Real Property

GMSR’s clients have brought us the full gamut of real property issues, including lease disputes, lis pendens, title insurance, escrow and development agreements, and eminent domain. In protecting our clients’ interests on appeal, we have obtained important decisions in these and other areas.

Burlington Coat Factory of Cal. v. Bella Terra Associates, 2008 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9642

GMSR obtained a reversal of a judgment against a commercial tenant in a dispute over the interpretation of a real estate tax provision in the tenant’s lease. The trial court had found the provision unambiguous in requiring the tenant to pay a multiple of future

Edwards v. Fire Insurance Exchange, 2008 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2428

Claim for insurance benefits by purported assignee of policy

Guerrero v. Cordova Associates, 2008 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1582

Breach of escrow agreement for purchase of real property

Aug 06, 2007 Related Cases
Stein v. Braum Investment & Development, Inc. (2007) 244 Fex.Appx.816

Landlord/tenant – res judicata, fair housing

Feb 27, 2007 Alan Diamond Related Cases
Telenda v. NM Homes One, 2007 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1537

Propriety of summary judgment order; construction of agreements to construct and sell home

Zand v. Old Republic Title Co. (Aug. 21, 2007, G035874)

Plaintiff alleged title insurer negligently concluded that consent wasn’t necessary to transfer title to property that he and his ex-wife had owned. After GMSR filed its Respondent’s Brief, the plaintiff folded.

Jun 26, 2006 Related Cases
Quick Loan Funding, Inc. v. Maguire Properties–3121 Michelson LLC, 2006 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 5400

Suit to enforce lease renewal option

Jun 09, 2005 Feris M. Greenberger Related Cases
Watson Land Co. v. Shell Oil Co. (2005) 130 Cal.App.4th 69

Standards for imposing “benefit” damages under Civil Code section 3334

Jan 23, 2004 Harris v. Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co., 2004 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 610 Related Cases
Harris v. Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co., 2004 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 610

Enforceability of arbitration clause in title insurance policy

Leslie v. Southern California Edison (2002) 2002 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 7508

Negligent maintenance of easement

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Whether on appeal, assisting trial counsel, or advising government officials contemplating legislative action, GMSR provides unique insight into the complex laws that impact public entities.

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Where coverage may exist, GMSR represents insureds on appeal effectively and efficiently. Where it does not, the firm protects insurers’ right to deny claims.

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GMSR offers corporate clients objective assessments on appeal, based on a deep understanding of the limitations and opportunities of appellate review.

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The firm’s lawyers are team players, collaborating with trial counsel at any level from legal strategy to writing or editing trial court motions and appellate briefs.

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GMSR vigorously advocates the rights of individual plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal appellate courts.

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