The Gordon & Rees Real Estate Practice Group is led by San Diego-based partners Charles Berwanger, Practice Chair, and Eric Young, Practice Vice-Chair. The group is divided into two sub-specialties: litigation and transactions. The litigation attorneys handle real estate litigation matters of every type and scope, including CEQA litigation, the prosecution and defense of unlawful detainer, and breach of lease actions, breach of guaranty actions, easement disputes, boundary disputes, rent control disputes, wrongful eviction actions, condemnation actions, brokerage commissions, mechanic's liens, purchase and sale agreement disputes, land use disputes and the defense of actions brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Group's transactional expertise is equally varied and includes the negotiation of commercial, retail and industrial leases, purchase and sale agreements, parking agreements, construction documents, development agreements and counsel to retail, commercial and industrial landlords on tax and entity formation matters.
The Group's clientele includes, among others, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., AvalonBay Communities, Inc., BBL Inc., Fairfield Residential, Brixmor Property Group, The Irvine Company, Comex Group, and Mitchell International, Inc.
Gordon & Rees also has a broad and diverse commercial real estate, creditor's rights and bankruptcy practice. Gordon & Rees attorneys have represented bankruptcy trustees in all areas of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, creditors committees, secured and unsecured creditors and landlords in bankruptcy matters. The firm also has handled appeals of bankruptcy court orders and decisions to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. With respect to creditor and debtor rights practices, the firm assists creditors in collection matters, including obtaining the appointment of receivers and foreclosures, and assist debtors in negotiating workouts and in litigation.