About Eric Everett Hawes

About Eric Everett Hawes

Eric Everett Hawes, Attorney at Law

Eric Hawes was born in Westminster, California in 1960 and raised in the Southern California Area. He graduated with honors from California State University at Northridge in 1982 receiving the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He attended Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law receiving the degree of Juris Doctor in 1987.

Eric Hawes has focused his practice in the area of commercial, real estate, business and construction litigation and transactions.

Mr. Hawes represents developers, investors, design professionals, general and sub-contractors, owner-occupiers, landlords and other users of real estate in matters involving sales, purchases, options, leases, construction and development, easements, adverse and prescriptive use, boundary and other title disputes, subsidence, lateral support, entitlements, water rights, eminent domain and inverse condemnation of commercial, office, industrial, retail, agricultural, residential and multifamily properties.

Mr. Hawes has also represented national and community based lenders in matters involving loan origination, operations, non-performing loans, lender liability issues, receiverships, writs of attachment, writs of possession and other provisional remedies, judicial and nonjudicial foreclosures, Article 9 sales, judicial reformation of loan documents and equitable subrogations, subsidence and construction defects, stop notices, commercial and residential landlord/tenant issues, eminent domain and inverse condemnation.

Mr. Hawes' experience also runs to forbearance, modification, assumption, purchase, intercreditor and other loan workout agreements and to formation of partnerships, joint ventures, corporations and limited liability companies.

In addition to representing countless developers, condo associations, home and land owners, he has also represented the numerous national, regional and community banks and lenders.

Eric Hawes is a member and featured speaker of the American, California, Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations, with membership in the Real Estate and Commercial Sections and the Provisional Remedy Subsection. In addition, Mr. Hawes is a member of the Financial Lawyers Conference and Western Independent Bankers, he is a featured speaker and member of the Risk Management Association, he is a featured speaker of the Federal Reserve Bank and he sits on the Government Affairs Committee of the Building Industry Association, the Civil Litigation Panel for the California Continuing Education of the Bar and the Planning Committee of the California Bankers Association. Eric is also a member of the Providence Tarzana Hospital Real Estate Committee.

Eric Hawes has been published in the Verdicts and Settlements section of the Daily Journal for successfully defending financial institutions against lender liability and identity theft claims, he has published Legal Update for Bankers, and he has represented financial institutions in published opinions involving Nigerian Check Scams.