Early Sullivan Prevails in Phase 1 Bench Trial on Contract Interpretation Issues

An Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae trial team, comprised of Scott Gizer, Chris Ritter, and Grace Lau prevailed in a phase 1 bench trial on behalf of its client Alex Tishelman, where Tishelman was being sued by his former business partner and accountant for breaches of an option agreement regarding real property in West Hollywood owned by Tishelman. At the core of the dispute was the interpretation of the Optionee’s required obligations to exercise his option rights and his right to cause a sale of the property. After hearing the evidence and arguments of counsel, the Court adopted Early Sullivan’s interpretation of the option agreement on all issues. As a result, all claims asserted against Tishelman in plaintiff’s complaint will necessarily fail and must be dismissed.