Business Litigation

Business litigation is a disruptive force in the lives of individuals and companies.  Levato understands that and strives to be a stabilizing force for our clients.

We do this through a high level of attention to our client’s needs and litigation objectives.  Levato brings together seasoned litigation and trial lawyers with experience handling a wide array of business litigation matters in state and federal court.  We handle such matters for individuals and entities on the plaintiff and defense side.  We focus on understanding our client’s business and then devising a litigation strategy to achieve our client’s objectives.  We advise our clients early in litigation on the strengths and weaknesses of their case so that they can property evaluate the business risks and participate in the litigation strategy.  As a result, our clients are extremely well-informed of the legal and business implications of litigation, as well as the unpredictable nature of litigation, especially trial.  This allows them to make smart business and legal decisions.  We put the client first and strive daily to achieve the client’s business and legal objectives.  Our success is due in large part to this unwavering dedication and commitment.

Our business litigation experience includes the following areas:

  • Business torts
  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Licensing disputes
  • Class actions
  • Environmental
  • Trademark and copyright
  • Construction defect
  • Post-judgment collection
  • Premises liability

Real Estate Litigation

Even as markets rise and fall, the importance of the land upon which we build our homes and businesses remains constant.

Our real estate practice recognizes the significance that real estate plays and offers the expertise necessary to guide our clients.  We represent players on all sides of real estate equations, including title insurers and insureds, lenders and borrowers, buyer and sellers, landlords and tenants, developers, builders, contractors, and owners.  We advise clients in disputes involving real estate ownership, contracts, developments, commercial and residential leases, title insurance, escrow, brokers, construction, bankruptcy, tenancy, and foreclosure.  Real estate law can be highly technical and requires the active involvement of attorneys who are familiar with the terrain.  Levato knows the territory and reaches effective resolutions for its clients.

Our real estate litigation experience includes the following areas:

  • Property Title and Ownership
  • Title Insurance
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Commercial Leases
  • Residential Leases
  • Breaches of Contract
  • Fraudulent Transfer
  • Bankruptcy
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Escrow
  • Foreclosure
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Short Sales
  • Notarization