Lee A. Dresie

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Real Estate Experience

  • After a two-phase trial (an eight-day trial on liability and damages, and a one-day trial on punitive damages), obtained a $2 million verdict , including $1 million in punitive damages, based on intentional interference with contract against Regency Outdoor Advertising on behalf of clients Whisky-A-Go-Go and Ace Outdoor Advertising
  • On behalf of the publisher of Easyriders Magazine, obtained a federal court injunction requiring the owner to re-instate the name "Easyriders Saloon" on the largest establishment in Sturgis, South Dakota, home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  • Successfully prosecuted a federal court action against a developer master landlord and 19 attorney tenants for breach of leases, subleases and guarantees
  • Successfully defended a six-day trial in which a tenant sued a client landlord for over $2 million based on the tenant's claim that the landlord had acted unreasonably in strictly enforcing lease provisions
  • Obtained summary judgment for a landlord against a national billboard company on a 15-year sign lease, even though the company was precluded by law from actually constructing the sign
  • Successfully defended the seller of an industrial property who had accidently misrepresented the size of the property by showing that the buyer had not proven damages; for more information, read Lee's article entitled, "A Win, And A Lesson: The Credibility of Expert Witnesses"