Business & Real Estate

The Business and Real Estate Advice and Litigation Group at Low, Ball & Lynch handles advice concerning and defense of business matters of all types. The firm regularly represents and defends various professionals including securities brokers, real estate brokers, insurance agents and adjusters, corporate officers and directors, attorneys, and accountants with respect to errors and omissions claims. In addition, the firm has extensive experience with the defense of business and technology claims including trademark, trade secrets, computer law, unfair competition, business interference, wrongful termination, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, securities fraud, real estate fraud and corporate and partnership disputes.

The Business and Real Estate Advice and Litigation Group is firmly committed to the principle of informed, cost-effective representation and litigation management for its clients. At the outset of each representation, this group engages in a cost/benefit analysis with the client which attempts to identify and quantify the benefits and risks associated with the representation, including its costs and a range of reasonably foreseeable outcomes in light of the client’s expressed goals. Alternatives, including various alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, are considered at the outset and at each stage of the representation. The ultimate objective is a well informed client, a cost effective representation and a satisfactory result.

Guy Stilson and Tom LoSavio manage the Business and Real Estate Litigation Group. Guy has many years of experience with drafting and litigating issues relating to commercial leases, copyright and trademark, and licensing, including licensing rock musician Jerry Garcia’s artwork for use on neckties. Guy also assists companies with transactional and litigation issues relating to legal compliance, service agreements, and purchase agreements. Tom is a former Faculty Member of the Hastings College of the Law, College of Advocacy, Business Litigation Institute which annually presented an intensive trial skills training program for commercial litigators. Tom is also a former Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement attorney with over 40 years’ experience in business and commercial disputes. For more information contact Guy Stilson by email at or by phone at (415) 981-6630.

Business Litigation

  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Claims
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Computer Law
  • Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secret
  • Defense of Corporate, Partnership and Limited Liability Company Disputes
  • Failure to Disclose
  • Leases
  • Lot Line Issues
  • Unfair Competition and Business Interference

Real Estate Litigation

  • Broker and Agents
  • Easements
  • Leases
  • Lot Lines
  • Options
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Title Insurance



Guy W. Stilson

(415) 394-3642

Thomas J. LoSavio

of counsel
(415) 394-3619

Rachel Ostrander



  • Errors & omissions claims
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair competition
  • Business interference
  • Real estate fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Computer law