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Mohammad Walizadeh

Mohammad Walizadeh

(415) 995-5802


Mohammad practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate matters, serving as leader of the Real Estate Litigation Group. He handles a diverse range of litigation that includes lease and contract actions, partition actions, debt collection cases, partnership and joint venture disputes, voidable transfer claims, and bankruptcy matters. He also represents Santa Clara Stadium Authority, the public agency owner of Levi's Stadium, in multiple lawsuits regarding the stadium and its operations.

With litigation experience spanning a broad spectrum of industries, Mohammad has represented and advised real estate owners, managers and developers, shopping centers, health and senior care providers, and public agencies. He has litigated the enforcement of leases, as well as business and purchase-sale agreements to recover money or regain possession of property, and has experience using provisional remedies to obtain faster results for clients. He has also worked on numerous eviction cases for both commercial and residential premises.

Pro Bono

Mohammad has served on the Board of Directors for the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He also served for the Bar Association of San Francisco's Courthouse Landlord/Tenant Project, conducting settlement negotiations on behalf of low-income tenants defending against evictions.


J.D. University of California, Berkeley School of Law ( 2004 )
B.A. summa cum laude University of California, Los Angeles ( 2000 )

Admissions and Courts

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California


Management Committee, Member
Real Estate Litigation Practice Leader
Shopping Center Practice Leader
Diversity & Inclusion Network, Member

Levi’s Stadium. Successfully litigated a rent arbitration to increase the annual rent owed by the 49ers for Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Lead litigation counsel for multiple lawsuits pertaining to Stadium management and monetary claim disputes. 

Shopping centers. Successfully defended a shopping center landlord and property developer in a six-month arbitration pertaining to breach of contract claims, property tax issues, and damages in an alleged amount of $300 million.

Shopping centers. Represent community, regional, and international shopping centers in lease disputes, including those relating to non-payment of rent, exclusives, tenant improvements, defaults and tenant holdovers.

Property owners. Represent property owners in contract claims, easement and boundary disputes, and real estate partition proceedings.

Property sales. Represent clients in cases involving failure to disclose and breach of purchase-sale agreement claims.

Provisional Remedies. Represent clients in debt collection cases and enforcement of contracts, including successfully obtaining provisional remedies and attachment orders.

Bankruptcy Creditor’s Claims. Represent clients in national bankruptcy matters as creditor’s counsel.

BASF Justice and Diversity Center Board of Directors

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

International Council of Shopping Centers

Bar Association of San Francisco

Outstanding Volunteer Award, Justice & Diversity Center of BASF (2013)

Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services (2005, 2011)