Of Counsel Shoshana E. Bannett was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times article regarding the ongoing civil suit against real estate developer Mohamed Hadid over his unfinished, illegally-constructed Bel Air mansion. Bannett, principals Gary S. Lincenberg and Ariel A. Neuman, along with associate Jimmy Threatt are representing neighbors residing below the mansion. The neighbors are suing Hadid for nuisance, fraud and other claims based on the fact that Hadid built a structure on a hillside lot he destabilized through illegal grading work, which poses significant public danger and violates numerous provisions of the building code. The Bird Marella team successfully obtained an order requiring the mansion’s demolition, yet it was temporarily placed on hold after Hadid filed for bankruptcy on behalf of his company, which owns the property. Following motions brought by the neighbors, the bankruptcy court threw out the case as a bad faith filing, paving the way for demolition to begin.
Read the full article here: “A Judge Ordered the Hadid Mansion in Bel-Air Torn Down. But Now There’s a Legal Logjam”