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Menke & Menke, LLP
A Business Law Firm Serving Orange County

James Dennis Menke

James Dennis Menke

Partner
Attorney
Location:
Irvine, California
Phone:
949-386-8882
Fax:
949-606-7284
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Real Estate Development
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Business and Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Defamation and Privacy – Plaintiff
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Landlord – Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Trademarks

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Major: Aeronautical Science

Representative Cases

  • *Multi-million-dollar jury verdict for distributor client on cross-complaint for fraud, conversion, interference with prospective economic advantage, breach of contract and breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing against a multinational corporation and its president
  • *Jury verdict in favor of real estate developer client sued by an investor. Pursuant to a contractual provision, attorney's fees were recovered.
  • *Reversal on appeal of municipal court's order denying motion to set aside default judgment and to transfer the action to superior court.
  • *Favorable settlement for apartment-owner client in personal injury case by successfully cross-complaining for indemnity by a third party even after that party had been dismissed as a defendant on a statute-of-limitations defense.
  • *Tested the limits of the broker-arranged loan exemption (i.e., California Constitution Article XV §1(2) and California Civil Code §1916.1) to California's usury laws in Park Terrace Limited v. Teasdale (2002) 100 Cal.App.4th 802. This case has been cited in Miller & Starr, The Rutter Group, and Cal Jur 3d.
  • *Recovered six-figure settlement for commercial real estate broker for commission earned even though the broker did not have a written compensation agreement with the defendants
  • *Closed more than $100 million in acquisition and construction loans from institutional lenders, private equity.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, Sections on: Business Litigation, Real Estate, Small Firm, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member

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