney. His winning results in jury trial, mediation and arbitration are well known in East Bay and the surrounding metropolitan area.