California Real Property Disputes

Mr. Gourde advises and represents clients in a wide range of real property-related disputes. Among his clients, he represents owners, developers, shopping center owners, property managers, and property owner associations. He also defends brokers, brokerage firms, surveyors, appraisers and other real estate professionals in professional negligence lawsuits and administrative proceedings.

His experience encompasses a wide range of issues at the local, state and federal levels in judicial and administrative trials and appellate tribunals and in other dispute resolution proceedings.  The following are areas with which Mr. Gourde has experience:

  • Contract disputes involving the sale or leasing of real property
  • Easement and right-of-way disputes
  • Eminent domain and condemnation actions 
  • Property tax and tax exemption disputes 
  • Commercial landlord/tenant disputes
  • Title insurance claims defense
  • Quiet title and ejectment actions
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Dispute resolution with land contractors and consultants
  • Lis pendens issues
  • Mechanics liens disputes
  • Resolution of disputes with homeowner’s associations
  • Warranty and other homeowner disputes
  • Defense of premises liability and toxic exposure claims
  • Defense of claims related to alleged toxic mold exposure
  • Advice and counseling of clients on risk management and insurance issue

If you have any questions about real property disputes, please contact Mr. Gourde at (949) 825-6525.


Thomas L. Gourde, Partner - Ray & Gourde, LLP
111 Pacifica, Suite 120 - Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 825-6525 - Fax: (949) 825-6544 - Email: