Laguna Beach, California Real Estate Lawyers

Ronald Altman
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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John C. Murphy
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

John Murphy focuses his practice on eminent domain, inverse condemnation and other complex jury trials. He represents a wide variety of public agencies, corporations, and landowners. Mr. Murphy has been... Read More »
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Eric B. Blum
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience

University of Southern California Gould School of LawCalifornia 1998 and California
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Joshua Mogin
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience

New York University School of LawCalifornia
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Michael Bernard Kushner
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise, Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and IP
University of California - Los Angeles
Mr. Kushner was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in his third year, and graduated with High Distinction the following year. Mr. Kushner then attended law school at the University of California at Los Angeles. After moving to Orange County, Mr. Kushner honed his skills at two of Orange County's most respected law firms before striking out on his own.

Mr. Kushner frequently lectures on a variety of topics relating to simple and complex business and corporate matters, as well...
Luke S. Carlson
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and IP
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Luke Carlson is knowledgeable across a broad spectrum of real estate and business matters and is adept at strategizing with clients to make the most out of difficult situations. Indeed, Mr. Carlson has represented and consulted with clients regarding various real estate matters (including HOA disputes and various commercial real estate transactions), and a wide variety of business related matters (including business protection, intellectual property, and various commercial disputes).

From Mr. Carlson’s superlative negotiation skills, to his synergistic partnership with Michael Kushner, the firm stands ready to provide superior litigation and transactional representation to all of its clients.
Stacy Joel Safion
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Laguna Niguel, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(949) 347-0300 30011 Ivy Glenn Dr
Suite 121
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5016
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Stockbroker Fraud
Southern California COL
We are multifaceted south Orange County law firm that handles collections issues (regarding creditors and debtors), issues with real estate brokers, agents and loan representatives and actions by and against contractors and home owners and wide variety of breach of contract actions. We also handle foreclosures and disputes against real estate agents and mortgage brokers. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. We specialize in personal and business collections, foreclosure, breach of contract actions and actions against real estate and loan companies and their agents. We represent both debtors and...
Griffin Schindler
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business, Employment and IP
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Griffin Schindler, Esq., associate attorney at Jafari Law Group, practices in the areas of intellectual property and employment law. He is an Eagle Scout who graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Griffin was actively involved with the on-campus organization Sursum Corda whose focus was to help better society through service.

Following his undergraduate education, Griffin received his J.D. from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California. During law school, Griffin spent two and a half years as the research assistant for his...
J. Eric LeVine
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Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 458-2336 25283 Cabot Rd
Suite 116
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Collections, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Western State Univ
Eric is a proven problem solver. He represents individuals, businesses, homeowners, landlords, tenants, contractors, brokers, buyers and sellers in mediations, arbitrations and litigation as well as transactions.
Valerian Soltes
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Laguna Niguel, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 363-0106 30011 Ivy Glenn Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Collections and Consumer
Univ of PJ Safarik
Brian P. Ballo
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ALISO VIEJO, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(949) 690-4100 120 VANTIS, SUITE 300
STE 300
ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Brian P. Ballo has been a real estate attorney for 28 years in Orange and San Diego counties. Currently, his practice is focused on representing homeowners in lawsuits against lenders seeking to foreclose, and negotiating loan modifications, forbearance agreements, short sale transaction approvals, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Brian is skilled in articulating cause of actions against lenders who have violated laws at the time of loan origination and closing, as well as during the foreclosure, loan modification and short sale processes. He has successfully obtained Temporary Restraining...
Daniel Cooper
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Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(949) 859-8456 24012 Calle de la Plata
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Tax
Western State Univ
Laguna Niguel, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(949) 582-1544 28202 Cabot Road #300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and DUI
Boalt Hall School of Law
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 58 years experience
(949) 494-8960 1076 Skyline Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
USC Law School
Stacie R. Smiley
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Nicole L. Halle
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience

Pepperdine University School of LawCalifornia
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Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(949) 497-3388 215 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(949) 376-2828 301 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate, Business, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Western State Univ COL
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(949) 715-1848 1278 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(949) 376-2828 301 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Duke Univ School of Law
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 376-2828 301 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Tulane Univ Law School
Laguna Niguel, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(949) 249-9295 30011 Ivy Glenn Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(949) 376-2828 301 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(949) 376-3055 450 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate, Business and IP
Whittier Coll School of Law
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(949) 497-6825 1121 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate and Business
UC Hastings COL
Laguna Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(949) 497-3388 215 Broadway St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Seth A. Nayowitz
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Seth Nayowitz is an associate in the real estate department, focusing on real estate purchase and sale, financing and leasing transactions. Read More »
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Richard Decker
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Boston University School of LawCalifornia
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John A. Messina Jr.
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Newport beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 383-4356 1400 Quail Street
Suite 200
Newport beach, CA 92660
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Native American
Southwestern University School of Law
John Messina maintains his reputation as one of Southern California’s top rated lawyers and has been lauded by his peers, earning Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating and its prestigious "Preeminent" distinction award. John heads the Firm’s Temecula Valley Office and is a litigation attorney with top executive-level, hands-on experience as a broker, real estate developer, and mortgage banker. Along with being a published author, John has a lengthy record litigating convoluted and difficult cases and is adept at constructing complex business and real estate transactions. John’s recent victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrate the level at which he practices...
Timothy George McFarlin
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(949) 544-2640 4 Park Plaza
Ste 1025
Irvine, CA 92614
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of California, Davis, School of Law
At McFarlin LLP Our unique practice can offer you:
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Stop Foreclosure
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David John Myers
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(949) 340-0130 9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
David Myers is "AV" rated in Business Law, Corporate Law and Litigation, and specializes in all things real estate, the formation and operation of businesses, consumer product development and distribution, and commercial litigation. After 10 years at quality mid-sized law firms, he has operated his own firm for over 20 years. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, federal banking regulators, manufacturers, entertainment companies, and a wide variety of other businesses and individuals in their transaction and litigation needs. He is known for his creative, non-confrontational approach, minimizing conflicts and avoiding problems, and getting deals done efficiently...
David L. Crockett
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(949) 851-1771 901 Dove St
#120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of California - Los Angeles and University of California - Berkeley
Mark Chernoff
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 416-3550 19800 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92612
Real Estate, Business and Personal Injury
University of Arizona
For nearly two decades Mark Chernoff has represented business of all sizes, business owners, real estate investors, and individuals in dispute resolution. He has handled cases of every shape and size, carefully considering client goals, evaluating options, and developing practical strategies. Before Practicing law, Mr. Chernoff served in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova. Outside the office he enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, and hiking.
Earl Robert Wallace
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 748-3600 16520 Bake Pkwy #280
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Landlord Tenant
Loyola Law School
EARL R. WALLACE is the managing partner of Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP. Mr. Wallace represents property owners, management companies, developers, financial institutions, and investors in real estate and business litigation including landlord-tenant matters. Mr. Wallace obtained his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1989 and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School in 1994. Mr. Wallace is admitted to the United States District Court of California (Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts) and to the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Wallace also holds a California Real Estate Broker License. Mr. Wallace has served as general counsel...
Mitchell Reed Sussman
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(800) 233-8521 2901 W. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
MITCHELL REED SUSSMAN, is the leading consumer advocate of Timeshare Exit, Timeshare Cancellation and Timeshare litigation in the United States having successfully prosecuted actions against the world's largest timeshare companies. His office has gained the release of tens of thousands of timeshare owners from the burdens of timeshare ownership. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York in 1973 he graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He came to the west coast upon graduation from GW and in 1976 he graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. ...
Jorge E. Fragoso
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(949) 475-6898 5000 Birch Street
West Tower, Suite 3000
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Claims and International
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, American University Washington College of Law and Universidad de Noroeste (now Universidad del Valle de Mexico)
Jorge is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Mexico and the State of California. Jorge obtained his law degree from Universidad del Noroeste (Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico), masters degree in International Law from American University Washington College of Law (Washington, DC USA) and post-graduate diploma from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico City). He has experience in cross-border real estate transactions (purchasing and financing), insurance, dispute resolution as well as civil and commercial litigation. Jorge was has worked in private practice and as in-house counsel at a Fortune 500® title insurance company that had operations in...
Anthony James Dispoto
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(714) 337-6389 2424 SE Bristol St., Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Collections and Employment
University of San Diego School of Law
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the medical services, clinical laboratory and collections industries. Skilled in Contract Review and Drafting, Legal Research and Writing and Corporate and Business Documentation. Strong legal professional with a Juris Doctor focused in Corporate and Business Law from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Joseph Arthur Walker
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(800) 592-5537 3991 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 350
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
The George Washington University Law School and University of Southern California
Mr. Walker draws upon his previous extensive courtroom experience with the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate and as a principal of a former California law firm and now President of The Walker Law Firm, APC, specializing in civil litigation and appeals since 1970.
Marshal Wilke
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesU.S. District Court, Central District of California and California
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John S. Cha
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience

University of Washington School of LawCalifornia
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Aalok Sikand
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(310) 498-1821 1221West Coast Highway
Suite 108
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Pepperdine University School of Law
I am an attorney specializing in business litigation, real estate law, and bankruptcy. As both an MBA and a California Licensed Real Estate Broker, I hold specialized credentials that afford me a very comprehensive understanding of the complexities associated with real estate and business issues. I have recent experience successfully taking business litigation cases to trial, successfully taking collection claims to trial, and saving many homes from foreclosure utilizing bankruptcy protection. I have also been successful in settling personal injury claims and in negotiating several family law cases.  It has been my my privilege to gain a great deal of diverse experience. It...
Gerald A. Klein P.C.
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(877) 857-0073 4770 Von Karman Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Real Estate, Business, IP and Legal Malpractice
UCLA School of Law
Gerald A. Klein has tried more than 30 cases to verdict. His success in the courtroom is underscored by the numerous accolades and recognitions he has achieved throughout his career, including selection by his peers as "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in 2003 and again in 2009.
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...
Mark Curtis Hargan
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(949) 851-1229 19800 MacArthur Blvd
Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Attorney Mark C. Hargan has 37 years of legal experience with major emphasis on Construction Law representing Owners, General Contractors, Subcontractors and Material Suppliers in all aspects of Public and Private Construction Projects. Mr. Hargan has successfully represented construction clients in regard to Bid Protests, Preparation and Negotiation of Claims, Construction Disputes, Mechanic's Liens, Stop Notices, Extra Work and Delay Claims, Construction Defects and Surety Bond Claims in Mediations, Arbitrations and Trials. Mr. Hargan is also highly experience in the areas of Business, Real Estate and Personal Injury Law. Mr. Hargan...
Frank Arnold Bayr
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San Juan Capistrano, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 538-3050 30320 Rancho Viejo Road
Suite 101
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Employment
Univ of LaVerne COL
For over 20 years Frank A. Bayr, Esq. has aggressively protected the rights of clients in products liability, employment, personal injury, construction and business claims valued at over $100 million. His clients have included large corporations, small family-owned businesses and individuals. He has significant construction law experience, developing close working relationships with some of the nation’s top construction industry experts. Since 1996, he has utilized his expertise to provide his clients with the very best in legal representation.
Steve Tzong-Bing Tsai
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 788-0968 27 Mauchly, Ste. 212
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
We are a Southern California business and intellectual property law and litigation firm dedicated to meeting our clients' individual needs through focused, effective legal counsel. Our Southern California location and Mandarin speaking staff give us an added advantage in serving the diverse legal needs of businesses at each center of the vibrant Pacific Rim Business Triangle, US, China and Taiwan. We believe legal services should be simple for our clients: our clients' success is our success. For us, this means meeting our clients' legal needs where it matters to them. The composition of our clientele best exemplifies our track record...
Salar Atrizadeh Esq.
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
19200 Von Karman Ave
4th Floor
Irvine, CA 92612
Real Estate, Business and Communications
University of Tulsa College of Law
Salar Atrizadeh, Esq. is licensed to practice law in the State of California, District of Columbia, and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts. Mr. Atrizadeh has dedicated his practice in learning about day-to-day legal problems and providing solutions to his clients. He is familiar with various areas of the law, including, but not limited to, civil litigation and transactional work. Mr. Atrizadeh is a knowledgeable attorney with sophisticated strategies and records of success to protect client interests. He has extensive experience in law office management and after graduation began his private practice in Los Angeles, California. Salar Atrizadeh, Esq. graduated...
Robert Duane Rowlett
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Dana Point, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 481-3000 26933 Camino De Estrella
2nd Floor
Dana Point, CA 92624
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Anthony F. Geraci
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 379-2600 90 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Business and Securities
Chapman Univ School of Law
Anthony Geraci is the managing partner of the Geraci Law Firm. He is a leading expert in mortgage lending and securities law and has authored numerous articles on real estate finance and securities subjects. Mr. Geraci is a leader in creating national mortgage pools and mortgage funds as well as sophisticated net branching arrangements among several mortgage companies.
Joshua Smisko
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Mission Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
26050 Acero, STE 305
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Whittier Law School
Joshua A. Smisko was born in Valencia, California. He attended the University of California, Irvine, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. Mr. Smisko received his Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School where he was a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and a contributor to their quarterly newsletter and he also obtained a certificate in Intellectual Property. Mr. Smisko previously worked for a National Law Firm representing Banks, Mortgage Loan Lenders, Mortgage Loan Servicers and Foreclosure Trustees dealing with Wrongful Foreclosure claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims, Evictions, and Bankruptcy...
Scott Lamont Levitt
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(494) 769-7040 4000 MacArthur Boulevard
East Tower, Suite 600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Real Estate, Business and Insurance Claims
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Lawrence J.H. Liu
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer

University of California, Irvine School of Law9th Circuit, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. District Court, Southern...
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Neil Kuczynski
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer

Chapman University Fowler School of LawCalifornia
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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.