Eve A. Brackmann is a partner at Stuart Kane LLP, and practices in the Litigation group, with a focus on real estate and employment cases.
Ms. Brackmann litigates commercial disputes, including both regular and complex cases. Her expertise includes real estate and employment litigation, as well as general business litigation.
In the field of Real Estate Litigation, Ms. Brackmann handles cases arising from development and construction; landlord-tenant disputes and unlawful detainer; environmental and toxic-tort; property and association management; common area management and costs; purchase, sale, and option disputes; boundary, easement and neighbor disputes, and title insurance claims.
As seen from her list of representative matters, Ms. Brackmann’s development and construction practice includes, among others, disputes related to commercial and large-scale residential developments, casino development, construction defect, contracting and subcontracting, mechanics’ liens, and project design, delay, and financing. In the landlord-tenant arena, she has handled a wide array of commercial unlawful detainer cases, post-foreclosure eviction actions, and lease disputes.
In addition to real estate litigation, Ms. Brackmann also routinely handles Employment Litigation, including wage-and-hour actions and class-actions; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation lawsuits; wrongful termination proceedings; compensation and commission disputes; whistleblower lawsuits; as well as trade secret, unfair competition, and non-compete agreement disputes. <Representative Matters>
In her specialty practices of real estate and employment litigation, Ms. Brackmann draws from significant general Business Litigation experience in the areas of venture, partnership, and entity-related disputes; manufacturer, distributor, and UCC disputes; contract-related lawsuits; fraud, misrepresentation, fiduciary duty, and accounting actions; financing, lender, and foreclosure disputes; unfair competition and trade secret litigation; and defamation and anti-SLAPP suits.
Not only is Ms. Brackmann a seasoned litigator, she also has a stellar record on appeal. Of her many successful appeals, two are groundbreaking, published opinions.
While an aggressive litigator and winning appellate practitioner, Ms. Brackmann also has an excellent settlement record. She has obtained highly favorable settlements for her clients through both mediation and informal negotiation, prior to incurring the expense of prolonged litigation or trial.
In her practice, Ms. Brackmann represents a wide range of clients including:
Ms. Brackmann has also served as a judge for a California Indian tribe, and she currently serves as an arbitrator on the Orange County Bar Association’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel. She also works with the Orange County Public Law Center, serving as a pro-bono advocate.
Prior to becoming a partner at Stuart Kane LLP, Ms. Brackmann was a shareholder at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, and was previously an associate at Dorsey & Whitney.