Practice Areas

Scope of Legal Services

Loan Transactions & Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Corporate/Business Transactions | Real Estate

The Firm’s attorneys are experienced in handling matters in both state and federal courts, from trial through appeals, and in alternative dispute resolution (including mediation, arbitration, and judicial referee) with an emphasis in the following areas:

Loan Transactions & Litigation

The Firm represents lenders in commercial and consumer loan transactions and litigation, involving the following matters:

  • Commercial and Consumer Loan Documentation
  • Judicial and Non-Judicial Foreclosure
  • Receiverships in State and Federal Court
  • Writs of Attachment and Writs of Possession
  • Protection of Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Workouts (loan modification/restructuring), Forbearance Agreements, Short Sales
  • Lender Liability Defense
  • Truth in Lending Law Issues
  • Forgery, Fraud, and Unauthorized Electronic Funds Transfers
  • ACH Transaction Disputes
  • Construction Financing
  • Mortgage Warehouse Credit Facility
  • Portfolio Acquisition and Sales
  • Agricultural Lending

Training is also offered to lenders to minimize risk and reduce losses on commercial and consumer loan transactions and special assets.

NOTE TO FANNIE MAE SERVICERS: The Firm is a Fannie Mae approved vendor for residential loans.

NOTE TO CONSUMERS: The Firm does not represent individual consumers who have disputes with their lenders.  Individual consumers are encouraged to call the Bar Association of San Francisco, Lawyer Referral & Information Service at (415) 989-1616 or click here.
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Commercial Litigation

The Firm’s attorneys are adept at prosecuting and defending general commercial litigation matters throughout California.  Attorneys represent local and national real estate developers, restaurant enterprises, and other businesses enterprises.  Particular areas of expertise include cases involving commercial fraud and other business torts, lease disputes, insurance coverage, general business litigation, and construction defects.  Whenever possible, litigators utilize alternative dispute resolution techniques to achieve client goals without trial.

The Firm’s Commercial Litigation practice includes:

  • Commercial Fraud other Business Torts
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Construction Defects Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes

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Corporate/Business Transactions

The Firm represents individual and corporate clients on matters related to entity formations, business practices, mergers, acquisitions, contracts, and negotiations.

The Firm’s Corporate/Business Transactions practice includes:

  • Corporate Formation / Entity selection
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Consulting
  • Employment Issues
  • Lease Negotiations

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Real Estate

The Firm has experience with advising condominium and PUD Owner’s Associations on organizational, management and operations matters, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosures, real estate title disputes, boundary and easement issues, sale and purchase contracts (residential and commercial), negotiating and drafting leases, and negotiating  restructures of performing and non-performing real estate loans, asset (portfolio and individual) acquisition and disposition, loan refinancing.

The Firm’s Real Estate practice includes:

  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition
  • Boundary and Easement Issues
  • Condominium and PUD HOA Operations
  • Commercial Landlord / Tenant Disputes
  • Commercial Lease Negotiation and Drafting
  • Commercial Loan Refinancing and Workout
  • Foreclosures
  • Sale and Purchase Contracts
  • Portfolio Acquisition and Sales
  • Workout and Restructure Commercial Real Estate Loans

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