Oakland, California Real Estate Lawyers

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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Joshua D. Brysk
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Free Consultation! Skilled Real Estate Lawyer! Experience, Diligence & Service!

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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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...
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.
Len Watkins
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 788-0040 1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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...
Timothy Alan Larsen
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(510) 238-9333 717 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
Willamette Univ COL
Robert Ian Levy
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(510) 465-0025 1946 Embarcadero
Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94606
Real Estate and Business
Tulane Univ Law School
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.
John Erik Fraker
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 775-7612 70 Washington Street
Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94607
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...
Garrett Francis Riegg
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 535-2555 1946 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Probate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have worked in a dozen fields of law over my career of 44 years. Mostly I was a business trial lawyer, but now I only advise and handle transactions: no trials. I am semiretired but come to the office most days.
Leon Henderson Rountree III
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(510) 343-6299 317 Washington Street
Suite 214
Oakland, CA 94607
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Sanford Hilton Margolin
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 451-4114 1970 Broadway
#1200
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Dana Sack
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(510) 286-2200 One Kaiser Plaza
Suite 1015
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate, Business and Insurance Defense
UC Hastings COL
Sheryl Alyce Traum
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(510) 992-4684 1901 Harrison, Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
David Louis Roth
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
1425 Leimert Blvd., Suite 405
Oakland, CA 94602-1852
Real Estate
Jeffrey Alan Leon
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(510) 208-6600 1970 Broadway
Suite 1250
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate
Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(510) 466-6724 1999 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate, Antitrust, Appeals and Bankruptcy
Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(415) 846-8313 1155 Clarendon Cres
Oakland, CA 94610
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
School of Law
Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(510) 808-2000 555 12th St
Ste 1500
Oakland, CA 94607
Real Estate, Antitrust, Business and Criminal
University of Texas School of Law
Piedmont, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 591-1406 22 Pala Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St Fl 8
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Piedmont, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(415) 984-8359 138 Hillside Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
Real Estate, Antitrust, Business and Construction
University of California at Berkeley
Howard Elliot Kane
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Alameda, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2425 Webb Avenue, Second Floor
Alameda, CA 94501
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

Richard Pazin
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Alameda, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(510) 227-5270 725 Central Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Family and Tax
Wayne State University Law School and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
University of Michigan - BBA (Accounting)
Certified Public Account - Michigan
University of Detroit Law School - JD
Wayne State University - LL.M Taxation
Attorney Licenses in Michigan and California

Michael Ralph Notaro
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Alameda, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 522-2666 2219 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationReal Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Real estate attorney Michael Notaro has over 27 years experience in the real estate industry. His mission is to provide real estate owners, investors and developers with the finest quality legal service. Michael and his firm provide professional, âvalue addedâ legal services. Zealous and aggressive representation is balanced with negotiating the best possible client settlement. When our clients succeed, we succeed. We create lasting relationships with our clients, guided by the values of integrity, service and excellence. We are counselors as well as advocates and communicate in clear, understandable language; we believe our clients deserve to know...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationReal 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."
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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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
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...
Marc Cooper Haber
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Miriam Montesinos
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 774-2980 Four Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate
Alan William Sparer
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For over 30 years, Mr. Sparer has successfully represented individuals and businesses in litigation involving securities, contract, insurance, real estate, probate, and trust matters. Since founding Sparer Law Group (SLG), Mr. Sparer has obtained over $200 million in settlements, judgments, and recoveries on behalf of securities investors. Mr. Sparer also leads an SLG team that has successfully defended financial professionals and investment funds under investigation by the SEC, FINRA, and the California Department of Business Oversight.

Over the years Mr. Sparer has assisted in the resolution of sensitive and confidential family disputes, representing trustees, special administrators, and beneficiaries in mediation,...
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...
Isaac Jacobson
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
605 Market Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
Isaac Jacobson is an accomplished trial attorney and an unwavering advocate for his clients. As an associate attorney at McLaughlin Sanchez, Isaac represents landlords in eviction actions, including cases in both eviction-controlled and non-eviction controlled jurisdictions around the San Francisco Bay Area. He has extensive experience representing landlords in unlawful detainer trials, rent board arbitrations, and negotiation “cash-for-keys” buyout agreements on behalf of landlords. Isaac also represents property owners involved in disputes with their neighbors, issues relating to Homeowners Associations, and complications arising from the buying and selling of real property.
Lauren Bolfango
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 946-4015 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Construction
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Oakland, CA

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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.