Professional Details

Adam G. Wentland

Associate

Adam G. Wentland has substantial experience in a range of commercial and complex litigation matters.  He has succeeded for his clients in court, arbitration and mediation.  Mr. Wentland has experience in all phases of litigation, including preliminary injunctions, discovery, summary judgments, and trial.

Mr. Wentland also has experience in real estate and business litigation for public and private companies, including investor disputes, commercial finance, easement and covenant issues, and high-stakes commercial unlawful detainers, many of which involved contract, fraud, fiduciary duty, negligence, and other theories of liability.

Mr. Wentland has handled a large number of healthcare litigations ranging from the routine to unique matters of first impression, including hospital peer review, ownership disputes, and fraud and misappropriation claims.  He has represented a diverse array of clients from the largest healthcare providers in the country, not-for-profit hospitals, medical staffs, independent practice associations, and individual physicians.  He also advises clients in difficult transactional matters such as hospital closures, leasing for healthcare providers, and corporate director conflicts.

He obtained his law degree from William & Mary School of Law, where he was a research fellow in the field of Constitutional Law and member of the Bill of Rights Journal.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University Magna Cum Laude.

Representative Matters

  • Defeated a petition for writ of administrative mandate brought by a summarily suspended physician at a major health system facility, including a highly unusual and substantial award of attorney fees for the client hospital under Business and Professions Code section 809.9.
  • Prosecution of a petition for writ of mandate on behalf of a hospital medical staff at a large healthcare network facility for refusing to comply with California law and the medical staff bylaws in terminating a hospital based physician contract.
  • Defense of 2-week arbitration for $6.8 million in lost profits pertaining to an independent practice association; limited the award to 4.2% of the total relief sought.
  • Favorable settlement of a claim for a hospital claims processing company, including allegations of breach of royalty and employment agreements and qui tam retaliation.
  • Defensed a $4.7 million fraud and fraudulent conveyance suit on demurrer by judicially noticing inconsistent declarations from a prior lawsuit and recorded property instruments.
  • Settled a $1.3 million claim for a nominal sum on behalf of a tenant, a large healthcare provider network, brought by a landlord for alleged holdover damages after a commercial lease was terminated.
  • Reduced an arbitration award for a real estate broker’s commission on over 3,000 acres of developed property, on behalf of a national real estate developer.
  • Won a summary judgment in District Court on a fraudulent transfer claim of $3.1 million seeking punitive damages after the short sale of an apartment building in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
  • Eliminated a city’s statute of limitations and failure to exhaust administrative remedies defenses on a CCP section 1260.030 motion in a “impaired access” reverse condemnation suit for a property valued at $6 million.
  • Defeated a motion for summary adjudication on all grounds against a claim of over $4 million for financial elder abuse and malpractice.
  • Successfully challenged California as a convenient forum in a lawsuit seeking distributions from the sale of Lebanese buildings worth over $10 million.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction staying the foreclosure of a $20 million commercial development in a fraud lawsuit brought by a national bank and a private investor.
  • Defended a NYSE-listed real estate developer in a seven-day trial pertaining to multiple consultant contracts valued at approximately $15 million.
  • Defeated defendants’ motion for summary judgment in District Court in a multi-million dollar ownership dispute of an advertising agency; uncovered an additional $1.3 million of misappropriated corporate opportunities during discovery and investigation.
  • Advised on proper distribution of substantial medical staff funds following closure and bankruptcy discharge of a hospital.

Publications

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