Jennifer C. Shakouri is a senior counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office, where she is a member of the Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate and general business litigation. As part of her practice, Jennifer commonly represents commercial landlords, tenants, developers, property owners, business entities and financial institutions in a wide range of disputes. As part of her real estate litigation practice, Jennifer represents both landlords and tenants in all types of lease disputes, including those related to retail and commercial leases, and disputes involving unlawful detainer, fraud, breach of lease agreements, lease interpretation and enforcement. Additionally, Jennifer has experience representing clients in easement, encroachment, title and lien priority disputes. As part of her business litigation practice Jennifer handles commercial disputes relating to breach of partnership agreements, purchase and sale agreements, fiduciary duty, fraud and misappropriation. Additionally, Jennifer represents national lenders and servicers in complex consumer finance litigation. She also has experience litigating cases involving the Americans With Disabilities Act. Jennifer has a variety of trial and alternate dispute resolution experience, and has experience arguing various motions before state and federal courts.
- Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers' Southern California Rising Stars (2015 - 2016)
Jennifer received her J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law in 2007. While attending USC, she served as the Notes Editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and published "The Workplace Romance and Sexual Favoritism: Creating a Dialogue Between Social Science and the Law of Sexual Harassment," 16 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 183 (2006). Jennifer also served as an extern for the Honorable Carl J. West, Los Angeles Superior Court. She graduated, cum laude, from New York University in 2004 with a B.A. in psychology. Jennifer has spent time studying abroad in both Florence and Bologna, Italy.