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Secured Multimillion-Dollar Verdict Against Embattled Developer Mohamed Hadid: Prevailed in highly-publicized trial against real estate developer Mohamed Hadid regarding the hillside mansion in Bel Air he illegally constructed. Obtained orders to fully demolish the home (after first securing partial demolition), won a multimillion-dollar award in damages at trial, and defeated Hadid’s specious counterclaim.
Defended Real Estate Co. in LA City’s Billboard Wars: Defended a large real estate company in a civil prosecution by the Los Angeles City Attorney as part of the highly publicized “billboard wars.”
Obtained Trial Award for Malibu Property Owner in Dispute with Neighbor: During a multiple week trial we proved that a landlocked neighbor in the Malibu hills trespassed on surrounding property by bulldozing the dirt road to the real property without the approval of the Coastal Commission or of our client. We obtained a substantial judgment for damages, which was upheld on appeal. The neighbor lost ownership of his parcel in the judgment-collection process.
Secured Trial Win for Malibu Restauranteur in Septic System Fight with Landlord: Our client, a restaurant lessee in Malibu, sued his landlord for failing to provide a septic system satisfactory to meet a restaurant’s usage. At trial, we successfully established the landlord’s fraud and breach of the lease, and obtained a substantial damages judgment. The landlord turned over ownership of the Malibu property to our client in satisfaction of the judgment.
Obtained Trial Win for Developer in Fight Over Sale of LA Landmark: We represented the largest developer of commercial property in Central and East Los Angeles in a suit over ownership of a repurposed downtown landmark Los Angeles building. At trial, we established, over the objections of a third party, our client’s ownership to the contested property and his right to sell it to a specific buyer, not the third party.
Prevailed at Arbitration and on Appeal for Retail Lessee in Rent Dispute: In representing a major retail lessee in a rent dispute with its landlord, we obtained a favorable award in mandatory arbitration. The landlord petitioned to vacate the arbitration award which the trial court granted. We appealed the matter and the appellate court confirmed the arbitration award and granted our client costs as well.
Bird Marella was recognized as a “Highly Recommended” law firm in California, for the fourth time in a row, by Benchmark Litigation. The publication is the definitive guide to America’s …
Tuesday, October 12, 2021Go to the post
Bird Marella prevailed in the highly-publicized trial against real estate developer Mohamed Hadid regarding the hillside mansion in Bel Air he illegally constructed. After years of hard-fought litigation, Bird Marella …
Tuesday, September 7, 2021Go to the post
Bird Marella attorneys Paul Chan and Aparna Mathur recently succeeded in obtaining injunctive relief on behalf of several real estate development LLCs in a corporate governance dispute concerning …
Tuesday, September 1, 2015Go to the post