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Real Property Litigation


When real property is involved, you need experienced litigators that understand litigation, how courts deal with real property disputes and the special rules and remedies that apply.  When Betty Shumener, one of the founding partners of Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP, began her career, she did so with a specialty in dealing with real property disputes.  Betty Shumener’s knowledge and skills in this area of law have been consistently recognized, such as when she was named the 2012 Best Real Estate Litigation Lawyer in Southern California by Best Lawyers magazine.  Betty Shumener’s experience, knowledge and skills have been carried through to the other attorneys at Shumener, Odson & Oh LLP, each of whom specializes in real property litigation.


Real Property Litigation Services:

  • Specific performance lawsuits

  • Breach of Purchase and Sale Agreements

  • Commercial and Retail Landlord Tenant Disputes

  • Breach of Commercial Guaranty

  • Appointment of Receivers for Income Producing Real Property Assets

  • Developer and Contractor Disputes

  • Lender Liability Defense

  • Property Management Disputes


Representative Cases

  • Represented real property seller against national residential developer through two bench trials and appeals – prevailing at all phases – and resulting in a mandatory injunction ordering the transfer of 700 acres of land worth $119 million, award of over $21 million in damages, attorneys’ fees and costs

  • Represented developer of $70 million hotel-resort project in Anguilla regarding a construction defect dispute against general contractor

  • Represented lender against a borrower in over $70 million in loans secured by residential projects in five states across the United States

  • Represented lender in a dispute with borrower involving $97 million in loans secured by office buildings within the Long Beach Airport Business Park

  • Represented national lender in its enforcement remedies under a defaulted loan secured by commercial real properties located in California, Texas and Georgia, including receivership and foreclosure proceedings, resulting in the ultimate sale of the real property collateral

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