Garrett L. Hanken

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Real Estate Experience

  • In a dispute with regard to controlling ownership of a hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, obtained summary adjudication against several key affirmative defenses, which resulted in an eight figure settlement on the eve of trial
  • In a civil rights case against the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Carson and the City’s former mayor, obtained a jury verdict which resulted in a judgment of over a million dollars based on the jury’s finding that the Agency rejected our clients’ redevelopment project because he refused to pay a bribe
  • In ground lease interpretation litigation against the City of Redondo Beach, obtain a settlement that resulted in resolution of nearly all disputed issues in favor of our client, the operator of a large marina in Redondo Beach Harbor
  • In a dispute between neighbors concerning the use of a residential property for commercial filming, used litigation and the threat of litigation to effectively end the commercial use of our client’s neighbors property
  • In a dispute among the partners in a low income development project, counseled the client in the pre-litigation posturing of the dispute, which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for our client without litigation even being filed
  • In a dispute among the partners in a low income development project, ousted the general partner from control of the partnership and ultimately negotiated a settlement in which the general partner withdrew from the partnership
  • In a dispute with the City of Indio with regard to a water project the fees for which would have severely impacted our clients’ undeveloped land, filed judicial challenges to the city’s project that resulted in a settlement granting significant development rights to our client