Justin Schnitzler

JustinJustin’s practice is widespread in his representation of public entities, large-scale developers, commercial landlords, and companies in all stages of complex commercial and real estate litigation. In addition to handling all phases of litigation, Justin has worked closely with his clients in risk management, pre-litigation counseling, and related negotiations and resolutions.

Justin’s recent representative matters include:

  • Successful three-week jury trial for breach of exclusive output and services contract.
  • Prelitigation resolution efforts for international company against large American manufacturer for breach of a procurement services agreement.
  • Prosecuted claims of trade secret misappropriation against out-of-state company seeking to improperly enter local market through hiring of employees willing to divest confidential information.
  • Defended corporate directors in shareholder derivative litigation based on alleged looting and corporate mismanagement.
  • Resolution of multiple lawsuits through dispositive motions involving extensive claims by common interest developments against apartment complex sellers for strict liability, violation of governing documents, and breach of equitable servitudes.
  • Prelitigation negotiation and resolution of asserted breaches of various commercial real property and telecom leases.
  • Litigation of declaratory relief action regarding the enforceability of a price participation agreement against developer acquiring subdivision through foreclosure.
  • Achieved numerous favorable resolutions for commercial property owners in pursuing unlawful detainer actions and receiving stipulated judgments for possession and damages.
  • Defended court-appointed receiver against third party challenges to management and rehabilitation of a high value distressed asset in a redevelopment project.

Prior to joining Ring Hunter Holland & Schenone, Justin spent many years with another regional law firm located in Walnut Creek in the firm’s real estate and business and technology practice groups.

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