Viral Mehta is a litigation partner and trial attorney in Manatt’s Los Angeles office. He specializes in real estate litigation and trial work. Viral has extensive experience handling complex real estate litigation, land use and environmental litigation, government litigation, and high-stakes business litigation relating to fraud and contract issues. His trial experience includes handling jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts, as well as trying cases to decision in arbitration. Viral has recently handled major eminent domain cases and multimillion-dollar commercial disputes.
Viral’s trial victories include a $30.2 million jury verdict in favor of clients in a federal eminent domain action against the United States of America, a complete defense jury verdict for a corporate client involved in a multimillion-dollar commercial breach of contract dispute, and a bench trial victory prosecuting fraudulent transfer and alter ego claims.
Prior to joining Manatt, Viral interned at the Orange County Public Defender Office. He also participated in the Boston University School of Law Civil Litigation Program, where he worked on employment and housing matters in conjunction with Greater Boston Legal Services.