Todd Whitman leads the firm’s Litigation Department. Todd’s practice focuses on real estate disputes, commercial litigation, and risk management. For 25 years, Todd has represented commercial and retail landlords and tenants in lease disputes involving unlawful detainer, fraud, and breach of lease agreements. He has tried and arbitrated lease disputes relating to option clauses, fair market value determinations, restrictive covenants, operating covenants, and other breach of lease claims.
Todd handles commercial disputes relating to breach of partnership and LLC agreements, fiduciary duty and misappropriation of funds. He has also represented both individual and institutional owners in the enforcement of CC&Rs, easement, and boundary line disputes. Todd also represents lenders in enforcing their rights under loan agreements, including judicial and non-judicial foreclosures.
Although Todd welcomes a battle in the courthouse, he also devotes a substantial amount of time to keeping his clients out of trouble — counseling clients on ways to minimize their exposure and maximize their recovery before there is a dispute, including the review and drafting of pertinent contract provisions relating to insurance, indemnification, and remedies.
- Financial Services
- Office Real Estate
- USC Gould School of Law (J.D.) University of Michigan (B.B.A.)
- State Bar of California