​​​​Business Litigation

​​​​​​​​​Law Office of Jeff Augustini

Representative Cannabis-Related Real Estate and Licensing Disputes

Represented a medical marijuana dispensary license applicant in a Mandamus Action against City of Bellflower.  Following the voluntary dismissal of the Mandamus Petition, the client received a license from the City.  

  • EEL Holdings, LLC v. City of Bellflower, LA Superior Court Case No. BS172178.


Represented a medical marijuana dispensary license applicant in a mandamus action against the City of Long Beach and another successful applicant arising from the City’s 2017 license lottery.  After significant litigation was conducted in both the Mandamus Action and in two separate and related litigation matters, the client and the successful applicant amicably resolved the dispute, leading to the dismissal of the actions, the withdrawal of the successful applicant’s application, and the acceptance by the City of the client’s application for formal license processing.  

  • Casey Crow Collective v. City of Long Beach et al., LA Superior Court Case No. BS172171. 


Currently representing a medical marijuana dispensary license applicant in a mandamus challenge to the license selection process employed by the City of San Bernardino.  

  • EEL Holdings, LLC v. City of San Bernardino et al.,  SB Superior Court Case No. CIVDS190467. 


Currently representing two medical marijuana dispensary license applicants in mandamus challenges to the license selection process employed by the City of Vista.  

  • Frank Zimmerman Collective v. City of Vista et al.,  SD Superior Court Case No. 37-2019-00029400-CU-WM-NC; 
  • Gregory Ahlrich Collective v. City of Vista et al.,  SD Superior Court Case No. 37-2019-00029698-CU-WM-NC. 


Defended a cannabis client in an unlawful detainer action brought by the landlord.  Following expedited discovery by my client, the landlord dismissed the case without prejudice.  

  • Deen v. HNHPC, Orange County Superior Court Case No.  30-2019-01072194-CU-UD-CJC.   


Represented a cannabis client in a real property action (lease/option to purchase) where the landlord/prospective seller retained my client’s initial deposit after the parties’ written agreement became null and void.  We prevailed on summary judgment on claims for conversion and money had and received, and ultimately received the entire deposit plus interest and the majority of the client’s legal expenses from the landlord/seller.  

  • EEL Holdings v. Gomez, LA Superior Court Case No. TC029028.      


Represented a cannabis client in an unlawful detainer action against a leftover tenant of a portion of property who claimed a purchase option right to a portion of the client’s recently purchased property.  Following the tenant’s deposition, the parties settled with the tenant agreeing to vacate the property and relinquish any purchase option he may have had in exchange for a small payment from the client.  

  • Flynn Road Holdings v. Spinnato, Alameda County Superior Court Case No. HG16808852.    ​