State Bar of California
United States Supreme Court of California
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Real Estate Finance
J.D., University of California Hastings College of Law
B.A., Law and Society and American Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
Neil E. Chan is an associate attorney in the San Francisco office. Mr. Chan is in the Real Property Practice Group where he has experience representing clients in a wide variety of civil litigation cases including tort actions, real property disputes, and commercial disputes.
Prior to joining CKR, Mr. Chan worked for a boutique real estate firm handling civil litigation and transaction work in the San Francisco Bay Area. During law school, he interned at Synopsys, Inc. as a Summer Associate in the legal department. Prior to law school, Mr. Chan worked as a paralegal at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the Labor and Employment Litigation Practice Group where he assisted on four civil trials, numerous motions, and discovery relating to wage-and-hour, misclassification, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination.
- Represented a High Net-Worth Individual in regard to land-use, easements, and breach of contract litigation claims involving high-value real property in San Francisco, California and achieved favorable settlements in actions for and against the Individual.
- Represented High Net-Worth Individuals in regard to claims against predatory lenders for illegal lending activities, fraud, negligence, and unfair business practices, and prevailed against defendants’ motion to compel arbitration under a theory of the contract being illegal as a matter of law.
- Advised The Mexican Museum in matters relating to employment contracts, fundraising, and government relations.
- Advised High Net-Worth Individual on all matters related to operating loan secured by Company CEO’s real property to a Company for which Individual held significant interest in. Shepherded loan through all stages of the transaction with title company and borrower.
- Represented “Low-Bono” elderly, indigent minority clients in Unlawful Detainer brought by new owner-developer and Dual-Track Foreclosure lawsuit against Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC. Achieved dismissal of Unlawful Detainer months before a California Supreme Court ruling in unrelated matter confirming as lawful precedent the theory used to dismiss the Unlawful Detainer. Achieved favorable settlement against Unlawful Detainer Plaintiff and continuing to trial against Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC.