Sean E. Ponist
In acknowledgment of his accomplishments, he has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer,” from 2011–present, a distinction awarded to less than 5 percent of attorneys. He has also been recognized as being one of the Best of the Bar by the San Diego Business Journal. Additionally, Mr. Ponist has been inducted as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of 1 percent of North American lawyers, judges, and scholars.
Real Estate, Construction, and Business Litigation
Mr. Ponist represents clients in arbitration and litigation in a broad range of real estate and business disputes, including disputes concerning real estate sales and ownership, real estate brokerage, real estate development, construction and construction defect, title and boundary issues, commercial unlawful detainer, and landlord-tenant issues, as well as business contract disputes, business partnership disputes, and false advertising.
Mr. Ponist started his career as a Deputy District Attorney with the Marin County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried more than 25 misdemeanor and felony cases to verdict. Thereafter, he was the Associate General Counsel for Marcus & Millichap, one of the largest commercial real estate brokerage companies, where he handled a wide range of real estate matters. Mr. Ponist later was a Principal at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy where he handled complex, high-stakes commercial litigation. Prior to founding Ponist Law Group, P.C., Mr. Ponist was a Partner at Peterson, Martin & Reynolds, where he focused on real estate, construction, and business litigation matters.
Articles and Presentations
Mr. Ponist has published numerous articles and presented on a variety of real estate and litigation topics, including: