hshotaboutMichael 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 the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) brought by a Beverly Hills merchant. Mr. Chung has litigated a variety of real estate matters including quiet title actions and unlawful detainers. Mr. Chung is particularly familiar with the intricacies of leases and evictions.

Mr. Chung’s pro bono efforts include filing affirmative litigation against an unscrupulous business engaged in fraudulent loan modifications services during the height of the foreclosure crises, returning title to homeowners who were facing eviction by filing a quiet title action, and helping several numerous residents throughout Los Angeles avoid evictions.

Mr. Chung is fluent in Korean after having spent his youth living in Seoul. He completed his elementary and middle school education at Seoul Foreign School.

Mr. Chung is licensed to practice law in the state of California. Mr. Chung is also admitted to the Bar of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Chung is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Pasadena Bar Association and the International Association of Korean Lawyers.  Mr. Chung is also a member of the Business Litigation Committee of the California State Bar Business Law Section and the California Minority Counsel Program’s (CMCP) Newsletter Committee.

Mr. Chung also speaks about a variety of business and real estate litigation issues. In April 2013, he gave a speech to the members of the Los Angeles City Club where he spoke to lawyers and business owners about to use pre-trial strategies to efficiently end business disputes. Mr. Chung has also been quoted in the media about issues such as the impact of court closures in Los Angeles Superior Court and new changes to the California law that requires commercial tenants and landlords to provide access to disabled persons.

Mr. Chung attended Northwestern University where he majored in Economics and Political Science. He finished college in three years and graduated with departmental honors in Political Science. Mr. Chung is also a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.

For more information about how Mr. Chung can assist you with your legal issues, please contact the Law Office of Michael Chung at 213-700-0198.