Andrew
Howard

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Andrew Howard

Litigation

Biography

Andrew Howard is a senior associate in Liner's Business Litigation Group. A strategic litigator, Andrew adeptly handles cases from pretrial preparation through trial, with a proven track record of procuring excellent results. He has represented clients in sophisticated, multimillion-dollar disputes, frequently obtaining successful settlements, judgments and dismissals in his clients' favor.  Andrew represents clients in the real estate, financial services and entertainment industries on business litigation issues involving claims for breach of contract, fraud and wrongful foreclosure, as well as partnership disputes, quiet title actions, landlord-tenant disputes and other complex litigation matters. 

Recently, Andrew helped to obtain a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a large home furnishings company and national franchisor. Andrew and his team successfully prosecuted fraud, breach of contract, and unlawful business practices claims against several private equity funds and their principals, resulting in the elimination of the funds’ preferred stock  (in excess of $49 million) and the surrender of preferred shares to the client company at a significant discount.

He is also dedicated to pro bono work, having obtained several favorable settlements for low-income families who had been defrauded in real estate transactions, among other things.

Education

University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D.)

University of California at Berkeley (B.A., B.S.)

Recognition

Southern California Super Lawyers (2014 - 2016)

Community
  • "Transparency is Critical When Using Native Advertising," Daily Journal, January 29, 2015
  • "California Ruling Gives News Companies License to Discriminate," Law360, January 6, 2014
  • "Nevada High Court Split the Baby in Key Foreclosure Law Case," Law360, November 21, 2013
  • "Riverisland Ruling Gives Calif. Fraud Victims Fairer Shake," Law360, Jan. 23, 2013
  • "Bolstering Calif. Antideficiency Protections," Law360, Sep. 12, 2012
  • "Guarantor Waivers and Good Faith," Law360, Aug. 14, 2012
Representations
  • Breach of Contract, Right to Publicity: Represented well-known television personality in a lawsuit brought by a production company where the opposing parties claimed to own the rights to make a reality show based on the client’s life
  • Construction Defect: Obtained a defense judgment on behalf of his client with respect to a $4 million construction defect claim where the client, a real estate broker, had a number of exclusive listings for a residential developer in the area and was alleged to be the developer's de facto partner
  • Fraud, Breach of Contract: Helped a large home-furnishings company and national franchisor, prosecute a claim for fraud, breach of contract, intentional interference and unlawful business practices against a private equity firm and its principals
  • Fraud, Breach of Contract: Represented a film producer in an action against a writer/director of a major motion picture where the writer/director failed to deliver a finished film in a timely manner that conformed to the agreed-upon specifications
  • Fraud, Underfunding: Obtained a favorable settlement for a hotel land developer and its principals in a suit against one of the largest private equity firms on the West Coast where the defendant breached its commitment to fund a multimillion-dollar hotel and convention center in Las Vegas
  • Lender Liability: Prosecuted a case for breach of contract and fraud against a lender who defrauded his clients, who were attempting to redevelop several apartment buildings into a condominium complex
  • Quiet Title: Prosecuted a pro bono quiet title action on behalf of an elderly woman who was tricked by her grandson into deeding him her home of 40 years
  • Quiet Title: Prosecuted a quiet title action on behalf of a client whose vacation home was fraudulently sold by a third party while the client was away
  • Unlawful Detainer: Obtained a judgment awarding his client possession of a multimillion-dollar residential property and significant monetary damages, resulting in possession of the property and, ultimately, full settlement of the debt
  • Unlawful Detainer: Successfully defended a pro bono residential unlawful detainer action premised upon an invalid foreclosure where the foreclosing lender failed to comply with statutory obligations with respect to service of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale