El Centro, California Real Estate Lawyers
“TOP LAWYER” - Palm Springs Life-(DUI/PI)-2011-19
“TOP LAWYER”- Inland Empire Magazine Nov. ‘16
PERFECT 10.0 AVVO Peer Rating
“PREEMINENT” Rating - Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory
“BEST Attorneys of America” Selected by “Rue” Limited to Top 100 Attys/state
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Legal Eagle "Best and Brightest Legal Minds" by Palm Springs Life- June 2016
Man of the Year 7 times- including the City of Palm Desert and the City of Hope.
Dale Gribow Day proclaimed 4 x’s.
Mr. Watkins has successfully tried and litigated cases in the areas of Healthcare Compliance, Commercial Litigation, Unfair Business Practices, Fraud, Breach of Contract, Battery, Premises Liability, Product Defect, Medical Malpractice, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Construction Defect, as well as Unfair Competition, Defamation, and Trade Secret. In December 2003, Mr. Watkins commenced litigation against Health South Surgery...
Palm Springs Office concentrates primarily on divorce, custodial arrangements and disputes related to real estate and probate, as well as family-owned business and vacation homes. New York City Office concentrates on corporate, commercial and finance matters
Extensive training in alternative dispute resolution techniques, including at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in London (CEDR), the American Arbitration Association.
(AAA),and the International Mediation Institute (IMI)., Among other panels, he mediates disputes as a member of the mediation panels of CPR,...
For nearly six years, Nick served as VP & Senior Legal Counsel at AP Wireless Infrastructure Partners (“APW”), a cell site investment firm, handling the direct negotiation and/or legal oversight of over 2,500 transactions accounting for over $300M in investments. He led company initiatives related to...
Mr. O'Connell speaks frequently at continuing education seminars on topic including the emerging issues in limited liability companies and legal ethics.
Mr. O'Connell served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1968 to 1972, serving in Turkey and Germany.
Joseph was the Valedictorian of his law school...
Palm Springs, CA 92258
Tulane University School of Law
Escondido, CA 92025
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, CA 92101
Indiana Univ Bloomington School of Law and California Western School of Law
Mr. Haddad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Communications from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his Juris Doctor from...
El Centro Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Senior Citizens Legal Services
San Diego, CA
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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.
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