Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

HLM specializes in civil litigation, including in real estate, landlord-tenant, business, and construction disputes. HLM has successfully litigated and tried cases before juries, judges and arbitration panels. HLM frequently appears in federal and state courts, before government agencies, administrative tribunals, and dispute resolution forums.

HLM understands the powerful impact legal disputes can have on a company or an individual, and is committed to working with clients to avoid litigation wherever possible. If litigation becomes inevitable, HLM will move quickly to contain risk and minimize its impact.

Where applicable, our legal strategies are designed to ensure the continued, effective flow of a client’s daily business operations and personal lives, as well as to protect long-term financial plans. HLM’s competitive rates are designed to guard against runaway costs while ensuring quality in all deliverables.

Real Estate Litigation

HLM represents a full range of clients in a broad spectrum of real estate matters and conflicts, including landlord-tenant and other lease related disputes (on behalf of residential and commercial property owners in the Bay Area, including in highly regulated rent-controlled jurisdictions), purchase/sale and co-ownership disputes, actions involving real estate professionals and duties, DFEH claims, homeowner association disputes, partition actions, insurance coverage matters, and boundary, easement and title disputes.

Business Litigation

HLM has substantial experience in business disputes, including breach of contract, business torts, and shareholder disputes.

Construction Litigation

HLM has experience litigating disputes on behalf of property owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in public and private construction projects. This experience includes design professional’s liens, mechanic’s liens, stop notice claims and surety bond claims. HLM also litigates construction defect claims.

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San Francisco, CA 94104