The following is a representative summary of our accomplishments on behalf of clients in various practice areas.

  • Represented local developer and homebuilder for purchase, development and sale of over 100 separate transactions, including negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale agreements, options, easements, map conditions, subdivision agreements, right of entry agreements, deeds and related transaction documents; review of title exceptions and policies; drafting of title notices and objections; handling pre-closing and closing issues and obligations.
  • Negotiated, drafted documents, and closed transaction for private college’s acquisition of Mare Island property for campus, including map and conditions from City of Vallejo, access easements, and energy, water, and storm drain/sewer facilities agreements.
  • Negotiated, drafted and obtained approval of Development Agreement with the City of Fairfield for mixed-use project encompassing over 400 residential units and over 700,000 square feet of office and commercial space; worked with City staff and officials to obtain certification of Environmental Impact Report and entitlements; obtained federal and state permits for fill of wetlands, creek crossing and impacts to endangered species.
  • Represented developer in acquisition of land in east Contra Costa County, entitlement of over 500 residential units including tentative map, CEQA approval and Development Agreement, and sale of entitled project to major production builder.
  • Drafted documents on behalf of a developer client for the acquisition of residential project in Napa County and negotiated and drafted Development Agreement.
  • Negotiated and drafted Acquisition and Development Agreements between developer and City of Vallejo for large mixed-use project.
  • Represented numerous purchasers and sellers of office and industrial buildings in Contra Costa and Solano County.
  • Represented landlords and tenants in leasing of office, commercial and industrial properties in Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano Counties, as well as Los Angeles, Folsom and Sacramento.
  • Represented local college with bond transactions in 2007, 2009 and 2014, including multi-state $150 million bond financing.
  • Represented property owner in purchase of medical building, including complex cross-collateralized financing from institutional lender.
  • Represented landlords in all facets of commercial and residential landlord/tenant matters, including lease drafting, evictions and over 800 unlawful detainer trials.
  • Represented owners, met with municipal staff, and appeared at hearings to obtain use permits, zoning changes and general plan amendments to allow various residential, commercial and industrial uses.
  • Negotiated over $100,000,000 in commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements in 2015
  • Represented local business owner and obtained significant monetary settlement against defendant in misappropriation of intellectual property litigation case
  • Represented construction company in a multi-day AAA arbitration construction defect case and obtained a complete defense verdict where Plaintiff had been seeking in excess of $1,000,000
  • Negotiated and drafted contract documents for business sale of goods agreement with a value in excess of $1,000,000,000 over the contractual term
  • Represented commercial real estate landlord in AAA arbitration case and obtained full award against defendant tenant for breach of lease and damage to property
  • Represented client in an appeal of a trial court order to the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District and obtained unanimous reversal of trial court decision
  • Represented client in an appeal concerning a public contract award and successfully convinced local County Board of Supervisors to unanimously reject County staff’s recommendation on contract award and client was subsequently awarded the contract
  • Represented property owner in the defense of a civil litigation action asserting violation of Federal and California housing and discrimination laws and negotiated a settlement with dismissal and no payment to plaintiff.
  • Represented local business owner in civil litigation action with an initial demand in excess of $280,000 and negotiated settlement for less than $2,000
  • Represented construction company in stop notice action wherein client was subsequently paid the full amount demanded without needing to commence litigation
  • Represented commercial property investors in a complex, multi-party fraudulent non-disclosure civil action in Los Angeles and negotiated seven figure monetary settlement.
  • Represented clients in numerous appeals to the OSHA Appeals Board and successfully negotiated reduction in monetary penalties and reduced classifications of citations
  • Represented and successfully negotiated reduced penalties and citation levels on behalf of clients with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Represented terminated employee and obtained full amount demanded after California Labor Commissioner hearing
  • Represented employer and negotiated settlement prior to California Labor Commissioner hearing for significantly less than amount initially demanded by employee for alleged break/meal violations
  • Represented local business owner in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission action following discrimination allegations by terminated employees
  • Represent developer in suit challenging development approval, and successfully prevailed in Court of Appeal with full development rights approval affirmed
  • Successfully represented developer in lawsuit to challenge and void purchase agreement
  • Successfully represented developer in action to enforce rights under purchase agreement to purchase vacant land for development