Patrick R. Tira has extensive litigation experience in matters involving a wide variety of complex real estate and business disputes, ranging from post-foreclosure evictions and real estate fraud to misappropriation of trade secrets claims and shareholder disputes.
He is experienced in all stages of litigation, including motion practice, depositions and other discovery, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial. He has recovered millions for his clients in judgments and arbitration awards, in addition to resolving most disputes with demurrers and motions to dismiss.
In addition to his success in the courtroom, Patrick advises internet and other technology companies, real estate investors, medical professionals, and other businesses on an array of transactional matters. For example, he has extensive experience counseling clients on entity formation, licensing and service-level agreements, real estate agreements, internal policies and procedures, and related matters. Patrick employs his litigation experience to appropriately structure internal policies and procedures, licensing and service-level agreements, ownership and other agreements, and also to anticipate where disputes may arise in the future. He strives to enable his clients to achieve their goals and to avoid potential litigation.
Patrick obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (emphasis in Real Estate) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of San Diego, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude.
He is a member of the national Mortgage Bankers Association, the California Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association, RMA International, the Irish American Bar Association of San Diego, and the La Jolla Bar Association. In addition, he is active in the University of San Diego Alumni Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Cuyamaca Club of San Diego, California, Inc.
Patrick is admitted to practice law in the State of California, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California.