Contra Costa County, 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.
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James G.  Schwartz
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia and U.S. Federal Court
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Howard Elliot Kane
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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

(510) 292-0193 2425 Webb Avenue, Second Floor
Alameda, CA 94501
Karyne Ghantous
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(925) 242-2431 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Insurance Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Karyne T. Ghantous is a California licensed attorney with close to 20 years of litigation and insurance defense experience successfully negotiating the resolution of, and trying cases in State and Federal court, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Sacramento County, Solano County and Monterey County.
Jon Paul Webster
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
John F. Kennedy School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am a former police officer and deputy district attorney. I have been in private practice since 1994. I bring the experiences I have gained to fight for my clients. Whether you have an employment, business or real property transaction or you are involved in a dispute, my firm will work diligently to represent you in negotiations, administrative, civil or criminal proceedings from initiation through appeal. I routinely represent both employees and employers in wage and hour and discrimination cases. I provide advice and represent individuals, corporations and limited liability partnerships and companies in real property matters...
John Secrest Richards
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(925) 231-8104 261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University School of Law
J.R. Richards' practice focuses on developing long term client relationships representing their interests in both transactional matters and in civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants primarily in real estate and business disputes and has successfully litigated cases through dispositive motion, trial and settlement in state and federal courts. J.R. prepares each case to achieve a favorable judgment by trial or before trial, and when in the best interest of the client leverages a favorable settlement. Community Involvement: * Coach/Manager for Pre-K/K softball team the Purple Puppies 2016. * Coach/Manager for the Danville...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Andrew John Chan
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(510) 832-7770 2300 Clayton Road, Suite 350
Concord, CA 94520
Real Estate, Construction, IP and Insurance Defense
University of Miami School of Law
Andrew is a senior associate in the Oakland/East Bay office of Ericksen Arbuthnot. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Andrew has extensive litigation experience representing individual and institutional clients in state and federal court. His areas of practice include insurance coverage and defense, construction defect, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, consumer finance, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and other commercial issues.

Andrew has B.A. degrees in Cognitive Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. While...
Paige Simmons Esq.
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 756-7777 131 Sand Creek Rd
#H
Brentwood, CA 94513
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Simmons Law Firm is led by Paige Simmons, Esq. Paige has provided legal counsel to California and New York businesses, community associations, management companies, and building owners for close to a decade. She has also spent several years defending and suing Fortune 500 companies like Staples, Home Depot, Benihana, KB Homes and Richmond American Homes. In addition, Paige has handled hundreds of commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, judicial foreclosures, personal judgments, and liens.

Paige brings several years of business acumen and insurance knowledge to the firm. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Paige was a licensed all-lines...
(925) 756-7777 4900 Hopyard Rd
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
Timothy Craig Williams
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and IP
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Williams is the founder of The Williams Firm and has over 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction, business and corporate law. Mr. Williams' practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution in all courts, government hearings, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of real estate, construction and business law. Mr. Williams also represents and advises clients in business transactions, corporate law, real property transactions, and trademark law. In real estate matters he has represented owners and developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-million dollar properties, negotiated sales...
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(925) 905-9050 244 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Claude (JJ) B. Mallein Jr. is an experienced business, tax and trusts and estates attorney. Dedicated to wealth preservation, he has focused his education and practice on helping California residents secure their estates and prepare for the future. As a partner at boutique tax and estate planning firm in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Mallein gained valuable experience in wealth management, estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administrations, tax controversy, real estate transactions and like-kind exchange cases. He is fully prepared to tackle complex business and estate planning cases. Mr. Mallein is a Dual Certified...
Len Watkins
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
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...
(510) 788-0675 1900 Powell Street
Suite 840
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 788-0040 1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Ruben Sundeen
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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Derek M. Wagley
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 283-2500 3433 Golden Gate Way, Suite B
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Estate Planning
John F. Kennedy University
Martin Ross Sances
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 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.
Steven Jeffrey Mehlman
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(925) 935-3575 3050 Citrus Circle,, Suite 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Animal, Business and Construction
University of Michigan
Mehlman Law Group is an East Bay (Walnut Creek, CA) real estate, business, and civil litigation law firm. We practice in all San Francisco Bay Area state and federal courts. I believe all clients should have access to high-quality legal services. Many of my clients see me as their "in-house" counsel or trusted personal legal advisor. For legal advice or representation, contact me at (925) 935-3575 or steven@mehlmanlawgroup.com for a free consultation. I have thirty years of experience representing small businesses and individuals. I consult with, provide guidance to, and refer clients to other professionals, including real estate and mortgage brokers, accountants,...
William Conrad Vencill
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(925) 946-9700 3445 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, CA 94549
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
UC Hastings COL
Kent Crooks Parr
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(925) 408-7971 1820 Galindo Street
Suite 225
Concord, CA 94520
Real Estate and Business
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Douglas Kershaw Poulin
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Construction
Boston College Law School
Mr. Poulin is experienced in the areas of real estate, business, and construction litigation. He has trial experience in both state and Federal court, and has experience in all aspects of dispute resolution. Mr. Poulin has successfully represented clients in broker disputes, foreclosures, neighbor disputes, title insurance coverage, fraud, breach of contract, breach of lease and landlord-tenant issues. Real estate issues include construction defect cases, damages on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in mechanic's liens, stop notice, payment and performance bond actions. Prior to joining The Williams Firm, Mr. Poulin was an associate at the law...
John Scott Isherwood
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(925) 956-1408 1990 N. California Blvd 8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Real Estate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
John Frederick Cavin
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(925) 277-3580 2000 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Insurance Claims
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
John Ward Schilt
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place
Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
James Martin Sproul
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(925) 482-0983 675 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite B-202
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Insurance Defense
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Peter Thomas Saputo
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(925) 944-5000 1901 Olympic Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Robert Ian Levy
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 708-3306 540 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Real Estate and Business
Tulane Univ Law School
David Stanley Pearson
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 287-0051 48 Kingston Pl
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Real Estate and Business
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
My office primarily represents closely held businesses and their owners. My clients look to me to act as outside general counsel since it is unnecessary for most businesses to have a full time attorney on staff. I work with clients to resolve general business issues, whether it involves drafting and negotiating contracts, general business advice or litigation. I handle general corporate matters, contract drafting and review, merger and acquisition transactions, commercial real estate transactions, estate planning and general civil litigation services.

Recent representative matters include resolution of two wage and hour class actions with one saving the client over $3,000,000;...
Jonathan Black
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
3182 Old Tunnel Road
Ste. C
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Landlord Tenant
Fredrick A. Hagen
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(925) 838-2090 2175 N. California Blvd.
Suite 500
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Any attorney can work on your legal matter and send you a bill. Look for an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to resolve your legal disputes and achieve your goals without incurring unnecessary legal fees.

With 20 years experience assisting clients in resolving legal disputes in both commercial and residential real estate disputes, and other matters, we pride ourselves efficiently achieving our clients' goals.
Joan Marie Grimes
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(925) 323-7772 2950 Buskirk Ave, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
California Western School of Law
Donald Lee Cox
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(925) 778-1063 1709 Taft Ct
Antioch, CA 94509
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Business and Environmental
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Nalini Rajender Frush
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(925) 580-2257 4115 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Danville, CA 94506
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
Hamline Univ School of Law
A. Nick Shamiyeh
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(925) 935-9404 2221 Olympic Blvd.
Walnut Creek,, CA 94595
Real Estate
Carol Lynn Lerner
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Contra Costa County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(925) 933-0490 961 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Real Estate and Business
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham
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Solano County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(707) 745-2200 940 Adams Street
Suite S
Benicia, CA 94510
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham is a California licensed attorney who helps people with estate planning and real estate issues. Mr. Buckingham has worked in some aspect of real estate transactions since 1993, starting with foreclosure issues, with several years focused on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Buckingham has experience in property analysis, due diligence, title and escrow, acquisitions, entity formation, financing, leasing, and ongoing management issues. Often, real estate and estate planning issues go hand in hand, so Mr. Buckingham has offered estate planning services since 2005. Mr. Buckingham graduated from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Cum...
Dana Louise Dean
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Solano County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(707) 747-5206 283 East H Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Real Estate and Environmental
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
David L. Roth
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Alameda County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 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.
Greg Hartman
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Alameda County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 227-5325 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gregory S. Hartman is an attorney, CPA, and Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (credential pending). Mr. Hartman's practice involves representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. He has expertise in chapter 11 businesses reorganization. Prior to starting Hartman Bankruptcy Law, Mr. Hartman represented secured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Hartman also worked for the United States Trustee's Office where he worked in an oversight role of chapter 11 cases and trustee administration. Mr. Hartman is a long-time resident of the Bay Area, living in the East Bay with his wife...
Ruben Sundeen
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Alameda County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Timothy Alan Larsen
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Alameda County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(510) 238-9333 717 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
Willamette Univ COL
Doris Mitchell
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Alameda County, 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
Ben Irwin Hamburg
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Alameda County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 985-2600 2625 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ben Hamburg provides mediation services to parties seeking to resolve their disputes without the risk inherent in proceeding through trial, and additionally provides services as an arbitrator. Ben has had significant success in resolving some of the most difficult cases utilizing creative solutions. Ben also represents parties in litigation and transactional matters.
Garrett Francis Riegg
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Alameda County, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(510) 535-2555 1946 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Probate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have worked in a dozen fields of law over my career of 44 years. Mostly I was a business trial lawyer, but now I only advise and handle transactions: no trials. I am semiretired but come to the office most days.
Sheryl Alyce Traum
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Alameda County, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 992-4684 1901 Harrison, Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
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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.