Accomplished Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law Attorney Sean M. Walsh Joins Lipson Neilson

Jeffrey Neilson, Managing Partner of the Lipson Neilson law firm, is proud to announce that attorney Sean M. Walsh has joined the firm as a Principal in its Bloomfield Hills, Michigan office. Previously with Smith & Brink, Mr. Walsh has focused his practice on resolving complex commercial business disputes for more than 20 years.

“We’re very excited that Sean has joined the firm. His experience will be a great addition to what we believe is already a very good team of corporate lawyers and litigators at the firm. He’s represented clients in courts around the country and has won an $11 million jury verdict in favor of his client in a U.S. District Court. I think his decision to move to Lipson Neilson is a good indication of our reputation and our work,” says Jeffrey Neilson.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Walsh has gained extensive experience in a broad array of substantive areas, including:

  • Representation of businesses, including broker-dealers, as well as their directors, officers, equity holders and employees in connection with alleged violations of state and federal securities laws, restrictive covenants, fiduciary duties and corporate governance issues.
  • Planning, negotiation and implementation of supply chain and customer relationships.
  • Intellectual property and executive employment disputes.
  • Disputes over commercial credit facilities and related workout, insolvency, liquidation and/or bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representation of healthcare providers and hospitals in connection with practice management, professional credentialing, insurance, Medicare & Medicaid billing irregularities and corporate governance.
  • Disputes concerning the invention, ownership, licensing and use of intellectual property.
    Disputes concerning the alleged violation of restrictive covenants as well as executive employment disputes.

Mr. Walsh received his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law, and B.A. degrees in Biology, and Spanish, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is fluent in Spanish.
About Lipson Neilson

Founded in 1985, the Lipson Neilson law firm has grown from three founding members to thirty-three attorneys located in three states. Since its formation, the firm has also expanded its practice areas from business, tax and litigation to a full range of practice areas which now also include international law, real estate, professional liability, probate litigation, family law and estate planning.

Sean M. Walsh
Phone: 248-593-5000

Attorney Eric Tran Joins Lipson Neilson’s Las Vegas Office

tran-005-web-res-resizedAttorney Eric Tran has joined the firm’s Las Vegas office. Eric’s practice includes commercial litigation, personal injury, general liability defense, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith litigation, and professional liability.

Prior to joining the firm, Eric served as corporate counsel for a startup technology company in Las Vegas. He also previously served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada defending state agencies and state employees in civil rights actions in both state and federal court. Eric is admitted to practice in the Nevada, California, and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Eric received a B.A. in Political Science and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. In addition to English, Eric is also fluent in the Vietnamese language.

Eric Tran’s Published Cases:

Andrew v. Century Sur. Co., No. 2:12-CV-00978-APG, 2015 WL 5691254, at *1 (D. Nev. Sept. 28, 2015)

  • Obtained summary judgment ruling that a $14,000,000 default judgment against an insured was a reasonably foreseeable consequential damage caused by an insurer’s breach of its duty to defend its insured; that an insurer who breaches its duty to defend its insured will be bound the default judgment against its insured; and that the insurer’s liability is not capped at the $1 million policy limit.

Brady, Vorwerck, Ryder & Caspino v. New Albertson’s Inc., 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 68, 333 P.3d 229, 230 (Aug. 7, 2014)

  • Obtained a favorable ruling in a certified question of law that the statute of limitations in NRS 11.207, as revised by the Nevada Legislature in 1997, is tolled against an action for attorney malpractice, pending the outcome of underlying suit including all appeals in which the malpractice allegedly occurred.

USF Ins. Co. v. Smith’s Food and Drug Center, Inc., 2013 WL 438585, 1 (D. Nev. 2013)

  • Obtained Summary Judgment in favor of Smith’s in a bad faith action arising from USF’s failure to defend and indemnify Smith’s in an underlying action from a third party.