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Glenn Zwang


San Francisco, CA, USA

Glenn P. Zwang is a Shareholder in the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Zwang practices primarily in San Francisco and Los Angeles, but has litigated and won dozens of cases throughout California and other states. His practice focuses on complex litigation primarily in the areas of business contracts, real estate, fraud and mismanagement, insurance, business dissolutions, and class actions. Mr. Zwang also assists clients to minimize their risks or avoid litigation by analyzing their options early on, and works with clients to craft creative solutions to difficult issues. When a case must be litigated and won, Mr. Zwang has an outstanding and extensive track record of success in jury trials, court trials, arbitrations, and appeals.

Some of Mr. Zwang's cases include:

  • Jury verdict exonerating control system designer/manufacturer accused of causing chiller plant failure leading to damage to NASA's supercomputers. (San Jose, CA)
  • Arbitration award setting fair market value purchase price of real property at over $20 million. (San Francisco, CA)
  • $5 million settlement to remedy improperly compacted soil underneath distribution center. (Charlotte N.C.)
  • Judgment compelling corporate majority to buy minority's shares for $5 million after freezing them out of corporate management and profits. (Santa Ana, CA)
  • Jury verdict in favor of department store tenant against shopping mall owner seeking to terminate long-term under-market lease. (Los Angeles, CA)
  • $8 million settlement against corporate officers and directors accused of breach of fiduciary duty. (San Jose, CA)
  • Injunction freezing assets of corporate embezzler. (Lansing, MI)
  • Injunction to stop major shopping center expansion. (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Arbitration award exonerating general partners of limited partnership accused of fraud and mismanagement. (San Francisco, CA)
  • Judgment in favor of large national retailer accused of breaching operating covenant, use provision, and radius clause. (Reno, NV)
  • Jury verdict exonerating high-rise office building owner accused of fraud. (San Francisco, CA)

Mr. Zwang's reported appellate cases include:

  • Veyna v. Orange County Nursery, Inc. (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 146 [defeating corporation's attempt to stay dissolution and liquidation after unfair treatment of minority shareholders]
  • Casden Park La Brea Retail LLC v. Ross Dress for Less, Inc. (2008) 162 Cal.App.4th 468 [defeating challenge to fair market rent arbitration award]
  • Adobe Lumber, Inc. v. F. Warren Hellman, et al. (2008) 523 F.3d 924 [establishing right to cost contribution against former property owners under CERCLA]
  • Howard S. Wright Construction Co. v. Superior Court (BBIC Investors) (2003) 106 Cal.App.4th 314 [mechanic's lien subject to pre-trial expungement]
  • Golden Gateway Center v. Golden Gateway Tenants Assn. (2001) 26 Cal.4th 1013 [upholding apartment owner's private property rights against tenants' free speech claim]

Mr. Zwang has been selected as one of Northern California's Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and was also selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition in 2010.

Mr. Zwang earned his J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1983 and his B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1979. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California.

Areas of Practice:
Business Litigation
Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court Central District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


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