North Palm Springs, California Construction Lawyers

Timothy Bryan Liebaert
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Palm Springs, CA Construction Law Attorney with 23 years experience
17100 N. Indian
Palm Springs, CA 92258
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
For over 20 years Mr. Liebaert has been in the legal field. First as an investigator and then as an attorney. He is licensed in California and Texas. Holds an advanced degree in Energy & Environmental Law (LL.M.), and is a licensed Private Investigator.
Julie B Isen
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Palm Springs, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(760) 322-0806 801
Suite 101
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Construction, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
DePaul University
Bruce David Abel
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Palm Desrt, CA Construction Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(760) 601-5092 77711 Flora Road, Suite 310
Palm Desrt, CA 92211
Construction, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
Kirk Allen Lauby
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(888) 959-8508 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationConstruction, Employment, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Pepperdine University School of Law and Southwestern Law School
Kirk A. Lauby has a varied and comprehensive background in business management which is of particular benefit to the firm's business and business litigation clients. Mr. Lauby was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1978, and has combined his legal practice with business endeavors in the food marketing industry, oil and gas exploration, and real estate building and development.

Mr. Lauby is an experienced trial attorney with a focus on business litigation, construction defect litigation, construction injury litigation, premises liability, contractor general counsel assignments and personal injury. He has the distinction of having represented the developer defendants in what...
Marc Homme
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Palm desert, CA Construction Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(760) 568-5694 74-361 hwy 111
suite 12
Palm desert, CA 92260
Construction, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Represented both major and small contractors and subcontractors throughout Southern California for over 40 years. Phi Beta Kappa and Judge Pro Tem.
Frank Sandelmann
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Palm Desert, CA Construction Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(760) 206-3220 74710 CA-111 #102
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Construction, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
Mr. Sandelmann has represented large and small clients in real estate litigation, construction defects, complex title insurance litigation, employment matters, partnership disputes, manufacturing disputes, class actions involving wage & hour and other matters, medical malpractice, administrative proceedings before California governmental agencies, appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the California Appellate Courts, real estate acquisitions, real estate developments, drafting homeowners association bylaws and rules and regulations, commercial leases, contracts, telecommunication license acquisitions, entertainment and banking. Mr. Sandelmann has represented clients extensively in State and Federal courts, in arbitrations and mediations, and in administrative...
Mr.  Amir H. Afsar
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Palm Desert, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(760) 345-3110 78000 Fred Waring
Suite 203
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Welcome, my name is Amir Afsar and I have been a California Bar Certified attorney since 2004. My practice, Afsar Law Group, A.P.C., is located in Palm Desert, California and provides legal services to clients throughout the Coachella Valley. For legal assistance in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Indio, and throughout the Coachella Valley, contact Amir Afsar with Afsar Law Group, A.P.C. at 760-345-3110 or visit us on the web at www.AfsarLaw.com.
Janet Gayle Cervantes
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Palm Desert, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(760) 340-1515 74399 Hwy 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Elder
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Certified - Pepperdine University - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Michael Bernard Rover
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Palm Desert, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(760) 346-4741 44875 Deep Canyon Rd
Suite 3
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Construction, Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Edward H. Cross
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Palm Desert, CA Construction Law Lawyer
(760) 773-4002 72-980 Fred Waring Drive, Suite C
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Construction
Angelina Maria Plumtree
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Indio, CA Construction Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(760) 423-2504 42933 Madio Street
Indio, CA 92201
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
California Western School of Law
Plumtree & Associates is a boutique construction law firm specializing in representing general contractors, custom homebuilders, 8a contractors, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers and architects in both California and Nevada. The firm represents clients in public, industrial, commercial and residential construction. Area of representation include, contract litigation, mechanics liens, bonded stop notices, delay claims, differing site conditions, change order negotiation/litigation, disgorgement, California Home Improvement Contract Issues, contract drafting/negotiation, CSLB license issues, business formation, expansion and dissolution, zoning, code enforcement, etc.
Mark Albert Mellor Esq.
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(951) 222-2100 6800 Indiana Ave
Suite 220
Riverside, CA 92506
Construction, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
Mr. Mellor obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University in 1988. While at Cornell he was a member of Cornell University's National Debate and Forensics Team, repeatedly recognized as an exceptional debater and individual public speaker throughout the country. Mr. Mellor obtained his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in 1992. He was admitted to both the California and the District of Columbia Bars and has been practicing law for over 21 years in both state and federal courts, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Mellor started his own Real Estate and Business Litigation...
Samuel G. Lockhart
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Murrieta, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(951) 461-8878 41856 Ivy Street
Suite 207
Murrieta, CA 92562
Construction, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Ohio State University - Columbus
Attorney Samuel Lockhart provides business legal counsel in Murrieta and surrounding areas. Business Law practice at the Lockhart Law Firm includes business litigation, business formation and business transactions.
Stanley Harter
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Temecula, CA Construction Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(951) 676-5252 28765 Single Oak Dr. Ste 175
Temecula, CA 92590
Construction, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Certified Tax Law Specialist, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Graham J Baldwin
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Construction, Business, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Graham J. Baldwin is an associate attorney with Fernandez & Lauby LLP. He has a wide variety of experience in civil litigation encompassing the fields of personal injury, wrongful termination, professional liability, construction accidents, construction defect, and general business, at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Baldwin has been a past civil litigation arbitrator and is a current member on the Riverside County Fee Arbitration panel. Mr. Baldwin graduated from California State University (Long Beach) with a B.A. in 1971 and obtained his J.D. from Western State University in 1976. He is admitted to practice before the Federal...
James Joseph Manning Jr
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon Street, 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Fred Knez
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(951) 742-7681 6780 Indiana Ave.
Suite 150
Riverside, CA 92506
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
For over thirty years, attorney Fred J. Knez has been representing individuals and corporations in serious personal injury and business litigation (plaintiff and defendant). Attorney Knez graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California in 1979, was a member of the Honor Board and Law Review, admitted to practice law in California in 1980, admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court in 1981, admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in 1983, and in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1984. Attorney Knez began his private practice in 1984.
Michael T Tam
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Construction, Business, Employment and Insurance Claims
University of San Diego School of Law and University of California - San Diego
Michael Tam is an associate in the Riverside office of Fernandez & Lauby. Mr. Tam graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science. In 2008 he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school Mr. Tam received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Professional Responsibility. Additionally, during his time in law school, Mr. Tam was a research assistant for a renowned corporate law professor and participated in the Tax Clinic for low income tax payers. He also...
Jeffrey Thomas Gwynn
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(951) 684-3774 6346 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Construction, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
20+ year resident of Riverside. Graduate of Boston University School of Law, 1995. Member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Texas. Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California.
Clarissa Tracy Kayser
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Construction, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Southwestern Law School
C. Tracy Kayser is an associate attorney who is experienced in civil defense litigation. Ms. Kayser joined Fernandez and Lauby LLP as an associate attorney in 2007. She completed her undergraduate degree from California State University at Pomona. Before attending law school, Ms. Kayser was a real estate agent selling single family residential commercial real estate. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 2001. Since being admitted to the bar, Ms Kayser has defended a wide variety of cases in personal injury, products/premises liability, construction defect, general business law, civil rights cases and has...
Brad Jefferson Landon
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Murrieta, CA Construction Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(951) 677-7774 29975 Technology Drive
Suite 101
Murrieta, CA 92563
Construction, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Whittier Law School
Thomas Levy Miller
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon St., Fifth Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Construction, Business and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University and Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Riverside, CA Construction Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(951) 779-5032 21804 Cactus Avenue
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92518
Construction and Medical Malpractice
Michael Jay Berger
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11801 Pierce Street Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92505
Free ConsultationRiverside, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
Construction, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara and Riverside. I am a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law. I am an "AV"* rated attorney with 36 years of experience in solving bankruptcy problems. I am a Mensa certified genius with a strong ability to analyze and solve problems. If you are being hounded by creditors, I can legally erase your debts and get you a fresh start. If your business needs reorganization, I can give you protection from your creditors while you reorganize. If you have a claim against an individual or company that has filed...
Jeannette C.C. Darrow
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Santa Ana, CA Construction Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(877) 838-5521 1284 South Lyon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationConstruction and Business
Southwestern University School of Law
Jeannette Darrow is an experienced Orange County civil litigation and construction attorney helping individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries resolve disputes and litigation.

LITIGATION AND BUSINESS: Jeannette handles contract drafting and review, as well as claims involving breach of contract (including breach of lease, breach of equipment lease, claim and delivery, breach of warranty, breach of guaranty), interference with contract, fraud, misrepresentation, conversion, negligence, and a wide variety of other civil litigation and business disputes, including business-to-business disputes, claims involving employees or former employees, vendor and supplier disputes, and claims by or against competitors...
Thomas Nowland
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Newport Beach, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 221-0005 4600 Campus Dr #103
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I bring a unique approach to business matters and complex business litigation through my years of hands on personal experience in the business of construction and other business ventures. This experience allows me to advise business clients about real world problems and the solutions that really work in today's business climate. Timely settlement of business litigation and other legal problems will further the businesses goals and work to rid the business of wasted time and money. Documenting the actions that resulted in these legal problems will work to make the business more profitable and knowledgeable in the...
Mark Anchor Albert
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Los Angeles, CA Construction Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(213) 699-1355 800 W 6th St #1220
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Construction, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Omar G. Nassar
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San Diego, CA Construction Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(844) 732-8867 402 W Broadway #800
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Omar G. Nassar was born and raised in Southern California, and is a California licensed attorney and real estate broker. His practice focuses on helping real estate and business owners with all of their real estate and business needs. Prior to forming his law firm Mr. Nassar worked in a civil litigation firm against some of the biggest real estate developers in the country. He saw first-hand the strengths and weaknesses of the contracts being used and how those contracts held up in court. He also witnessed many investors and developers get in trouble for very preventable mistakes. Mr....
Michelle D. Schill
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Riverside, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(951) 200-4630 11801 Pierce Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92505
Free ConsultationConstruction, Personal Injury and Products Liability
California Western School of Law
Michelle Schill was named by The Daily Transcript a Top Attorney in San Diego County for 2014. Michelle has earned an AV Peer Review Rating in the categories of Personal Injury, Litigation and Construction Law. Additionally, in 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyers designated Michelle a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Further, Michelle was named "Best of the Bar" in San Diego in 2015 and 2016. Michelle's practice is focused in the following areas: Personal injury including: child injuries, brain injuries, dog bites, car accidents, construction site accident, wrongful death, slip and fall and serious injuries. Michelle...
Adina T. Stern
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Construction Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(949) 459-2111 30021 Tomas
#300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Construction, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
David E. Hallett
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San Diego, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(619) 231-5900 555 West Beech Street, Suite 450
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business and Insurance Claims
David E. Hallett graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He obtained his Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude) from California Western School of Law in 2002. Mr. Hallett is also a California licensed Real Estate Broker, DRE 01856886. Mr. Hallett is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of California and all of the United States District Courts in California.

Mr. Hallett’s practice includes all aspects of business and civil litigation. He helps businesses and individuals secure coverage for claims under their insurance policies, including presentation...
Rebecca Blain
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San Diego, CA Construction Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(619) 374-1298 600 West Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationConstruction, Consumer, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Rebecca Blain Morrison is a civil litigator representing exclusively plaintiffs. Ms. Morrison represents consumers, property owners, and business owners in obtaining justice through fair compensation. Ms. Morrison represents clients for: - Real Property Damage - Real Estate Fraud - Business Torts - Investment Fraud - Bad Faith Insurance - Personal Injury - Products Liability
Melissa J. Fox
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Irvine, CA Construction Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 683-8855 14252 Culver Drive
Suite A248
Irvine, CA 92604
Construction, Appeals, Business and Estate Planning
Tulane Univ Law School
Melissa Fox, Founder and Senior Attorney of The Melissa Fox Law Firm, is an experienced civil litigator who has practiced law in Orange County for 20 years. A graduate of Brandeis University and Tulane University School of Law, Melissa is a member of the Bars of the State of California and the United States Tax Court. She also holds a California Real Estate Broker License. Equally adept at transactional advice, negotiation, litigation, and the enforcement of judgments, Melissa has earned a reputation as a leader in the legal profession. Melissa is also a dedicated community leader. Melissa currently serves on the...
Nicholas A. Arcamone
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San Diego, CA Construction Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(858) 565-8300 4550 Kearny Villa Rd
Ste 209
San Diego, CA 92123
Construction, Administrative and Consumer
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nicholas Arcamone is currently an Associate at the Bruckner Law Firm- a federal contract litigation firm in San Diego, CA. At the completion of a four-year tour with the Army as a Military Intelligence Officer, CPT Arcamone returned to San Diego to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Nick volunteered with the SDVLP's Domestic Violence Clinic, where he helped indigent domestic and elder abuse victims in obtaining quality legal services. He earned the Wiley M. Manuel Certificate for Pro-Bono Services in 2011. Nick began his...
Jason E. Turner
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Irvine, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 864-6234 46 Corporate Park, Suite 110
Irvine, CA 92606
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Western State University College of Law
Mr. Turner is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney with over 19 years of experience handling a wide range of civil litigation matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in the California courts. In addition, Mr. Turner has acted as personal counsel to numerous individuals and companies, helping them to create/revise/negotiate contracts, prepare appropriate policies, investigate claims, and avoid litigation. Further, Mr. Turner serves as an arbitrator and mediator to help bring matters to a expedient resolution. Having handled matters on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants provides Mr. Turner with the ability to analyze matters from...
Karl Anthony Gerber
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Los Angeles, CA Construction Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(877) 525-0700 1055 West 7th Street
Penthouse
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Construction, Business, Employment and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Univ School of Law
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A Los Angeles job discrimination lawyer at this office has assisted numerous other individuals who are facing similar hardships to yours and can assist you today. Attorney Karl Gerber received his Juris Doctorate at Southwestern University School of Law, after earning his undergraduate degree from California State University at Northridge. Attorney...
Shaun Kendig Boss
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San Diego, CA Construction Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(619) 293-7937 306 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Construction, Antitrust, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of San Diego
Our operation is focused on providing cost effective solutions and expert customer service to all our clients. In addition to real estate, the firm represents clients in business litigation, construction defect problems, estate planning, arbitrations and mediations. We want our clients to fully understand the legal process and what will be involved in finding a constructive result to their legal issue. I am very active in the legal and real estate community. I continue to educate myself on the most up to date information within my field. I maintain active memberships with both local and national groups in the industry....
Omel Andres Nieves
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Pasadena, CA Construction Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(626) 440-5200 301 N Lake Ave, 7th Fl
Pasadena, CA 91101
Construction, Business and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Omel Nieves is a construction lawyer serving Los Angeles, CA. His practice focuses on real estate and business law matters. He has represented a number of reputable clients, including Scripps College, Art Center College of Design, Peterson Brothers Construction, Inc., Morrison Concrete, PT Hutchins Ltd., and the Philippines based Church of Christ.
Steven William Kerekes
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Pasadena, CA Construction Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(626) 796-5000 70 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 750
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationConstruction, Business, International and Real Estate
USC Law School
Mr. Kerekes is an experienced real estate and business attorney with over 30 years of experience. He began his career as assistant general counsel for a real estate development company and related brokerage company, negotiating and drafting construction agreements, financing agreements, and the purchase and sale of real property, as well as defending on construction claims. He also structured and organized entities to hold title and helped obtain financing. Thereafter, he went into private practice. He is also a veteran trial attorney who has also prosecuted and defended major cases involving construction defects, breach of contract, partnership disputes and...
J. Eric LeVine
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Laguna Hills, CA Construction Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 458-2336 25283 Cabot Rd
Suite 116
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationConstruction, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Western State Univ
Eric is a proven problem solver. He represents individuals, businesses, homeowners, landlords, tenants, contractors, brokers, buyers and sellers in mediations, arbitrations and litigation as well as transactions.
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