Berkeley, California Real Estate Lawyers

Paige Simmons Esq.
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Helping property owners and stakeholders maximize their real estate investments.

Paige Simmons helps landlords, property owners, developers, and other financial stakeholders protect their real estate investment and defend it with litigation when necessary. Read More »
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Joshua D. Brysk
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Arthur J. Obolsky
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Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(510) 990-5965 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Real Estate and Business
University of San Diego School of Law
Edward Lewis Blum
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Berkley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(510) 452-4400 1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 225
Berkley, CA 94709
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
45 years experience as litigation and business counsel; 20 years experience as court appointed and private mediator of business and real estate disputes; Martindale AV-rated; SuperLawyers
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 704-9200 2721 Shattuck Avenue
No. 223
Berkeley, CA 94705
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Doris Mitchell
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Albany, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 525-8282 1320 Solano Ave., #203
Albany, CA 94706
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Reece R. Halpern
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Albany, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 527-4337 1534 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94707
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Boston College Law School
Kensington, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 891-7722 267 Amherst Ave
Kensington, CA 94708
Real Estate and Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(510) 548-7474 2298 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Boalt Hall School of Law
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 841-9800 1912 Bonita Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Real Estate and IP
UCLA School of Law
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(510) 528-2555 1442 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(510) 845-8234 1576 Hawthorne Ter
Berkeley, CA 94708
Real Estate, Business and IP
Harvard Univ Law School
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(415) 814-1329 1412 Oxford St
Berkeley, CA 94709
Real Estate and Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 762-9399 2705 Webster St
Unit 5384
Berkeley, CA 94705
Real Estate, Antitrust, Appeals and Construction
Albany, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 868-0276 1240 Ordway St
Albany, CA 94706
Real Estate and Criminal
Rutgers-The State University-Newark
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
2025 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Real Estate, Consumer, Elder and Estate Planning
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(415) 837-1515 1442A Walnut St # 502
Berkeley, CA 94709
Real Estate and Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 717-2414 1342 California St
Berkeley, CA 94703
Real Estate and IP
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(510) 333-9252 1333 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA 94709
Real Estate and Environmental
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(510) 410-7500 1030 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 433-4800 2095 Rose St Ste 102
Berkeley, CA 94709
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 845-1816 1314 Spruce St
Berkeley, CA 94709
Real Estate and Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Len Watkins
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Emeryville, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 788-0675 1900 Powell Street
Suite 840
Emeryville, CA 94608
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Dana Sack
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 286-2200 One Kaiser Plaza
Suite 1015
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate, Business and Insurance Defense
UC Hastings COL
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Ernest Christopher Brown
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 832-6946 244 California St.
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Environmental
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ernest C. Brown, ESQ, PE is highly experienced in construction contracts, negotiation, claims preparation, construction litigation, mechanic’s liens, bid protests, public works law and insurance coverage. He has resolved more than 2,500 construction disputes, including complex mediations, arbitrations, litigation, court trials, jury trials, DRB's and other innovative ADR approaches. He is a graduate of MIT in Civil and Environmental Engineering and earned a MS Construction Management and JD from the University of California, Berkeley. He also did graduate coursework at Harvard Law School in International Law. He is a senior construction lawyer and licensed civil engineer. Mr. Brown has...
Paul DeAngelis
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(415) 781-0260 534 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Business
Boston University
Paul DeAngelis practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He concentrates on real estate matters, including litigating buyer and seller disputes arising from transactions, neighbor and HOA disputes, and broker defense issues. He also provides transaction and counseling services to buyers and sellers, to property owners to resolve neighbor and HOA disputes, and to brokers and agents regarding risk management and BRE compliance issues. The information in this profile and any reviews or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal representation. It is a communication within Rules of Professional Conduct of...
Mr. Matthew J. Tuller
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 625-0773 275 Battery Street
13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3372
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
We provide full-service solutions for San Francisco Bay Area families, professional or retired individuals, and business owners in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Health Care Directives, and Powers of Attorney.
Alan William Sparer
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For over 30 years, Mr. Sparer has successfully represented individuals and businesses in litigation involving securities, contract, insurance, real estate, probate, and trust matters. Sparer Law Group (SLG), Mr. Sparer has obtained over $200 million in settlements, judgments, and recoveries on behalf of securities investors. Mr. Sparer also leads an SLG team that has successfully defended financial professionals and investment funds under investigation by the SEC, FINRA, and the California Department of Business Oversight.

SLG regularly helps resolve sensitive and confidential family disputes involving claims of elder abuse or financial misconduct. In the process, Mr. Sparer has successfully...
Howard Elliot Kane
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Alameda, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2425 Webb Avenue, Second Floor
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
Offices in Alameda & Walnut Creek

Eric L. Toscano
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(888) 235-8582 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-4128
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Consumer, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of California, Davis, School of Law
I am a San Francisco-based trial lawyer passionate about representing tenants in disputes with landlords and individuals who have been injured. I am a founding partner at Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, where I pursue claims against landlords arising out of illegal evictions from rent-controlled apartments, tenant harassment, defective conditions and repair issues, rodent and other pest infestations, and floods. I also counsel tenants about their rights under federal, state, and local laws, particularly the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, and negotiate buyouts for tenants interested in relocating from their...
George W. Wolff Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(415) 788-1881 505 Sansome St
Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Moustafa Harfoush
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 745-3035 100 Pine Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94117
Real Estate, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of San Francisco School of Law and University of Alexandria School of Law
Mr. Harfoush is an active member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. His legal career spans over two decades. Most recently, he worked for Wells Fargo Bank Securities Division on multiple projects related to Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was passed in response to the 2008 mortgage crises. Previously, he worked at one of the nation’s largest real estate law firms. He worked on complex issues including judicial and non-judicial foreclosure, HOA and mechanic’s liens, title claims, boundary issues, transfer of title, reformation actions...
Erik J Christensen
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(415) 278-9400 505 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Employment
University of California - Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. In addition to labor and employment, his practice areas include appeals, real property litigation, and business formation and transaction.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to...
Hanlen J. Chang
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 757-3422 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and International
Southwestern University School of Law
Hanlen J. Chang provides legal services in Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and International Tax matters. He was recognized as a Super Lawyers rising star in 2015. Prior to establishing his own practice Hanlen was a research attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court Probate Department. He has also worked for several Southern California and Bay Area law firms as a litigation attorney representing business owners and professionals . Hanlen grew up in Bubendorf, Switzerland and attended...
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7602 582 Market, Suite 1007
San Francisco, CA 94104
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jacob Harker is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney. Mr. Harker has set up and run his law practice in a cost-effective and practical manner. He has done so in an effort to pass on the savings to his clients. As an attorney, Mr. Harker sees his practice as taking the lead in a new era of legal services.
Martin Ross Sances
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Lafayette, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling
Education

B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
Marc Cooper Haber
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Assisting investors to recover losses has long been and will continue to be a focus of Mr. Haber’s securities law practice. Since 2005, Mr. Haber has successfully represented investors in litigation against Toronto Dominion Bank, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and J.P. Morgan. In 2006, he was a key member of the Sparer Law Group legal team that obtained a $5.8 million arbitration award in a case involving improper marketing of CDOs and other structured securities investments. In the same year, that team also obtained settlement in excess of $3 million for investors in cases involving overconcentration...
Michael Lee Mau
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 495-8082 950 Harrison St., Ste. 213
San Francisco, CA 94107-1078
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Antitrust, Business and Insurance Claims
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Our managing attorney Michael L. Mau, Esq. has gained extensive experience as a trial lawyer and advocate for our clients. He has extensive experience in the areas of Construction Law, Real Property and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Business Counseling and Insurance / Surety Defense. He has experience handling cases at all stages of litigation, but unlike many he has successful courtroom trial experience. Initially he worked and gained a wide variety of experience as an Independent Contract Attorney. He then practiced for five plus years with Simpson, Aherne & Garrity, P.C., a construction law firm with offices in San Mateo and...
Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 989-7500 601 Montgomery St
#1088
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
David L. Roth
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(510) 482-6600 1425 Leimert Blvd, Suite 405
Oakland, CA 94602
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate Law Offices of David L. Roth. Highest rating AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Co-author, Chap. 10, California Easements And Boundaries: Law And Litigation (CEB). Author, Chap. 1, "Easements," Neighbor Disputes: Law & Litigation (CEB) Practice areas include: Commercial Landlord/Tenant; Boundary and Easement Disputes; Title, Partition, Quiet Title, Adverse Possession, Prescriptive Easements; Construction Defect and Mechanics Lien lawsuits; Premises Liability and Injuries; Purchase/Sale Transactions and Litigation; Deeds of Trust; Real Estate Fraud.
David M. Helbraun
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(415) 982-4000 44 Montgomery St
#3340
San Francisco, CA 94104
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and IP
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
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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.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


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

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.