Greg Woodard

After practicing at some of the country’s largest law firms, Greg Woodard formed Larsen Willis & Woodard with Shawn Larsen and Geoff Willis to bring his experience to all sizes of business enterprises. Greg has represented large companies in complex litigation matters for years, and he brings that knowledge and expertise to provide his clients with efficient and cost-effective services that do not sacrifice sophistication.

Greg’s practice includes business litigation and land use and real estate litigation. Greg has represented corporations and other private entities in business actions involving partnership disputes, contract disputes, and intellectual property matters. Greg also has represented clients in land use and real estate cases involving a public entity’s failure to comply with environmental and local planning laws, as well as easement disputes, quiet title challenges, and condemnation actions.

REPRESENTATIONS
• Won a business litigation trial for the plaintiff in a dispute over the leasing of office equipment. Greg helped secure a jury verdict in favor of his client, including an award of punitive damages against the defendant for fraud.
• Won a business litigation trial involving his client’s right to recover title to real property. Greg helped secure a judge’s verdict in favor of his client.
• Won a verdict of over $5 million in an eminent domain trial where Greg represented a developer who had land taken by CalTrans for a freeway truck bypass lane.
• Won two judgments for an industrial client under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) challenging spot zoning by an Orange County city to prevent residential buildings from being constructed next to the client. Greg also helped the client receive a substantial award of attorneys’ fees in the cases. Greg then assisted in achieving a favorable settlement of all of the matters for the client.
• Negotiated a successful settlement for a client defending a challenge from environmentalists under CEQA after the trial court denied nearly all of the environmentalists’ claims.
• Won summary judgment for a client defending against a quiet title action challenging the client’s right to construct a project on land owned by Southern California Edison.
• Helped secure a plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of a case against a corporate client accused of violating a confidential agreement.
• Negotiated a successful settlement for a restaurant client defending against property damage claims.

PUBLICATIONS
• “Coordinating Committee for California’s Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative Issues Final Report for Phase 2A,” September 22, 2009
• “Proposition 23’s Failure Means Full Speed Ahead On AB 32,” November 12, 2010
• “Developer Must Pay Prevailing Wages for Privately Financed Public Improvements,” February 17, 2011
• “Fourth Circuit Offers Pyrrhic Victory On Corps Jurisdiction Over Developer’s Clean Water Act Permit,” February 22, 2011

EDUCATION
• J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
Externed for the Hon. Gary Taylor of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
• B.S., Political Science, University of Texas, at Tyler, 1996, summa cum laude

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
• Orange County Bar Association
• Bruin Professionals of Orange County