State Court, Federal Court & Bankruptcy Court Litigation

Steven is an experienced trial lawyer, representing individuals and publicly and privately held business entities in civil law disputes in federal and state courts throughout California. 

We provide litigation services in a variety of civil law matters, including:

  • Business Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Actions
  • Collection Actions
  • Unlawful Detainer & Eviction Actions
  • Fraudulent and Preferential Transfer Actions
  • Wrongful Foreclosures
  • Lender Liability Claims
  • Homeowner Association Disputes

Business & Contract Litigation
Disputes are inevitable in the operation of a business and can arise when a party breaches a contract, when a transaction with a supplier or vendor goes awry, or when business owners disagree.  These disputes can have a significant impact on a business, consuming time, money, and resources.  Often, disputes can be resolved through negotiations, but when litigation is the only solution, we have the skills and expertise to effectively protect, preserve, and advance your rights and interests in court.

Real Estate Litigation
We review all aspects of purchase and sale agreements to provide adequate safeguards and minimize the potential for future litigation.  However, when real estate disputes do arise, we know how to obtain a favorable resolution, whether in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, or at trial.  We offer a full range of services in this area, defending sellers from buyers' post-sale claims, and assisting parties in enforcing purchase and sale agreements.

Bankruptcy Litigation
Whether you are a debtor or creditor facing contested bankruptcy proceedings, it is important to have an experienced bankruptcy attorney representing your interests in court.  "AV-Preminent"-rated attorney Steven Mayer is a member of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association, a past-Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Bankruptcy Law Section, and a seasoned civil litigator.  Mr. Mayer regularly represents clients in adversary proceedings and motions, claims litigation, 2004 examinations, fraudulent and preferential transfer avoidance litigation, wrongful foreclosures, and creditors' rights actions. 

Resolution-Oriented Litigation

We understand the intricacies of civil litigation and are admitted to practice before the California state, federal, and appellate courts.  We are aggressive and efficient litigators, dedicated to achieving results while keeping costs under control. To ensure clients receive real value for each hour we spend on a matter, we perform ongoing cost-benefit analyses throughout the duration of each case.

Litigation Practice