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My mother left our family home near Los Angeles to me and my brother in equal shares. I live in Delaware. My brother lived in the house for years but never paid expenses. I wanted to sell the property, but he refused. He got hostile, and I had no choice but to look for an attorney online. Luckily, I found Mr. Rubin. We spoke on the phone, and I immediately felt comfortable with him. I was reassured by his quick understanding of the situation, and how he planned to resolve the problem. He tried negotiation, but that got nowhere. Mr. Rubin filed suit for partition and my brother got his own attorney. Before long we were negotiating an amount for a buyout. My brother got a loan and paid me 50% of the value of the property. The money needed to be paid to Mr. Rubin. He received it in his trust account, and wired it to me the same day. I feel very lucky to have found Mr. Rubin.
I am a licensed contractor in Los Angeles. I also buy and fix up houses for resale. I found a hillside property in Encino owned by a bank that foreclosed on it. I thought it would be an excellent house to buy, fix up, and flip for a nice profit. I worked out a deal to buy it from the bank. However, an elderly couple who owned the property for many years still lived in it and refused to move out. I worked out a lease option agreement with them, but they defaulted. They even sued me, claiming that I took advantage of them! I hired Mike Rubin, he filed an answer to their complaint, and filed an action to evict them. Despite Mr. Rubin's many efforts to settle the case, he could not work it out. We ended up going to a jury trial, and we won. I originally found Mr. Rubin on the Internet. I interviewed at least four other attorneys, but found him to be the most knowledgeable and trustworthy. I have referred other friends and business associates to him.
I rented an apartment with my wife in West Los Angeles for over 18 years. A new owner took over the property about seven years ago, and wanted to get us out. We had various disputes about repairs and other things. We could not be evicted because of the Los Angeles rent control law. To my great shock, in September 2014, the landlord and her mother-in-law accused me of threatening to burn down the apartment building! There was not a shred of truth to that. The landlord then sued to evict us based on those lies. I could not believe what was happening. I spoke to various friends and associates, and finally I was referred to Michael Rubin. We met with him and found him to be very knowledgeable, much more than other attorneys we interviewed. We had a trial in front of a judge downtown. My wife and I were extremely stressed out and worried that we may lose. Mr. Rubin proved that the landlord and the other witnesses were lying, and we won the case. We got to keep our apartment, and we intend to stay there for years to come. Also, Mr. Rubin was able to recover all of his attorney’s fees directly from the landlord. Mr. Rubin is a very good attorney, and very trustworthy.
My wife and I operated a preschool on a property that we owned in Los Angeles. Several years ago we decided to sell the property and we found a buyer. The buyer found a hard money loan, and we took back second and third trust deeds. After the buyer defaulted, the lender on the first trust deed sued me and my wife, claiming that we had promised to guarantee a part of the purchase. I could not believe that we were being sued, and then the buyer filed bankruptcy to complicate matters. We had a lawyer, but she did nothing for us. We where then referred to Michael Rubin, and things improved dramatically. The attorney for the other investor was very confident, and made everyone feel that this was a slam-dunk case for her. Mr. Rubin hung in there, and fought hard for us during a five-day trial. Mr. Rubin won the case and the judge even made the investor pay our attorneys fees. It was sweet revenge. My wife and I went through a great deal of emotional distress during this time, and we are very happy we were represented by Mr. Rubin and the results he got.
I tripped and fell in my apartment building in Van Nuys in September 2012. I suffered an ACL tear, and was in excruciating pain. I am a caregiver to elderly people, and I could not work as I did before. I could not engage in a lot of activities that I used to with my family. I was referred to Mr. Rubin by a friend. The insurance company for the landlord said it was my own fault. But really, I fell because the landlord did not have good lighting in the hallway where I fell. Mr. Rubin fought very hard, but the insurance company would not make a reasonable settlement offer. We were set to start trial on April 20, 2016. One week before, there was a settlement meeting with the Judge. At that time, Mr. Rubin was able to negotiate a settlement in the mid-six figures. During the case, Mr. Rubin and his staff were very professional. He helped me find good doctors to help me, and I needed surgery on my knee. I was even able to put a down payment on a home for me and my family with the money from the settlement. We are very happy with the results of our case. My family and I appreciate all of the hard work and time Mr. Rubin put into my case.
We owned real estate in Los Feliz jointly with relatives. The property is divided, and both our families live in separate parts of the property. We wanted to sell the property, but they refused. We wanted our money out of the property, they wanted to stay because their share of the payments was very little. We hired a broker to go forward with trying to sell the property, but our relatives refused to cooperate. They became hostile and made our lives miserable. The broker was trying to sell the property for over eight months, and finally we received a good-faith offer. Our "partners" would not budge. Finally, we were referred to Michael Rubin for legal assistance. Within a week Mr. Rubin filed suit against our relatives to quiet title and for partition. Within 30 days, they agreed to sell the property to the buyer, and the property was sold. We were really impressed with the results, and how quickly he got them. We thought we would never be able to solve the problem. We would highly recommend Mr. Rubin to anyone who needs a good, knowledgeable attorney.
A favorable judgment in the case of Cardenas v. Tovar, et. al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case no. EC056708) was won by our firm. The clients had a substantial claim for trespass against a neighbor, who wrongfully cut down several mature trees. The verdict, along with an award of statutory attorney's fees, exceeded $250,000.
The case of Walker v. Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (Los Angeles Superior Court Case no. BC385953) ended with a $1 million jury verdict in our favor. The plaintiff suffered brain injuries during an attack by fraternity members at the University of Southern California.
Mr. Rubin prevailed in a hotly contested case involving a $5 million hospitality business. Four partners prevailed in a lawsuit where the others sought to exclude them from any interest in the business. Our clients won the case, and then we successfully represented our clients through receivership and the buyout of the others' interest in the business.