Real EstateLITIGATION & INSURANCE
Coverage litigation against insurers to recover policy benefits, monitor representation being provided by insurer-retained defense counsel in litigation.
Represented insurance carrier in asbestos bankruptcy trial regarding whether federal law preempts insurers’ state law-based contribution rights.
Successfully defending trustees in suit alleging failures to disclose material facts in sale of East Bay mansion, including a substantial award of attorney’s fees.
Successfully defending real estate investors accused of failing to perform under an alleged oral loan agreement with co-investors.
Successfully defending homeowners association against suit by member challenging election results.
Representing purchaser of San Francisco apartment building in litigation arising out of mismanaged real estate transaction.
Defending owner of unit in an industrial park common interest development against unreasonable noise complaints.
Represented founders of a technology company in bringing suit against attorneys who purported to represent them in forming the company, then destroyed the company’s value by attempting to obtain more stock in the company for themselves.
Secured additional year of tenancy for client sued in an involved residential unlawful detainer action.
Represented various national retailers in lease disputes regarding issues including presence of anchor tenants, use of common spaces, and indemnification.
Represented national disabilities rights organization in filing amicus curiae brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of a successful effort to overturn a lower court’s ruling and establish favorable Circuit precedent.