Recent Successes

  • In a high stakes landlord-tenant dispute, obtained a defense arbitration decision that tenant client was constructively evicted and entitled to a six-figure attorneys’ fees award against an aggressive landlord plaintiff who sued for unpaid rent after tenant client vacated.
  • Six-figure judgment after trial in favor of owner/developer client against a contractor arising out of the defective construction of a high-end, luxury residential project in Orange County. Contractor appealed judgment; successfully defeated appeal and thereafter obtained a settlement from contractor just shy of $1 M, inclusive of attorneys’ fees.
  • Obtained full defense verdict for a landlord in a 4-week long bench trial regarding an environmental alleged failure to disclose case where a tenant sought rescission of an 8 year lease and $37 Million in punitive damages
  • Awarded Summary Judgment for Possession and $800,000 in damages in an Unlawful Detainer Dispute against a national chain restaurant/entertainment venue tenant.
  • Obtained high six-figure settlement on a breach of lease from a top 10 tech company. Prior to filing suit, the general counsel for the tech company adamantly refused any liability, however after due diligence from obtained evidence that the assets of the tenant were purchased by the tech company.
  • Represented Landlord against a national law firm in a breach of lease lawsuit. Obtained mid six-figure settlement, within one-day of filing lawsuit, based on our filing of an ex-parte writ of attachment and temporary protective order to levy accounts receivable of law firm. Multiple other landlords failed to obtain any monetary amounts from national law firm.
  • Awarded Summary Judgment for Possession and six-figure judgment in past-due rent in a highly contested Unlawful Detainer Dispute, where tenant was alleging that the business was also a residence, and that Landlord had to abide by the Ellis Act.
  • Represented Landlord in a breach of lease against a regional restaurant chain, only creditor to collect on judgment, prior to regional restaurant chain filing bankruptcy.
  • Represented Landlord in a national Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of a consumer electronics and home appliance store, one of only two creditors (out of thousands) to obtain administrative rent for period after bankruptcy.
  • Represented Landlord against a medical marijuana grower, who had defaulted on a warehouse lease in Nevada. As the Tenant did not have any bank accounts, our firm sought to levy stock/assets in the company, Tenant retained national law firm in highly contested matter. Our firm collected on judgment, after Judge set hearing for transfer of company shares to Landlord.
  • Defended prominent development company in a complex litigation matter alleging conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, and aiding and abetting. Obtained a judgment by dismissal for defendant; only private company to be dismissed on demurrer.
  • Successfully obtained a grant of demurrer without leave to amend, thereby dismissing the entire case, in home buyers' defense of claims raised against them by a real estate broker.
  • Closed $6.3 million mortgage loan in the purchase of a large commercial project, including favorable negotiation of loan and title documents for client.
  • Confidential settlement of $500,000.00 paid to clients in a contested partnership dispute matter.
  • Successfully defeated appeal of order denying motion to compel arbitration on the grounds that the appellant waived the right to compel arbitration in an unpublished California Court of Appeal decision.