Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney
Michael Chung focuses his practice on business and real estate litigation. He resolves disputes for businesses that can arise when contracts are breached or when businesses engage in fraudulent or anticompetitive behavior. He also works with businesses facing property disputes stemming from commercial leases and purchase and sale agreements.
Some of Mr. Chung’s recent business litigation matters include: representing the plaintiff, a Koreatown business owner, in a secured transaction alleging breach of a contract and seeking to recover money damages in Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Chung also defended a merchant in a sale of goods under…read more
The Law Office of Michael Chung represents business owners in a wide variety of potential disputes. Our clients do business in Los Angeles, the South Bay, Orange County, Ventura County, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Inland Empire, and throughout Southern California.
Our recent work includes the following:
■ Representing a Los Angeles business owner in litigation involving the breach of a promissory note worth in excess of $50,000, as well as defending allegations that the business owner violated Division 9 of the California Commercial Code in connection with a secured transaction.
■ In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, defending a textile merchant in a breach of contract lawsuit involving an international transaction for the sale and purchase of yarn.
■ Advising a Cerritos-based company that sold electronic security equipment regarding an employee who was suspected of stealing trade secrets.
■ Advising a Korea-based educational consulting firm regarding potential litigation against a rival company that was engaging in unfair business practices.
■ Advising a creditor in a multi-million dollar loan to a Koreatown real estate investor with respect to possible avenues for collection, including foreclosure.
■ Advising Koreatown real estate investors regarding pursuing litigation to obtain specific performance against a seller of a Koreatown multi-unit residential complex after the seller backed out of a contract to sell.
■ Advising a Fullerton-based owner of a medical and commercial office who was being foreclosed on.
This is of course just a small sample of the kinds of business and real estate litigation matters in which we are called to help businesses and business owners further their business goals. Whether you are involved in a commercial dispute, real estate litigation, a disagreement involving a commercial contract, or need advice regarding any aspect of a business’ obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or California’s laws which mandate access to persons with disabilities, the Law Office of Michael Chung is here to help.
To obtain more information about how we may be to assist you in connection with any potential or actual business dispute in the Los Angeles area, please contact the Law Office of Michael Chung at 213-700-0198.read more
Business and real estate litigation is always changing, especially in California. The following free articles provide relevant information for businesses that are involved in or may be targeted in litigation. Specifically, the articles cover a range of topics including: commercial lease contracts, disability access compliance, Los Angeles commercial real estate trends, and high-profile business lawsuits in Southern California.
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Shareholders Granted More Power to Challenge Corporate Elections
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California Energy Commission Again Postpones Enforcement of the Energy Use Disclosure Program to January 1, 2014
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Ninth Circuit Gives Defendants Additional Option To Move Case From State To Federal Court
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Court Budget Situation May Be Getting Better But Court Closures And Staff Reductions Will Continue Beginning July 1st
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Businesses Hit With New Wave of ADA Lawsuits (Disability Access Compliance)
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New Disclosure Requirements for Commercial Leases Go into Effect on 7/1/2013
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Improving Economic Conditions and the Implications for Real Estate Litigation
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Commercial Tenants: Important Lease Terms You Need to Understand
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How Continuing Jurisdiction Affects the Parties in Disputes Involving Commercial Leases
The Fourth Appellate District may have precluded trial courts from retaining jurisdiction of disputes involving long-term commercial leases. Stump’s Market, Inc. v. Plaza De Santa Fe Limited, filed on January 11, 2013…read more
New Guidelines for Businesses Seeking to Recover Damages for Lost Profits
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Five Different Ways to Structure Fee Agreements in Business Litigation Cases
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Overturning a jury verdict is exceedingly difficult. However, the Apple v. Samsung case is one of those rare examples where it makes sense to pursue every possible legal argument to overturn a verdict. Samsung’s…read moreread more