Founding Partner of Peterson, Martin & Reynolds LLP
Kurt Peterson specializes in litigation and trials involving real estate and business disputes, regularly representing the firm’s clients in lawsuits involving business and real property holdings, transactions, and investments. He has a distinguished record, having successfully tried numerous cases to verdict and judgment in California state and U.S. federal courts.
Mr. Peterson enjoys a leading reputation for professionalism and has consistently achieved winning results for his clients. He also has served as an advocate in real estate and business disputes within a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution forums, including International Chamber of Commerce arbitration.
Mr. Peterson is a former faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a past Chairperson of the Real Estate Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He regularly appears as a lecturer and speaker in real estate industry forums and programs throughout California, and is the author of articles on a variety of litigation topics.
Mr. Peterson is an active member of the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and the California Association of Realtors Strategic Defense Panel.
Mr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the King Hall School of Law, University of California, Davis.
Represented limited partner in multi-million dollar claims against general partners and former lawyers
Defended grocery store chain in breach of contract suit brought by food supplier
Defended developers and general contractors in construction defect cases
Defended commercial tenant of San Francisco Port property in suits brought by City and County of San Francisco
Defended real estate brokers and agents in professional liability claims
Defended west coast consulting firm against municipality’s claims for breach of contract
Obtained seven figure settlement for food retailer against supplier
Represented commercial landlord of biotech facility in suit against biotech company for damage to property
Obtained recovery for developer against subcontractor for nonconforming work that caused delay in approval by municipality
Represented San Francisco restaurateur in dispute with lessor of retail space
Represented builders and owners in Right to Repair Act (Civ. Code §895 et seq.) claims
Represented talent agency and recording artist in defending claims brought by documentary film maker
Obtained substantial distribution for client in partnership dissolution matter
Obtained seven-figure settlement for client homeowner in dispute with mortgage company
Represented real estate agents and brokers in proceedings before the California Bureau of Real Estate
Obtained jury verdict in favor of developer against prospective purchaser claiming personal injury sustained in model unit