REAL ESTATE

  • Mediated a number of disputes involving the sale of residential property. Two cases involved multi-million dollar properties with claims of fraud for failing to reveal structural defects. The cases resolved.

  • Achieved a global settlement of a residential sales lawsuit filed by buyer against the seller, the seller’s agent, and the buyer’s own lawyer. In addition to multiple defendants, two insurance companies were involved.

  • Mediated real estate sales dispute in San Mateo County dealing with the failure to reveal the shifting soil condition.

  • Resolved dispute between seller and buyer of commercial real estate concerning the failure to disclose soil contamination.

  • Mediated several HOA disputes. Settled a dispute between owner and HOA involving allegations of retaliatory eviction for filing a discrimination claim.

  • Mediated a trust distribution dispute involving multiple parcels of real property.

  • Resolved a lawsuit involving a claim of fraud in the sale of out-­of-­state commercial property.

  • Resolved several landlord tenant disputes dealing with both commercial and residential properties. Settled a multiple million-dollar breach of lease action.

  • Mediated several eminent domain actions involving both issues of proper taking and correct valuation. Presided over several eminent domain trials.

  • Settled a number of foreclosure actions involving residential and commercial property.

  • Resolved several cases with easement issues. One litigation involved a seller failing to disclose a water use easement.

  • Settled disability discrimination lawsuit filed by homeowner against a HOA. Issues of proper accommodation.

  • Settled partition action involving real property and family trust.

  • Settled landlord tenant case involving commercial property.

  • Settled improper mortgage foreclosure and collections actions filed against major US bank.

  • Settled HOA dispute between homeowner and association. The homeowner was considered disruptive of the community and allegedly had mental issues.

  • Mediated and settled three multi-million dollar lawsuits filed against large national banks involving allegations of wrongful foreclosure and collection practices.

  • Mediated five lawsuits involving buyers of real property alleging willful failure to disclose material defects. Three of the cases settled.

  • Mediated an ownership dispute over five pieces of commercial property. The primary issue was proper valuation for buyout of partnership interest.

  • Mediated four cases involving HOA disputes. Three of the four cases resolved at mediation. The cases were of varying issues, including a violation of the HOA rules by converting a garage into a room, obtaining proper accommodations for disabled member who belonged to the association, a dispute with a neighbor who constantly called the police to report noise from the neighborhood children and a matter where customers of a local business created noise and parked in private driveways that were part of the association complex.

  • Mediated dispute between a Northern California City and a hotel owner regarding multiple building code violations.

  • Mediated and resolved 3 separate Homeowners’ Association disputes involving roofing maintenance, CC&R parking violations, and HOA Board election dispute.

  • Mediated a lawsuit filed by an apartment owner against the San Jose Catholic Diocese of San Jose and a parochial school for public nuisance.

  • Settled a wrongful foreclosure case filed against a large lending institution.