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Guide to Real Estate Partnership Litigation

March 27, 2019

No one hopes or expects to encounter problems in commercial real estate when it comes to partnership agreements. However, partnership disputes can be caused by many different situations, such as declining profits, disagreements over the direction or management of operations, and issues of ego. If …

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So You Want to Sue Your Sister? A Cautionary Tale

May 2015

This is a cautionary tale about family ownership disputes. The names have been changed to protect the innocent, although no one in this story is particularly innocent. The facts are all true. No one could make up a story like this. There, but for the …

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The Lis Pendens in Real Estate Litigation

May 2015

In California real estate litigation the lis pendens can be worse than the actual lawsuit that accompanies it. The lis pendens—or Notice of Pending Action—is sometimes used by less than scrupulous lawyers and litigants to stop a sale or frustrate a refinance as leverage to …

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USC Real Estate Alumni And The USC Village

May 2015

I went to a fantastic event at USC last night where Laurie Stone, Associate Senior Vice President for real estate and asset management, talked about the development of the USC Village. She alluded to (but did not break down) all the extortion that goes on …

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The Business Litigation Attorney: Standing Up To Your Clients

May 2015

In a recent interview with LegalCounselor.net, I spoke about figuring out what your client really wants–despite what he or she tells you.  In business litigation the attorney is often instructed to litigate regardless of cost, to fight to the end.  However, the client’s visceral reaction …

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

In This Issue: Limited Liability Company Litigation; In The Works: Cases We Are Working On…; My Duke University 25th Reunion (and exploring the South); Message from Laine T. Wagenseller; See Yourself As Self-Employed by Brian Tracy; News And Happenings…

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Commercial Real Estate Litigation: Are Lease Co-Tenancy Provisions Unconscionable Or Unreasonable Penalties?

February 2015

Sophisticated California real estate attorneys. A national retailer. A regional shopping center developer. Are these the parties that the California courts must jump into protect from the terms of their own heavily negotiated contracts?

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