Sacramento law firm handles a variety of matters including litigation, real estate, land use and environmental law, business and corporate transactions and bankruptcy and insolvency.

Since 1896, serving clients
in the greater Sacramento region.

more cases

house image« Back

Representative Cases

Real Estate & Land Use

  • The representation of E&J Gallo Winery and related family enterprises, primarily related to real estate acquisitions, conservation easements, business leases, and complex real estate litigation.

  • The representation of Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s leading home builders with a significant presence in the Sacramento region. Legal services include advocacy of development plans before governmental agencies, preparation of acquisition and development agreements, and creation of Community Facilities Districts under the Mello-Roos Act.

  • The representation of Parker Development Company, a family-owned real estate developer of premier master-planned communities in the Sacramento region, including significant involvement in all phases of the development of Serrano in El Dorado Hills, as well as complex litigation and current land use and entitlement advocacy.

  • The representation of Hewlett-Packard Company, a public, multinational information technology corporation with a substantial operation in Placer County, in complex real estate and land use matters.

  • The representation of Diversified Shopping Centers, a Western States regional shopping center owner/developer, recently acquired by Donahue Schriber, involving complex land use issues and advocacy with numerous local governmental agencies in the development of shopping centers and related real estate issues.

  • The representation of Elliot Homes, a privately owned family enterprise engaged in designing and building master-planned communities, as well as developing commercial, retail and office centers. The law firm provides a wide range of services to this well-respected builder, including land entitlement issues, business formation and creditor representation in bankruptcy matters.

  • Represented developer of master-planned community in vigorously litigated dispute with national homebuilder regarding contractual rights within the community, resulting in multi-million dollar judgment and successful defense of homebuilder’s claims in excess of $10 million.

  • Represented co-owner of 2,000 acres of developable land in Chico area in litigation surrounding ownership and development rights, resulting in partition of the property and recovery of costs and expenses of nearly two million dollars.