– Cozen O’Connor attorney Paul S. Rutter, a member of the real estate practice in the firm’s Santa Monica, Calif., office, has been named “Urban Development Lawyer of the Year” by the Century City Bar Association. The Association provides legal education, leadership opportunities, and a sense of community to more than 4,000 Century City attorneys. Paul is among six attorneys being recognized by the Association for distinguishing himself in his respective field of expertise.More
Cozen O'Connor established its Santa Monica office in October 2017 when attorneys from the real estate and commercial litigation boutique, Gilchrist & Rutter, joined the firm. Our Santa Monica attorneys have a strong background in all aspects of real estate, representing developers, investors, lenders, architects, contractors, brokers, and local government agencies. The full-service real estate practice encompasses commercial office, retail, multifamily, industrial, manufactured housing, development, financing, leasing, purchases, sales, joint ventures, and exchanges, along with a regulatory and government relations practice.
The lawyers of the Commercial Litigation group represent clients in trial and arbitration proceedings in state and federal courts in partnership disputes, corporate and LLC dissolution and partition actions, and in claims involving breach of fiduciary duty, unfair business practices unfair competition, defamation, invasion of privacy, insurance bad faith, and intellectual property.