In real estate matters, the Firm provides a wide variety of legal services in all aspects of real property litigation and real property transactional law. In real estate litigation, the Firm litigates cases concerning title disputes to property, title insurance claims, disputes regarding the purchase and sale of property, unlawful detainers, landlord and tenant disputes, disputes regarding purchase contracts on property, easement and boundary disputes, claims involving brokers and agents, non-disclosure and fraud cases concerning the sale of property, claims between lenders and borrowers, judicial foreclosure, appointment of receivers, lender liability, injunctions, fraud, collections, negotiable instruments, directors and officers liability, recovering titles to properties and damages, and disputes regarding the title to, and ownership of, properties, and land use and condemnation. In real estate transactional matters, the Firm represents clients in various aspects of real estate transactions, including commercial and residential purchases, easement agreements, leases and subleases, loan agreements, promissory notes and deeds of trust, real estate financing documents, and representation of owners, developers and borrowers in commercial and residential purchases and loan transactions, including multi-million dollar commercial properties.
In construction matters, the Firm provides a wide range of services in both construction litigation and transactions. In construction litigation, the Firm litigates cases in federal and state courts concerning construction contract disputes, construction defects and earth movement, mechanic's liens, stop notices, payment and performance bond and Miller Act bond cases, delay and disruption claims, claims involving contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and other design professionals, representing developers, contractors, engineers, architects, suppliers, and others in contract disputes and defect cases. In construction transactional matters, the Firm provides expertise in the areas of the negotiation and preparation of construction contracts, subcontracts and related agreements, construction loan financing agreements, mechanic's liens and stop notices, analyses of payment and performance bonds and Miller Act bonds, the formation of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies in real estate and construction matters, and the purchase and sale of construction related businesses.
In business matters, the firm provides expertise and services in all types of business litigation and business transactions. In business litigation, the Firm litigates cases in all federal and state courts in the State of California, and represents clients in arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. The Firm has engaged in a wide variety of successful civil litigation involving breach of contract, fraud, loan defaults, corporate, partnership and business disputes, business dissolutions, intellectual property disputes, business contract disputes, collection cases, disputes regarding the purchase and sale of businesses, litigation involving business entities and their owners concerning the withdrawal and/or expulsion of owners, misappropriation of funds in various business entities, defamation claims, insurance policy coverage, insurance bad faith, property loss and claims, unfair competition, business torts amongst business competitors, and will contests and trust litigation. In business transactional matters, the Firm provides substantial expertise in the formation and maintenance of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities, the representations of clients in the purchase and sale of all types of businesses, advice in the financing, acquisition and dissolution of business entities, intellectual property matters as described below, independent contractor and employment agreements, international business matters, start up companies, insurance claims and coverage analysis, and regulatory compliance.
The Firm renders quality professional representation, the required legal expertise and uncompromised service by effective communication with the client. The objective of the Firm is to reach common sense solutions to legal matters considering the goals of the client.
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