David M. Gonden

Mr. Gonden’s practice focuses on negotiation and litigation of disputes concerning the real estate industry. He has represented owners, developers, sellers, lessors, purchasers, title companies and agents, lenders, and commercial organizations in disputes concerning real estate purchases, leasing, foreclosures, mortgages, attachments, homeowners associations, contract disputes, mortgage fraud and business torts. Mr. Gonden has also represented owners, developers and contractors in a variety of multi-party construction defect claims, including negotiation and litigations of complex construction claims covering commercial properties, resorts and residential developments.

Mr. Gonden has tried real estate, lender liability, construction, transportation, hospitality and product liability cases in state and federal courts in California, arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, and numerous mediations in real estate, construction, breach of contract, transportation, insurance and product liability matters.


  • All California Superior Courts, Court of Appeals & Supreme Court.
  • All U.S. District Courts of California (Northern, Eastern, Central & Southern Districts)
  • United States Bank. Court, N.D. Cal and E.D. Cal
  • Admitted, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar, Real Estate Section
  • United Trustees Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Presenter at Alternative Dispute Resolution seminars
  • Presenter to in-house counsel on E-Discovery