Aliso Viejo, California Real Estate Lawyers

John C. Murphy
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

John Murphy focuses his practice on eminent domain, inverse condemnation and other complex jury trials. He represents a wide variety of public agencies, corporations, and landowners. Mr. Murphy has been... Read More »
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Seth A. Nayowitz
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Seth Nayowitz is an associate in the real estate department, focusing on real estate purchase and sale, financing and leasing transactions. Read More »
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Bunnie Poullard
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Pepperdine University School of LawCalifornia
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Marshal Wilke
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesU.S. District Court, Central District of California and California
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Michael Bernard Kushner
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise, Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and IP
University of California - Los Angeles
Mr. Kushner was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in his third year, and graduated with High Distinction the following year. Mr. Kushner then attended law school at the University of California at Los Angeles. After moving to Orange County, Mr. Kushner honed his skills at two of Orange County's most respected law firms before striking out on his own.

Mr. Kushner frequently lectures on a variety of topics relating to simple and complex business and corporate matters, as well...
Luke S. Carlson
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and IP
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Luke Carlson is knowledgeable across a broad spectrum of real estate and business matters and is adept at strategizing with clients to make the most out of difficult situations. Indeed, Mr. Carlson has represented and consulted with clients regarding various real estate matters (including HOA disputes and various commercial real estate transactions), and a wide variety of business related matters (including business protection, intellectual property, and various commercial disputes).

From Mr. Carlson’s superlative negotiation skills, to his synergistic partnership with Michael Kushner, the firm stands ready to provide superior litigation and transactional representation to all of its clients.
J. Eric LeVine
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Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(949) 458-2336 25283 Cabot Rd
Suite 116
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Collections, Construction and Landlord Tenant
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.
Daniel Cooper
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Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(949) 859-8456 24012 Calle de la Plata
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Tax
Western State Univ
Brian P. Ballo
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ALISO VIEJO, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(949) 690-4100 120 VANTIS, SUITE 300
STE 300
ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Brian P. Ballo has been a real estate attorney for 28 years in Orange and San Diego counties. Currently, his practice is focused on representing homeowners in lawsuits against lenders seeking to foreclose, and negotiating loan modifications, forbearance agreements, short sale transaction approvals, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Brian is skilled in articulating cause of actions against lenders who have violated laws at the time of loan origination and closing, as well as during the foreclosure, loan modification and short sale processes. He has successfully obtained Temporary Restraining...
Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(949) 831-6611 85 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate and Business
UC Hastings COL
Jeffrey Michael Hylton
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(949) 588-0866 85 Argonaut
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 461-0700 23547 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Western State Univ COL
Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(949) 457-6300 23422 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate and Estate Planning
USC Law School
Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(949) 598-5800 23113 Plaza Pointe Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate and Business
Univ of San Diego School of Law
John S. Cha
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience

University of Washington School of LawCalifornia
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Eric B. Blum
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience

University of Southern California Gould School of LawCalifornia 1998 and California
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Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
23101 Moulton Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(949) 831-6611 85 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate and Business
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(949) 729-8002 23161 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate and Business
USC Law School
Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(949) 770-6788 24422 Avenida de la Carlota
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(949) 540-0320 24031 El Toro Rd
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Insurance Defense
Loyola Law School
Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(949) 831-6611 85 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate and Business
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(949) 900-4400 15 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School
Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 903-0815 23411 Aliso Viejo Pkwy
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
Western State Univ COL
Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(949) 600-7800 23113 Plaza Pointe Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Syracuse Univ COL
Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(949) 729-8002 23161 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Stacie R. Smiley
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Ronald Altman
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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Earl Robert Wallace
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 748-3600 16520 Bake Pkwy #280
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Landlord Tenant
Loyola Law School
EARL R. WALLACE is the managing partner of Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP. Mr. Wallace represents property owners, management companies, developers, financial institutions, and investors in real estate and business litigation including landlord-tenant matters. Mr. Wallace obtained his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1989 and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School in 1994. Mr. Wallace is admitted to the United States District Court of California (Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts) and to the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Wallace also holds a California Real Estate Broker License. Mr. Wallace has served as general counsel...
Steve Tzong-Bing Tsai
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 788-0968 27 Mauchly, Ste. 212
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
We are a Southern California business and intellectual property law and litigation firm dedicated to meeting our clients' individual needs through focused, effective legal counsel. Our Southern California location and Mandarin speaking staff give us an added advantage in serving the diverse legal needs of businesses at each center of the vibrant Pacific Rim Business Triangle, US, China and Taiwan. We believe legal services should be simple for our clients: our clients' success is our success. For us, this means meeting our clients' legal needs where it matters to them. The composition of our clientele best exemplifies our track record...
David John Myers
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(949) 340-0130 9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
David Myers is "AV" rated in Business Law, Corporate Law and Litigation, and specializes in all things real estate, the formation and operation of businesses, consumer product development and distribution, and commercial litigation. After 10 years at quality mid-sized law firms, he has operated his own firm for over 20 years. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, federal banking regulators, manufacturers, entertainment companies, and a wide variety of other businesses and individuals in their transaction and litigation needs. He is known for his creative, non-confrontational approach, minimizing conflicts and avoiding problems, and getting deals done efficiently...
10940 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Mr. Paul Joseph Ultimo
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618-3047
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Personal Injury and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Paul Ultimo is an trial lawyer. Mr. Ultimo is an experienced litigation attorney representing private clients in the federal and state trial courts. Mr. Ultimo is an expereinced trial attorney who litigates personal injury, medical malpractice and federal and state criminal defense matters to conclusion by jury trial. If you you, or a loved one, suffers from serious injuries due to a construction accident or have been harmed during a surgery or procedure as a result of medical negligence, contact the Ultimo Law Firm at (949) 851-0300 for a free consultation.
Anthony F. Geraci
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 379-2600 90 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Business and Securities
Chapman Univ School of Law
Anthony Geraci is the managing partner of the Geraci Law Firm. He is a leading expert in mortgage lending and securities law and has authored numerous articles on real estate finance and securities subjects. Mr. Geraci is a leader in creating national mortgage pools and mortgage funds as well as sophisticated net branching arrangements among several mortgage companies.
Rick Pinette
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 225-4440 18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 330
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Brian Stanton Case
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(714) 540-3636 15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 260
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Construction
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Thomas Michael Ferlauto
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(949) 334-8650 8 Whatney Ave.
Suite 101
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Texas - Austin
William Bruce Brinckloe Jr
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(949) 475-6993 9841 Irvine Center Dr
Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trace DeWayne Alexander
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(949) 218-4551 7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Joshua Mogin
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience

New York University School of LawCalifornia
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Richard Decker
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Boston University School of LawCalifornia
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Matthew Louis Tonkovich
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(714) 273-0883 7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Pepperdine University
Marc Gentry Penso
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(949) 262-3230 4000 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604
Real Estate and Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
John Robert Armstrong II
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(949) 450-4942 4 Venture Plaza, Suite 390
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Antitrust, Appeals and Construction
Creighton Univ School of Law
Frank Joseph Uxa Jr
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(949) 450-1750 4 Venture
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and IP
John Marshall Law School
Sean Thomas McGee
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 852-9899 8865 Research Dr. Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
John A. Messina Jr.
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Newport beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 383-4356 1400 Quail Street
Suite 200
Newport beach, CA 92660
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Native American
Southwestern University School of Law
John Messina maintains his reputation as one of Southern California’s top rated lawyers and has been lauded by his peers, earning Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating and its prestigious "Preeminent" distinction award. John heads the Firm’s Temecula Valley Office and is a litigation attorney with top executive-level, hands-on experience as a broker, real estate developer, and mortgage banker. Along with being a published author, John has a lengthy record litigating convoluted and difficult cases and is adept at constructing complex business and real estate transactions. John’s recent victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrate the level at which he practices...
(951) 894-7332 24910 Las Brisas Rd.
Suite 102
Murrieta, CA 92562
Kenneth Wonsup Chung
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 261-7700 38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Stockbroker Fraud
U of San Francisco School of Law
Kenneth W. Chung is experienced in both business litigation and business transactions. Mr. Chung’s business law experience includes real estate, contract, corporate, and employment issues. In addition to his skills as a transactional attorney, Mr. Chung’s aggressive yet thoughtful approach to arbitrations and trials, has distinguished himself as a successful litigator and advocate, in both the courtroom and the office. Mr. Chung counsels and represents a variety of businesses ranging from prestigious multi-national conglomerates to emerging private companies. He is proficient in negotiating and drafting a variety of business agreements including real estate contracts, distribution agreements, employment contracts, business alliance...
Ali Parvaneh
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 756-9050 17702 Mitchell N
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Employment
Newport Univ School of Law and Western State University College of Law
Ali Parvaneh manages Madison Law, and oversees the firm's paralegals, clerks, and staff members. Mr. Parvaneh is a board certified trial specialist, a licensed California real estate broker (DRE No. 01715925), a certified mediator, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of various BAR associations. He is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Parvaneh studied law at Western State University and Newport University. His undergraduate studies were in land surveying at...
Thomas Nowland
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 221-0005 4600 Campus Dr #103
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Employment
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...
Jeffrey Robert Matsen
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Costa Mesa, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(714) 384-6500 695 Town Center Dr
7th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and International
UCLA School of Law
Jeff Matsen is Of Counsel Partner to the Southern California law firm, Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP and has been providing a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for 50 years. Since receiving his law degree with honors from UCLA School of Law in 1967, Jeff has been entirely dedicated to providing his clients with the quality, professionalism, and integrity they deserve. Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP consists of a team of professionals ready to provide asset protection for both domestic and offshore; business and sophisticated estate planning services; form corporations, LLCs and partnerships of...
Nicole L. Halle
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Pepperdine University School of LawCalifornia
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Neil Kuczynski
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer

Chapman University Fowler School of LawCalifornia
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

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Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

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