Alicia is highly skilled and very experienced at litigation and dispute resolution in high stake business and real estate conflicts. She has been hailed by clients for her effective, efficient, and creative approach to resolving disputes with solutions that align with the client's litigation goals and business needs. Her skillful and thorough case preparation often develops crucial evidence which leads to early and decisive settlement. Alicia understands her client's goals of achieving success in a cost-effective manner. As a result, Alicia engages the assistance of junior attorneys, paralegals, or law clerks if the matter can most efficiently be handled by someone else with her oversight.
Experienced Trial And Appellate Attorney
Alicia is Vice-Chair of the firm's Litigation Team. She has significant trial experience, having spent well over 100 days in trial or arbitration. Alicia has also appeared and argued before the California appellate courts and successfully appealed or defended decisions in various matters.
Experience With Complex Business Matters
Adept at representing businesses and high-net worth individuals, Alicia has a breadth of experience handling cases ranging from contractual disputes, including breach of contract, specific performance, partnership, member and shareholder disputes, and insurance coverage disputes, to fraud and lender liability, as well as trade secret misappropriation. She is considered a problem solver, marshaling and organizing the facts in a cost-effective manner, evaluating and advising her clients of their options, and executing a plan for early resolution or success at trial.
Knowledgeable About Real Estate Matters
Alicia has represented property owners, market rate and affordable housing developers, contractors, landlords, property managers, lenders, and REITs, and has gained extensive knowledge about all facets of the real estate business. She has litigated landlord-tenant disputes; valuation claims; environmental claims; easement and neighbor disputes; Interstate Land Sales Act (ILSA), Subdivided Lands Act (SLA) and Mello-Roos Act claims; and construction defect and delay claims. Over the past several years, Alicia has honed her expertise in Year 15 exit disputes between partners in affordable housing partnerships. Given the firm's extensive real estate background, Alicia has direct access to some of the leading real estate lawyers in California, whose experience she draws upon to resolve her clients' disputes.