Michael R. Hogue maintains a multi-disciplinary practice serving the construction, commercial real estate, financial services, and aviation industries. This includes representing a broad cross-section of clients in transactions, disputes, and restructuring/bankruptcy matters.
In his construction and commercial real estate practice, Michael focuses particularly on medium and large-scale residential, commercial, energy, and industrial projects. He represents parties at all stages of the commercial development life cycle, from initial design and contract negotiation to pre and post-completion dispute resolution and litigation. Michael has represented large commercial owners and developers in real estate and construction litigation in both state and federal court, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, delay claims, negligence, defective design, failure to inspect, and construction defects. He regularly advises developers and contractors on regulatory and licensing issues, particularly in California and Nevada. Michael also advises on trademark, copyright, trade dress and trade secret matters.
Michael’s financial services practice involves representing financial institutions, secured and unsecured lenders, and loan servicers in various litigation in state and Federal Court as well as arbitrations. These cases range from individual disputes under state and Federal credit reporting statutes to large class actions involving tens of thousands of potential claimants. Michael focuses on disputes in the Western United States, with a particular emphasis on Nevada and California matters. He has considerable experience with the major statutory schemes relevant to lenders and loan servicers, including TILA, RESPA, FCRA, FDCPA, MLA, EFTA, the California CRAA, and the California Rosenthal Act.
In his aviation practice, Michael represents domestic and international carriers in a variety of litigation matters, including commercial disputes, personal injury and property damage claims, products liability, insurance, intellectual property, environmental issues, securities class actions, derivative actions, employment matters, data privacy, and advertising law. He also represents aviation clients in local, state, and federal investigations as well as corporate transactions
Additionally, Michael represents creditors, particularly developers, financial institutions, and loan servicers, in bankruptcy proceedings under Chapters 7, 11, and 13, focusing on bankruptcy litigation in various jurisdictions throughout the country. He also advises debtors with regard to various restructuring efforts ranging from pre-bankruptcy workouts to Chapter 11 petitions and plans.
Finally, Michael serves as part of the firm’s eDiscovery and eRetention group, providing advice and support to clients regarding best practices for records management. Michael also advises and represents clients regarding electronically-stored information and technology-assisted review in litigation in state and federal courts.
- Construction law
- Construction litigation
- Real estate litigation
- Business and financial services litigation
- Aviation law
- Bankruptcy and business reorganization
- eDiscovery & eRetention
- Copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation