Andrew_J__Mallon

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Andrew J. Mallon

Location

6A Liberty Street
Suite 200
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
P (949) 757-4500
F (949) 757-4550

9333 Fairway View Place
Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
P (909) 987-5240
F (909) 987-5230

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Andrew’s practice focuses on general liability, construction, toxic torts, products liability and class action matters, where he regularly represents residential and mixed-use developers, property owners and general contractors in complex, multi-party litigation. Andrew has also expanded his practice to include a variety of personal injury and property damage matters ranging from trip and falls, automobile and truck accidents, active remediation cleanups (soil, groundwater, and surface water), mold and asbestos exposure, construction worksite accidents, and traumatic brain injury matters. Andrew has secured multiple victories for his clients early in the litigation through aggressive law and motion practice, effective negotiation and early dispute resolution techniques. He also routinely advises clients regarding risk management and potential general liability exposure and has represented clients in both Federal and State matters.

Education

Chapman University School of Law (J.D., 2010)

University of Michigan (B.A., 2007)

Licensed to Practice in:

California

Practice Areas

Business Transactions
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  • Negotiation and drafting of business agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, management agreements, consulting agreements, contracts and complex settlement agreements.
  • Negotiation and drafting of simple and complex business agreements with customers, vendors, suppliers, and distributors.
Construction
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  • Defense of developers, general contractors, and construction managers in complex multi-party litigation involving commercial and residential properties.
  • Cases range from single family home disputes to actions involving hundreds of properties.
  • Representation of Fortune 500 companies and several of California’s largest publicly-held and privately-held builders.
  • Defense of claims related to Homeowners Associations and claims involving California Civil Code section 910, et. al (SB800) and Nevada Chapter 40, including the prosecution and defense of claims for indemnification and breach of contract.
  • Defense of developers against homeowner claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation, as well as subrogation claims by insurers.
  • Representation of developers and general contractors on both public and private projects administering owner-controlled insurance programs.
  • Representation of national solar companies in a variety of actions ranging from installation related damages to residential properties, fire and water damage to commercial properties and large scale investigation of fire damage to solar farms.
Consumer Finance Litigation
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  • Representation of national creditors/credit organizations, debt recovery companies, loan forwarders and their debt collectors in state court actions involving Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA); Rosenthal Act (CA FDCPA); Claims under California’s various Unfair/Deceptive/Fraudulent practices statutes.
Environmental
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  • Litigation for owners, developers and contractors regarding exposure to hazardous materials and personal injury claims due to mold exposure.
  • Defense of property owners, property management companies, builders, and contractors in all aspects of personal injury and property damage litigation involving claims of mold growth from water intrusion.
General Liability and Casualty
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  • Defense of businesses and individuals in a variety of claims regarding negligent and intentional acts, including automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, and work site accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries and death.
  • Representation of transportation companies and drivers in personal injury actions involving tractor-trailers.
Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
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  • Defense of several residential home builders involving products liability class action claims in state and federal matters involving hundreds of thousands of residential homes.
  • Defense of national creditors/credit organizations, debt recovery companies, loan forwarders and their debt collectors in class actions involving Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA); Rosenthal Act (CA FDCPA); Claims under California’s various Unfair/Deceptive/Fraudulent practices statutes.
Mold and Water Damage
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  • Defense of residential and commercial property owners, property managers and contractors in connection with personal injuries based upon alleged exposure to mold or toxic fumes from sewer lines and property damage claims resulting from water damage.
Product Liability
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  • Litigation on behalf of owners, developers and contractors regarding alleged defective design and manufacture of various products, including plumbing, HVAC, and other building products.
  • Prosecution of claims against manufacturers for personal injury and property damage resulting from alleged defects in the manufacture and design of products and component parts.
Professional Liability
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  • Litigation on behalf of owners, developers and contractors regarding alleged defective design and engineering of construction projects.
  • Representation of real estate professionals (Brokers/Agents) in claims arising from allegations of negligence related to the provision of professional services.
Property Management and Tenant Litigation
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  • Representation of commercial property owners, apartment owners, residential property owners in property damage, bodily injury, landlord tenant and mold claims.
  • Defense of contractors and remediation companies in property damage, bodily injury, landlord tenant and mold claims.
Public Entity Defense
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  • Defense of public entities in civil litigation actions including dangerous conditions of public property resulting in catastrophic personal injury claims.
Real Estate and Land Use
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  • Representation of residential homebuilders in securing and releasing entitlements, subdivision improvement agreements, and bonds.
  • Representation of tenants in commercial lease disputes.
  • Prosecution and defense of clients in title related claims and judicial foreclosures.
  • Assisted developers in obtaining construction loan financing for conDraft and review CC&R’s, SB 800 compliance documents, and purchase and sale agreements.
  • Representation of owners and tenants in negotiation and drafting of commercial leases and litigating commercial lease disputes.
  • Defense of property owners and managers against bodily injury and third party premises liability claims.
  • Representation of real estate professionals (Brokers/Agents) in litigated maters involving professional liability claims and sales transactions.
Subrogation
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  • Prosecution and defense of businesses, property owners, construction companies and insurers in property damage, personal injury and workers’ compensation subrogation matters.
Transportation
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  • Defense of transportation companies involving tractor-trailers, trash haulers and company owned vehicles, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.
  • Provides counseling and risk management training to companies on accident response, best practices, and driver qualifications.

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