Real Estate Litigation in Los Angeles

At Stone & Sallus, our firm handles a wide range of real estate litigation cases throughout the Los Angeles area. We are our client’s legal needs and provide exceptional value for optimal success. Regardless of the area of litigation we have years of experience. We litigate lease agreements, create contracts, conflict disputes, breach of contract, earnest money disputes, construction defects, partner disputes or fraud concealment and/or failure to disclose.

Who Our Real Estate Litigation Lawyers Represent

Stone & Sallus represent lease holders, business owners, developers, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, brokers, agents, and title companies. We litigate lease agreements, conflict disputes, breach of contract, earnest money disputes, construction defects, partner disputes or fraud concealment and/or failure to disclose, land-use and zoning disputes.

Types of Real Estate Litigation

Civil litigation is considered a non-criminal dispute made by one party of another. Litigation can be time consuming and expensive. Many people chose another legal mechanism to avoid trial. Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) arbitration and mediation.

What are the differences between the two? Mediations are done by a neutral third party who assists the parties in reaching a mutually  agreeable voluntary compromise. Arbitrations are whereby the parties submit their disagreement to a third party whose decision is binding. We do real estate litigation for commercial, residential and industrial dispute resolutions such as:

  • Real estate fraud and negligent misrepresentation
  • Failure to disclose problems on seller disclosure forms (nondisclosure)
  • Purchase and sale litigation
  • Partnership disputes
  • Claims involving breach of fiduciary duty of real estate professionals
  • Insurance disputes
  • Construction contracts and design defect disputes
  • Injunctions against adjacent property owners v.  construction company disputes
  • Mechanic’s lien
  • Property tax assessments
  • Title disputes
  • Faulty deeds of trust
  • Broker transaction problems
  • Easement involving connected or boarding properties
  • Ownership disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Lender liability
  • Eminent domain
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Leasing disputes
  • Foreclosures

Land-Use Litigation

State legislatures have the power to authorize zoning, within separate cities enact their own zoning ordinances. This is a process, usually, integrates with city planning programs. Zoning is the main tool of the government to manage the future development of a community. 

Its goal is to map out neighborhoods, concentrate retail business, and industry, channel traffic. Protect overgrowth of urban sprawling and suburban construction and removing congestion and other defects of existing plans. Typically, zoning regulations pinpoint areas of building heights, bulk, setbacks, lot area, signage, density and parking-related issues. It is imperative to hire attorneys who are knowledgeable in Los Angeles.

Here are just some over the areas of land-use litigation cases we handle:

  • Easement disputes and boundary lines and
  • Development plans
  • Inverse condemnation and eminent domain
  • Soil and groundwater contamination

When planning to build or buy property, make sure to hire Stone and Sallus Los Angeles-based firm experienced in local regulations, ordinances and statutes of California. Try to avoid the pitfalls just by making the first right decision to hire a team of experts.

Commercial Contracts and Leases

A lease agreement is a document that is signed by the parties and becomes binding.  Claims of fraud, broken contracts, or misrepresentation result in commercial contract disputes that almost always require effective representation. Real estate litigation must be handled by lawyers that understand the proper course of action for the property and case type.

A commercial contract is a legally binding document that puts one party into a binding position either to do something or not to engage in the stated activity.  It is used in business and organizations and its key requirements is to ensure that legal arrangements allow full benefits of the contract. The Uniform Commercial Code is the primary authority that governs business transactions and contracts. States also have regulations related to commercial contracts. Under the UCC, we explore the response for resolution or a claim through litigation.

How Our Los Angeles Real Estate Litigators Can Help

Stone and Sallus are the leading real estate attorneys in Los Angeles and Southern California, with many years of land-use litigation. Our team of attorneys litigate lease agreements, breach of contract, earnest money disputes, construction defects, partner disputes, fraud concealment and/or failure to disclose and land-use litigations for varying reasons.  No matter what your legal issue, Stone & Sallus are ready to aggressively fight for your rights in these complex matters.

The chat line is a click away. Hire Stone & Sallus to defend your case, no time to waste. Please call us at 310.889.0233 for a consultation. We are experts here to advocate for your rights.

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From my personal experience with the legal system, I now understand what I believe separates a great attorney from the rest: Trust, Communication, Performance. With my recent real estate situation, I was lucky enough to have found and chosen to work with with Jason Stone and Allison Strull, both of which exemplify these words and so much more. Almost everyone I had spoken to about their legal issues has complained about the same thing: they never could get in touch with their attorney and usually had no idea what was going on because of that. Not the case here. Jason and Allison were always in great communication with me for the duration of my situation, which definitely put my mind at ease that everything was being handled adequately as well as that they were really on top of everything for me. My situation was not a common or straight forward one, so there was a lot of heavy lifting to be done to g o through thousands of email/text/phone records just to start. Allison did an amazing job of diligently combing through all of these, putting them into the right order of events, and then delivering an unbelievably well written demand letter to get the wheels turning. I just want to point out here, I am a very organized person, but I am still in awe in how Allison was able to decipher everything and then had such proficient and persuasive writing skills that must have sent chills down the opposing party’s spine when they read it. During our mediation, Jason really was on the ball and was extremely quick to call things out and had great rebuttals with the mediator that I believe played a big part in us achieving a desirable result. Jason was also extremely understanding and helpful with the timing of my payments due to the nature of my situation and that was really something unexpected that showed the compassion and dedication of this team. As is the nature of the legal system, there is no guarantee in an outcome, but I am very confident that this team got me the best result possible and they would do the same for anyone else! I have already begun working with them now to start my own business and highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Ashley Range
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Perhaps the thing that impressed me most about Jason Stone was nothing was "sugar coated". He was very straight forward and told me and my mom what to expect each step of the way. Going through each step from start to finish, Jason kept my mom and I informed of each step and what the options were and what the risks were. There were no empty promises made just to keep us happy which I know sometimes occurs when seeking counsel. Since this was the first time going through a real estate dispute I had many questions. When calling the office, Jason Stone and his staff took the time to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend Jason Stone at Stone & Sallus.