Honesty, Loyalty & Integrity Come Standard

Litigation Philosophy

Rapkin Gitlin & Beaumont prides itself in offering specialized expertise in the various disciplines often faced by community associations and their homeowners, from complex construction and insurance bad faith cases to cases against vendors and non-complying owners.  The Firm provides its clients with a cutting edge advantage; it brings to the bargaining table and, when necessary, litigation, tremendous knowledge, experience and professionalism.  From the evaluation and investigation of a claim to negotiating settlement and trial, RG&B's utmost priority is long-term client satisfaction through case expedition and personalized attention.

Enforcement of CC&Rs, Architectural Guidelines, Etc.

RG&B has successfully prosecuted hundreds of lawsuits against non-complying owners and their residents, gaining their compliance and obtaining reimbursement of attorney’s fees incurred during the process.  RG&B understands the impact non-compliance has on a community.  RG&B also understands the negative impact litigation has on a community.  To that end, RG&B strikes a balance between negotiating resolutions and aggressively prosecuting enforcement actions against non-complying owners.

Insurance Bad Faith

RG&B has recovered over $100,000,000 from insurance companies for its clients. The Firm has tremendous experience, knowledge, and training in the interpretation of insurance policies, coverage of losses and occurrences, and in the determination of bad faith conduct on the part of insurance companies.  RG&B handles insurance coverage issues on a day-to-day basis, often involving mold and water damage and general liability and property damage issues.  With its proven track record, and unprecedented experience, knowledge and training, you can be sure RG&B will aggressively represent your insurance needs.

General Construction

RG&B represents community associations in drafting and negotiating contracts and investigating and obtaining recovery for faulty construction.  RG&B acknowledges that Boards of Directors hire and rely on professionals to maintain, repair and replace major structural components within their communities.  Working in community associations requires specialized knowledge in construction methods and management.  Unfortunately, many communities are confronted with faulty construction and resultant damage as a result of contractors either failing to properly supervise and manage the project or from unscrupulous contractors.  RG&B combines both knowledge and experience in the successful representation of community associations against contractors and their insurance companies. RG&B is devoted to maintaining a level of knowledge of the law that far surpasses its competitors.  The Firm strives to achieve this end through active membership and participation in consumer organizations such as the Building Industry Association, Community Associations Institute and California Association of Community Managers.

General Litigation

RG&B approaches every case with the same attention, devotion, and resources, however large or small.  The Firm has successfully settled and, when necessary, litigated through trial hundreds of cases against unscrupulous contractors, non-complying homeowners, prior Board members and other culpable parties.

Verdicts and Settlements

Please contact us to obtain a copy of our Verdicts & Settlements for a partial list of the many litigation cases RG&B have successfully resolved for its clients.