Ian Landsberg is a Partner at Sklar Kirsh specializing in complex business and real estate litigation, secured transactions, reorganizations, insolvency, bankruptcy litigation, workouts, creditors’ rights and landlord representation.
Over the course of his career, Ian has earned a stellar reputation representing clients in high stakes, complex real estate litigation matters. From routine to complex state court matters and large retail reorganizations in federal court, he has represented multiple businesses and industries, including real estate developers, architects, and international accounting firms. Ian also has substantial experience with construction loans, guarantor liability, and loan sales by and through the FDIC.
Ian represents business owners in litigation, either defending or prosecuting various claims, including partnership disputes, fraud, and complex contract disputes. He has litigated cases for shopping center owners, including unlawful detainers, lease disputes, and prescriptive easement rights; and for homeowners for breach of purchase and sale agreements and defending or pursuing construction defect claims. He represents developers of retail shopping centers, office buildings, industrial complexes, and high-end luxury homes. He also provides general counsel representation to businesses that do not have this position in-house.
His clients in bankruptcy court have included trustees, Chapter 11 debtors in possession, secured and unsecured creditors, official unsecured creditors’ committees, and landlords. Ian has also represented financial institutions as a secured or unsecured creditor in bankruptcy proceedings and in state court, pursuing foreclosure remedies under deeds of trust. Ian has lectured on litigation, post-judgment remedies, and bankruptcy issues to several major financial institutions. He has three published appellate decisions.
Ian has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer (2006-2011, 2024).
He currently resides in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and three children.