Court Victories


  • Obtained a $7.89 million judgment for fraud against a large developer who cheated its investor partner in several real estate deals. The judgment is 52 times greater than the developer’s pre-trial settlement offer of $150,000.

  • Successfully defended and settled over $250 million in loan guarantees on behalf of developers by aggressively challenging the validity and enforceability of the mortgage instruments.

  • Obtained award of C.C.P. § 128.7 sanctions and judgment of dismissal with prejudice in case where plaintiff persisted in prosecuting a complaint containing factually unsupported claims.

  • Secured complete dismissal of defamation claim brought against law firm after serving motion for sanctions under C.C.P. § 128.7.

  • Obtained a $3 million judgment against joint venture partner in real estate accounting dispute.

  • Secured complete defense judgment for client in high-profile case following month-long trial.

  • Successfully defended, in the trial court and on appeal, multiple antitrust suits filed against 29 real estate developer clients. The plaintiffs’ opposition to summary judgment in one of the cases was in excess of 1,000 pages, but our Reply Brief succinctly summarized, in chart form, the deficiencies in the case, making it easier for the judge to wade through the voluminous record.

  • Obtained award of C.C.P. § 128.7 sanctions and judgment of dismissal with prejudice in case where plaintiff alleged civil conspiracy, misappropriation of funds and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Successfully defended property management company against claims of breach of fiduciary duty in $7 million property transaction.

  • Won dismissal of all claims asserted in shareholder derivative action alleging breaches of fiduciary duty by members of the board.

  • Obtained dismissal of mechanic’s lien foreclosure action following service of C.C.P. § 128.7 motion for sanctions where contractor failed to comply with state licensing laws.

  • Obtained summary judgment for client in a quiet title dispute by focusing on a narrow legal issue that was not considered by prior counsel. The client had been told by a major law firm that the case was hopeless. Successfully defended judgment on appeal.

  • Successfully obtained dismissal of quiet title lawsuit brought against record title owner and awarded sanctions under C.C.P. § 128.7.

  • Obtained dismissal of frivolous contract action following service of motion for sanctions under C.C.P. § 128.7.

  • Obtained dismissal of breach of contract, fraud and quiet title action and award of attorney’s fees on behalf of property owner.

  • Strategically negotiated settlements of 30+ lien releases, within a thirty day deadline to meet lender pre-requisites for release of $4 million in funds to retail client.

  • Negotiated highly favorable settlements for strip mall owners in suits against major corporate tenants, Starbucks Corporation, Hometown Buffet and others.