Real Estate Litigation
California is one of the most active jurisdictions in the country for real estate litigation. Naturally, our attorneys maintain expertise in a wide variety of real estate matters, including commercial lease disputes, boundary and easement disputes, broker and agent liability, condemnation/inverse condemnation, eminent domain, construction disputes, foreclosures, foreclosure defense, mechanic’s liens, quiet title actions, trespass, waste, nuisance actions, unlawful detainer and unlawful detainer defense. From the most simple real estate dispute to the overwhelmingly complex, we can help you protect your interests, whatever they may be, in real property.
We tried a case brought by a world-class fashion photographer for damages caused by the City of Los Angeles when sewage backed up into his home and office, destroying his valuable photo library, computer, photography equipment, and other property. We won on liability in a bench trial. The jury returned verdict in favor of client in the amount of $5,600,000.
We represent a restaurant/tenant at the Americana at Brand, naming Rick Caruso, the Americana, Caruso Management Company and others for numerous claims, including nuisance, trespass and negligence arising out of power spray washing into the restaurant causing severe property damage. The restaurant deteriorated so completely that the client left the leased premises. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the client in the amount of $1,400,000. The defendant prevailed on a counterclaim for unpaid rent.