Steven N. Holland

SteveSteve Holland focuses his practice on risk management, real estate development and contracting, pre-litigation counseling, litigation and related development and construction industry matters.

With over two decades of experience as a civil trial lawyer and counselor, Steve advises clients on anticipating, avoiding, managing, resolving, and litigating a wide variety of legal and business disputes. Steve works with senior management of his real estate, home builder/developer and other clients in all aspects of their product construction, contracting, risk allocation, and sales. Steve has worked on virtually every aspect of complex civil litigation, involving the trial, arbitration, mediation, and settlement of matters ranging from SB 800 (“right to repair law”) and construction defect cases to intellectual property disputes. Steve also advises clients on distressed asset acquisition and management, as well as receivership and related issued. He has represented clients in state and federal courts in both Northern and Southern California, as well as before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and other arbitration, mediation and judicial reference services.

Representative matters Steve has recently handled include:

  • Representing a court-appointed Receiver in a contentious litigation involving a large, mixed-use commercial/residential project in the Sunnyvale, California. The Receiver successfully turned around the failed project and obtained a Court Order approving his Final Account and Report and discharging all claims against the Receivership Estate and the Receiver.
  • Prepare and customize SB 800 documentation for distressed projects recently purchased by clients and which are in various stages of completion.
  • Negotiated long-term lease after posturing through litigation and mediation a decades-old dispute between interrelated public entities over the right to use, and the obligations to rehabilitate, real property used for wastewater disposal.
  • Prepare, update and customize purchase and sales agreements for developers of residential homes and subdivisions.
  • Counsel, manage and coordinate with client the multi-million repair and remediation of high-rise condominium flood caused by a third-party, including, negotiating access to and payment from a major insurance company throughout a protracted re-build process.
  • Represent major California builders as personal counsel, overseeing construction defect litigation and insurance-panel counsels’ efforts to defend claims and pursue all available indemnification, contract and additional-insured rights to aid in such defense.
  • Represent Receivers in distressed commercial, residential and mixed-use projects, including multi-phase residential subdivisions, large commercial, office and shopping center projects.

Prior to joining Ring Hunter Holland & Schenone, Steve was a shareholder of a law firm in Walnut Creek. He also previously worked as a litigator for a major international law firm.

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