Commercial Litigation

  • Represented commercial landlord in six figure multi-party construction lien foreclosure, breach of lease, eviction, and breach of personal guaranty action—substantially reduced amount of construction lien at early show cause hearing, evicted tenant and terminated lease, and forced lease guarantor to pay construction lien in full as well as landlord’s attorneys’ fees and costs. 
  • Represented commercial real estate brokerage in action against landlord to recover unpaid commission and damages for breach of contract, quantum meruit, tortious interference, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and violation of the Consumer Protection Act. 
  • Successfully prosecuted multiple copyright infringement actions on behalf of national performing rights organization, songwriters, composers, and publishers for unlicensed public performance of copyrighted music.
  • Represented national performing rights organization before Washington state legislature involving proposed new law that would adversely affect client and hamper copyright enforcement—achieved compromise bill after live testimony and lobbying efforts.
  • Obtained lucrative settlement on behalf of investor in lawsuit against real estate investment firm, principals, and accounting firm involving breach of loan guaranties, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of Consumer Protection Act, negligent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment.
  • Represented bond insurer in securities fraud action against state college arising from college’s $25 million bond default—case settled favorably with multiple pending summary judgment motions. 
  • Defended a national title and escrow company in federal class action alleging various causes of action arising from escrow settlement and recording fees charged to customers.
  • Successfully defended national hotel chain in multi-million dollar property damage litigation—settled for fraction of demanded damages after early partial summary judgment victory shifting liability to another defendant.
  • Successfully defended national telecommunications company in Fair Credit Reporting Act and Consumer Protection Act litigation—settled matter for nuisance value. 
  • Defended automobile warranty company in breach of warranty and Consumer Protection Act lawsuit—settled matter for nuisance value after winning early motion to compel arbitration. 
  • Prosecuted securities fraud claims on behalf of deceased’s estate in FINRA arbitration against broker/dealer and investment firm—settled favorably during arbitration.
  • Represented Northwest food supplier in action to enforce non-compete agreement and protect trade secrets. 
  • Defended distressed debtor in action to foreclose construction lien—settled matter on favorable payment terms after negotiating stay of litigation.