Civil Litigation

Our Civil Litigation Department handles a vast array of civil, real estate, and business litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of commercial disputes, business litigation, and enforcement and defense of contracts, including:

  • Intra-corporate governance issues/corporate-dissolution actions
  • Partnership disputes/dissolution actions
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Title, easement, and boundary disputes
  • Real-estate purchase and sales disputes
  • Construction-related issues
  • Foreclosure-related litigation
  • Landlord-tenant litigation
  • Commercial-collection actions
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Contractual and options litigation

We see ourselves as a general counsel for clients. We work closely with other legal professionals to provide our clients with the most effective and appropriate representation.

With extensive trial experience in these areas, we guide our clients through a variety of situations, with the primary goal of obtaining the best result in the most cost-efficient manner. In many cases, early consultation between the FMBK litigation lawyers and our clients will avoid the expense and time of formal litigation. If litigation is the appropriate choice, we pride ourselves on aggressive and efficient efforts and encourage close communication with our clients throughout the litigation process. Our clients, including banking and financial institutions, developers, and entrepreneurs, have relied upon us for their legal representation continuously for over 20 years.

Irwin B. Feinberg is our firm’s lead litigator and the head of our litigation department. He has over 35 years of experience and has an excellent grasp of the problem-solving and dispute resolution aspects of the legal process. Los Angeles Magazine has named him as a Super Lawyer twelve years in a row, from 2005 to 2016, and placing him in the Top 100 in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Mr. Feinberg seeks to serve his clients’ needs and always aims for the best possible result in any situation in the most cost-effective way, communication effectively with clients so that they understand the proposed strategy.

When Mr. Feinberg and our litigation department work on a case, we make a point of analyzing every aspect of the case and seeing the global picture. We ask ourselves: What is the best outcome for our client and what is the most effective and efficient way to achieve that goal? What does the other side want?