Joanne M. Frasca is partner-in-charge of Freeman Freeman and Smiley’s Irvine office and a member of the Litigation Department.
Business litigation, real estate and employment
Ms. Frasca has decades of experience handling complex business litigation, real estate and title, and employment disputes in state and federal court. She represents individuals, partnerships, and small to Fortune 500 companies. Clients include real estate developers and landowners, sports agents, financial institutions, and companies involved in franchising and manufacturing. Ms. Frasca’s practice includes bench and jury trials, appeals and writs, injunction matters and civil contempt, mediations, and arbitrations in litigation throughout the country. She has extensive experience handling corporate/LLC and partnership control disputes and related litigation.
Ms. Frasca has been responsible for obtaining significant results, including the prosecution and defense of high-profile business disputes involving breach of contract, corporate and partnership governance and control issues, employment, insurance, commercial real estate, and environmental matters. Disputes also include claims of fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair business practices, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition, professional liability, product liability, and franchise disputes.
Ms. Frasca has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
She was recognized in the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Commercial Litigation.