Partial List of Successes Involving Real Estate Law:

  • Bench trial in a real estate fraud case, alleging the exception to the anti-deficiency statute in CA – prevailed with defense judgment;
  • Defended a fraud case involving a 3 million dollar residence sales in LA. Issue involved lack of disclosure by sellers of a Design Review Board limiting the square footage of an intended, new house to be built on the property by buyers;
  • Handled the sale of a 42 unit apartment complex in Burbank, CA, in leu of my client paying a commission to a sales agent or broker;
  • Handled the purchase of a car wash and underlying property in Whittier, CA, which involved extensive environmental issues related to underground gas tanks;
  • Have handled over 50 cases involving real estate matters as a LASC appointed mediator;
  • Handled an arbitration case for elderly sellers of a business in Glendale, CA. The defendant was a real estate broker and purchaser of the business and property and had committed fraud;
  • Successfully handled many UD actions for select clients in Glendale, CA;
  • Recently handled and settled a real estate fraud case for a couple who purchased a house in Glendale, CA, and whose dual agent breached her fiduciary duties of care to them, and to the sellers;
  • Successfully settled a case for a buyer of an apartment complex in Van Nuys, CA, where the sellers wanted to back out of the deal;
  • Successfully handled a partition case for a couple, after the couple separated;
  • Successfully handled a case for a client in California prison when opportunists had recorded a fraudulent deed against the property and wanted to sell the property. Client appeared at trial through video-conferencing;
  • Sat as a juror and foreperson in an Unlawful Detainer case in Van Nuys where defendant was claiming ownership in the property;
  • Evicted a manager/couple from a Los Feliz Motel after the death of the owner in an accident. The couple was claiming partnership in the property and business. Coordinated with private security guards and the LAPD to remove couple from the offices of the motel. Later discovered massive embezzlement by the couple;
  • Handled the purchase of two lots in Burbank, CA, by recent immigrants where their agent was illegally getting kick-backs from the seller. Forced sellers to adjust the purchase price and forced the agent to disgorge the illegal kick-backs, closed transaction;
  • Handled case for recent purchaser of a residence in Glendale, CA, where a neighbor was alleging encroachment and was demanding compensation;
  • Handled the sale of a prominent bar in Atwater Village after the death of the owner. Was brought into the case by the probate attorney handling the estate. Arranged a sale through Probate where there were many claimants;
  • Recently co-defended a 5 year long real estate litigation case in LASC where $200,000,000.00 worth of real estate in Iran was involved. The defense involved complex real estate issues in Iran, parallel litigation in CA and Iran, multiple appeals and writs, and resulted in a 6 week bench trial in LASC, concluding in October, 2017. Two major LA firms were involved in prosecuting the case against my client;
  • Exclusively handled the writing of briefs for a civil arbitration case involving over $20,000,000.00 worth of properties in CA and NY and obtained a $5,000,000.00 award;
  • Successfully represented the buyer of a vacant, lakefront lot in Arrowhead in getting a refund of her deposit for the purchase of the property after the sales contract had been signed by both seller and buyer;
  • Successfully represented a medical doctor in a commercial lease dispute in Glendale where the landlord was demanding illegal Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Common Area Maintenance (CAM) amounts;
  • Successfully represented the President of a Home Owner’s Association against false and malicious accusations and allegations being made by one of the owners in the complex;
  • Successfully represented the HoA of a condominium complex relative to illegal fees being charged by the largest washing machine operator in the State;
  • Successfully negotiated the short sale of a residence in Studio City with the bank and prevented a foreclosure of the property;
  • Successfully negotiated with the Franchise Tax Board and reversed a reassessment of the value of the property after an interfamily transfer;
  • Was successful in forcing an unsecured lender to forego collection efforts on a $60,000.00 loan fraudulently obtained by contractors against the owner of the property for alleged work done at the property;
  • Successfully worked and cooperated with various agents at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to discover and to expose fraudulent loans being arranged by various individuals pursuant to identity fraud;
  • Successfully handled the defense of a lawsuit in Los Angeles involving the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.