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Avi Sinai started practicing law in 2011, focusing on business and real estate transactions. The driving force behind the firm’s success is its relentless pursuit of creating value for its clients. Our core belief is that clients deserve a positive return on their legal fees.

Avi successfully represented clients in litigation, multiple trials, countless mediations, and administrative hearings.

Mr. Sinai has written extensively on landlord-tenant law and commercial real estate for several national and local publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Santa Monica Mirror, and the Huffington Post.

For real examples of our work, check our success stories.


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. 2008
  • University of California, Hastings, J.D. 2011
  • Admitted to practice law in California

Selected Results

Real Estate Transactions

  • $6,700,000 Commercial Refinance – San Fernando Valley – secured landlord a major refinance/cash-out of existing retail assets in Metro Los Angeles.
  • $10,000,000 Commercial Portfolio Sale – South Los Angeles – represented seller in a transaction to sell major retail assets to a developer. The seller avoided $500,000 in potential agent’s commissions in the transaction.
  • $4,000,000 Land Sale – Santa Monica – represented the seller in a sale to a developer. Zero commissions paid by the seller, $200,000 savings to the client.
  • $1,250,000 – Single Family Home Sale – West Adams – represented seller in a sale of a home to the tenant. Zero commissions paid by the client, $75,000 in saved commissions.
  • $5,500,000 – Single Family Home Purchase – Venice – represented buyers through the entire transaction.
  • $780,000 – Condo Purchase – Los Angeles – represented buyer in escrow and closing, entire transaction.
  • $4,400,000 – Single Family Home Sale – Brentwood – represented 1 seller in a contentious transaction that involved a divorce, multiple liens, 4 different attorneys.
  • $280,000 – Land Sale/Seller Financing – San Gabriel Valley – Represented buyer in a land purchase, seller financed 100% of the sale price.
  • $122,000 Price Reduction – represented a buyer in purchase of a home. Negotiated a buyer’s credit during escrow, after all contingencies were removed.

Litigation/Business Disputes/Real Estate Disputes

  • Trial – Breach of Contract
    • Plaintiff sued for $175,000, recovered nothing
    • Defense Verdict
    • Represented Defendant in a trial
  • Jury Trial – Residential Rent Control Eviction
    • Represented landlord, unanimous jury verdict against illegal occupant
    • 5 months in litigation
    • Tenant represented by 2 lawyers
    • $26,000 verdict and possession
  • Breach of Contract Litigation – Settlement
    • Represented tenant sued by landlord for Airbnb violations.
    • Case settled for less than 6.5% of asking amount
  • Earnest Money Deposit Dispute Mediation
    • Represented Buyer
    • 100% of EMD recovered back to the buyer ($117,000)
  • EMD Dispute/Agent Malpractice
    • Represented Buyer
    • All contingencies removed by buyer
    • Recovered 100% of EMD ($221,000)
  • Dismissal – Commercial Eviction
    • represented tenant in a large commercial eviction
    • $255,000 in back rent owed during COVID-19
    • Case was dismissed by landlord, our client paid nothing
  • Case Dismissed – Civil Rights Litigation Defense
    • Represented Landlord
    • Tenant hired Legal-Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to file an illegal lockout lawsuit for damages
    • Case was dismissed twice
    • Our client paid nothing in the settlement
  • Case Dismissed – Residential Eviction
    • Represented Tenant (luxury home)
    • $155,000 in owed rents
    • Case was dismissed in a demurrer, twice
    • Our client paid nothing to landlord
  • Commercial Eviction – Commercial
    • Represented landlord of a large downtown warehouse
    • Recovered 100% in owed rents ($45,000)
    • Recovered possession in 10 days
  • Commercial Eviction – Restaurant
    • Represented property owner
    • Recovered possession in 20 days
    • During COVID-19 moratorium
  • Luxury Home Eviction
    • Represented tenant
    • Judgment won via waiver argument
    • Case dismissed via motion of summary judgment
    • $32,000 in attorney’s fees and costs to the tenant

Tenant Habitability, Landlord Harassment Claims

  • $35,000 Settlement – Tenant v. Landlord – non-permitted unit and habitability claims.
  • $75,000 Settlement – Real estate agent malpractice claim. We represented the seller against the agent.
  • $250,000 – Settlement/buyout – harassment claim against the landlord by our client leveraged into a cash for keys agreement that far exceeded the average buyout in Los Angeles County.
  • $130,000 – Tenant v. HOA – significant property damage as a result of HOA’s negligent repair. We represented Tenant in the claim against the HOA.