Litigation Services

Litigation Services

GSA embraces a results-oriented and efficient approach custom tailored to meet and exceed each client’s specific business objectives.

We bring the sophistication and experience to handle the toughest business, real estate and trust litigation matters. Aggressive when needed yet skilled in the art of negotiation, we are equally successful in the courtroom and in negotiating favorable settlements. GSA’s litigators are anchored by experienced trial attorneys with dozens of successful trial, and arbitration and appellate results achieved over several decades.

Client needs come first in the inherently unpredictable rigors of litigation. We bring a breadth and ability of experience to handle complex, multi-party disputes through a team approach, when required, as well as a wellhoned ability to recognize that not all litigation matters require more than one lawyer to effectively and efficiently deliver quality results. Long-standing relationships with clients foster our ability to work closely with other practice areas when necessary to achieve maximize results.

Business Litigation

We handle a wide array of litigation cases including:

Commercial Contract Actions

Fraud and Misrepresentation

Purchase and Sale

Shareholder Derivative Actions/Dissolutions

Partnership and Limited Liability Disputes

Officer/Director Liability Claims

Non-Competition/Trade Secret Violations

Business Interference Claims

Debt Collection

Judgment Enforcement


Finance and Lender Law Litigation

GSA represents local, regional and national institutional lenders as well as private equity investors. We secure and monetize loans and the collateral pledged in support of such loans through enforcement proceedings at in state, federal and bankruptcy court. These cases typically involve injunctions, appointments of receivers, writs of attachments and other judicial remedies for securing collateral pending the outcome of litigation.

Real Estate and Construction Litigation

Our litigation attorneys handle virtually all types of real estate-related disputes including the following:

Construction Defect

Design Defect

Earth movement Mechanics’ Lien Contractor Broker/Agent

Purchase and Sales



Mold Litigation


Specific Performance


Land Use

Insurance Lot Line, Encroachment and Easement

Homeowner Association


Insurance Coverage

Real estate claims often trigger insurance coverage issues under general liability, title and errors and omission policies. GSA can assess the potential coverage for such claims, tender claims to the appropriate insurance carriers and, if denied, diligently pursue such carriers to ensure its clients realize the benefits of all sources of potential coverage.

Landlord – Tenant Disputes

GSA represents both landlord and tenants in residential, commercial and industrial lease disputes. These cases typically include the filing of unlawful detainer proceedings if necessary to evict, and can result in monetary judgments that require post-judgment collection actions to enforce.

Trust and Estate Litigation

GSA has considerable experience representing trustors, trustees, and beneficiaries in actions and disputes involving all forms of trusts, including representing parties in elder abuse claims.


The majority of cases settle prior to trial. GSA recognizes this trend and has developed the skill, experience and art necessary to navigate all aspects of the alternative dispute resolution process. Beneficial settlements through mediation can result in substantial savings to the client by curbing unnecessary costs and attorneys’ fees.