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 in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Real Estate law. Mr. Fogarty was selected as the Best Lawyers' 2013 Sacramento Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year," which honors one lawyer in each practice area in each community. Mr. Fogarty has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2009. He is also recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer for 2011 and 2012 and has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for most of his career.