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Admitted to Practice

  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Mary H. Haas

With nearly 20 years of commercial litigation experience, Mary maintains a broad and diverse litigation practice handling a wide variety of breach of contract, fraud, and business tort claims, including claims involving theft of trade secret and other forms of unfair competition. She has extensive experience in real property litigation, including commercial lease disputes, slander of title, and boundary disputes. As an experienced creditor's rights lawyer, Mary is also skilled in the enforcement of promissory notes and security agreements, as well as pre- and post-judgment collection mechanisms. Mary's clients include entertainment companies, financial institutions, health care providers, and real estate companies.

Practice Highlights
  • Represented a large media company in a breach of distribution agreement dispute
  • Successfully represented a large communications company in an employee discrimination case; unanimous defense verdict
  • Represented a consortium of mental health care providers in a dispute involving the rollout and implementation of a medical billing software system
  • Represented outdoor advertising agencies in zoning disputes with county and state agencies
  • Handled several enforcement of judgment actions totaling millions of dollars, including foreclosure and bankruptcy work

Representative Experience

Freestone Capital Partners v. MKA Real Estate Opportunity Fund

Represented Freestone in a multi-jurisdictional matter involving the enforcement of written guarantees exceeding $32 million indebtedness. Obtained summary judgment against the two individual guarantors who resided in California. (2012)

Gold v. Gold Realty

Successfully represented minority shareholders seeking to involuntarily dissolve three closely held, family-owned corporations holding real estate and other assets worth $70 million to $100 million. Representation included a three-month trial and proceedings in the Court of Appeal and briefing in the California Supreme Court. SC 028708 (L.A. Cnty. (Cal.) Super. Ct. 1999)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Vice Chair, Head of Legal Committee and Board of Trustees, Westside Neighborhood School
  •  Board Member, Los Angeles Chapter, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2012-present

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Southern California Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2007-2010