Throughout its history, Irvine-based Rus, Miliband & Smith has provided successful representation to Southern California businesses in high-profile cases involving complex commercial, business, real estate, and insolvency-related litigation. As noted by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, “Name any headline-grabbing, bet-the-company case in Orange County, and the trial lawyers of Rus, Miliband & Smith are surely involved.”
In one of the firm’s notable cases, it staved off the attempted hostile takeover of Trammell Crow Partners’ $215 million Park Place project in Irvine – one of the largest mixed-use projects in Orange County.
Recently tapped by one of the nation’s largest privately held land developers, SunCal Cos., the firm faced off with the Chapter 11 estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings, and successfully concluded a three-year fight over the fate of more than two dozen stalled projects in which Lehman had invested $2.3 billion.
The firm’s home-grown Orange County attorneys are widely regarded by the county’s business and legal communities as the “go-to” trial lawyers when embroiled in high-stakes business disputes. Rus, Miliband & Smith has won for its clients numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and arbitration awards, and has successfully defended scores of others.
The firm counts among its members two past Orange County Bar Association Presidents, and four Southern California Super Lawyers, including founding member, Ronald Rus, who for the years 2008-2012 has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for bet-the-company, commercial, and bankruptcy litigation.
According to Rus, “Our opponents are frequently large national firms, so our active participation with and knowledge of the local community and its courts is a huge advantage.”
Rus, Miliband & Smith
Von Karman Towers
2211 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612