Real Estate

This practice area involves any and all types of dispute involving real property: residential, vacant, and/or commercial. Dispute involving real estate may involve those arising from property ownership, title, liens, foreclosure, leases, purchase and sale, real estate agent and broker duties, homeowner association law, easements and encroachments. Assly Sayyar provides both legal defense and legal pursuit of both residential and commercial real estate claims including, but not limited to:

  • Breach of contract or contract disputes
  • Fraud
  • Receiverships and Special Mastership
  • Judicial and non-judicial foreclosure
  • Intentional or negligent misrepresentation related to lease and sale contracts
  • Intentional interference with contract
  • Real Estate Agent and Broker negligence and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Lender disputes
  • Filing and/or expunging lis pendens
  • Boundary disputes; easements, encroachments
  • Homeowners’ Association disputes
  • Neighbor disputes
  • Real property development disputes
  • Real property sales and acquisition disputes
  • Landlord/tenant issues
  • Quiet Title
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Residential and Commercial Lease disputes
  • Real Estate Division Administrative Proceedings and Complaints

Business Law

Business law or litigation is an umbrella term for a variety of claims that can be brought or defended against in a court of law, mediation, and/or in an arbitration. Business litigation generally includes people and companies disputing money, rights, contracts, and other property interests. In a dispute with your business partner? Believe an employee or independent contractor has harmed your business in any manner? Owed money for services rendered or dispute a debt owed? Have a judgment against someone but don’t know how to be paid on it? Being sued for allegations of wrongdoing, fraud, or breach of contract? These are just some of the business and contractual legal disputes that fall under the scope of business, commercial and contract litigation. Assly Sayyar provides both legal defense and legal pursuit of business and contract claims including, but not limited to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Intentional or negligent misrepresentation
  • Intentional interference with contract
  • Injunctive relief and writs of attachment
  • Defamation and/or business disparagement
  • Trade secret violations
  • Unfair competition and Deceptive trade practices
  • Statutory violations related to Business, Securities, and Commercial Codes
  • Negligence and negligence per se
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of corporate, company and other business entity duties and obligations
  • Breach of non-competition agreements
  • Breach of operating agreements and bylaws
  • Breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Misappropriation of money
  • Conversion and trespass to chattles
  • Injuries to personal or real property and business reputation
  • Post judgment collection discovery and litigation
  • Fraudulent Transfer Actions
  • Civil Conspiracy and Intentional Interference with Business
  • Collection of debts, judgments, and monies owed

Business Formation

Outside of the courtroom when there is no current dispute, people and entities are frequently best served to have an attorney represent their interest when entering into a deal or contract of any kind or opening a new business. Assly Sayyar utilizes her litigation experience to draft and negotiate documents to protect your interests and hopefully avoid future potential court battles. Just some of the services she provides are as follows:

  • Business Formations in Nevada and California of partnerships, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and corporations. Formation includes articles of incorporation, bylaws, corporate resolutions and minutes, founders agreements, and operating agreements
  • Document drafting and review for business operation in Nevada and California
  • Negotiating business and real estate transactions
  • Reviewing and drafting business contracts
  • Reviewing and drafting real estate contracts
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements/Succession Planning
  • Financing agreements
  • Employment/Independent contractor contracts; including but not limited to non-compete, non-solicitation, independent contractor agreements
  • Stock and asset sales
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Lease agreements
  • Foreclosure and short sale options
  • Business Sales and Acquisitions
  • Corporate and Partnership dissolutions
  • Employment Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • License Agreements
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicit Agreements
  • Deeds
  • Liens
  • Security Agreements and Promissory Notes
  • Land Sale Contracts
  • Employee Handbooks and Forms
  • Lease Options and Options to Purchase Agreements
  • Assignment of Property and Judgment Liens
  • Business license applications and Fictitious Business Names


The backbone of law is the contract. An agreement between two or more people or entities is the foundation of all business and real estate dealings. When entering into agreements, having an attorney advise you and draft the agreement for you (typically for a flat fee) can save time, money, and likely prevent future disputes. After entering into agreements, modification or performance of the terms can lead to disputes. In such situations having an attorney to review, draft and advise you can be invaluable. Assly Sayyar has years of experience negotiating, drafting, editing, and modifying a variety of real estate and business agreements to prevent future disputes as much as possible and allow you to move forward with your business or real estate transaction with confidence.

Civil Litigation

When all other avenues fail, Assly Sayyar can bring her skills as a trial attorney to bear in your case to either prosecute your claims or defend you against claims in the areas of business and real estate. With Assly Sayyar working on your lawsuit you will have an advocate who knows the court system and will walk you through the process from complaint to trial. If there are obstacles and downsides to a choice or a situation in a lawsuit, they will be discussed openly and frankly so you are prepared for both your “best day” as well as your “worst outcome,” prior to making litigation decisions. Assly Sayyar practices preventative law, but when prevention isn’t possible, she will work with you to seek a speedy resolution in court, and to the extent legally possible, the fulfillment of your goals.

Estate Planning

A lawyer is an invaluable partner in preparing for your financial and personal future. If you don’t take the time to plan for yourself, upon your death, retirement, disability, or incapacity the law will plan for you. If you leave things up to the law it can prove time consuming and expensive for your loved ones and contrary to your actual personal and business wishes. Some planning ahead of time can lessen the burden on your family if you become incapacitated or when you pass away. Whether you reside in Nevada or California, Assly Sayyar can assist you in preparing an Estate Plan which includes a trust, pour over wills, trust assignment documents, financial durable powers of attorney, health care directives, and other documents that reflect your final wishes.

Through the use of buy/sell agreements and other succession planning documents, Assly Sayyar can ensure that your corporate and company entities also transition smoothly upon your passing or incapacity. If you simply want to sell your business at retirement, succession planning documents can also help prevent lengthy legal battles between business partners regarding the valuation of business. Moreover, with the input of a client’s financial advisors and certified public accountant succession planning can assist in minimizing tax burdens. These legal documents are not just for the extremely wealthy. Without an estate plan even small business owners and regular everyday families can leave an expensive and time consuming probate behind when they die. A little preparation beforehand can save your family a great deal of stress and heartache. You can make sure your wishes are known and your family is protected in the future through estate and succession planning.