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Dawe & Christopherson LLP is a premier litigation practice serving business clients throughout California and Washington State. Its litigation team is led by Dean Christopherson, with over 35 years of litigation and trial experience.

With an emphasis on commercial, banking, and real estate litigation, where possible, we seek to settle disputes without the need to litigate. At the same time, we stand ready to move cases as expeditiously as possible through the litigation process in either state and federal court. 

From business disputes to retail banking claims related to fraud and embezzlement, from defense claims involving real estate secured lending to commercial contract disputes, and even recovery of difficult judgments, trust Dawe & Christopherson LLP to protect your rights and interests. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.

Representing Business Clients in Commercial Litigation

Our firm has extensive experience prosecuting and defending all types of business and commercial disputes, such as:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business torts
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Recovery of amounts due from vendors 
  • Unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) disputes

Banking Litigation Attorney

The financial industry has become increasingly complex, posing new and significant risks for banks and other financial institutions. At Dawe & Christopherson LLP, our banking litigation attorneys represent federal and state-chartered banks and other financial institutions in a wide variety of disputes. We have successfully resolved many types of banking claims, including:

  • Lender liability
  • Payment of forged checks or payment over forged endorsements 
  • Embezzlement by bookkeepers
  • Wrongful account opening and maintenance
  • Mishandling of wire transfer
  • Misrepresentation of financial status by borrowers
  • Disputes involving mortgages and home equity loans or line of credit
  • Claims related to auto dealer misconduct related to assigned contracts
  • Lemon law defense
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters
  • General contract and business tort litigation

With a prior background as in-house counsel for Wells Fargo Bank, Dean Christopherson provides our banking clients with strategic representation and objective insights to help them mitigate risk and resolve disputes expediently. 

Real Estate Litigation Attorneys Serving All of California and Washington 

Our real estate litigation practice focuses on prosecution and defense of a wide variety of claims, including the following:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Easement disputes
  • Purchase and sale disputes
  • Contacts with real estate or mortgage brokers
  • Disputes with “hard money” lenders
  • Quiet title claims
  • Title defects and insurance litigation
  • Partition actions
  • Construction disputes
  • Mechanics liens
  • Foreclosures
  • Equitable subordination

Backed by a comprehensive knowledge of real estate laws in California and Washington, we work to resolve disputes through negotiations. Although quick, confidential, and well-conceived settlements may best serve each party’s interests, litigation or alternative dispute resolution (e.g. arbitration, mediation) may be necessary to protect our client’s rights.

Alternative Dispute Solutions to Business and Commercial Disputes

Business disputes often arise which require a more nuanced, thoughtful, and cost-effective approach than going to trial. At Dawe & Christopherson LLP, we are well-versed in various forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Contact Our Experienced Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys Today

If your business is facing a dispute, you can depend on Dawe & Christopherson LLP to provide you with informed representation and work with your best interests in mind. We have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates who build lasting professional relationships with our clients. Contact our office today to discuss your matter in confidence.