As lawyers to the financial services industry, the Firm's practice areas are primarily divided into transactional and litigation specializations. Additionally, Assayag Mauss’ attorneys also routinely represent creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
The Firm’s litigation practice focuses on the representation of secured and unsecured creditors in commercial disputes, with expertise that ranges from the enforcement of creditors' rights in state and federal courts, to creditor representation in insolvency matters. The Firm has become renowned for its abilities in obtaining pre-judgment remedies on behalf of lenders, including writs of attachment, writs of possession and receiverships. These provisional remedies assist in placing lenders in a position of strength and leverage in litigation.
The litigation attorneys at the Firm prosecute claims emanating from all types of lending transactions, both secured and unsecured. The litigators at Assayag v Mauss are also adept at the investigation and prosecution of fraud/fraudulent transfer actions against defendants who have engaged in such conduct. The Firm litigators are experts in filing and prevailing on motions for summary judgment, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
In addition to the prosecution of claims on behalf of lenders, Assayag Mauss also defends against lender liability claims brought against its financial institution clients. The Firm additionally routinely represents its clients in various types of real estate litigation matters, including quiet title and boundary dispute actions, claims relating to construction loan funding and lien priority claims.
The litigators at the Firm understand the need to advance and resolve cases expeditiously, keeping the clients’ objectives and budgetary concerns in mind. The Firm’s attorneys are seasoned and aggressive trial lawyers, ready to try cases to conclusion in jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations, and capable of positioning cases for settlement where advantageous to the Firm’s clients.
On the transactional side, the Firm's work comprehends commercial, real estate and asset-based lending advice, including documentation, and representation of lenders in loan origination and restructure matters.
The transactional attorneys at Assayag Mauss work as a team with the client to ensure the goals of the client are met, if not exceeded, in a timely, efficient and expeditious manner. The transactional team at Assayag Mauss is committed to successfully closing transactions within the time constraints imposed by each particular transaction.
Assayag Mauss also represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, primarily in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. The Firm’s lawyers have expertise in all areas of creditor bankruptcy representation including motions for relief from stay, cash collateral issues, plan confirmation matters and dischargeability litigation.