PRACTICE AREAS

General Litigation

The litigation practice at Ingber & Associates includes commercial, real estate, employment and entertainment-related disputes, although the Firm handles nearly every facet of civil litigation in state and federal court and before arbitration panels. The Firm has significant experience working on behalf of individuals and businesses through all phases of litigation and dispute resolution, including trial and arbitration.

Commercial Litigation

In its commercial litigation practice, the Firm has expertise in connection with disputes between business partners and joint venture partners. The Firm's recent successes have included:

  • Representation of doctors and dentists in connection with fraud and breach of contract claims following the acquisition of another physician's practice
  • Representation of equity investors in public-reporting company in pursuit of claims against officers and directors for breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement
  • Representation of clothing designer in dispute with manufacturers and suppliers in connection with fraud claims and breach of contract claims arising under the commercial code
  • Representation of business partners in dispute arising from joint venture with insurance company to exploit specialty lines of insurance
  • Disputes between long-time real estate business partners in connection with the dissolution of the joint venture and allocation of assets among partners
  • Representation of shareholders in corporate dispute resulting in the involuntary dissolution of the corporations

Real Estate Litigation

In its real estate litigation practice, the Firm has significant experience handling all aspects of real estate matters. The Firm's recent successes have included:

  • Representation of owners of commercial real property in connection with easement disputes, boundary-line disputes, title insurance disputes, and landlord-tenant disputes.
  • Representation of homeowners in connection with claims against lender for wrongful foreclosure, and obtained restoration of property ownership to client and modification of loan agreement
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in connection with judicial and non-judicial foreclosure proceedings

Employment Litigation

In its employment practice, the Firm provides counseling and guidance to businesses and employees in connection with their employment matters. The Firm's recent successes have included:

  • Representation of management in connection with dozens of employment matters on behalf one of California's largest employers, including matters arising under union collective bargaining agreements
  • Representation of individuals and employers in connection with claims alleging sexual harassment
  • Representation of employers in connection with defense of wrongful termination claims
  • Representation of employers in connection with defense of racial discrimination claims
  • Representation of employers in connection with claims by employees for violation of California's Wage and Hour laws
  • Representation of departing executive-level employees in connection with the negotiation of separation agreements

Bankruptcy Litigation

The Firm has represented creditors and Trustees in litigation pending in Bankruptcy Court. The Firm's recent successes have included:

  • The Firm has successfully sought the dismissal of a Debtor's Chapter 11 case on the basis that it was filed in bad faith
  • The Firm has successfully obtained judgments for non-dischargeability arising from a Debtor's pre-petition fraud and breach of fiduciary duty
  • The Firm has served as special counsel on behalf of Chapter 7 Trustees in state court litigation

Probate Litigation

  • The Firm represents individuals in connection with accounting and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from probate proceedings.

Environmental Litigation

  • The Firm has represented potentially responsible parties in connection with environmental litigation arising from contamination, including claims arising under CERCLA.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • The Firm utilizes every available form of Alternative Dispute Resolution in seeking out practical solutions on behalf of its clients. In addition to representing his clients' interests at mediations and settlement conferences, Mr. Ingber has served as a Settlement Officer on behalf of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Real Estate Transactions

  • The Firm represents commercial property owners in connection with their various real estate holdings. The Firm's recent successes include the closing of a purchase of a commercial shopping mall, as well as a multi-million dollar loan assumption.