Gross & Klein LLP was formed through the merger of Gross Law, P.C. and The Klein Firm LLC.
Prior to starting their own firms, the principals of Gross Law and The Klein Firm, Stuart G. Gross and Benjamin H. Klein, practiced with four of the top defense and plaintiffs side law firms in the United States and each clerked for a federal district court judge.
At their respective firms, Gross and Klein each established a track-record of taking on, and winning, complex and difficult cases, frequently against the nation’s largest law firms and most prominent offices of the United States Attorney and states’ attorneys general. Examples of their successes include:
Marilley v. Bohnam, 802 F.3d 958 (9th Cir. 2015) – Successful prosecution by Gross, at trial court and on appeal, of class claims challenging the constitutionally of four California laws establishing discriminatory nonresident commercial fishing license, permit, and registration fees, resulting in the fees’ elimination after over twenty years of application.
Mansfield Heliflight, Inc. v. Heli-One Canada Inc., et al., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140191 (D. Vt. 2012) – Defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which resulted in highly favorable settlement for plaintiff represented by Klein.
Fund.com Inc. v. Advisorshares Investments, LLC, Index No. 650321/2012 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty.) – Successful prosecution by Gross and Klein, in collaboration, of multi-million dollar freeze-out claims on behalf of seed investor in financial services company, resulting in confidential settlement.
Bair v. Caltrans, 867 F.Supp.2d 1058 (N.D. Cal. 2012) | Lotus v. Department of Transportation, 223 Cal. App. 4th 645 (2014) – Successful prosecution by Gross of federal and California state environmental law claims arising out of plans to expand a United States Highway through ancient redwoods of Richardson Grove State Park. As a result of the litigation, the project has been halted since 2011.
Bytox Inc. v. Firebox.com Ltd., Case No. 50 122 T 00801 13 (American Arbitration Association) – Successful defense by Klein of UK online retailer against claims seeking $4,000,000 in damages, resulting in favorable confidential settlement.
Behera v. Ark.com Inc., CGC-13-534949 (S.F. Sup. Crt.) – Successful defense by Gross of wrongful termination and wage and hour claims originally seeking $500,000 in damages, resulting zero dollar settlement during summary judgment briefing.
Gross & Klein LLP continues this pattern of success, providing its clients with intelligent, efficient, result-oriented representation. Our representation of both plaintiffs and defendants provides the firm’s attorneys with broad experience and a unique perspective into the litigation process. We know what motivates our opponents, and this informs not just our courtroom strategy, but also our approach to negotiation and settlement. This unique perspective, as well as a tenacious commitment to achieving our clients’ objectives, is the foundation of our firm’s representation, resulting in highly successful outcomes for our clients.