Sample cases

Lam v. Kiyose


  • Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2014
  • Practice Area: Real Estate
  • Outcome: A judgment was entered for client and the trust deed was reinstated.
  • Description: Client held a junior trust deed on investment property which was fraudulently reconveyed. We filed suit for fraudulent transfer and a lis pendens was recorded against the property.

Stern Trust v. Moline Construction


  • Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2013
  • Practice Area: Construction / Development
  • Outcome: Judgment for client. Notice of non-responsibility held valid. Client not a participating owner.
  • Description: Client owned large commercial warehouse space in Ventura County. Tenant had contractor build a clean room manufacturing plant in the warehouse. During construction, tenant became insolvent and could not pay the contractor. Contractor sued client for payment, under the "participating owner" doctrine" and claimed that Notice of Non-responsibility was invalid.

Reguieg v. Northridge Auto Body


  • Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2010
  • Practice Area: Real Estate
  • Outcome: Judgment for client. Court ordered owner to convey the property to client.
  • Description: Client had an option to purchase commercial property to run his tow truck business. After all the money was paid, owner refused to convey the title. We recorded a lis pendens and filed an action for breach of contract and fraud.

Terry Howard v. Ray Charles Enterprises, Inc.


  • Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2008
  • Practice Area: Business
  • Outcome: Confidential settlement on mutually agreed terms.
  • Description: Client was the music producer for Ray Charles. Ray Charles had asked client to finish mastering his collection of unfinished songs after he passed away. After Mr. Charles passed away, client was not allowed in the recording facility and not allowed to master the recordings. Suit filed for breach of contract.

John Tracy v. Louise Treadwell Tracy


  • Case Conclusion Date: July 9, 2007
  • Practice Area: Trusts
  • Outcome: Verdict for Client. On appeal, court ordered that constructive trust be erected and client receive his share of assets.
  • Description: Client was the son of Spencer Tracy. Client was severely disabled and his sister was his trustee. Client claimed that sister had not given him his fair share of the assets or moneys he inherited. Suit filed for breach of fiduciary duty.

Halawi v. Galstanyan


  • Case Conclusion Date: January 1, 2006
  • Practice Area: Real Estate
  • Outcome: Judgment for client. Neighbor ordered to remove wall and pay punitive damges to client.
  • Description: Client came home one day to find that his driveway had a concrete wall bisecting it in half. new neighbor had conducted a survey and determined that his property boundaries went to middle of client's driveway. We sued for proscriptive easement, claiming that the driveway had been used for more than 40 years.