Costa Mesa, California Real Estate Lawyers
Costa Mesa, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
Mr. Murphy has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the Los Angeles Times, Southern California Super Lawyers, and Orange Coast Magazine. In 2012, he was honored as honored as Orange County Litigation, Real Estate Lawyer of The Year. Additionally, Mr. Murphy was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Association, and has received an AV-Preeminent Rating, the highest possible, by Martindale Hubbell for...
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Northwestern University School of Law
When I was younger, my father passed away after suffering complications from a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, his attorneys could not get him justice or proper treatment, and my heart broke witnessing the emotional and physical toll it took on my...
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Attorney Carlton is known for his personalized approach, getting to know...
California Real Estate Law Lawyer
California Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
Mr. Wilson’s victories include a $2.25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case; a $1.8 million binding arbitration award in a legal malpractice case; $1.4 million jury verdict in a copyright...
Irvine, CA 92612
University of Tulsa College of Law
Mr. Klein represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation, legal malpractice, real estate, trade secrets, unfair competition, and insurance bad faith. He has also served as an expert witness in legal malpractice matters.
His tenacity in the courtroom led to a $26 million recovery, including...
Mr. Andranian is a member of the California State Bar and is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court. He is the Chairman of the Law Europe International Real Estate Practice Group and a former Planning Commissioner for the City of Costa Mesa, serving as the commission’s...
I handle matters in the following areas: business and commercial law, employment and labor law, litigation and dispute resolution, commercial real...
Costa Mesa Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Santa Ana, CA
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Buying, selling, or renting property?
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.
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