Practice areas

Scali Rasmussen has experience in a wide array of practice areas. Some of those practice areas are highlighted below.

Automotive law

We counsel automotive industry companies in all aspects of business, franchise, labor and employment, litigation, regulatory and transactional needs.

Labor and Employment law

We navigate the constantly evolving employment landscape for California employers by providing advice and counsel and defense in administrative hearings, court or arbitration. The laws governing the employment relationship in California are constantly changing. We help our clients stay abreast of the evolving employment legal landscape and defend them in administrative hearings, court or arbitration. 

Complex Litigation

We litigate and try cases on behalf of our clients for a wide variety of disputes from disputes with flooring lenders and franchisors to partnership and corporate disputes. We defend clients in a wide range of disputes, from consumer and employment actions to advertising, truth-in-lending and consumer and wage and hour class action defense and defense against flooring lender and franchisor claims.

Regulatory Law

Scali Rasmussen's expertise with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, US Trade Representative, International Trade Commission, NHTSA, and the various state motor vehicle boards and agencies elevates the support we can give our clients . With our help, our clients are able to navigate the many regulations and compliance initiatives of business. We are experts in distribution networks, franchise development, consumer regulations, and advertising.

Business law

Companies have a variety of needs, from employment advice and counsel, to regulatory issues, to drafting, review and negotiation of vendor agreements. Because many of our clients are in retail sales or involved in the supply chain of inventory-based product manufacture and distribution, we stay abreast of many of the legal issues most companies face and counsel our clients on best practices and litigation avoidance in the day-to-day operation of their business.

Privacy & Cybersecurity

The laws concerning privacy and data security continually evolve to keep up with new innovations in commerce. Likewise, as new technologies take hold, it has become easier than ever for departing employees, competitors and hackers to gain access to your valuable trade secrets. Our attorneys counsel corporate clients on compliance with privacy laws and protecting data and trade secrets.

Advertising law

State and federal advertising laws can be complex as new ways to advertise are continually developed. We advise companies on compliant stored-value card programs, advertising and promotions, including sweepstakes and litigate disputes by governmental agencies, consumers and competitors concerning advertising and promotions practices.

Financial services law

Attorneys with Scali Rasmussen have represented banks, finance companies and other financial institutions in handling disputes over secured loans, including collection on secured instruments, marshaling of assets, commercial reasonableness and notice issues. Our attorneys have litigated these claims in arbitral forums, in court and in bankruptcy proceedings.


Attorneys at Scali Rasmussen have represented franchised businesses for over 15 years and have advised businesses on creating, maintaining and terminating franchises.

Proposition 65

Scali Rasmussen’s Proposition 65 team, located in both Northern and Southern California, has deep and broad experience defending and counseling companies that are subject to California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65. Our attorneys have represented clients in a wide variety of industries and ranging from Fortune 100 companies to family businesses.