Alexander J. Suarez
Alexander Suarez is an associate in the Litigation Department of Glaser Weil. Mr. Suarez specializes in commercial disputes and business litigation. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation involving insurance recovery issues, financial services, and real estate.
Mr. Suarez is experienced in all phases of litigation, from filing and answering complaints, through discovery, trial, and appeals. Mr. Suarez has trial experience in both California state and federal courts and also has experience in arbitration. Mr. Suarez has considerable law and motion experience, having successfully challenged complaints in both state and federal courts, including via motions to dismiss and demurrers, motions to strike, anti-SLAPP motions, and motions for summary judgment.
As a former transactional attorney, Mr. Suarez also has an extensive background in corporate law. He has supported clients with mergers and acquisitions, private equity financings, securities regulation, and general corporate governance. Mr. Suarez’s experience as a transactional attorney is particularly valuable in representing business entities in litigation, as he is sensitive not only to their legal concerns, but also their business needs.
Mr. Suarez defended an energy company against claims brought in both state and federal court. After securing dismissal of the federal claims, Mr. Suarez successfully moved to have the state court action stricken pursuant California’s anti-SLAPP statute. Mr. Suarez also argued for and obtained attorneys’ fees for his energy company client.
Represented a public agency in federal bankruptcy court after the agency, acting as landlord, evicted a tenant. When the tenant petitioned for bankruptcy and attempted to halt eviction proceedings, invoking the automatic bankruptcy stay, Mr. Suarez helped establish that the public agency’s unlawful detainer action extinguished the debtor-in-possession’s interests in the property such that the bankruptcy estate retained no possessory interest in the premises. Mr. Suarez helped in securing the Ninth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmance of the bankruptcy court’s ruling in favor of the public agency client.
Represented a telecommunications company in a dispute with its landlord over the validity of multiple site lease terminations, following the telecom’s decommissioning of an obsolete wireless network. Mr. Suarez assisted the telecom to win on summary judgment and played a key role in securing the dismissal of a public reporting corporate parent, based on Mr. Suarez’s understanding of the assignment of liabilities following a corporate merger, which ultimately led to the parent company’s dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction.
American Bar Association
"The Future of Data Privacy," IR Global, 2019