Business, Corporate and Partnership Disputes

Recent Successes: 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.

Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigation

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

Construction Law

Recent Successes: 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.

Developer-Lender Disputes

Recent Successes: 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.

Real Estate Litigation

Recent Successes: 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.

Unfair Competition and Antitrust

Recent Successes: 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.