Education

University of lowa College of Law, J.D., with Distinction 1999

Member of the lowa Law Review

University of California, Santa Barbara – B.A., with honors, 1995

Admission

State Bar of California

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Omar J. Yassin
About

 

Omar J. Yassin is a trial and litigation attorney representing companies and their management in complex commercial litigation.

A counselor and advocate to businesses, institutional clients and individuals, Mr. Yassin represents his clients with personal dedication and vigorous effort to achieve his client’s goals in both litigation and transactional matters. Mr. Yassin represents clients in complex business and real estate acquisition transactions to complex litigation matters involving breach of contract, professional fiduciary duty breaches, shareholder derivative actions, unlawful and unfair competition, trade secret defense, product and premises liability, commission disputes, and catastrophic injury claims throughout California.

Mr. Yassin has successfully mediated and resolved hundreds of complex litigation matters. In those cases for which informal settlement is not possible, Mr. Yassin has managed and undertaken numerous lengthy binding arbitrations and civil jury trials obtaining numerous favorable arbitration awards and jury verdicts involving commercial breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims, unfair business competition claims, brokerage commission awards and personal injury matters.

  • Commercial leases and contracts disputes
  • Real estate closings
  • Landlord-tenant litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Partnership disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Court Trial Victory –  Yassin Legal successfully defended brokerage and salesperson clients through trial against claims of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract alleged against them by unrepresented sellers.  Clients allegedly failed to investigate, identify and disclose code enforcement citations issued by the local governmental authority to both buyer and seller even though seller was aware of and working with the governmental authority to resolve such code enforcement actions. Sellers in an attempt to shift liability for their own non-disclosure to buyers, sued our clients. Following extensive discovery the matter was submitted to a court trial where our clients were fully vindicated on all claims. Not only did the Court find that our clients did not breach any fiduciary or legal duty to the sellers, that the sellers were liable to our clients for all costs and attorneys’ fees incurred in the successful defense of the action.

  • Jury Trial Victory –  Yassin Legal successful defended a large residential apartment owner in a personal injury lawsuit brought against our client by a former tenant who alleged that our client had failed to comply with building code requirements to modify and update its patio sliding glass doors to tempered glass. The underlying plaintiff – admitted to being intoxicated – had somehow managed to kick through a patio sliding glass door and sustained severe injuries to his foot and ankle. Plaintiff alleged that our client had fallen below the applicable standard of care in the management of their property by failing to upgrade all windows and glass doors to tempered glass which Plaintiff’s expert alleged would have been stronger and that if such glass shattered it would not have resulted in the severe lacerations. We successfully defended the action and convinced the jury that our client had no obligation to upgrade all of the windows and sliding glass doors and that our client was fully compliant with all statutory requirements by complying with the construction codes applicable at the time of original construction.

  • Business Arbitration Victory –  Yassin Law successfully obtained an Arbitration award in a complex business dispute involving precision engineered component parts for industrial turbines. Our client was the manufacturer of high value metal parts which were to be incorporated into industrial turbines used for environmental clean-up operations at coal-fired energy plants. Our client’s parts are required to be heat-stressed and tempered to specific parameters to comply with customer specifications. The respondent metal tempering company failed to properly temper our client’s products – resulting in damage to the rods that rendered the product unsuitable to delivery to the customer. Respondent failed to remedy or even acknowledge responsibility such that a commercial arbitration was initiated and pursued to a successful award with all damages and costs and fees being awarded to our client.

  • Commission Arbitration Victory – Yassin Law prosecuted and obtained a 6-figure commission on the sale of industrial property. Our client brokerage and sales team were cheated out of a half-million sales commission when the seller attempted to end-run our client’s sales efforts to directly sell a large industrial warehouse. Seller ignored all requests for payment on the earned commission and forced our client to arbitration. At arbitration, we successfully established that our client had performed all tasks required of them to earn the commission as per the terms of their exclusive listing agreement and that Seller had deliberately attempted to avoid paying the commission even though Seller ultimately sold to an identified institutional buyer that our client had submitted its marketing package to for review. The Arbitrator awarded the entire earned commission plus arbitration costs and attorneys’ fees to our client following a week-long proceeding.

Reach out to us now. The sooner we begin our professional relationship, the sooner we begin working for you.

Omar J. Yassin
About

 

Omar J. Yassin is a trial and litigation attorney representing companies and their management in complex commercial litigation.

A counselor and advocate to businesses, institutional clients and individuals, Mr. Yassin represents his clients with personal dedication and vigorous effort to achieve his client’s goals in both litigation and transactional matters. Mr. Yassin represents clients in complex business and real estate acquisition transactions to complex litigation matters involving breach of contract, professional fiduciary duty breaches, shareholder derivative actions, unlawful and unfair competition, trade secret defense, product and premises liability, commission disputes, and catastrophic injury claims throughout California.

Mr. Yassin has successfully mediated and resolved hundreds of complex litigation matters. In those cases for which informal settlement is not possible, Mr. Yassin has managed and undertaken numerous lengthy binding arbitrations and civil jury trials obtaining numerous favorable arbitration awards and jury verdicts involving commercial breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims, unfair business competition claims, brokerage commission awards and personal injury matters.

  • Commercial leases and contracts disputes
  • Real estate closings
  • Landlord-tenant litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Partnership disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Court Trial Victory –  Yassin Legal successfully defended brokerage and salesperson clients through trial against claims of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract alleged against them by unrepresented sellers.  Clients allegedly failed to investigate, identify and disclose code enforcement citations issued by the local governmental authority to both buyer and seller even though seller was aware of and working with the governmental authority to resolve such code enforcement actions. Sellers in an attempt to shift liability for their own non-disclosure to buyers, sued our clients. Following extensive discovery the matter was submitted to a court trial where our clients were fully vindicated on all claims. Not only did the Court find that our clients did not breach any fiduciary or legal duty to the sellers, that the sellers were liable to our clients for all costs and attorneys’ fees incurred in the successful defense of the action.

  • Jury Trial Victory –  Yassin Legal successful defended a large residential apartment owner in a personal injury lawsuit brought against our client by a former tenant who alleged that our client had failed to comply with building code requirements to modify and update its patio sliding glass doors to tempered glass. The underlying plaintiff – admitted to being intoxicated – had somehow managed to kick through a patio sliding glass door and sustained severe injuries to his foot and ankle. Plaintiff alleged that our client had fallen below the applicable standard of care in the management of their property by failing to upgrade all windows and glass doors to tempered glass which Plaintiff’s expert alleged would have been stronger and that if such glass shattered it would not have resulted in the severe lacerations. We successfully defended the action and convinced the jury that our client had no obligation to upgrade all of the windows and sliding glass doors and that our client was fully compliant with all statutory requirements by complying with the construction codes applicable at the time of original construction.

  • Business Arbitration Victory –  Yassin Law successfully obtained an Arbitration award in a complex business dispute involving precision engineered component parts for industrial turbines. Our client was the manufacturer of high value metal parts which were to be incorporated into industrial turbines used for environmental clean-up operations at coal-fired energy plants. Our client’s parts are required to be heat-stressed and tempered to specific parameters to comply with customer specifications. The respondent metal tempering company failed to properly temper our client’s products – resulting in damage to the rods that rendered the product unsuitable to delivery to the customer. Respondent failed to remedy or even acknowledge responsibility such that a commercial arbitration was initiated and pursued to a successful award with all damages and costs and fees being awarded to our client.

  • Commission Arbitration Victory – Yassin Law prosecuted and obtained a 6-figure commission on the sale of industrial property. Our client brokerage and sales team were cheated out of a half-million sales commission when the seller attempted to end-run our client’s sales efforts to directly sell a large industrial warehouse. Seller ignored all requests for payment on the earned commission and forced our client to arbitration. At arbitration, we successfully established that our client had performed all tasks required of them to earn the commission as per the terms of their exclusive listing agreement and that Seller had deliberately attempted to avoid paying the commission even though Seller ultimately sold to an identified institutional buyer that our client had submitted its marketing package to for review. The Arbitrator awarded the entire earned commission plus arbitration costs and attorneys’ fees to our client following a week-long proceeding.

Reach out to us now. The sooner we begin our professional relationship, the sooner we begin working for you.

Education

University of lowa College of Law, J.D., with Distinction 1999

Member of the lowa Law Review

University of California, Santa Barbara – B.A., with honors, 1995

Admission

State Bar of California

U.S. District Court, Central District of California