Client List (Partial)
Client Court Representation Property Issue
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC State- Bridgeport CT Plaintiff Abercrombie & Kent Private Residence Club [Dominican Republic] Standard of Care as regards fire & life safety for brand affiliator (fire death).
Pinto & Dubia LLP State- Santa Ana CA Defense Balboa Bay Club [Newport Beach CA] Damages calculation in a fractional conversion of an apartment complex.
Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller Federal- Philadelphia PA Defense Bear Creek Mountain Resort [Macungie PA] Defense for asserted wrongful termination of resort management agreement.
Van de Poel, Levy, Allen & Arneal, LLP Tribal Court- Blue Lake CA Defense Blue Lake Casino & Hotel [Blue Lake CA] Business Interruption Damages resulting from construction defects.
Klinedinst PC State- Santa Ana CA Defense Candlewood Suites [Anaheim CA] Business Interruption Damages resulting from construction defects.
Morris Sperry Law State- Park City UT Plaintiff The Canyons Grand Summit Resort [Park City UT] Harm to unit owners from developer's withdrawal of usage rights to certain common amenities.
Law Offices of Belofsky & Hanker LLP State- Riverside CA Defense Cathedral City Boys' Club Resort [Cathedral City CA] Standard of Care for life safety at a resort (drowning).
Van de Poel, Levy and Allen LLP (and others) State- Monterey CA Defense Coachman's Inn [Carmel CA] Business Interruption Damages for asserted construction defects.
Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay PC Federal- Dallas TX Plaintiff Conestoga Resort [Anaheim CA] Proof that partial conversion of a bankrupt resort was not financially feasible.
Tanner Law Firm State- Las Vegas NV Plaintiff The Cosmopolitan [Las Vegas NV] Standard of Care in designing safe passageways through casino food court.
Santana Tcheng Vierra & Symonds State- Alameda County CA Defense Doubletree Hotel at The Club [Pleasanton CA] Failure to inspect guestroom task chairs.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP JAMS LLC Alternative Dispute Resolution Service- Chicago IL Defense The Edgewater [Madison WI] Business Interruption Damages resulting from construction defects.
Rankin, Sproat, Mires, Beaty & Reynolds State- Sacramento CA Defense Embassy Suites [Sacramento CA] Business Interruption Damages resulting from construction delays.
Bragg & Kuluva State- San Diego CA Defense Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa [La Jolla CA] Standard of Care- measures to protect guests from wild bird attacks.
Madia Law State- Minneapolis MN Plaintiff Fairfield by Marriott [Minneapolis MN] Class Action involving theft of housekeeping gratuities by management.
Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA State- Phoenix AZ Defense Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort [Scottsdale AZ] Standard of Care re deficient swimming pool operations resulting in quadraplegia.
Tanner Law Firm State- Las Vegas NV Plaintiff Flamingo Hotel & Casino [Las Vegas NV] Standard of Care- duty of hotel to warn about safety defects.
Wolfenzon Rolle State- Santa Barbara CA Defense Four Seasons Resort- The Biltmore [Santa Barbara CA] Business Interruption Damages resulting from asserted construction defects.
Pierce, Herns, Sloan & Wilson, LLC Federal- Beaufort SC Plaintiff French Quarter Resort [Branson MO] Negligence/breach of duty concerning sales, development, and operating functions of a timeshare resort.
McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges, & Ambacher LLP State -Fremont CA Defense Good Nite Inn [Fremont CA] Standard of Care concerning response to Megan's Law disclosure.
Wartelle, Weaver & Schreiber State- San Francisco CA Plaintiff Granada Hotel [San Francisco CA] Wage and Hour support for underpaid employees in a class action.
Robbins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP State- Los Angeles CA Plaintiff Grand Central Hotel & Casino [Las Vegas NV] Custom and Standard Practice for hotel real estate development contracts.
Grant Luna, APLC State Plaintiff Hampton Inn [Ridgecrest CA] Standard of Card- Anti-slip bath mats.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP State- San Diego CA Defense Hard Rock Hotel [San Diego CA] Condo-hotel standards of care, HOA governance, and fee assessments in a class action.
Dimarco, Araulo, Montevideo Law Offices State- Santa Ana CA Plaintiff Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort [Huntington Beach CA] Duty of Care re placement of emergency call.
Rizio Law Firm State- Riverside CA Plaintiff Holiday Inn Express [Corona CA] Standard of Care- Positioning of wall switch next to shower stall in an electrocution case.
Callahan & Blaine State- Los Angeles CA Plaintiff Holiday Inn Express [Lebec CA] Security Breach involving grant of unauthorized grant of access to occupied guestroom (rape case).
Schmitt Mulhern, LLC State- Clay County MO Plaintiff Holiday Inn Express [Liberty MO] Standard of Care involving monitoring of minors in the hotel lobby the early A.M.
hours and consequent rape.
Law Offices of Guy R. Bayley Federal- Pasadena CA Defense Holiday Inn Express [Woodland Hills CA] Ability of hotel to support prospective mortgage obligations.
Vance & Larson Law Firm State- Denver CO Plaintiff Hyatt Place Denver South [Denver CO] Standard of Care- Slip and fall involving defective grab bar.
Bragg & Kuluva State- San Diego CA Defense Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine [La Jolla CA] Standard of Care concerning facility maintenance.
Kaiser, Swindells & Eiler State- Palm Springs CA Defense Hyatt Regency Suites [Palm Springs CA] Duty to Disclose Legionella bacteria at change in management companies (wrongful death case).
Glenn J. Niemela, Barrister & Solicitor Provincial- Vancouver BC Defense Jervis Inlet Resort [Egmont BC] Defense against site down-sizing in a foreclosure action.
Harris, Green & Dennison Federal- Sacramento CA Defense Lake Tahoe Vacation Ownership Resort [South Lake Tahoe CA] Colloquial use of the term "condominium" at a timeshare resort as pertinent in an insurance dispute.
Scott R. Larson PC State- San Diego CA Plaintiff Lawrence Welk's Desert Oasis [Cathedral City CA] Duty of Care re windborne objects.
Law Offices of John A. Biard State- Santa Clara CA Defense Los Gatos Lodge [Los Gatos CA] Standard of Care- slip and fall resulting from uneven pavement.
Herman Law State- Miami FL Plaintiff Marriott Courtyard [Coral Gables FL] Responsibility matrix among entities in sexual harassment and human trafficking case.
FieldsLaw Federal- Honolulu HI Plaintiff Marriott, Westin, and Sheraton hotels at Kaanapali Beach [Maui HI] Obligation to provide warnings concerning dangers of surf lessons (quadraplegia case).
Lynn, Tillotson & Pinker LLP State- Dallas TX Plaintiff Maxim Hotel & Casino [Las Vegas NV] Damages calculation regarding conversion of hotel to timesharing.
The Medrala Law Firm Federal- Las Vegas NV Plaintiff MGM Signature Towers [Las Vegas NV] Standard of Care- Slip & fall involving construction defects.
Slaughter & Slaughter State- San Diego CA Plaintiff Mission Bay Resort [San Diego CA] Standard of Care- Availability of AED at swimming pool in a child drowning.
The Cottle Firm State- Reno NV Plaintiff Montego Bay Casino Resort [West Wendover NV] Standard of Care in a chocking death.
Law Offices of Santana Vierra & Symonds State- Monterey CA Defense Monterey Hotel [Monterey CA] Standard of Care- Coffee spill on child with resultant burns.
Law Offices of Jeffrey Fleitman State- Los Angeles CA Plaintiff Motel 6 [Carpenteria CA] Standard of Care- double-booking of guestroom with resultant assault.
Murray & Murray LLP Federal- Toledo OH Plaintiff multiple online travel agencies Underpayment of Transient Occupancy Taxes.
Baker & Hostetler LLP State- New York NY Defense New York Palace Hotel [New York NY] Determination that owner's representative's compensation was within standards.
Akerman Senterfitt LLP State-Daytona Beach FL Plaintiff Ocean Walk Resort [Daytona Beach FL] Standard of Care concerning timeshare condominium management.
Austin, Brownwood, Cannon, & Santa Cruz State- San Diego CA Defense Paradise Point Resort [San Diego CA] Standard of Care re window safety glass measures.
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP JAMS LLC Alternative Dispute Resolution Service- Washington DC Defense Pond Bay Club [St. John USVI] Determination of fair compensation for project executive charged with developing destination fractional resort.
Murchison & Cumming LLP State- San Bernardino CA Defense Quality Inn [San Bernardino CA] Standard of Care involving carbon monoxide pointing in guestroom (wrongful death).
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP State- Los Angeles CA Defense Queen Mary Ocean Liner [Long Beach CA] Breach of Fiduciary Duty by operators of moored ocean liner.
McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland PLLC State- Bowling Green KY Defense Ramada Inn [Bowling Green KY] Standard of Practice regarding provision and maintenance of guestroom window locks (child fell from window).
Dynan & Associates, P.S. State- Tacoma WA Defense Rothem Inn [Tacoma WA] Standard of Care in a bathroom slip and fall.
Dynan & Associates, P.S. State- Kent WA Defense Red Lion Inn & Suites [Kent WA] Standard of Care in a public area slip and fall.
Marks, O'Neill, O'Brien, Doherty & Kelly PC State- Wilmington DE Defense ResortQuest Private Residence [Bethany Beach DE] Standard of Care re rental agent response to mitigate infection agent.
Cheong Denove Rowell & Bennett State- Pasadena CA Plaintiff Ritz Carlton Huntington [Pasadena CA] Standard of Care re retention of evidence.
Stinson Leonard Street (and others) State- St. Louis MO Defense St. Louis City Center Hotel [St. Louis MO] Cost allocation dispute between master and sub-HOA's.
Wilson Elser Federal – Stamford CT Defense Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar [Cabo del Sol, Mexico] Standard of Care re beach warning signs.
Baker & McKenzie, LLP International Court for the Settlement of Business Disputes- Paris, France Defense Siag Resort Project [Taba Egypt] Damages to developer of resort resulting from land seizure by sovereign government.
Wagner & Pelayes, LLP State- Victorville CA Plaintiff Silver Lakes Resort [Helendale CA] Violations by developer of the California Vacation ownership and Timeshare Act of 2004.
Jones Vargas LLP State- Las Vegas NV Defense Sisolak Timeshare Project [Las Vegas NV] Disproof that highest and best use of land was for high-rise timeshare resort (avigation case).
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP Federal- Springfield MA Plaintiff Snowy Owl Resort [New Ashford MA] Damages to mountainside resort resulting from construction of wind turbines on crest of ridgeline.
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin State- Philadelphia PA Defense Sofitel Rittenhouse Square [Philadelphia PA] Security breach involving unauthorized grant of entry into guestroom (rape case).
Murchison & Cumming LLP State- Los Angeles CA Defense Super 8 Motel [North Hollywood CA] Standard of Care re handicap bathroom specification and maintenance.
Van de Poel, Levy, Allen & Arneal, LLP (and others) State- Placer County CA Defense Thunder Valley Casino Resort [Lincoln CA] Business Interruption Damages resulting from construction defects.
Judge Patricia Ann Hurst-Willard Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court- Anguilla BWI Plaintiff Turtle's Nest Beach Resort [Anguilla BWI] Determination of harm to unit owners within a resort caused by encroachment of a new building.
Gusrae Kaplan Nusbaum PLLC Federal- New York NY Plaintiff Viceroy Anguilla [Anguilla BWI] Dimunition in value of purchased units resulting from service and maintenance reductions.
Law Offices of Manuel San Juan Federal- San Juan PR Plaintiff W Retreat & Spa [Vieques Island PR] Duty of Care to vet vendors recommended by hotel to guests.
Law Offices of Arnold T. Phillips II State- Honolulu Plaintiff Waikiki Grand Hotel [Honolulu HA] Standard of Care-Slip and fall resulting from maintenance inadequacies.
Bullivant Houser Baily PC State- San Diego Defense Welk Resort San Diego [Escondido CA] Determination of business interruption damages when a wildfire caused the timeshare sales line to close down.
Decof, Decof & Barry State- Bristol County Plaintiff Whispering Pines Conference Center [W. Greenwich RI] Standard of Care involving signage and monitoring of maintained pond, an accident therein, and resultant partial quadraplegia.
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