Lawyers

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., University of Southern California Law School, 1969

B.A., Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles, 1966

Honors

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation, Appellate and Real Estate (2007-2016)

Charles V. Berwanger is a partner and co-chair of the firm's Real Estate practice group.  For the past 40 years, Mr. Berwanger has specialized in real estate, land use, environmental and business dispute resolution and litigation.  Mr. Berwanger’s real estate expertise includes handling litigation and appeals involving title issues (including title insurance related issues), land use, the National Environmental Policy Act, real property purchase and sale agreements, secured transactions, environmental claims, eminent domain matters and commercial landlord/tenant relationships.  Mr. Berwanger has handled more than 40 cases involving the California Environmental Quality Act, some of which were determined on appeal.

With substantial trial and appeal experience, Mr. Berwanger helps clients resolve their disputes with litigation as but one element to the dispute resolution process, the goal being cost effective dispute resolution.

Admissions

California Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern California Districts

Memberships

State Bar of California, Chairperson, Litigation Section
Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego, Chairperson
Wallace Inn of Court, Secretary
San Diego River Park Foundation, Board Member
City Ballet of San Diego, Board Member
American Youth Hostels, Board Member
Mount Soledad Memorial Association, Board Member

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Contact

(213) 334-7230

cberwanger@gordonrees.com


Offices

Los Angeles

San Diego

Orange County

Education

J.D., University of Southern California Law School, 1969

B.A., Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles, 1966

Honors

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Business Litigation, Appellate and Real Estate (2007-2016)

Charles V. Berwanger

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Practices

Biography

Charles V. Berwanger is a partner and co-chair of the firm's Real Estate practice group.  For the past 40 years, Mr. Berwanger has specialized in real estate, land use, environmental and business dispute resolution and litigation.  Mr. Berwanger’s real estate expertise includes handling litigation and appeals involving title issues (including title insurance related issues), land use, the National Environmental Policy Act, real property purchase and sale agreements, secured transactions, environmental claims, eminent domain matters and commercial landlord/tenant relationships.  Mr. Berwanger has handled more than 40 cases involving the California Environmental Quality Act, some of which were determined on appeal.

With substantial trial and appeal experience, Mr. Berwanger helps clients resolve their disputes with litigation as but one element to the dispute resolution process, the goal being cost effective dispute resolution.

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Admissions

California Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern California Districts

Memberships

State Bar of California, Chairperson, Litigation Section
Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego, Chairperson
Wallace Inn of Court, Secretary
San Diego River Park Foundation, Board Member
City Ballet of San Diego, Board Member
American Youth Hostels, Board Member
Mount Soledad Memorial Association, Board Member

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