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Civil Litigation

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As real estate lawyers, Law Office of Aaron Kohanim offers extensive legal insight for businesses looking for litigation assistance with their company’s real estate and property needs. Our experience is both lengthy and broad; from simple contract negotiations to complicated disputes, claims and mediations, Aaron Kohanim has the skills and qualifications your business needs to obtain settlement results in whichever litigation forum your case requires.

Civil litigation is a broad area of the law that encompasses many issues and concerns. In general, the defining characteristic of civil litigation is that the party pursuing the case is seeking either monetary damages or for specific actions to be performed by the opposing or adverse party in order to rectify the wrong.

Types of Commercial Real Estate Disputes

Disputes in commercial real estate often relate to contractual disputes, property development or management, and disagreements over land use or title. The real estate litigation attorneys at our Los Angeles firm know that these disputes may include:

  • Breach of lease, through non-payment of rent, failure to maintain commercial premises, or failure to operate a business in the manner described in a lease contract;

  • Disputes between property owners and tenants over the use of commercial space;

  • Zoning violations, or other disputes involving land use regulations;

  • Construction or development contracts, including lack of payment, unsatisfactory services, or worksite personal injury;

  • Disputes over fair market value of property;

  • Undisclosed pollution or contamination of property; and

  • Easements or other encumbrances preventing intended uses of real property.

Types of Residential Real Estate Disputes

Disputes arising from residential real property transactions may include:

  • Breach of contract for sale of real property;

  • Seller’s disclosures regarding the condition of the premises;

  • Disclosures regarding financing;

  • Disputes over boundary lines or other encroachments;

  • Nuisance claims;

  • Alleged violations of restrictive covenants;

  • Property Owner’s Association disputes;

  • Easements or other encumbrances;

  • Defects in title;

  • Foreclosure or alleged wrongful foreclosure;

  • Division of real property in divorce; or

  • Division of real property among heirs in the case of a homeowner who died intestate, or without a will.

No matter where you are in the litigation process, our office can create a customized legal strategy designed to quickly and effectively resolve your current dispute. Most importantly, our litigators approach each case with a steady focus on financial restraints to ensure you don’t overextend your business budget. For more information, contact our firm today and connect directly with a professional real estate attorney now.

 

A civil trial will include several stages:

  • Pleadings – Each party files a statement describing their side of the dispute.
  • Discovery – Both sides gather information using tools such as depositions, interrogatories, and subpoenas.
  • Pretrial – Prior to the trial, each side will present a brief to the judge outlining their arguments and the evidence they plan to present. The parties may also file motions asking the court to rule on certain aspects of the trial. Some motions, such as a motion for summary judgment, may ask to dismiss the other party’s case altogether.
  • Settlement – The parties may reach an agreement on some or all aspects of the lawsuit at any point before or during the trial.
  • Trial – During a trial, each side will present evidence, call witnesses, and make arguments, and a judge or jury will make a decision.
  • Appeal – Following the trial, if either party is not satisfied with the ruling, they can ask a higher court to review the case. This court will typically only review the trial for legal errors rather than reviewing any factual evidence. It will then make a decision to affirm or reverse the verdict or order a new trial.

Judgment Enforcement/Collection

Debt Collection

When you have delivered a product or service, there is a clear expectation that you will receive payment. However, another party may fail to fulfill its obligation to pay. When this happens, you may need the assistance of a debt collection lawyer to help obtain the money that you are owed. Not only can we help you collect money owed to you, we can also review existing contracts to make sure that all of the protections afforded to you under the law are drafted into your agreements.

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