Lawrence C. Ecoff is a Partner of Ecoff Campain Tilles & Kay, LLP, with extensive experience in all major areas of business and real estate litigation, as well as transactional representation. He has been distinguished with an “AV®” peer rating by Martindale Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™, the highest rating afforded to a practicing attorney. Mr. Ecoff has also been given the esteemed honor of being chosen to the Southern California Super Lawyer® list. Super Lawyers® maintains a rigorous selection process where attorneys are evaluated on recognition and achievement. Mr. Ecoff’s fields of expertise include civil, business and real estate litigation, employment, appeals, business and real estate transactional matters.
Mr. Ecoff received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from University of California, Irvine, in 1986, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, in 1989. Mr. Ecoff is a member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, including the California Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Ecoff is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court as well as numerous federal courts throughout the United States including the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, the United States District Court, District of Arizona. Mr. Ecoff is further admitted to practice before federal appellate courts in the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuits.
In almost 30 years of practice, Mr. Ecoff has represented hundreds of clients and has achieved remarkable results for both individuals and business entities in all forms of business, real estate, and civil litigation matters. Mr. Ecoff has particular expertise in real estate litigation, corporate litigation, employment claims, and partnership disputes. Mr. Ecoff’s extensive transactional experience has earned him high regard, having represented numerous real estate developers and investors in residential and commercial transactions exceeding over $750 million. He has assisted clients throughout the process of multi-million dollar purchase, sale and refinance transactions, as well as tax-deferred 1031 exchanges.
Mr. Ecoff also maintains an active appellate practice, appearing before the California Courts of Appeal and the federal Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and has several published appellate court opinions.
Mr. Ecoff has successfully litigated hundreds of cases at the trial and appellate level, in both state and federal courts, throughout the United States. He is a highly regarded trial lawyer, having served as lead trial counsel. Mr. Ecoff is proficient, highly skilled, and extremely effective as a trial lawyer, achieving remarkable results for his clients.
- PDH Partners v. EP Monterey, LLC, defense verdict for client in jury trial over $17M real estate dispute.
- Gevorkyan, et al. v. Ekimyan, successful verdict for client in jury trial over partnership dispute.
- Chima v. Rebecca Lynn Chima, et al., trial victory for client in quiet title and fraudulent conveyance case.
- Mansour Ali, et al. v. Saedi, successful trial verdict in shareholder derivative action.
- Marafu Casing v. Venus Foods, Inc., obtained directed verdict in jury trial over trade secrets.
- Strause v. Atmajian, successful represented creditor in non-dischargeability action.
- Banafsheha v. Nassir, defense verdict for client in intentional tort case.
- Sify Limited v. Clairvoyant, defense verdict for client in million dollar non-solicitation case.