Lane Nussbaum has a record of success litigating business disputes, real estate disputes, and landlord-tenant matters, and with trial experience ranging from multi-million dollar jury trials to routine tenant evictions, he has wide experience litigating real estate and business disputes. He has successfully resolved thousands of landlord-tenant matters, litigated numerous landlord-tenant appeals, and has been a speaker and instructor on landlord-tenant matters for educational and public seminars. Mr. Nussbaum provides representation to investors, developers, business owners, property managers, REITs, and mom-and-pop homeowners.
Mr. Nussbaum graduated from the University of Michigan Law School cum laude and Rutgers University magna cum laude. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts of California, New York, and New Jersey, as well as federal courts in the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California and the Southern District of New York.
Sandra Stevens is an accomplished litigator and real estate attorney, with 36 years of experience in handling all types of real estate-related litigation. She has handled thousands of cases from multi-million dollar real property developments to simple leasing disputes at all stages of litigation.
Ms. Stevens’ specializes in the representation of entities and institutions in disputes regarding complex lending or property transactions, with an emphasis on disputes relating to commercial real estate secured transactions and real estate financing. Although the majority of her career has been as a litigator, Ms. Stevens also has substantial experience as a transactional attorney, and has negotiated and drafted commercial leases, real estate secured transactions, and other documents relating to construction financing, foreclosures, real property developments, creditors’ rights and a variety of general business matters. Ms. Stevens has also presented numerous private seminars on a wide variety of topics, including commercial leasing, pre-and post-judgment remedies and general issues relating to the management and disposition of real estate portfolios. Throughout her years of practice, Ms. Stevens has always been attuned to the practical goals of her clients and the development of legal solutions designed to provide highly effective legal services as efficiently as possible.
Ms. Stevens graduated from Loyola Law School magna cum laude, and is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of California, and in the United States District Court for the Ninth Circuit, Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts. A representative sample of cases in which Ms. Stevens has acted as primary counsel include:
T.J. Stephens has over seventeen years experience as a civil litigator and trial attorney. He has represented developers and contractors in construction claims; restaurants, bars and shopping centers in premises liability claims; homeowners’ associations in violation of CC&R claims; landlords in tenant habitability claims; property owners in slope failure cases; local public entities in dangerous condition of public property claims; and various other businesses in general civil litigated matters.
Mr. Stephens’ experience in litigation helps him better counsel clients on the transactional side. He understands how blindly bargained contracts with unfavorable indemnity and attorney’s fees provisions can drive litigation and how business policies and practices can impact a case. He understands what facts ultimately get to a jury which gives him a unique perspective when counseling clients on how to minimize their risks.
Mr. Stephens uses technology extensively in preparing for and presenting at trial and looks forward to the opportunity to represent his clients in front of a judge and jury.
Mr. Stephens received his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Pepperdine University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Mr. Stephens is licensed to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.