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.

Admissions:
  • California Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Southern District of New York
Education:
  • University of Michigan Law School,
    J.D. cum laude
  • Rutgers University,
    B.A. magna cum laude

Brandon Dimond is a partner in the Agoura Hills office of Nussbaum APC. His practice focuses on real estate litigation in both trial courts and on appeal. He has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as at administrative hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. He has extensive, significant trial experience, including a nearly flawless record in jury trials.

Brandon has briefed and argued over a dozen appeals, including successfully defending a trial victory on an appeal which turned on interpreting complex provisions of the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (LARSO). He has successfully removed entrenched tenants in rent-controlled units using creative legal solutions and has significant experience in removals under the Ellis Act. He has also represented clients in criminal matters involving real-estate based crimes, including the landlords of non-compliant marijuana dispensaries.

Brandon began his legal career in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focused on complex litigation across many substantive areas of law, including antitrust, products liability, and internal investigations. At Gibson Dunn, he was a member of the trial teams in Chevron Corporation's successful RICO action a U.S. lawyer who fraudulently procured a multi-billion-dollar judgment against Chevron from an Ecuadorian court. After a seven-week bench trial in the Southern District of New York, the trial judge issued a 485-page decision in Chevron's favor, the Second Circuit affirmed in full, and the Supreme Court denied certiorari. See Chevron Corp. v. Donziger, 974 F. Supp. 2d 362 (S.D.N.Y. 2014), aff'd, 833 F.3d 74 (2d Cir. 2016), cert. denied, 137 S. Ct. 2268 (2017).

Brandon Dimond

Admissions:
  • California Bar
Educations:
  • University of Michigan Law School - 2009,
    Juris Doctor
     
  • Northwestern University - 2005,
    Bachelor of Arts  
Affiliations:
  • Federalist Society
  • Rotary Club

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.

T.J. Stephens

Admissions:
  • California Bar
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
Education:
  • Pepperdine University School of Law,
    J.D.
     
  • Pepperdine University,
    B.S., International Business

Adam Toporoff

Admissions:
  • California Bar
Education:
  • Boston University School of Law

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.

Laurence Lishner

Admissions:
  • All California courts
  • Central District of California (Federal court)
  • Eastern District of California (Federal court)
Education:
  • California State University, Los Angeles, 1968,
    Bachelor of. Arts in Spanish
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1971,
    Juris Doctor
Admissions:
  • California Bar
Education:
  • University of West Los Angeles
    Juris Doctor

Mr. Simon is an attorney and screenwriter. Mr. Simon has over 25 years of hands-on legal experience working on various complex legal matters including mass tort litigation, a focus of his previous practice that has resulted in the recovery of tens of millions of dollars for his clients. The legal achievement of which he is most proud, however, is a case he handled on a pro bono basis. Mr. Simon volunteered to represent a family whose Labrador Retriever was ordered euthanized. Only learning of the case after two separate adverse rulings, Mr. Simon successfully got the case moved from an Appellate Court back down to a Circuit Court and convinced a judge to essentially overrule himself. The litigation and underlying subject matter led to worldwide publicity, including a front page article on the national section of the New York Times. Mr. Simon now brings the same vigor and creativity he demonstrated in that case and throughout his successful legal career to the service of clients at Nussbaum APC

Joseph Simon

Admissions:
  • California Bar
Education:
  • University of Missouri School of Law
    Juris Doctor
Admissions:
  • California Bar
Education:
  • University of West Los Angeles
    Juris Doctor