Practicing in the areas of real estate, eminent domain and construction and surety law and litigation, I represent clients throughout the state of California. I will solve your legal problems in a way that makes economic sense. If you are a property owner whose land is being condemned, or taken by a governmental agency, you have rights, and I can help you protect those rights. While it's true that state, local, and federal agencies may take your property for a public purpose, both the California and the United States Constitutions require that fair compensation be paid. I can help you maximize your recovery in condemnation proceedings. I will: Help you to obtain an appraisal and determine just compensation; Assist with the pre-condemnation offer and negotiate with the condemnor; Defend you in court and protect your rights when a condemnation lawsuit has been filed and served. In the area of Construction Law and Construction Litigation, I look for creative ways to solve my clients' problems, and I look for solutions that are cost-effective. I have handled many trials in courts throughout California. I have experience with Contracts; Claims; Mechanics Liens; Stop Notices; Performance Bonds; Payment Bonds; License Bonds; Release Bonds; Bid Bonds. I handle disputes arising out of commercial and residential construction, as well as disputes arising out of public works projects. I represent clients in mediations and arbitrations, as well as in trials and appeals. I also represent contractors and subcontractors in administrative matters before the Contractors State License Board; including matters that concern: Citations; Accusations; License Denials; General Licensing Issues. I have experience in real estate litigation, from the initiation of the action, to the final disposition. I also assist clients in negotiating settlements and alternative resolutions to disputes, such as through mediation. As it is in all of my practice areas, providing optimum service to my clients is the goal. I give each matter my personal attention, keep my clients informed, and always keep my clients' interests and goals at the forefront. I represent property owners in many types of real estate matters, including, but not limited to: Boundary Disputes and Easements; Purchaser/Seller Disputes; Partition Actions; Lis Pendens; Quiet Title; Nuisance and Trespass; Trees and Encroachments. I can also assist you if you were involved in an automobile accident or another type of accident where you were not at fault, and which resulted in personal injuries. If you were hurt in an accident and you need the guidance of an experienced personal injury lawyer, I will protect your rights and ensure you receive compensation for your losses. Listed, Southern California Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006. Published Works: Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, Chapter 5, Contractors License Bonds, American Bar Association, 2000; In-House Insight, Corporate Counsel Update Section of California Law Business, Supplement to the Los Angeles Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal, June 26, 1995. Panelist, Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, ABA Conference in New York City, 2000; Co-Speaker, Handling Miscellaneous Bond Claims, Western States Surety Conference, 1998.