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Mar. 23, 2022

Leslie Steven Marks, Esq.

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Construction, Real Estate, Business, Insurance, HOA.

Mr. Marks is a full time neutral with ARC. He has served as an arbitrator and mediator on additional panels, including the LASC ADR Program and the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). After 40 years of diverse litigation practice that included managing the litigation department of his former law firm, Mr. Marks "brings to the table" vast experience, unwavering integrity and a relentless passion for resolving even the most complicated and contentious cases. Mr. Marks has served as an arbitrator, mediator, and insurance umpire in hundreds of cases, and as participating counsel in well over a thousand cases, involving multi-million dollar disputes including:

Construction (Public and Private Works): Multi-million-dollar construction defect matters and insurance bad faith construction claims involving multi-unit condominiums, single-family homes, high-rise buildings, luxury homes, commercial and industrial properties, public schools, government facilities, golf resorts, gas stations and restaurants.

Experience includes mechanics liens, prompt payment penalties, delay and disruption claims (critical path), performance and payment bond disputes, bidding disputes, change order disputes, extra work claims, design errors and omissions and claims made under the California False Claims Act.

Buyer, Seller, Broker Disputes: Disputes between buyers, sellers and brokers involving residential, commercial and industrial real estate transactions, claims of breach of the California Residential Purchase Agreement, claims of non-disclosure of material facts in the sale of real estate, and broker malpractice.

Real Estate: Real estate matters including boundary/neighbor disputes, easements, condemnation, title insurance and surety claims.

Business/Contract: Business and contract disputes involving corporations, LLCs, partnerships and sole proprietorships.

Insurance Coverage: Insurance coverage disputes involving construction, homeowner, errors and omissions, title, surety, and liability insurance.

Homeowner Association (HOA) Disputes: Homeowner vs. HOA disputes including claims for injunctive relief, mismanagement of association affairs, board negligence/ breach of fiduciary duty, board failure to maintain and repair common areas, election, HOA/vendor and construction related disputes.

(310) 284-8224


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