Lane Nussbaum has a record of success litigating business disputes, real estate disputes, and landlord-tenant matters, and with trial experience ranging from multi-million dollar jury trials to routine tenant evictions, he has wide experience litigating real estate and business disputes. He has successfully resolved thousands of landlord-tenant matters, litigated numerous landlord-tenant appeals, and has been a speaker and instructor on landlord-tenant matters for educational and public seminars. Mr. Nussbaum provides representation to investors, developers, business owners, property managers, REITs, and mom-and-pop homeowners.
Mr. Nussbaum graduated from the University of Michigan Law School cum laude and Rutgers University magna cum laude. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts of California and New York, as well as federal courts in the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California and the Southern District of New York.
T.J. Stephens has over seventeen years experience as a civil litigator and trial attorney. He has represented developers and contractors in construction claims; restaurants, bars and shopping centers in premises liability claims; homeowners’ associations in violation of CC&R claims; landlords in tenant habitability claims; property owners in slope failure cases; local public entities in dangerous condition of public property claims; and various other businesses in general civil litigated matters.
Mr. Stephens’ experience in litigation helps him better counsel clients on the transactional side. He understands how blindly bargained contracts with unfavorable indemnity and attorney’s fees provisions can drive litigation and how business policies and practices can impact a case. He understands what facts ultimately get to a jury which gives him a unique perspective when counseling clients on how to minimize their risks.
Mr. Stephens uses technology extensively in preparing for and presenting at trial and looks forward to the opportunity to represent his clients in front of a judge and jury.
Mr. Stephens received his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Pepperdine University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Mr. Stephens is licensed to practice law in the State of California and the United States District Court for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California.
Laurence H. Lishner has been a civil litigator for nearly 46 years. During that time he has represented clients in more than 70,000 residential, commercial, industrial and vacant land evictions.
His litigation experience encompasses thousands of court and jury trials. His experience in this area of the law is complemented by his extensive work in other real estate matters, including partition and quiet title actions and injunctive relief.
Jason Stillman has been practicing law since 2006 and brings a diverse skillset to client representation. Before joining the firm he worked as a sole practitioner representing individuals and businesses with a focus on real estate transactions and litigation. He also served as general counsel to corporate clients in the real estate industry.
Mr. Stillman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of California San Diego, and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Mr. Stillman is licensed to practice law in California, Arizona, and Nevada, including all state and federal courts within those states.
Michael Carroll has been practicing law since 2006 and has extensive trial experience. Mr. Carroll spent the first 14 years of his career as an Orange County Deputy District Attorney. He spent the last nine years of his career with the District Attorney prosecuting felony sexual assaults against minors and adults; including child molestation, rape, and forcible and non-forcible sex crimes. Mr. Carroll worked closely with law enforcement, victims, and victim advocates to vigorously prosecute his cases while ensuring the victims were treated with respect and dignity. Mr. Carroll has also spoken at colleges about sexual assaults on college campuses.
While at Southwestern Law School, Mr. Carroll was a board member of the Trial Advocacy Honors Program.