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.
Brandon Dimond is a partner in the Agoura Hills office of Nussbaum Dimond LLP. His practice focuses on real estate litigation in both trial courts and on appeal. He has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as at administrative hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. He has extensive, significant trial experience, including a nearly flawless record in jury trials.
Brandon has briefed and argued over a dozen appeals, including successfully defending a trial victory on an appeal which turned on interpreting complex provisions of the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (LARSO). He has successfully removed entrenched tenants in rent-controlled units using creative legal solutions and has significant experience in removals under the Ellis Act. He has also represented clients in criminal matters involving real-estate based crimes, including the landlords of non-compliant marijuana dispensaries.
Brandon began his legal career in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focused on complex litigation across many substantive areas of law, including antitrust, products liability, and internal investigations. At Gibson Dunn, he was a member of the trial teams in Chevron Corporation's successful RICO action a U.S. lawyer who fraudulently procured a multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron from an Ecuadorian court. After a seven-week bench trial in the Southern District of New York, the trial judge issued a 485-page decision in Chevron's favor, the Second Circuit affirmed in full, and the Supreme Court denied certiorari. See Chevron Corp. v. Donziger, 974 F. Supp. 2d 362 (S.D.N.Y. 2014), aff'd, 833 F.3d 74 (2d Cir. 2016), cert. denied, 137 S. Ct. 2268 (2017).
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.
Sang Hwang is an associate with the firm. Mr. Hwang received his Juris Doctorate degree from UCLA School of Law, where he was Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Technology. During his time at UCLA, he also volunteered with El Centro Clinic helping with landlord tenant matters.
Mr. Hwang received his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and cell biology from UC San Diego. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California. He is also fluent in Korean.