Lee Washburn focuses his practice on general liability defense, professional liability, employment liability and commercial litigation. He also has experience representing lenders and secured creditors in lending origination and post-default matters, from workouts to post-judgment collection. Lee has represented national banks and large debt funds in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy.
Lee’s industry experience includes defense of trucking cases in multiple states for large trucking companies and on behalf of insurers, from property damage to wrongful death claims; defending parties on both sides of construction defect cases, including coverage disputes between insurers; product liability actions related to motor vehicles and electronics; and health care providers faced with claims of malpractice and potential reputational damage. Lee also has drafted many noncompetition agreements and restrictive covenants not to disclose trade secret or proprietary business information, and has litigated these issues.
In addition, Lee has a breadth of real estate E&O defense experience managing and resolving claims on behalf of large national property management and brokerage firms as well as litigating disputes throughout the United States on behalf of real estate brokers, appraisers, title abstractors, home inspectors, insurance brokers, managing agents and broker-dealers. In addition to efficiently managing claims, he assists our real estate professionals in licensing and regulatory matters as well as navigating complex contractual issues, leases and agency agreements; performing due diligence related to acquisitions; helping to ensure fair housing and other applicable statutory and/or local code and regulatory compliance. Lee’s experience in the insurance and real estate industries results in spot-on analysis of liability and exposure and effective resolution strategies.
Earlier in his career, Lee represented large institutional real estate investors and lenders on acquisitions, curative title resolution, defense litigation and property management matters. He has served as lead counsel in jury and bench trials and appellate proceedings in state and federal matters.
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