Representative Cases - REAL PROPERTY

  • Damages from leakage of sewer from penthouse above Plaintiff’s unit following 31 other such incidents over 19 years. CCRs alleged to be violated allowing claims of attorney fees as prevailing party
  • Fall on sidewalk that City targeted for repair and left undone for almost two years
  • Claims of purchase of foreclosed property by bona fide purchase for value versus claims of predatory stalking of foreclosed properties and finding relatives of deceased co-owner
  • Failure to disclose prior water and flood damage on flipped house taken out of foreclosure with inspection report that was vague about defects
  • Architect sued for changes necessitated by residence built over incorrect setbacks that were relied on from survey provided by former owner of property
  • Dispute over the broker’s commission on the sale of a 20 million-dollar residence.
  • Purchase of third trust deed in foreclosure with disputed claims of fraud, concealment and extinguishment of prior earlier liens
  • Claims of fraudulent nondisclosure of 50 year old CCRs prohibiting second story structure
  • Early termination of lease; claims of bad faith mitigation in not releasing promptly
  • Defects undisclosed in residential property marketed as “turn key ready”
  • Failure to disclose encroachments on new property
  • Mutual claims of breach of six month lease on expensive residence with owners belief tenant conducted prohibited pornographic filming on-site
  • Boundary dispute of 90 year old owner and claims of elder abuse
  • Dispute over meaning of “option to buy” or “first option” in dispute between tenant and property owner
  • Dispute over broker fees of 6% versus lesser percentage on sale of multi-million dollar residence
  • Breach of contract in $15 million sale of 400 acres
  • Failure to disclose hillside defects in sale of residence
  • Tenants in illegal nonregistered boarding house refuse to leave when flipper bought property
  • Failed sale and dispute over return of deposit when release of contingencies had a false docusign signature which plaintiff claimed seller’s broker should have seen as invalid
  • War between condo-owners and homeowners about liability for repairs to leaking balconies and changes in the HOA rules over the prior decade
  • Dispute over failed sale of 10Million dollar commercial property and demand for commission and claim of producing ready willing and able buyer​
  • Claims of breach of lease in construction of grease interceptor at commercial store
  • Multiple cross complaints against brokers on all sides of home purchase; termite inspection company failure to disclose wood rot, moisture.
  • Claims of fraud and breach in purchase of condominium with deliberate concealment of noise from upper unit.
  • Broker showed multi million dollar property. Buyers then bought through another broker. Suit over commission.
  • Dispute over terms of lease for restaurant property on west side.
  • Sale of residence with claims of failure to disclose substandard facilities, city code violations and fraud.​
  • Foreclosure and sale despite claim loan was paid off as ordered by bank. Subsequent purchase by bona fide purchaser.
  • Sale of residence failed in escrow from undisclosed leaks.
  • Inverse condemnation claim with hillside slippage attributed to city and developer.
  • Claims of aborted residential property sale due to escrow and broker’s failure to follow explicit direction of trustee.
  • Tenants claiming triple rent for failure to provide registration documents in rent control apartments.
  • Conversion action over defendant taking over condo acting as owner and collecting rents while plaintiff was incarcerated out of the country.
  • Inverse condemnation case of property owner in midst of sewage plant construction zone for two years.
  • Sale of residential property failed for failure to advise of prior death on property.
  • Claim for costs from lawsuit arising from omission by broker of loan details in residential sales agreement. Claim of 1 million in liquidated damages per contract.
  • Tenants of slum housing claim failure of bank in repairs following citations after foreclosure.
  • Buyer purchased commercial property with future subdivisions “builder ready” though undisclosed contingencies remained on property.
  • Dispute between mother and son over excess funds from foreclosure sale of property.
  • Inverse condemnation where raw sewage overflowed into residence.
  • Cancellation of residential sales agreement of multi million property due to claims of hidden mold with dispute over return of initial deposit.
  • Highly complicated title issues and loan default with error by county recorder on street address versus legal description and release of lien on wrong parcel.
  • Suit for failure to disclose bedbug infestation in apartment units during escrow.
  • Family dispute over percentage ownership of commercial properties.
  • Dispute over nonrefundable deposit in escrow when sale was aborted.
  • Dispute over return of multimillions in nonrefundable investments in high-end spec residence.
  • Competing tenant and subtenant vying over conversion of rent control apartment to condominium.
  • Dispute over purchase agreement and specific performance claims including war over broker’s commission.
  • Inverse condemnation case involving earth sliding and earth movement along Mulholland.
  • Action involving loss of mineral rights to seller when escrow failed to include exclusion reference to mineral rights in final documents and deed.
  • Breach of lease on commercial property guaranteed personally by lessee.
  • Claim of negligent pre purchase inspection of residential property by home inspection service.
  • Claim of fraud and breach in dispute between two buyers of commercial property and lis pendis filed by unsuccessful bidder on property.
  • Claim of mortgage fraud and failure by Bank to modify loan on milliondollar property.
  • Dispute over failure to disclose mold, leaks and active concealment of oil seepages on commercial property.
  • Breach of lease claims and fraudulent representations about amenities in luxury condominiums claiming to have on-site restaurants.
  • Breach of lease against landlord for failure to remediate and repair damage from serious water leak on commercial property.
  • Failure to disclose water seepage and leaks under spec home with repairs costing half million.
  • Lawsuit for rescission and/or specific performance in fourplex property in Silverlake.
  • Constructive eviction suit against city from sewage eruption and damage from residence basement filling with raw sewage and e-coli contamination.
  • Dispute between contractor and failure to apply for and obtain city rebate for construction of retaining walls.
  • Claims of fraud in mortgage refinance deal.
  • Indemnification demand by tenant of strip mall for suit by customer from fall in common area.
  • Broker showed prop to buyers $9 million. Suit for commission after sale through another broker.
  • Dispute over terms of lease for restaurant property.
  • Tenants claiming triple rent for failure to provide registration documents in rent control apartments.
  • Commercial sales of building with nondisclosure of bedbug infestation.
  • Dispute relating to breach for failing to sell credits after creation of mitigation bank on acreage northern California.
  • Claims of fraud and forgery of signature on commercial property in alleged short sale.
  • Claim of nondisclosure of bedbug infestation in sale of commercial property.
  • Homeowner suit against condo owner refusing access to investigate and repair leaks on balcony.
  • Commercial lease dispute over bar and terms of lease after original owner died and offspring took over landlord status.
  • Dispute over share of proceeds from sale of multimillion-dollar spec residence.
  • Dispute over lack of profits from $3 million investment in commercial property.
  • Undisclosed defect in foundation of flipped home falsely alleged to have been stripped to studs.
  • Breach of contract in commercial property and false claims of existence of Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Disputes between broker and salesperson over commission split.
  • Claim of loss of property due to failure of escrow company to record documents.
  • Denial of right of first refusal to tenant after foreclosure.
  • Mutual Claims of fraud and forgery in short sale agreements with double mortgages.
  • Breach of contract and claims of fraud in split of multimillion dollar sale and generation of ancillary income from spec project.
  • Construction defect challenges to contractor and breach in 4+ million dollar remodel.
  • Sexual assault after repeated requests to apartment owner to remedy security breaches.
  • Claim for liquidated damages when buyer backed out of residential sales agreement.
  • Suit against broker for failure to disclose defects; misrepresentations about size, qualities of property.
  • Demand for costs arising from lawsuit based on broker failure to disclose.
  • Failure to disclose roof leaks, mold, rat infestation on residence in Palos Verdes.
  • Common law marriage dissolution with partners refusing to leave; both inhabit potions of home.
  • Multiple neighbor disputes over foliage issues, construction blocking views, air space and sun.
  • Home inspection company error in misidentifying sewage versus septic tank status of new home.
  • Intrafamily dispute over property left in trust for sisters.
  • Foreclosure sale conducted after short sale to house flipper.
  • Multiple inverse condemnation actions, sewage overflows, hillside slippage etc.
  • Misrepresentations on light and air easements.
  • Default of $15 million in loans.
  • Failure to disclose nonpermitted commercial property in sale of multiple commercial units.
  • HOA disputes, hedge height wars in Palos Verdes.
  • Failure to record MOU resulting in resale of property to bona fide purchaser.
  • Double sale of property to bonafide buyer and to tenant exercising an undisclosed option to buy.
  • Short sale of residential property with lienholder refusing to approve the buyer and alternately selling on auction site.
  • Management of commercial properties with disputed management by extended family and multiple owners.
  • Sexual assault of massage client; suit against landlord and masseuse.
  • Mold exposure in rental property to tenant.
  • Early termination of lease in year two of eight year lease. Claims of looting of company to force insolvency.
  • Sale of commercial property with 21 units with only 20 units and one undisclosed illegal unit.
  • Breach of contract to pay pro rata shares of large billboard over shopping center and failure of property owner to subdivide undeveloped lot.
  • Suit for nondisclosure of deteriorating roof, uneven grading and defective plumbing by inspector in purchase of first residence.
  • Buyer backing out of purchase of multi-million dollar shopping center. Seller demanding specific performance.
  • 16 year tenancy with discovery upon eviction that unit was illegal
  • War between brothers over real estate development business and dissolution with claims of theft, fraud.
  • Homeowner suit against HOA and board for failure to investigate demands for building compliance and loss of buyer in sale of condo.
  • Breach of lease dispute between landlord and longterm franchisee.
  • Double sale of property to bonafide buyer and to tenant exercising an undisclosed option to buy.
  • Short sale of residential property with lienholder refusing to approve the buyer and alternately selling on auction site.
  • Management of commercial properties with disputed management by extended family and multiple owners.
  • Sexual assault of massage client; suit against landlord and masseuse.
  • Mold exposure in rental property to tenant.
  • Early termination of lease in year two of eight year lease. Claims of looting of company to force insolvency.
  • Sale of commercial property with 21 units with only 20 units and one undisclosed illegal unit.
  • Breach of contract to pay pro rata shares of large billboard over shopping center and failure of property owner to subdivide undeveloped lot.
  • Suit for nondisclosure of deteriorating roof, uneven grading and defective plumbing by inspector in purchase of first residence.
  • Buyer backing out of purchase of multi-million dollar shopping center. Seller demanding specific performance.
  • 16 year tenancy with discovery unit is illegal.
  • War between brothers over real estate development business and dissolution with claims of theft, fraud.
  • Homeowner suit against HOA and board for failure to investigate demands for building compliance and loss of buyer in sale of condo.
  • Purchase of third trust deed in foreclosure with disputed claims of fraud, concealment and extinguishment of prior earlier liens.
  • Claims of fraudulent nondisclosure of 50 year old CCRs prohibiting second story structure.
  • Early termination of lease; claims of bad faith mitigation in not releasing promptly.
  • Defects undisclosed in residential property marketed as “turn key ready”.
  • Failure to disclose encroachments on new property.