Mr. Rupe is Of Counsel with Porter Law Group, Inc. Mr. Rupe’s practice focuses on construction and real property litigation and commercial real estate transactions.
Mr. Rupe represents construction clients in the prosecution and defense of claims in state and federal court, including actions for delay, liquidated damages, loss of use and defective work. He has particular experience with mechanics’ liens, stop notices and prompt payment remedies. He has served as lead litigation counsel for owners of large-scale commercial construction projects and represented national title insurance companies and banking institutions in litigation involving the priority and enforceability of mechanics’ liens.
Mr. Rupe represents real estate professionals throughout California, and provides frequent counsel on contractual issues, claim avoidance and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Rupe defends real estate brokers and agents against claims involving breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, fraud and professional negligence. He also represents commercial developers, community associations and other owners in complex litigation involving encumbrances, boundary claims and encroachments.
In his real estate transactional practice, Mr. Rupe routinely negotiates and documents commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, license agreements, construction contracts and other related project documents for regional and national tenants, including a wide variety of franchisees, restaurant companies, transportation carriers and motorcoach operators.
Mr. Rupe has been awarded the highest possible rating of “AV Preeminent” for legal ability and ethical standards by America’s premier rating service, Martindale-Hubbell. He is an alumni Barrister in the Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo Chapter of the American Inn of Court – an association of lawyers, judges and legal professionals whose goal is to advance the highest levels of integrity, ethics and civility in the practice of law. Mr. Rupe was honored to be selected as one of the top real estate lawyers in San Diego in 2020 by San Diego Magazine.
Mr. Rupe attended the University of San Diego for college and law school. He is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona. He is also a licensed California real estate broker.