Shawn's broad experience in civil litigation practice includes partner and shareholder disputes, trade secret litigation, construction disputes, estate and trust matters, disputes among family members, real estate disputes and employment lawsuits. Ultimately, Shawn's goal is to obtain the evidence needed to put the client in the best position to prevail in the trial. He has found this puts the client in the best position to settle favorably, even if the case does not go to trial.In his business transactions practice, he guides clients in the creation, purchasing and/or merging of businesses, intellectual property matters such as trade secret and trade secret protection, registering trademarks, estate planning, and advising clients on day-to-day legal issues that many business owners face. Shawn also works with business owners in connection with professional licensing issues and assists them in obtaining various governmental statuses such as Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, Small Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.