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Practice Areas:
Commercial Litigation

Description of Practice:
Jim commenced his trial and appellate court practice in 1984 and has extensive litigation experience involving business litigation, real property litigation including landlord-tenant disputes, probate and trust litigation and tax related issues.  He was involved in a two-year trial involving one of the largest land appraisals in the United States.  He also has a broad background in creditor-oriented bankruptcy litigation.  Jim also obtained a judgment against the California Franchise Tax Board to obtain the clients' tax refund and reimbursement from the State of California for all attorneys' fees and costs.  See Wertin v. Franchise Tax Board (1998) 68 Cal. App. 4th 961, review denied (3/31/99).  He has also obtained successful trial and arbitration results in business disputes, construction defect and landlord/tenant litigation.  Jim is admitted to the California courts and the United States District Courts, the United States Bankruptcy Courts, the United States Tax Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jim earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his law degree at Loyola University of Los Angeles.  Upon graduation, Jim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Warren Eginton, United States District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut.  Jim is a member of the Los Angeles Bar and Orange County Bar Associations, and the State Bars of California and Connecticut.  Jim has also served as a mediator for the Los Angeles Municipal Courts.  His extensive civic and community involvement has included serving on the Western Executive Committee for Johns Hopkins University, which includes taking an active role in fund-raising and interviewing applicants for the university.

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