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Overview

Partner Richard C. Greenberg is an AV- Preeminent rated attorney focusing on commercial litigation and real estate. Mr. Greenberg’s in-depth experience enables him to understand clients’ business plans and objectives to provide perspective on the risks and rewards of pending or prospective litigation.

He has extensive experience in transactional real estate law including purchases, sales, financing and leasing of real property, corporate governance, private offerings, acquisitions, and mergers. He represents private and public sector clients in state and federal courts for complex business, real estate and construction dispute matters.

Mr. Greenberg also represents clients as general counsel, providing advice on corporate governance and across a broad range of legal business concerns. He also represents private and public clients in select litigation matters in state and federal courts, including complex business, real estate and construction disputes, both at the trial level, and on appeal. Mr. Greenberg has also served as a mediator and arbitrator, and frequently represents clients in the arbitration, mediation or other informal resolution of business and real estate disputes.

After his successful practice of Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Grayver, LLP, the firm joined with Kaufman Dolowich in 2022, to better serve the needs of business industries.

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Northern District of California
    • Eastern District of California
    • Central District of California
    • Southern District of California
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals

Education

  • Harvard Law School, LL.B/J.D.
  • Colgate University, B. A., cum laude

Experience

Selected Significant Matters

Litigation Matters

  • Trial counsel for public entity in defense of multi-million dollar claim by contractor for extra work
  • Trial counsel for community association in defense of homeowner claim for breach of community association covenants, conditions and restrictions
  • Trial counsel for composer for violation of copyright
  • Trial counsel for seller of alternative energy product to syndicator in defense of investor claims of security violations and fraud
  • Trial counsel for various shopping center developers and owners in a wide variety of actions ranging from tenant disputes to land use, eminent domain and construction defect matters
  • Trial counsel for physician group in defense of wrongful discharge claim
  • Successful appeal and reversal of dismissal of complaint against vendor of defective building materials
  • Successful defense of appeal from dismissal of general contractor’s claim against public agency
  • Successful defense of appeal from dismissal of action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction

Transactional Matters

  • Representation of marina operator in restructuring of long-term ground lease
  • Representation of purchasers of $17,625,000 shopping center
  • Representation of owners of shopping center in $8,250,000 refinancing
  • Representation of owners of shopping center in $19,250,000 sale of shopping center
  • Representation of shopping center client in $46,000,000 refinance
  • Representation of client in restructure and purchase of dental group

Awards

  •  AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Mansfield Rule Certified 2023 Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Best Law Firms 2023 Best Law Firms 2024 Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Law 360