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Anthony J. Oliva

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Anthony J. Oliva is a partner in our Los Angeles office and is Director of the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on real estate litigation. Tony represents owners, developers, purchasers, sellers, lessors and lessees of commercial properties in litigation regarding interpretation and enforcement of a variety of real estate contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, option agreements, leases, sale-leasebacks, and development agreements. His practice often involves the pursuit or defense of specialized real-estate related remedies including specific performance and mandamus. He also represents owners of commercial real estate in connection with direct condemnation claims and inverse condemnation matters, including regulatory takings. He represents participants in real estate partnerships and joint ventures in litigation regarding the interpretation and enforcement of partnership and joint venture agreements.

His practice also covers land use litigation, including claims regarding compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and environmental litigation, including claims regarding soil and groundwater contamination and mold contamination, as well as claims regarding liability under various environmental statutes, including Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Proposition 65 and California's asbestos notification laws. He has frequently litigated matters involving the enforcement of covenants, conditions and restrictions ("CC&R"s) including Homeowner Association view restrictors.

Tony frequently speaks on matters relating to real estate litigation. At the recent Convention of the State Bar of California, Tony was a featured speaker on "Remedies for Breach of Real Estate Purchase Agreements." He is also the co-chairman of the recent LSI Seminar entitled "Southern California Real Estate Litigation and Foreclosures."


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Named a “California Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation (2018)
  • Named a “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation (2017) 
  • Selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers (2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2016) 
Rated by Super Lawyers


Tony graduated from Princeton University with a B.A., cum laude, in politics in 1982 and received his J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law at Boalt Hall in 1985.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida