Practice Areas

Business Formation, Consulting & Transactions


The business practice of Glick Haupt Marino LLP is focused on representing and advising clients with respect to a wide range of business transactions, including the formation, operation, purchase and sale of corporations, partnerships, LLC's and related business entities. We have extensive experience in a wide variety of transactional matters, including:

  • Business entity formation and counseling regarding day-to-day operations, compliance issues and dispute resolution
  • Mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and dissolutions involving all forms of business entities
  • Contract drafting and analysis
  • Financing transactions, including both real and personal property secured lending, start-up capital and private placements
  • Employment law counseling and compliance, including all aspects of human resources operations
  • Intellectual property protection, including trademark, copyright and computer law

Real Estate Transactions


We have unparalleled experience representing clients in all types of transactions and negotiations involving real property issues. We are one of the few law firms on the Central Coast with expertise in the establishment of water companies. Other types of real estate matters that we handle include:

  • Negotiation and drafting of agreements related to the sale, leasing and financing of residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties
  • Representation of clients in dealings and negotiations with various governmental boards and agencies concerning environmental, land use, zoning and other issues facing real property owners
  • Financing transactions, including real and personal property secured lending
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans for institutional clients
  • Representation of clients in tax assessment appeals before the Tax Assessment Appeals Board

Real Estate Litigation


Our attorneys have vast experience handling a wide variety of real property disputes and litigation on behalf of our clients. These matters regularly include:

  • Actions for misrepresentation/non-disclosure arising out of the purchase, sale and finance of real property
  • Broker/agent disputes
  • Quiet title actions
  • Partition actions
  • Easement and boundary disputes
  • Condemnation actions
  • Land use disputes
  • Lender disputes and foreclosure proceedings
  • Breach of guaranty actions
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Toxic tort and environmental contamination claims
  • Judicial foreclosure and deficiency actions
  • Title insurance claims

Construction Law and Litigation


Our construction practice provides a broad range of services to developers, contractors, architects and engineers in connection with all phases of private and public construction projects, including:

  • Negotiation, drafting and enforcement of construction-related contracts
  • Representation of our clients in construction defect disputes and litigation
  • Mechanic’s liens actions
  • Surety claims
  • Construction billing disputes

Civil Litigation


In addition to construction and real estate disputes, our firm has extensive experience handling all types of civil and commercial disputes. Examples of types of matters we have handled include:

  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Unfair competition claims
  • Claims for contractual interference and related business torts
  • Claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Prop 65 and Business and Professions Code Section 17200
  • Trust and probate litigation
  • Insurance coverage disputes and litigation
  • Professional liability claims

Estate Planning


In conjunction with our strategic partner, Harris Hamman & Glick — a certified specialist in estate, trust and probate law - our firm offers a full range of estate planning services, from simple wills and trusts, health care and general durable powers of attorney, to complex trusts designed to minimize estate taxes and administrative expenses.