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Jeffrey D. Horowitz

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Location:
Sherman Oaks, California
Phone:
818-528-5183
Fax:
818-784-5406
Email:

 

Practicing in the areas of real estate, eminent domain and construction law and litigation, I represent clients throughout the state of California. I will solve your legal problems in a way that makes economic sense.

Practice Areas

Condemnation/Eminent Domain

Are you a property owner whose land is being condemned, or taken, by a governmental body? You have rights in these proceedings, and I can help you protect those rights.

While it's true that state, local, and federal governments may take your property for a public purpose, both the California and the United States Constitutions require that fair compensation be paid for property taken.

I can help you maximize your recovery in condemnation proceedings. I will:

  • Help you to obtain an appraisal and determine just compensation.
  • Assist with the pre-condemnation offer
  • Negotiate with the condemnor
  • Defend you in court and protect your rights when a condemnation lawsuit has been filed and served.


Construction Law

Prior to opening my practice, I was Managing Attorney of the claims and legal departments at an insurance company. I authored the chapter on contractor's license bonds in Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, published by the Tort and Insurance Section of the American Bar Association.

I look for creative ways to solve my clients' problems, and I look for solutions that are cost-effective. I have handled a number of trials in courts throughout California.

I handle disputes arising out of commercial and residential construction, as well as disputes arising out of public works projects. I represent clients in mediations and arbitrations, as well as in trials and appeals.

I have represented many clients in disputes arising out of construction transactions, including, but not limited to:

  • Contracts
  • Claims
  • Mechanics' liens
  • Stop notices
  • Performance bonds
  • Payment bonds
  • License bonds
  • Release bonds
  • Bid bonds
  • Bid protests

I also represent contractors and subcontractors in administrative matters before the Contractors State License Board; including matters that concern:

  • Citations
  • Accusations
  • License Denials
  • General licensing issues

Real Estate

I have experience in real estate litigation, from the initiation of the action, to the final disposition. I also assist clients in negotiating settlements and alternative resolutions to disputes, such as through mediation. As it is in all of my practice areas, providing optimum service to my clients is the goal. I give each matter my personal attention, keep my clients informed, and always keep my clients' interests and goals at the forefront. 

I represent property owners in many types of real estate matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Boundary disputes and easements
  • Purchaser/Seller disputes
  • Partition actions
  • Lis Pendens
  • Nuisance and trespass
  • Trees and encroachments

Listed, Southern California Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006. Published Works: Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, Chapter 5, Contractors License Bonds, American Bar Association, 2000; In-House Insight, Corporate Counsel Update Section of California Law Business, Supplement to the Los Angeles Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal, June 26, 1995. Panelist, Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, ABA Conference in New York City, 2000; Co-Speaker, Handling Miscellaneous Bond Claims, Western States Surety Conference, 1998.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Contracts

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1997

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1990
  • California State University, Northridge, California
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Finance & Real Estate
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    • One Year Program - 1986

Published Works

  • Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, Chapter 5, Contractors License Bonds, American Bar Association, 2000
  • In-House Insight, Corporate Counsel Update Section of California Law Business, Supplement to the Los Angeles Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal, June 26, 1995

Classes/Seminars

  • Panelist, Model Jury Instructions for Surety Cases, ABA Conference in New York City, 2000
  • Co-speaker, Handling Miscellaneous Bond Claims, Western States Surety Conference, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Los Angeles Magazine, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Sections, Member, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Member
  • Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce, Member

Languages

  • Hebrew

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The Horowitz Law Firm
14156 Magnolia Blvd Ste 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
t: 818.528.5183

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