Mitchell S. Brachman

  • Mitchell S. Brachman

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Whether obtaining a favorable resolution of complex litigation matters or providing general counsel to homeowners associations or corporations, Mitchell Brachman has achieved significant results and has developed successful relationships with a diverse client base.

Homeowner Associations

Mr. Brachman is highly regarded for his expertise in counseling common interest developments as their general counsel in both litigation and corporate matters.  As General Counsel, Mr. Brachman advises on all HOA issues, including the interpretation of Association CC&Rs and Bylaws, lender and contractor disputes, disability rights disputes, employment matters, insurance coverage and fiduciary obligations of directors and officers.

Mr. Brachman has also been lead counsel in the representing homeowners associations in disputes regarding defective construction.  He also has extensive experience in defending claims asserting the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to homeowners associations.

Published Opinion

Carolyn v. Orange Park Community Association (2009) 177 Cal. App. 4th 1090

General Business Law

Mr. Brachman has extensive trial experience in the representation of executives in a wide array of employment matters, including charges of fraud, misappropriation, wrongful termination and breach of contract.

Entertainment/Intellectual Property

His practice encompasses a wide range of both litigation and transactional matters including counseling and negotiating contracts and other financial agreements involving film and television, transactions.

Real Property

His practice involves representation of title companies in defective title litigation and significant experience in the evaluation of mortgage fraud.  Mr. Brachman also has significant expertise in the defense of mortgage broker errors and omissions claims.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Los Angeles Bar Association and Community Association Institute.



  • Washington College of Law, The American University, J.D, 1986

  • University of Michigan, B.A, 1983


  • California
    District of Columbia