Our firm is fully operational, working remotely from home using technology, with only essential staff rotating in the office. We are willing and able to help our clients with all of their construction and property law needs during this period of uncertainty. These are unprecedented times that require dedication and creative solutions for litigating and resolving disputes with little access to the courts. We are able to successfully navigate new filings, discovery, depositions, mediations and arbitrations as we await the opening of the courts.


Overview of Mechanics Liens

mechanics liens

A mechanic’s lien is a cloud on a property’s title. When a contractor or other supplier is not paid, they have the legal right to place a lien on the property. The mechanic’s lien is a right that the contractor has, in addition to the right to sue the non-paying party for breach of contract. A mechanic’s lien would…

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Common Title Disputes

title disputes

Title disputes can cause significant difficulty for owners and buyers of land. The hope is that a title search comes back clean, but it often does not. Here are some common title disputes between parties to a real estate transaction. Unknown Liens A prior owner of the land may have owed someone money in connection with the land. The…

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Addressing Common Title Disputes

Los Angeles Real Estate Litigation Attorney

When you purchase real estate, you expect to get the full benefit of the bargain for what you have purchased. In other words, you expect the title to be free and clear of any claims. In some cases, you may find out before or after closing that someone is claiming use or ownership of some or all of the…

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Common Franchise Disputes

Calabasas Business Attorney

Franchise relationships can be lucrative for everyone involved – that is, as long as the agreement is airtight and favorable to both parties. However, franchise disputes do arise, and they can be costly in many ways. If you have a franchise dispute, reach out to a Calabasas business lawyer for assistance as soon as possible. Franchise Agreement Disputes The…

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Should You Have Your Employees Sign NDAs

Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney

It seems that every employer these days is talking about NDAs and asking whether they are necessary. They get a variety of opinions that claim that they are not worth the paper that they are written on to you absolutely categorically must have them. The bottom line is, if your employees are in possession of confidential information or trade…

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Proving Design Malpractice after a Construction Project

Calabasas Construction Lawyer

New construction is not always smooth and hassle-free. Some clients will begin to experience problems as soon as the project is turned over, and they grow worse over time. The problem may have even been in the design of the project. This is where you can take legal action against the builder or architect for design malpractice. Was the…

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Removing a Mechanic’s Lien from Your Property in California

Mechanic's Lien

When a contractor or another construction professional files a mechanic’s lien on your property, it will prevent you from selling the property. This means it is important to address the matter and get the lien removed as soon as possible, and you should do so with the help of a California construction litigation attorney. Is the Lien Valid? California…

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Common Contract Breaches

Calabasas Business Litigation Lawyer

Signing a contract can be a source of security, as an agreement is memorialized in writing. When you sign, you are doing so in the hope that the agreement is honored, and if it is not, at least you have a contract to refer to when seeking relief for a breach. Knowing when you are entitled to damages for…

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What if There is a Tree on Your Property Line?

Calabasas Tree Damage Attorney

Often, you know whether a tree belongs to you or your neighbor, but what happens when the tree is clearly on the property line? In this case, you and your neighbor share ownership of the tree. You are responsible for the tree on your side, and your neighbor is responsible for the tree on their side. Neither one of…

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Common HOA Disputes

HOA disputes

Homeowner associations (HOAs) are in place in many complexes and communities to serve the greater good. These boards work to ensure that common areas are maintained, and property values stay where they should. However, HOAs can overstep their bounds or even violate California law, or homeowners might be uncooperative with valid HOA efforts. This can lead to HOA disputes,…

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