James F. Kuhne, Jr., Attorney at Law
Prior to solo practice, Jim practiced with one of Long Beach’s largest and most prestigious law firms, where he represented some of the biggest and most sophisticated corporations in the world. Before beginning his legal career, Jim spent nine years as a commercial real estate agent, where he and his team negotiated and marketed millions of square feet of commercial deals, allowing Jim to hone skills in acquisition,… read more underwriting, property management, sales and leasing.
James F. Kuhne, Jr., Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law
May 2014 - Present
Twice recognized by Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in civil litigation defense, Long Beach attorney Jim Kuhne provides top-tier litigation, advisory, and general counseling services.
Before entering solo practice, Jim practiced with one of Long Beach's largest and most prestigious law firms, where his clientele included some of the biggest and most sophisticated corporations in the world, including major oil companies, national and international ocean carriers, registered securities sponsors and broker-dealers, marine terminal owners and operators, banks, and national mortgage lenders. Jim has developed an impressive skill set in litigation and pre-litigation representation and defense, strategic planning and counseling, crisis management, incident investigation and reporting, and around-the-clock emergency response.
Jim provides leaders in the maritime industry with onboard and shoreside emergency and casualty claim response, including investigation and strategic management of personal injuries, fatalities, marine oil spills and cargo claims, as well as the defense of various longshore, Jones Act, and trucking-related personal injury and wrongful death claims brought under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, the Jones Act, OPA '90, and the general maritime law.
Jim has also developed a substantial securities arbitration and litigation practice in the securitized real estate industry, such as TIC programs and REITs. In fact, his real estate experience spans nearly twenty years as before he began his legal career Jim spent nine years as a successful commercial real estate agent with a large multi-national real estate firm, where he and his team negotiated and marketed millions of square feet of real estate deals on behalf of institutional and individual owners, users, and developers of commercial real estate, including PS Business Parks, The RREEF Funds, CALPERS and General Motors.
Keesal, Young & Logan
Sep 2007 - May 2014
Real Estate Agent
Sep 1995 - Jul 2004
Regardless of their issue, our clients benefit from Jim Kuhne's substantial real estate transactional and litigation experience, which spans two decades and covers a broad spectrum of real estate disciplines.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Jim spent nine years as a commercial real estate agent with a large multi-national real estate firm, where he and his team negotiated and marketed nearly $250 million of commercial real estate transactions on behalf of institutional owners, users, and developers of industrial property, including PS Business Parks, The RREEF Funds, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CALPERS”), and General Motors Corporation.
Since entering the legal profession, Jim Kuhne has developed a substantial practice defending clients in the securitized real estate industry, including broker-dealers and sponsors of Tenant-in-Common programs ("TICs") and Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”), both traded and non-traded. In doing so, he has used his years of experience with real estate development, acquisition and underwriting, property management, sales (both user and investor) and leasing to assist his clients against claims of unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and violation of federal and state securities laws arising from the securitization, issuance, sale, and management of numerous securitized real estate investment programs.
Jim also has deep experience in mortgage banking litigation. In loan level and class action litigation in state and federal courts, Jim has successfully defended a wide array of matters including claims concerning predatory lending, deceptive practices, statutory consumer lending violations, wrongful foreclosure and fraud claims, promised or failed loan modifications, breached forbearance agreements, violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA"), the Truth in Lending Act ("TILA"), state consumer protection laws, unfair competition claims, and mechanic's lien disputes.