Michael ("Tod") Fogarty, a shareholder in the firm, is a member of the firm's litigation and lender support groups. Mr. Fogarty handles both trials and appeals of complex business, commercial and real estate disputes. He has represented major developers, lending institutions, health care systems, public entities and title insurers in a wide range of high-profile disputes at both the trial and appellate levels, including the California Supreme Court. He has special expertise in title insurance and escrow litigation and has represented California's leading title insurance companies and their insureds in hundreds of cases involving almost every imaginable title and escrow issue. He also advises the title industry on coverage matters.
Mr. Fogarty is listed in U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers in America for 2013 and 2014 in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Real Estate law. Mr. Fogarty was selected by Best Lawyers as the Sacramento region's 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation, and as the 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law. He has also been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2009. In addition, Mr. Fogarty was named the 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law by the American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for most of his legal career.