practice areas

Real Estate Litigation

We advise and represent clients in a wide range of real property-related disputes. Among our clients, we represent owners, developers, shopping center owners, industries, managers, utilities, title insurance companies and property owners associations with teams of attorneys experienced in real estate development, land use and zoning, environmental permitting and regulation, and health and safety issues. Our attorneys also defend brokers, brokerage firms, surveyors, appraisers and other real estate professionals in professional negligence and related lawsuits and administrative proceedings in a competitive and increasingly litigious marketplace.

Please contact us today to set up a consultation about your business matter at 323-782-1344.

Experience Highlights

Our experience encompasses a wide range of issues at the local, state and federal levels in judicial and administrative trial and appellate tribunals and in other dispute resolution proceedings:

  • Contract disputes involving the sale or leasing of real property
  • Easement and right-of-way disputes
  • Eminent domain and condemnation actions (on behalf of condemnors and property owners)
  • Commercial landlord/tenant disputes
  • Title insurance claims defense
  • Quiet title and ejectment actions
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Dispute resolution with land contractors and consultants
  • Lis pendens issues
  • Mechanics liens disputes
  • Resolution of disputes with homeowner’s associations
  • Warranty and other homeowner disputes
  • Defense of premises liability and toxic exposure claims
  • Defense of claims related to alleged toxic mold exposure
  • Advice and counseling of clients on risk management and insurance issues

Business Litigation

The business litigation attorneys at Karpeles & Associates have years of experience representing business clients before local, state and federal courts. We also understand the time, money and effort you have put into creating and growing your business. We know that even when taking all precautions, business agreements sometimes take the wrong turn. If you face a business crisis, securing experienced and quality counsel is essential to protecting your interests.

However, business litigation can be extremely complex and time consuming, while evoking a wide range of emotions for many parties involved. Thus, we strive to settle all business disputes first through negotiations, mediation or arbitration. If alternative dispute resolution methods are not successful, our business litigation attorneys are prepared and experienced to handle all steps of litigation and put this dispute behind you.

Please contact us today to set up a consultation about your business matter at 323-782-1344.

Experience Highlights

  • Partnership Disputes
  • Corporation Disputes
  • Limited Liability Corporation Disputes
  • Limited Liability Partnership Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Fraud
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Accounting Disputes
  • Disputes between Shareholders and Partners
  • Unfair Competition Disputes
  • Trade Secret Disputes
  • Vendor Disputes
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Temporary Restraining Orders, Preliminary Injunctions and Permanent Injunctions
  • General Business Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


Construction Litigation

Residential and commercial construction is a heavily regulated industry. There are many laws and regulations that dictate how building contractors or developers or homeowners enforce their rights. When a construction project goes bad, when a subcontractor performs substandard work, when a homeowner fails to pay, you need an experienced construction attorney on your side.

Experience Highlights

Our attorneys bring decades of experience representing builders and contractors and homeowners on a broad spectrum of matters relating to construction litigation, including breach of contract, construction defects, construction liens, breach of warranty, construction delay, and contract review and analysis.

  • Mechanics Liens
  • Debtor/creditor Litigation
  • Extra Work Claims
  • Construction Claims
  • Insurance coverage.
  • Permitting and regulatory allowances.
  • Public bidding.
  • Adjoining landowner disputes.
  • Design changes, deficiencies and defects.
  • Defective workmanship claims.

Mechanics Liens

mechanic’s lien is a constitutional remedy that allows prime contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers to foreclose on property when they have not been paid for their work. In order to be able to file a mechanic’s lien, and if you are either a subcontractor or a material supplier, you need to file a preliminary notice with the owner at the start of the project to give the owner notice that you are working on the project. Without notice, a mechanic’s lien is virtually impossible to enforce.

Extra Work Claims

The construction law lawyers at Karpeles & Associates handle non-payment matters that arise in both public and private works construction projects. These matters may include an owner failing to pay a prime contractor for work and materials, failing to pay for recognized extra work or work under the contract or non-payment to subcontractors or material suppliers by a prime contractor.

Construction Claims

Often times construction law disputes arise from delay in production or change in scope of work. Such changes typically result in cost increases, some of which can be very significant for the prime contractor, subcontractor, and the owner. Karpeles & Associates has significant experience in the litigation of complex construction claims pertaining to the increased costs associated with the issuance or non-issuance of a contract change order.

Complex Litigation

Karpeles & Associate’s litigation experience is extensive. We represent clients before state and federal trial courts. We also engage in all methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation, arbitration and summary jury trials.

In addition, Karpeles & Associates litigators have successfully handled appeals in all appellate levels of the state and federal court systems. We handle appeals involving not only cases we have tried, but also cases referred to us from other lawyers who seek our specialized experience in the appellate courts.

Please contact us today to set up a consultation about your business matter at 323-782-1344.

Experience Highlights

We have experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving, but not limited to:

  • Accounting Negligence Defense
  • Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights
  • Business Torts
  • Catastrophic Claims & Mass Torts
  • Civil Fraud
  • Class Actions Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Condemnation
  • Construction
  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate Acquisition Disputes
  • Employment
  • Engineering & Architecture Negligence Defense
  • Environmental
  • Gay Rights
  • Legal Negligence Defense
  • Medical Negligence Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Negligence Defense
  • Real Property Dispute Resolution
  • Tort Defense

Professional License Disputes


Your License Is Your Lifeline. The law office of Karpeles & Associates represents California licensed professionals including dentists, doctors, pharmacists, lawyers, contractors, childcare workers, teachers and others, facing disciplinary actions that could jeopardize their professional licenses.  We understand the importance of having an experienced advocate on your side to protect your rights.

Your Professional Future Could Be at Stake.  The immediate and long-term effects of a license suspension or revocation can wreak havoc on your career. Formal disciplinary actions often become public record and can be reported to databases nationwide. The ability to maintain employment, insurance coverage and be a member of an insurance plan may be severely compromised.

Experience Highlights

  • License application denials, revocations, suspensions
  • C.S.L.B. Accusation defense, Complaints
  • Concerns about disclosing potentially harmful information to a licensing board
  • Bar admissions and moral character determinations
  • Appeals of licensing board decisions by way of agency review or writ of mandamus. We have practiced in appellate law for a number of years and we know how to preserve a strong record in administrative actions.
  • Loss of a physician’s license or other professional license
  • Administrative hearing representation
  • Allegations of professional misconduct

Please contact us today to set up a consultation about your business matter at 323-782-1344.

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Law Offices of Karpeles & Associates Beverly Hills

Office Location

8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone: (310) 839-3945