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Bench Trial versus Jury Trial – A New Twist in the Decision

As attorneys who actually go to trial, we frequently face situations where our clients have to decide whether or not to proceed by way of jury trial as opposed to bench trial. Before all of the Los Angeles County Superior court budget cuts, I used to think bench trials were cheaper because you did not have to do as many of the formalities that come with a jury trial. Now, however, with the increased demand on each judge’s time, a bench trial can take such a long time to finish that a the bench trial may actually cost more. With a jury trial judges have the difficult task of trying to make sure that the jurors valuable time is not wasted through unnecessary delays in

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Posted in Court / Trial, Real Estate Attorney Los Angeles

Los Angeles Real Estate Attorney: Step 3 for Commercial Leasing Disputes

Our Los Angeles Real Estate attorneys handle all types of commercial real estate leasing disputes.  After reviewing steps 1 and 2, we are now at step 3, which is initiating the actual dispute.  Initiating a commercial leasing dispute is not as simple as just filing a basic claim.  Drafting the complaint or arbitration demand is key because is sets the framework for the entire litigation.  Of course, if you fail to add a cause of action you can always seek leave to amend to add another claim at a later time but it becomes much harder to do once the initial complaint has been filed.  You usually have to show that you did not know of the claim at the time the party filed the

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Posted in Commercial Lease, Leases, Real Estate Attorney Los Angeles

Los Angeles Real Estate Trial Attorneys – We Like Going to Trial

As active real estate litigators in Los Angeles we jump at the opportunity to go to trial.  This may sound strange, but if your case warrants it we want to try it.  Why?  With the slow down of the court system, it takes longer and longer for cases to go to trial.  We can remember a few years ago where we actually did three trials (a jury trial, a bench trial and an arbitration) back to back to back.   That was before the state imposed budget cuts and the court system slowed down. Of course, the decision to go to trial must not be taken lightly because of the expense involved and the risks, but when the opportunity is right, it is a must

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Posted in Litigation, Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Attorney Los Angeles

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Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

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