Los Gatos Real Estate Lawyers

Compare 595 top rated California attorneys serving Los Gatos.
Lawyer Rating
Video Chat
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength
Christian P. Binder
PREMIUM
Christian P. Binder

Knowledgeable California Real Estate Attorney! Exceptional Advice & Advocacy!

I am a dedicated and determined real estate attorney. I will aggressively advocate for your rights and interests in real estate law matters! Visit my website for representative clients and cases, call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Deirdre M. Digrande
PREMIUM
Deirdre M. Digrande

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 »
View Profile
Jeffrey Lawson
PREMIUM
Jeffrey Lawson

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

I am committed to aggressive advocacy for those with real estate law matters! I work with skill and diligence to achieve the best possible results! Visit my website to see reviews and results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Alan Scott Nopar
PREMIUM
Alan Scott Nopar

Experienced Real Estate Law Attorney! Skilled, Knowledgeable, Dedicated!

I am a determined and experienced real estate and business lawyer. I provide exceptional legal counsel and transaction services to help you succeed! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
10.0Justia Lawyer Rating for Alan Scott Nopar View Profile
Robert Stephen Kahn
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Robert Stephen Kahn
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years of experience
(408) 353-3456 25263 Terrace Grove Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Free ConsultationReal Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Kristie Dawn Prinz
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Kristie Dawn Prinz
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(408) 884-3577 P.O. Box 1594
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and IP
Vanderbilt University
Sharon Glenn Pratt
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Sharon Glenn Pratt
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(408) 369-0800 634 North Santa Cruz Avenue Suite 204
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Sharon Glenn Pratt is the founder of the law firm of Pratt & Associates, APC. She has over 30 years of experience specializing in civil litigation, contract review and preparation, CC&R and Rules interpretation and enforcement, construction and architectural review, Fair Housing law, civil restraining orders, financial issues, elections and recalls, corporate governance, and Anti-SLAPP law. She also practices in other areas of real property law such as construction, easements, boundaries, nuisance, premises liability, and neighbor law.

Personal
Sharon is a mother of 3 children, and has been an active supporter of Bellarmine College Prep School, Los Gatos High School, University...
Rebekah Joy Turney
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Rebekah Joy Turney
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years of 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.
Christine Fumi Kawamoto
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Christine Fumi Kawamoto
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(408) 373-3718 647 N Santa Cruz Ave Ste C
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Bruce Tichinin
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bruce Tichinin
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years of experience
(408) 429-8415 17150 Wedgewood Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Real Estate and Environmental
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Douglas P. Barnes
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(408) 395-4800 210 Almendra Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate, Business, Consumer and Elder
Jay J Wang
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(408) 844-2370 315 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate, Antitrust, Appeals and Bankruptcy
Georgetown University Law Center
Larry I. Wallerstein
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(408) 313-7203 16450 Los Gatos Blvd Ste 209
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Jill Apsit Fordyce
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(408) 358-5107 PO Box 2058
Los Gatos, CA 95031
Real Estate and Appeals
Santa Clara Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett
PREMIUM
Kathryn E. Barrett

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 »
View Profile
JuLyn M. Park
PREMIUM
JuLyn M. Park

Free Consultation! Dedicated & Experienced Commercial Real Estate Law Attorney!

I am an experienced and skilled real estate law attorney. I am dedicated to aggressive advocacy for a wide array of commercial real estate law matters. Visit my website for information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Mark Lindsey Strombotne
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(408) 971-9540 16450 Los Gatos Blvd Ste 108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Karen Canaan
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years of experience
(408) 395-8038 PO Box 1860
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate, IP and Patents
Whittier Coll School of Law and Whittier Law School
John Herbert Coward
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years of experience
(408) 358-3773 16450 Los Gatos Blvd #108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
John Charles Fox
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(408) 844-2360 315 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate, Antitrust, Appeals and Bankruptcy
While in law school and George Washington University Law School
William Walter Burns
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 51 years of experience
(408) 373-4501 PO Box 320846
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Environmental
Santa Clara Univ School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Suzanne Pate Yost
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(831) 818-0413 PO Box 857
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
John Steven Kent
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(408) 395-7171 236 N Santa Cruz Ave Ste 231
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Steve Michael Zientek
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years of experience
(408) 354-0814 117 College Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Christine M DeKlotz
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years of experience
(408) 354-6100 101 Church St Ste 15
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate and Business
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Thomas Alan Bartasi
Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years of experience
(408) 295-2110 6 Palm Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Real Estate
UC Hastings COL and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Heinz Binder
PREMIUM
Heinz Binder

Exceptional Representation! Over 35 Years of Real Estate Experience & Success!

I provide knowledgeable and aggressive counsel and advocacy for real estate matters. I am dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for representative clients and cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
View Profile
Michael William Malter
PREMIUM
Michael William Malter

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 »
View Profile
Stephen Searle Rudd
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Stephen Searle Rudd
Cupertino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years of 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.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ChatQ&ASocial Media
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Offers Video ChatReal Estate, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
COVID19 Notice: Open for Business. Phone Consults available daily.

With a green and sustainable law practice since 2007, Mr. Ali Shahrestani is a bi-coastal litigation attorney who has been featured in print and TV news for his legal expertise, is a recipient of multiple professional awards and a graduate of top rated universities with various honors, and has donated much effort and time to public education,

Serving CA, NY, MA, DC & WA:

1) Education Law - K-12, College, Graduate, Students, Teachers, Schools
2) Divorce & Child Custody - High Conflict, LGBTQ, Father's Rights
3) Business, Contracts, & Real Estate Law - Litigation, Transactions, ADR
4)...
John David Teter
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
John David Teter
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(408) 866-1810 1361 S Winchester
Suite 113
San Jose, CA 95128
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
As a lawyer for over 30 years, on a daily basis, John Teter has assisted thousands of clients in achieving their business and personal goals. He draws on this wealth of real-world experience, coupled with interaction with colleagues and a lifetime commitment to continuing education, to provide his clients the best legal representation possible. It is a great source of personal pleasure to apply these tools to assist others. Mr. Teter considers each case to be a personal challenge to achieve what is best for each of his clients.

As an experienced taxation law attorney, he has the knowledge and resources...
John Michael Ottoboni
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
John Michael Ottoboni
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years of experience
(408) 280-0535 333 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate, Business and Education
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
John M. Ottoboni is a former partner one of the founders of Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling. He became Of Counsel to the firm in 2007. He completed his law degree from University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. Mr. Ottoboni is admitted to practice law in all California courts and certain federal district courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. John is married to his wife, Nancy, and is the proud father of five children and seven grandchildren. Mr. Ottoboni currently lives in Monte Sereno.
Jeffrey Moore
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Jeffrey Moore
Campbell, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years of 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.
David Charles Burgess
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
David Charles Burgess
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years of 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...
John Erik Fraker
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
John Erik Fraker
Saratoga, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(800) 775-7612 14500 Big Basin Way
Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
John Erik Fraker is the chair of the Charitable Planning & Philanthropy Practice Group for Ainer & Fraker, LLP. Specializing in high net-worth estate planning, philanthropy, and asset protection, John excels at providing sophisticated financial solutions and advanced charitable techniques that help individuals reduce taxes, provide a lasting legacy, and strengthen the familyâs core identity. Prior to co-founding Ainer & Fraker, LLP in 2002, John handled the investment and insurance needs of high net worth families as a fee-only financial planner in the affluent Brentwood Santa Monica area of Los Angeles. Additionally, he worked as Business Development Officer for the...
Eben Lee Kurtzman
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Eben Lee Kurtzman
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years of 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...
Dixon Ray Howell
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Dixon Ray Howell
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 52 years of 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.
Norman David Thomas
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Norman David Thomas
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(408) 293-1900 160
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Dave Thomas is a transactional attorney focusing on real estate and finance. Over his more than 30 years of practice in the real estate law area, Dave’s work has encompassed a broad spectrum of transactional matters involving purchase and sale, development, redevelopment, land use, and leasing. At this stage of his career, Dave’s particular real estate law focus is in representing REITs and investors in the purchase, sale, and financing of multifamily properties located in California and the other western states. This practice includes the purchase, sale, and financing of properties developed as affordable housing, utilizing low income housing...
Robert G. Harris
PREMIUM
Robert G. Harris

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 »
View Profile
Wendy Watrous Smith
PREMIUM
Wendy Watrous Smith

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 »
View Profile
Nancy Lu Sequoia
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Nancy Lu Sequoia
Cupertino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(408) 725-7180 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 100
Cupertino, CA 95014
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Brooklyn Law School
Our mission in the practice of law is to advance justice and provide legal help to our clients with dedication, integrity and excellence. Dedication We represent our clients with zealousness and diligence. We commit our time and energy to providing our clients with excellent legal services. As a customer-service oriented firm, we give our clients personalized and individual attention. Integrity We uphold high ethical standards in representing and serving our clients. Given our dedication and skills, we believe that we can provide outstanding legal services in a legal and ethical manner. Excellence With high professional standards, legal acumen, hard work and strive for perfection, we...
William Bryce Chastain
Claimed Lawyer Profile
William Bryce Chastain
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(408) 280-6800 1570 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Real Estate, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Jeffrey Paul Widman
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Jeffrey Paul Widman
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(408) 288-6777 101 Race St
San Jose, CA 95126
Real Estate, Business and Environmental
Harvard Law School and Harvard Univ Law School
Eric Thomas Hartnett
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Eric Thomas Hartnett
(408) 290-8228 563 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Sunnyvale, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years of 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...
Michael William Malter
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawg SearchSocial Media
Michael William Malter
Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
Michael Malter is an accomplished California attorney, advocating for clients in Bankruptcy, Business, Intellectual Property, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate and Tax Law matters. With over 40 years of experience, he has been recognized as a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the California State Bar. Michael is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized representation focused on attaining the best possible outcomes.

Michael, a native of Long Island, New York, has been a resident of California since 1977. He currently lives in Saratoga with his two daughters and labradoodles. Outside of work, Michael can be found hiking and traveling. Additionally, he deems...
James Cai
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawg SearchSocial Media
James Cai
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and Immigration
Temple University Beasley School of Law
James Cai founded SAC Attorneys, LLP after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, immigration, employment and estate planning. Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way - giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies. Before founding SAC Attorneys, LLP,...
Jeffrey Lawson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawg SearchSocial Media
Jeffrey Lawson
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years of 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...
Wendy Watrous Smith
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldBlawg SearchSocial Media
Wendy Watrous Smith
Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Landlord Tenant
University of Iowa
Ranvir S Sandhu
Claimed Lawyer ProfileOffers Video ChatSocial MediaResponsive Law
Ranvir S Sandhu
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(510) 516-2889 1172 Murphy Ave Suite 231
San Jose, CA 95131
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Lincoln University
Attorney Ranvir is a dynamic, focused and hard-working lawyer who values transparency and integrity.

Estate Planning:

Ranvir helps create professional estate plans that will satisfy individual and family members’ personal, financial, and tax goals. This includes the preparation of customized wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deed transfers and advanced health care directives.

Corporate Law:

Ranvir advises individuals, joint partnerships, startups and emerging companies in tech and non-tech, including cannabis on corporate formation, M&A, financing, SAFEs and IPOs, general corporate counseling, as well as on non-corporate matters such as employment, licensing, securities compliance and general corporate counseling.

Prior Experience:

Prior to founding Insight Legal, P.C.,...
Brian Barnhorst
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawg SearchSocial Media
Brian Barnhorst
San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Employment
University of San Diego School of Law and Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
PREMIUM
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.

California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
View Profile
Rebecca Charlene McCracken Esq.
PREMIUM
Rebecca Charlene McCracken Esq.

California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience

Vermont Law SchoolCalifornia, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of New York, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and New York
View Profile
Real Estate Lawyers in Nearby CitiesReal Estate Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Los Gatos Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Santa Clara County Self-Service Centers/Family Law Facilitator's Office
Sunnyvale, CA


Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
(408) 293-4790
San Jose, CA

Show More

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.

Toggle tool

There are no recently viewed profiles.

There are no saved profiles.

There are no profiles to compare.