Hon. David D. Perez (Ret.)

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F: 310-396-7576
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Real Property
Judge Perez has presided over hundreds of jury trials, many involving real property disputes, and he has mediated and arbitrated numerous residential and commercial real estate cases involving failure to disclose issue, financing, broker disputes, construction defects, land subsistence, valuation, insurance coverage, fraud, and other contingencies.

Representative Matters

  • Board of Directors of a 150-condo-unit sued the general contractor and developer alleging major construction defects requiring a multi-million dollar repair
  • Broker sued for her commission from seller after seller sold property to buyer 7 days after lapse of listing agreement where broker had previously secured the buyer and shown the property
  • Broker sued major real estate company alleging she was forced to share commissions based on a non-existent company policy
  • Buyer claims fraud in the sale of a warehouse located in an industrial complex
  • Claim involving sellers refusal to complete escrow for the sale of a 5-bedroom, 5-bath home in a gated community
  • Commercial lease dispute between family members who were fourth-generation owners of a very profitable, high-end commercial enterprise
  • Delay in building dispute between landowner and developer of 200-acre parcel of land zoned for commercial/residential
  • Dispute among developers/shareholders of joint residential/commercial project regarding the proper accounting of profits
  • Dispute between major residential developer and general contractor over alleged failure to secure proper permits
  • Dispute between owner of a home and the builder regarding alleged failure to disclose that a significant part of the 3-story home was built over a public easement
  • Dispute over an option to purchase contained in a lease of a home in a gated community
  • Dispute over failure to satisfy a contingency in residential sales agreement thereby causing the loss of favorable financing
  • Dissolution of a real estate limited partnership involving the proper accounting and distribution of assets and profits
  • Homeowners Association dispute with developer over a multitude of alleged construction defects, which required all homeowners to vacate for several years while the corrections were allegedly being completed
  • Insurance dispute with homeowner wherein insured alleged the insurer was failing to cover earthquake-related damages to the structure and foundation
  • Multi-party dispute in the sale of a hotel/resort development located in a prime location geared to seniors
  • Neighbor sued adjoining neighbor alleging he illegally cut down 8 mature trees to gain a view resulting in a loss of privacy and erosion issues
  • Title insurance dispute where undisclosed easements and covenants affected sale of property

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Voted one of the 100 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S. by Hispanic Business Magazine
  • California Judges Association, 1975-2001 (Executive Board, 1989-1992)
  • American Judges Association, 1996-1999
  • American Judicature Society, 1967-1990
  • Los Angeles County Presiding Judges Association, 1982-1985 (Vice Chair 1984-1985)
  • Mexican-American Scholarship Foundation Assisting Chicanos in Law (MASFACIL), 1971-1975
  • Uniform Consumer Credit Code Advisory Commission, 1972

Background and Education

  • Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Santa Monica, CA, 1985-2001
  • Judge, East Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1981-1985 (Presiding Judge, 1982, 1984-1985)
  • Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1975-1981 (Supervising Judge West L.A., 1977-1981)
  • LL.B., Southwestern University, School of Law, 1965
  • B.A., Loyola University, 1959

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