Coyote, California Real Estate Lawyers

Christian P. Binder
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Knowledgeable California Real Estate Attorney! Exceptional Advice & Advocacy!

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Jeffrey Lawson
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Experienced Real Estate Law Attorney! Dedicated Counsel & Legal Representation!

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Robert G. Harris
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California Real Estate Attorney with Extensive Experience & Skill! Call Now!

I am a passionate legal advocate for those with real estate needs. I will work tirelessly to advocate for your legal rights and interests! Visit my website for representative clients and cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Michael William Malter
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Dedicated & Experienced Real Estate Attorney! Aggressive Legal Representation!

I have provided determined and skilled advocacy for real estate needs for over 35 years. I am committed to exceptional counsel and representation! Visit my website to see representative cases, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Coyote, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(408) 694-3346 PO Box 13205
Coyote, CA 95013
Real Estate, Business and Criminal
San Joaquin COL
William H. Brown
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Morgan Hill, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(408) 779-3232 275 Tennant Ave., Suite 201
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-5476
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Tax
University of California - Los Angeles
MARRIED AND FATHER OF NINE, GRANDFATHER OF SIXTEEN; CITY COUNCILMAN FOR MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA; MEMBER OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION BOARD - CHAIRMAN FOR TWO YEARS; BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR GO KIDS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROVIDING LOW COST CHILD CARE FOR 25+ YEARS.
Eric Thomas Hartnett
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(408) 290-8228 563 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Construction
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Hartnett possesses an impressive real estate and business law background. He is a former partner at a preeminent real estate firm in Silicon Valley and has garnered a considerable wealth of experience by working his entire career at small and medium-sized firms. He has represented a wide array of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government entities to individuals and small businesses. Eric's skills and expertise have been recognized through his repeated receipt of Super Lawyers's Northern California Rising Star award.

While the majority of his cases have been venued in the Bay Area (e.g. Santa...
Stephen Searle Rudd
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Cupertino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(408) 252-5211 10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
Stanford University
Steve Rudd is a Stanford Law School J.D. with over thirty years experience handling estate planning (trusts, wills, powers of attorney) and estate administration (trust administration, trust modification, spousal property petition and probate proceeding) for Silicon Valley clients. Steve Rudd offers quality legal services at affordable prices.
Jeffrey Lawson
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate and Environmental
University of California - Los Angeles
Jeff Lawson is a shareholder of Silicon Valley Law Group, where his practice focuses on compliance and litigation related to environmental law and land use. He also litigates complex commercial and employment cases. Jeff serves the petroleum, manufacturing, water, agriculture, transportation, financial services, real estate, and semiconductor industries. He also serves as a mediator in environmental and commercial disputes. Jeff has been recognized by Law & Politics Media and San Francisco Magazine as one of "Northern California's Super Lawyers" from 2004 to the present and has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Northern California in 2011, 2012...
Javed Inam Ellahie
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SAN JOSE, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(408) 294-0404 12 South First Street, Suite 600
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Javed Ellahie's practice focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate law and bankruptcy. He carries a Martindale-Hubbell “AV-rating”, the highest rating of legal knowledge and ethics.
He is a certified bankruptcy law specialist (certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization) and has frequently lectured at seminars for bankruptcy law specialists. Mr. Ellahie has also served as a Trustee to the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the West-Valley Mission Community College District.

Mr. Ellahie’s estate planning experience includes setting up estate plans such as simple and complex trusts, drafting irrevocable trusts, family limited partnership, charitable trusts...
Wendy Watrous Smith
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Landlord Tenant
University of Iowa
Robert G. Harris
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Michael William Malter
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
Wendy Watrous Smith
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Over 25 Years of Experience! Exceptional Real Estate Counsel & Representation!

I am a dedicated and skilled real estate attorney. I am committed to aggressive advocacy to obtain the best possible results for real estate matters! Visit my website for representative cases, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Kathryn E. Barrett
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Dedicated & Experienced Attorney! Real Estate Law Representation with Expertise!

I am committed to exceptional counsel and representation for real estate matters! I will provide determined and skilled advocacy for your legal needs! Visit my website for results and reviews, call for a consultation. Read More »
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JuLyn M. Park
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(408) 416-2929 4655 Old Ironsides Dr
#250
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction and Insurance Defense
Santa Clara University School of Law
Julie Bonnel-Rogers Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Miles Jarrod Dolinger
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Capitola, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 477-9193 314 Capitola Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010
Real Estate, Business, Environmental and Municipal
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have over 21 years experience serving Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties with superior and efficient land use, real estate, and business law services – all backed by professionalism and integrity. In my current practice in Capitola, I represent individual, business and public agency clients in a wide range of real estate, land use, and public law matters (transactional and litigation), with special emphasis on: Land use permits; Zoning compliance and red tag removal; CEQA and Coastal Act compliance and litigation; Writ of mandate litigation (against or on behalf of public agencies); Real estate transactions, disputes...
Stanley Phong Phan
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(408) 232-4900 2092 Concourse Drive, Ste 49
San Jose, CA 95131
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(408) 915-8043 155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Jeffrey M. Moore has 20 years experience assisting consumers and small business in Silicon Valley. He was raised in Santa Clara County, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Santa Clara Leavey School of Business (MBA). Mr. Moore is a recognized authority in family, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant law. Visit our website for information on how we can assist you with your legal issue.
Lawrence Michael Boesch
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SAN JOSE, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(408) 421-8297 12 S. First Street, Ste. 600
P.O. Box 796
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Real Estate and Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Christian P. Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Christian Binder has been an attorney at Binder & Malter, LLP since 2013.

Mr. Binder was admitted to the California Bar in December 2012 after graduating from the Santa Clara School of Law in June 2012. Mr. Binder’s practice includes debtor and creditor representation, bankruptcy and financial analysis of individuals and entities.

Mr. Binder received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University in Finance in 2009. Mr. Binder earned his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2012. During law school, Mr. Binder was the recipient of a number of awards, including being awarded Witkin...
Rebekah Joy Turney
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Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(408) 395-6021 266 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University
We provide dedicated representation designed to produce results. Our primary focus is real estate, construction, landlord tenant and business law.
Richard Gary Burt
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(408) 286-7333 10 S Almaden Blvd
#1200
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate and Business
George Washington Univ LS
John Hannon
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Capitola, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(831) 476-8005 716 Capitola Avenue
Suite F
Capitola, CA 95010
Real Estate, Business and Legal Malpractice
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am attorney John Hannon. I represent clients in real estate, personal injury and other types of civil litigation. From my law office in Capitola, I represent clients throughout the Monterey Bay area of California, from Santa Cruz to Watsonville and other communities near the coast.
Heinz Binder
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Exceptional Representation! Over 35 Years of Real Estate Experience & Success!

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Deirdre M. Digrande
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Free Consultation! Skilled California Real Estate Lawyer! Aggressive Advocacy!

I have been providing exceptional real estate law representation for 15 years. I am committed to advocating for clients in a wide array of legal matters! Visit my website for information and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Deirdre M. Digrande
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 416-2929 4655 Old Ironsides Dr
#250
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Santa Clara University School of Law
Deirdre Digrande is a litigation attorney with 15 years of experience in a wide breadth of practice areas including commercial disputes, intellectual property, real estate and construction law. In her construction practice, Ms. Digrande has represented property owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractor cross-defendants. Ms. Digrande obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Digrande has worked in some of the most prominent San Francisco law firms; most recently, the Pittsburgh-based law firm of K&L Gates, LLP.
David Charles Burgess
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 979-7800 1800 Hamilton Ave, Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95125
Real Estate, Business and Tax
Stanford Law School
Mr. Burgess is a partner of the Business Law Group. His practice focuses on the needs of small and medium sized businesses. His goal is to listen carefully to his clients, recognizing that each person and business is different. He then seeks to fashion practical, creative, and cost effective solutions to best fit each client's particular circumstances. He is able to offer the personal attention, customized service, and efficiency that often are lacking from the mega law firms. Mr. Burgess seeks to build long-term relationships with clients, becoming a key member of their business teams. To that end, he...
Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Washington
Jaclyn M. Ford Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Ethan Solove Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate and Business
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Damian R. Castaneda
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 998-5888 84 W Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Employment
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I have a passion and love for what I do. At Castaneda & Company, we represent individuals and small businesses in the areas of business law, contracts, employment, fraud, and real estate. After I filed a lawsuit in October 2007 against Apple™ and AT&T over the iPhone™, I was featured on websites around the world including Businessweek.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, and the USAToday.com.

We have gone up against Stanford University, Google, Adobe, and Bank of America. Despite these big names, the majority of our clients are ordinary people and small business owners. We like representing the underdog and we like beating the...
Eben Lee Kurtzman
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(408) 295-2105 1131 Park Ave
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Based out of Santa Clara County, The Law Office of Eben L. Kurtzman has been providing reliable legal advice and representation in criminal law defense and personal injury prosecution cases for over two decades. Eben has handled over one thousand cases and has had more than fifty jury trials. His practice is centered on the idea that the client is the most important part of any case, and that a straight-forward, honest approach is the best way to succeed. He will give you a realistic, honest assessment of your case. He encourages all of his clients to ask questions and...
Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled litigation involving employment issues, real estate, construction, commercial disputes, contract issues, unfair competition and Americans with Disabilities Act claims on behalf of businesses. Ed also handles a wide variety of criminal litigation including representing individuals and corporations accused of grand theft, embezzlement, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, environmental, trade secret violations, driving under the influence, other driving related charges and other general criminal matters.

Ed believes...
Dixon Ray Howell
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(408) 979-7800 1800 Hamilton Ave, Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95125
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Very experienced and highly ("AV") rated business lawyer. Offer the experience of a large firm and the responsiveness of a start up.
Alan Scott Nopar
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(650) 328-7300 2479 E Bayshore Rd
#703
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Palo Alto, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
Real Estate and Business
Stanford Law School
JuLyn M. Park
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Free Consultation! Dedicated & Experienced Commercial Real Estate Law Attorney!

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Alan Scott Nopar
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Experienced Real Estate Law Attorney! Skilled, Knowledgeable, Dedicated!

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Joseph Clark Melino J.D.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(408) 275-1955 111 N. Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate & Business Planning and Litigation: Multi-unit Residential, Commercial, R&D and Industrial projects. Litigation regarding interest in, and preparation of Condominium Projects. Planning and Litigation regarding Manufactured Homes. Litigation and planning for contractors.
Melissa A. Wurster
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 416-2929 4655 Old Ironsides Dr
#250
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Construction
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Robert Stephen Kahn
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Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(408) 353-3456 25263 Terrace Grove Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Free ConsultationReal Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Nicholas L. Holder
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Aptos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Brian Stanton Case
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(714) 540-3636 95 S. Market St.
Third Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Construction
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Amiel Lee Wade
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(888) 909-9430 84 West Santa Clara
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Family
Rutgers Univ School of Law
I am an experienced, proven and well respected civil litigation and business law attorney representing both individuals and businesses in lawsuits. I have been practicing law for over nineteen years. What sets me and my law firm apart from other lawyers is that it’s critical to us that we provide superior and distinctive services while building client relationships and achieving client satisfaction second to none. I have served as a judge pro tem as both an arbitrator and a mediator for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2016, I was selected to the exclusive list of the “10 Best”...
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University School of Law
Rebecca Charlene McCracken Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Vermont Law School
Heinz Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Binder has over 35 years of experience representing businesses and individuals as debtors or creditors in all types of bankruptcy matters and corporate restructuring. In addition to his considerable bankruptcy experience, Mr. Binder frequently represents businesses and individuals in real estate and business matters, collection and collection defense, and commercial law disputes. Mr. Binder’s practice also includes asset protection planning, creditor negotiations and workouts, debtor-creditor rights, tax disputes, bankruptcy appeals, and representing under-insured defendants in settlement negotiations and mediations.

Mr. Binder is active in the local Silicon Valley community, frequently lecturing on bankruptcy and related topics such as asset protection...
Mark Walter Hostetter
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Mark Hostetter has earned a reputation for creatively using complex law as a means to solve problems and achieve his clients' goals. Mr. Hostetter is proud to note that many of his clients are small business owners, immigrants, and people with disabilities asserting their civil rights. Mr. Hostetter is able to keep fees reasonable as an independent practitioner. However, we also have a network of top attorneys with whom we may associate if a case is unusually complex or goes all the way to trial, as in our recent discrimination case against the U.S. Department...
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Julie Bonnel-Rogers Esq.
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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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.