North Richmond, California Real Estate Lawyers

James G.  Schwartz
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I am dedicated to providing reliable, effective representation for a diverse range of real estate needs. I work tirelessly for the best possible outcomes! Call for a free consultation, visit my website for information. Read More »
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Paige Simmons Esq.
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Helping property owners and stakeholders maximize their real estate investments.

Paige Simmons helps landlords, property owners, developers, and other financial stakeholders protect their real estate investment and defend it with litigation when necessary. Read More »
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Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
John Ward Schilt
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Point Richmond, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place
Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Richmond; Subd. A, NS Real Estate Law Attorney
(510) 233-9100 125 West Richmond Avenue
Suite A
Richmond; Subd. A, NS 94801
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of San Francisco
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Business, IP and International
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC's and partnerships with an emphasis on business and corporate transactions including entity selection, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, licensing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include technology and intellectual property driven companies, shipping, construction, advertising/branding, web based, and the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Sternberger's business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding...
Doris Mitchell
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Albany, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 525-8282 1320 Solano Ave., #203
Albany, CA 94706
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Julia P. Wald
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(415) 482-7555 1108 Fifth Ave
Suite 202
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Dotty E. LeMieux
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(415) 485-1040 8 Willow St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Environmental and Municipal
Edward Lewis Blum
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Berkley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(510) 452-4400 1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 225
Berkley, CA 94709
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
45 years experience as litigation and business counsel; 20 years experience as court appointed and private mediator of business and real estate disputes; Martindale AV-rated; SuperLawyers
Michael Train Caldwell
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san rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(415) 453-8339 1010 B street, suite 300
san rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate
San Francisco Law Sch
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Berkeley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 704-9200 2721 Shattuck Avenue
No. 223
Berkeley, CA 94705
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Jeffrey Howard Lerman
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 454-0455 802 B St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate and Business
UCLA School of Law
Louis Anthony Napoli
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 453-5000 810 E Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Family
New York Law School
Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 785-7988 100 Drake's Landing Road, Suite 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
- Client Testimonial

Attorney Shahrestani offers intense,...
Ernest Christopher Brown
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 832-6946 244 California St.
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Environmental
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ernest C. Brown, ESQ, PE is highly experienced in construction contracts, negotiation, claims preparation, construction litigation, mechanic’s liens, bid protests, public works law and insurance coverage. He has resolved more than 2,500 construction disputes, including complex mediations, arbitrations, litigation, court trials, jury trials, DRB's and other innovative ADR approaches. He is a graduate of MIT in Civil and Environmental Engineering and earned a MS Construction Management and JD from the University of California, Berkeley. He also did graduate coursework at Harvard Law School in International Law. He is a senior construction lawyer and licensed civil engineer. Mr. Brown has...
Andrew John Chan
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Concord, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(510) 832-7770 2300 Clayton Road, Suite 350
Concord, CA 94520
Real Estate, Construction, IP and Insurance Defense
University of Miami School of Law
Andrew is a senior associate in the Oakland/East Bay office of Ericksen Arbuthnot. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Andrew has extensive litigation experience representing individual and institutional clients in state and federal court. His areas of practice include insurance coverage and defense, construction defect, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, consumer finance, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and other commercial issues.

Andrew has B.A. degrees in Cognitive Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. While...
Mr. Matthew J. Tuller
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(415) 625-0773 275 Battery Street
13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3372
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
We provide full-service solutions for San Francisco Bay Area families, professional or retired individuals, and business owners in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Health Care Directives, and Powers of Attorney.
George W. Wolff Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(415) 788-1881 505 Sansome St
Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Theodore W. Bloyd
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 846-8852 727 Butternut Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of San Francisco School of Law
Resolution of residential construction and real estate issues at a reasonable cost .
David L. Roth
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(510) 482-6600 1425 Leimert Blvd, Suite 405
Oakland, CA 94602
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate Law Offices of David L. Roth. Highest rating AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Co-author, Chap. 10, California Easements And Boundaries: Law And Litigation (CEB). Author, Chap. 1, "Easements," Neighbor Disputes: Law & Litigation (CEB) Practice areas include: Commercial Landlord/Tenant; Boundary and Easement Disputes; Title, Partition, Quiet Title, Adverse Possession, Prescriptive Easements; Construction Defect and Mechanics Lien lawsuits; Premises Liability and Injuries; Purchase/Sale Transactions and Litigation; Deeds of Trust; Real Estate Fraud.
Paul DeAngelis
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(415) 781-0260 534 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Business
Boston University
Paul DeAngelis practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He concentrates on real estate matters, including litigating buyer and seller disputes arising from transactions, neighbor and HOA disputes, and broker defense issues. He also provides transaction and counseling services to buyers and sellers, to property owners to resolve neighbor and HOA disputes, and to brokers and agents regarding risk management and BRE compliance issues. The information in this profile and any reviews or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal representation. It is a communication within Rules of Professional Conduct of...
Eric L. Toscano
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(888) 235-8582 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-4128
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Consumer, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of California, Davis, School of Law
I am a San Francisco-based trial lawyer passionate about representing tenants in disputes with landlords and individuals who have been injured. I am a founding partner at Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, where I pursue claims against landlords arising out of illegal evictions from rent-controlled apartments, tenant harassment, defective conditions and repair issues, rodent and other pest infestations, and floods. I also counsel tenants about their rights under federal, state, and local laws, particularly the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, and negotiate buyouts for tenants interested in relocating from their...
Hanlen J. Chang
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 757-3422 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and International
Southwestern University School of Law
Hanlen J. Chang provides legal services in Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and International Tax matters. He was recognized as a Super Lawyers rising star in 2015. Prior to establishing his own practice Hanlen was a research attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court Probate Department. He has also worked for several Southern California and Bay Area law firms as a litigation attorney representing business owners and professionals . Hanlen grew up in Bubendorf, Switzerland and attended...
David T. Chapman
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 613-9483 950 Northgate Drive
Suite 307
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
The Law Office of David T. Chapman handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Mr. Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA &...
John T. Kontrabecki
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(415) 416-6860 PO Box 29263
San Francisco, CA 94129
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Cornell University
Accomplished attorney and financier with over 30 years of experience advising companies in commercial real estate transactions, including legal entity formation, joint ventures, property acquisitions and sales, due diligence, land use planning and entitlements, secured and unsecured financing, construction contracts, litigation and arbitration.

Transaction oriented with significant experience in a wide range of commercial contracts, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, development agreements, construction contracts, public utility agreements (including service design, installation and power purchase), vendor agreements, service contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, real estate leases, secured and unsecured financing loan agreements, etc. Adept at working collaboratively and...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Moustafa Harfoush
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 745-3035 100 Pine Street, Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94117
Real Estate, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of San Francisco School of Law and University of Alexandria School of Law
Mr. Harfoush is an active member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. His legal career spans over two decades. Most recently, he worked for Wells Fargo Bank Securities Division on multiple projects related to Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was passed in response to the 2008 mortgage crises. Previously, he worked at one of the nation’s largest real estate law firms. He worked on complex issues including judicial and non-judicial foreclosure, HOA and mechanic’s liens, title claims, boundary issues, transfer of title, reformation actions...
Howard Elliot Kane
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Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
Offices in Alameda & Walnut Creek

Timothy Craig Williams
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Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and IP
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Williams is the founder of The Williams Firm and has over 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction, business and corporate law. Mr. Williams' practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution in all courts, government hearings, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of real estate, construction and business law. Mr. Williams also represents and advises clients in business transactions, corporate law, real property transactions, and trademark law. In real estate matters he has represented owners and developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-million dollar properties, negotiated sales...
Drexel Andrew Bradshaw
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 433-4800 1388 Sutter Street
Suite 920
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Divorce and IP
St. Thomas University
Martin Ross Sances
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Lafayette, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Insurance Claims
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling
Education

B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7602 582 Market, Suite 1007
San Francisco, CA 94104
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jacob Harker is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney. Mr. Harker has set up and run his law practice in a cost-effective and practical manner. He has done so in an effort to pass on the savings to his clients. As an attorney, Mr. Harker sees his practice as taking the lead in a new era of legal services.
Greg Hartman
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 227-5325 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gregory S. Hartman is an attorney, CPA, and Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (credential pending). Mr. Hartman's practice involves representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. He has expertise in chapter 11 businesses reorganization. Prior to starting Hartman Bankruptcy Law, Mr. Hartman represented secured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Hartman also worked for the United States Trustee's Office where he worked in an oversight role of chapter 11 cases and trustee administration. Mr. Hartman is a long-time resident of the Bay Area, living in the East Bay with his wife...
Michael S. Biggs
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 789-5823 1050 Northgate Dr
#510
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham
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Benicia, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(707) 745-2200 940 Adams Street
Suite S
Benicia, CA 94510
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham is a California licensed attorney who helps people with estate planning and real estate issues. Mr. Buckingham has worked in some aspect of real estate transactions since 1993, starting with foreclosure issues, with several years focused on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Buckingham has experience in property analysis, due diligence, title and escrow, acquisitions, entity formation, financing, leasing, and ongoing management issues. Often, real estate and estate planning issues go hand in hand, so Mr. Buckingham has offered estate planning services since 2005. Mr. Buckingham graduated from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Cum...
Douglas Kershaw Poulin
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Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Construction
Boston College Law School
Mr. Poulin is experienced in the areas of real estate, business, and construction litigation. He has trial experience in both state and Federal court, and has experience in all aspects of dispute resolution. Mr. Poulin has successfully represented clients in broker disputes, foreclosures, neighbor disputes, title insurance coverage, fraud, breach of contract, breach of lease and landlord-tenant issues. Real estate issues include construction defect cases, damages on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in mechanic's liens, stop notice, payment and performance bond actions. Prior to joining The Williams Firm, Mr. Poulin was an associate at the law...
Michael Lee Mau
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 495-8082 950 Harrison St., Ste. 213
San Francisco, CA 94107-1078
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Antitrust, Business and Insurance Claims
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Our managing attorney Michael L. Mau, Esq. has gained extensive experience as a trial lawyer and advocate for our clients. He has extensive experience in the areas of Construction Law, Real Property and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Business Counseling and Insurance / Surety Defense. He has experience handling cases at all stages of litigation, but unlike many he has successful courtroom trial experience. Initially he worked and gained a wide variety of experience as an Independent Contract Attorney. He then practiced for five plus years with Simpson, Aherne & Garrity, P.C., a construction law firm with offices in San Mateo and...
Derek M. Wagley
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Lafayette, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 283-2500 3433 Golden Gate Way, Suite B
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Estate Planning
John F. Kennedy University
Douglas G. Murken
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Real Estate, Business, Personal Injury and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
Eric Jeffrey Farber
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(510) 444-2512 333 Hegenberger Road
Suite 504A
Oakland, CA 94621
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Golden Gate University School of Law
As the founder of the Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center, Oakland attorney Eric Farber represents injured workers across many industries. Mr. Farber has been working as an attorney for over two decades. Before entering the legal field, Mr. Farber worked at the United Talent Agency and Sony Pictures-associated production company Signature Films. On several occasions, he has been selected for inclusion in the list of Northern California Super Lawyers®. He is a graduate of the Golden Gate University School of Law. For a case evaluation, contact the firm today.
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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.

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Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.

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