Mediator

REAL ESTATE

Representative Case Summaries

  • Former spouses suing over joint ownership of property, repayment of expenses and fraud.

  • Claim by Trustee/Landlord against former tenant/beneficiary of trust for past due rent, destruction of premises and environmental contamination.

  • Represented former owner of major Fountain Valley apartment complex against buyer’s claims of fraud and breach of contract.

  • Represented trustee in probate petition to determine interest in real property. It was a battle of a 3rd wife against her step-children.

  • Represented buyer of hotel in Korea Town against numerous "squatter" tenants.

  • Represented residential landlords in more than 500 unlawful detainer actions, many of which went to trial on issues of habitability and retaliatory eviction.

  • Represented residential tenants in more that 25 unlawful detainer actions, many of which went to trial.

  • Represented commercial landlords in more than 50 unlawful detainer actions, many of which went to trial.

  • Represented commercial tenants in more that 15 unlawful detainer actions, many of which went to trial.

  • Represented tenant/optionee in specific performance action to compel owner to sell house to her upon exercise of tenant’s option to purchase.

  • Represented lawyer in specific performance action to purchase office building.

  • Represented plaintiffs, sellers of hotel via online sales website against defaulting buyer.

  • Represented a brother against his brother in a partition action involving property left to them by their mother.


Discovery Referee

​Michael G. Balmages,Esq.

Tel: (949) 863-9800

Arbitrator