Leading Attorney Robert Shaia Joins Cox, Castle & Nicholson As Partner

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LOS ANGELES– June 17, 2024Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, a leading full-service law firm specializing in real estate, announced today that seasoned attorney Robert Shaia joins the firm as Partner. Shaia joins Cox Castle’s litigation team, which has decades of experience partnering with its clients to find the shortest route from conflict to resolution. Based in Cox Castle’s Orange County office, Shaia specializes in all types of construction-related disputes in addition to surety and real estate matters.

With more than 20 years of experience as a construction litigator, Shaia represents large construction and engineering firms on a variety of private and public projects, ranging from power plants and prison facilities to roads, high-rise developments, and residential homes. His strategic approach to handling construction disputes has led to successful outcomes in claims involving disputed change orders, differing site conditions, delays, licensing issues, design issues, defect claims, indemnity issues, pursing and defending bid protests, mechanics’ liens, stop notices and payment bonds. Shaia joins Cox Castle from Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzergerald where he was a Partner.

“Robert’s proven track record in litigation, client-centric approach, and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable addition to Cox Castle,” said Dwayne McKenzie, managing partner, Cox Castle. “We are thrilled to welcome Robert to the firm and look forward to him being a key contributor to our litigation practice.”

Shaia has extensive trial and arbitration experience, and has successfully mediated dozens of cases to resolution. He also has experience litigating before the California Courts of Appeal. His notable successes include prevailing in complex bench trials, arbitrations, and jury trials, showcasing his adeptness in navigating various legal challenges.

“I pride myself on prompt client service and formulating case strategies with my client’s involvement and input,” said Shaia. ”A strong case strategy stems from listening to their concerns and goals, and I look forward to working alongside Cox Castle’s highly skilled lawyers to continue to deliver quality results for clients.”

In addition to his legal expertise, Shaia is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), leveraging his financial background to offer a unique perspective when approaching legal matters.

About Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP was founded in Los Angeles in 1968, with the goal of providing superior and comprehensive legal services to businesses, institutions, and individuals in all aspects of the real estate, finance, and construction industries. Cox Castle is now one of the largest full-service law firms specializing in real estate in the United States and has over 140 transactional and litigation attorneys in its Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco offices.

The firm has substantial expertise in matters involving land and improved property acquisitions and dispositions; joint ventures; single and multifamily residential development; land use, entitlement and regulatory compliance (including coastal commission and condemnation); office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use development, leasing and management; commercial lending and institutional investment; loan workouts and financial restructuring; construction; resort and hospitality; labor and employment; risk management and insurance; environmental compliance; renewable energy and natural resources; and tax and estate planning. For more information, please visit www.coxcastle.com.

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