La Jolla, California Real Estate Lawyers
California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
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He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1987, he received his law degree from the University of San Diego Law School and graduated in the top 2% of his class. Mr. Romanoff started his legal career at Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye (now DLA Piper) in their Real Estate department in 1987. In 1992, he established a sole practice in La Jolla, California specializing in business and real estate transactions. From 1992 to 2003, he represented numerous developers,...
While there, he accepted the Senior Style Editor position for the Pierce Law Review, worked as a legal writing teaching assistant for both his second and third years, and was awarded a full-time internship with the New Hampshire Department of Justice, Office...
La Jolla, CA 92037
Santa Clara University School of Law
San Diego, CA 92122
The University of Texas School of Law
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...
Ms. Peterson currently serves as a member...
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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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