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Real Estate Transactions & Litigation

Our firm represents a broad range of clients in real estate transactions and litigation throughout California and in other jurisdictions across the country. We take a pragmatic, straightforward approach to helping our clients overcome complex legal challenges, from mitigating their potential risk during construction to disputing claims for indemnification in multi-party litigation.

In addition to our broad coverage of various real estate matters, our transactional practice has increasingly focused on complex leasing projects involving over 15,000,000 square feet of shopping centers and commercial office buildings throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. We frequently negotiate leases with prominent national tenants such as Wal-Mart, CVS, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Starbucks and AMC Theaters, and protect each client’s interests with practical legal solutions. Whether you are negotiating the lease of a large-scale retail or office property, building a home or facing a dispute related to a commercial lease or construction defect, our attorneys help you make sound, strategic and cost-effective decisions with your objectives in mind.

Real Estate Transactions   

In our transactional real estate practice, we work closely with our clients to understand their objectives and identify potential risks. We represent clients in real estate transactions that include:

  • Commercial Leases (Retail, Office, Warehouse and Industrial)
  • Development and Construction Contracts
  • Contractor and Subcontractor Agreements
  • Commercial and Residential Purchases, Sales and Leasing
  • Secured Financing Transactions
  • Debt and Equity Real Estate Investments

In addition to drafting and negotiating contracts, we also assist clients with all aspects of the due diligence process. 

Real Estate Litigation

Our real estate litigation practice represents clients at all stages of dispute resolution, from early informal efforts, through state and federal trials and appeals. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in all real estate-related claims, and approach every case with the goal of protecting our clients’ interests as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. When disputes arise during development or construction, we focus on finding resolutions that protect our clients’ projects. When disputes arise post-closing or after project completion, we help our clients focus on the best business solutions throughout the litigation process. 

We represent clients in litigation and informal dispute resolution in California and other jurisdictions concerning matters such as:

  • Boundary and Title Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Commercial and Residential Lease Disputes
  • Construction Defects
  • Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentations
  • Indemnification and Insurance Claims
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Professional Liability
  • Brokerage and Commission Disputes
  • Ownership and Partner Disputes
  • Property Management
  • Purchase and Sale Disputes

In many cases, promptly addressing an issue significantly reduces the time and expense involved in achieving a favorable outcome. Although all types of real estate disputes can escalate quickly if not proactively addressed and promptly resolved, this is particularly true for disputes arising during construction and involving contract terminations.

For more information about our firm’s real estate practice, please call 310-552-9292 or contact us online. We will arrange for you to meet with one of our attorneys in confidence as soon as possible.