Areas of Practice

Shapero & Shapero specializes in business and real estate litigation, including contract, real estate, corporate and bankruptcy matters.  Its members have handled matters before courts in the state and federal system, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the Supreme Court of California, and various California Courts of Appeal and Superior Courts.

The firm has extensive litigation experience, and has successfully prosecuted or defended claims in the following areas:
  1. Construction defect and billing disputes.
  2. Real estate disputes, including broker liability, easements, encroachments, landslides and trespass.
  3. Legal malpractice claims
  4. Disputes arising from office, retail, ground and equipment leases, representing both lessor and lessee;
    claims of fraudulent inducement to execute leases; insurance claims; and tenant improvement obligation disputes.
  5. Employment matters, including wrongful termination actions.
  6. Breach of contract actions in a wide variety of contexts, including sale of goods, provision of services and sales of real property.
  7. Financing matters, including drafting and negotiating asset based and real property financings, as well as litigation of disputes arising therefrom.
  8. Unfair competition and theft of trade secrets.
  9. Insurance coverage disputes, including bad faith claims.
  10. Defamation actions.
  11. Significant injury matters