Pacifica, California Real Estate Lawyers

Alan Scott Nopar
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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 »
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David T. Chapman
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm... Read More »
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Jin H. Kim
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Exceptional Real Estate Law Attorney! Protecting Your Rights & Interests!

I am an experienced and dedicated California real estate attorney. I provide diligent and aggressive advocacy focused on the best possible outcome! Visit my website for legal information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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George W. Wolff Esq.
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 46 years experience

At the Wolf Law Office, we offer over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of construction contracts and claims for clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Our principal attorney, George W.... Read More »
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Piper Hanson
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Pacifica, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(650) 762-9090 1750 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Coastside attorney specializing in estate planning and real estate law. Call 650-762-9090 for a free 30-minute consultation in my Pacifica office or in your home. Happy to visit assisted living facilities as well....I love seniors!
Pacifica, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(650) 355-6446 1153 Barcelona Dr
Pacifica, CA 94044
Real Estate, Business and Legal Malpractice
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Pacifica, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(650) 359-9361 446 Old County Rd Ste 100
PMB 404
Pacifica, CA 94044
Real Estate, Divorce, Family and IP
UC Hastings COL
Hesam Ferdows
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Burlingame, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 348-1600 1290 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Real Estate, Asbestos, Estate Planning and Probate
San Francisco Law School
William Cornelius Last Jr
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San Mateo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(650) 696-8350 520 S El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Real Estate and Construction
San Francisco Law School and University of Nevada
William C. Last, Jr. is a licensed California attorney whose practice primarily emphasizes transactions, litigation, arbitration, and mediation on behalf of companies and individuals involved in the construction industry. Mr. Last has represented developers, lenders, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in a wide range of matters relating to mechanics' liens, stop notices, construction failures, latent defects, general contract and bidding disputes, and professional liability, as well as in disputes concerning delays, acceleration, disruption, and payment. Mr. Last has drafted and reviewed numerous construction contracts.
Ms. Gemma de Lemos Mondala
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Daly City, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(650) 877-2375 6748 Mission Street, #237
Daly City, CA 94014
Real Estate, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Insurance Defense
Syracuse University College of Law
Gemma L. Mondala's practice is broad but focuses primarily on business litigation, employment law and complex litigation matters. Gemma's experience includes the defense of insureds against claims related to automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, slip/trip and falls, dog bites, toxic torts and construction defects. She has also represented business clients in enforcing and defending against breach of contract and business tort claims (i.e. intentional interference with contract and business advantage, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud and misrepresentation) as well as claims involving breaches of fiduciary duties. Gemma also advises Cities, Counties and...
Robert Jack Buccieri
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Burlingame, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(650) 235-4431 1534 Plaza Lane
Suite 324
Burlingame, CA 94010
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Legal Malpractice
Univ of Denver COL
Rob is a Partner and Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group and a member of its Professional Responsibility and Risk Management Practice Group. His practice focuses on guiding clients through complex commercial and business litigation, whether that is negotiating the best resolution or taking the case to trial.

He has a wealth of experience in complex litigation including, commercial, corporate, real estate, construction, financial services and professional liability. In the past 20 years he has been the trusted advisor of companies and professionals from a multitude of disciplines including architects, engineers, contractors, real estate brokers, insurance brokers,...
William Henry Holsinger
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San Mateo, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(650) 340-7500 247 No. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
Real Estate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Paul John Mori
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 586-3600 22 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Alan Khalfin
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San Mateo, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(877) 744-4874 220 Baldwin Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Alan D. Khalfin, Esq. is a transactional attorney with vast experience in law and strategy across a wide range of fields, including technology, estate planning, finance, media, and energy. He is licensed to practice law in California. Mr. Khalfin takes pride in providing companies and individuals with top-notch legal expertise and strategic planning that is both thorough and practical. As part of his practice, he has negotiated hundreds of agreements for clients and has overseen numerous complex international transactions. Mr. Khalfin received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and is a graduate of the Cornell Law School...
Douglas G. Murken
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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James Steven McCarthy
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SanFrancisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(415) 334-6807 5 Thomas Mellon Circle
Suite 161
SanFrancisco, CA 94134-2501
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
Christine Carin Fitzgerald
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Burlingame, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(415) 348-5195 345 Lorton Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Education
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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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, Business, Collections and Construction
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. 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 including trial work.

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 San Francisco. After a shorter stint at McLemore, Collins...
Hanlen J. Chang
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 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...
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...
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...
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
At the Wolf Law Office, we offer over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of construction contracts and claims for clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Our principal attorney, George W. Wolff, worked in the construction industry before attending law school, acted as an arbitrator, advocate, and trial attorney on private and public construction jobs and brings a comprehensive understanding of the practical and legal issues related to construction contracts and disputes to our clients, helping you avoid or resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In our years of experience, we have built a comprehensive network...
John T. Kontrabecki
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 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...
Howard Elliot Kane
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 4200 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
UC Hastings COL
I attended UCLA from 1983-1987 and obtained a B.A. in History. I attended
UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco from 1987-1990 and began practicing law in 1990. I am also a licensed California real estate broker and I have brokered hundreds of purchase and sale agreements since 1996.

In addition to handling simple and complex real estate transactions, I focus on affordable estate planning packages. Fees begin at $495. Packages
include:

Wills
Revocable Living Trusts
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
Health Care Directives
Final Arrangements

I also make house calls throughout the Bay Area.


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.
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 and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Alan William Sparer
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 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. 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.

SLG regularly helps resolve sensitive and confidential family disputes involving claims of elder abuse or financial misconduct. In the process, Mr. Sparer has successfully...
Karl Olson
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 409-8904 100 Pine Street
Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Environmental, Products Liability and Trademarks
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Len Watkins
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 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...
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...
David M. Helbraun
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(415) 982-4000 44 Montgomery St
#3340
San Francisco, CA 94104
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and IP
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Nicholas Paul Jellins
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Menlo Park, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(650) 329-1300 841 Menlo Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Univ of Virginia School of Law
Vadim R. Alden
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 547-0501 101 California Street
Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Vadim Alden is an experienced and skilled attorney specializing in litigation, business transactions, and employment law. Vadim represents a broad spectrum of clients in state and federal courts in contractual and employment disputes, personal injury, construction, and collection matters. In addition to his proven litigation experience, Vadim also practices in the area of corporate and business transactions. He serves as general counsel to several established and emerging companies in the Bay Area. For these companies, Vadim provides legal counsel in the areas of business entity creation, contract negotiation and formation, executive compensation, employment and labor law, intellectual property and general risk...
Karl J. F. Runft
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(415) 399-2900 71 STEVENSON STREET
San Francisco, CA 94105
San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
Real Estate and Business
University of Wisconsin Law School
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...
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.
David Michael Syme
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(415) 409-8049 388 Market St.
13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94114
Real Estate, Business and Securities
University of San Francisco School of Law
Carl E. Kadlic
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(415) 982-4000 44 Montgomery St
#3340
San Francisco, CA 94104
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and IP
University of San Francisco
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
Jean-Yves Pierre Lendormy
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 989-7500 601 Montgomery St
#1088
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Business and Immigration
University of San Francisco School of Law
Kevin M. Sullivan
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(415) 860-2170 351 California St. Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of San Francisco School of Law
Mr. Sullivan Has Been Certified by the State Bar of California as Specialist In Legal Malpractice. Mr. Sullivan is one of the small minority of Certified Specialists focusing on representing clients, rather than defending attorneys.

Mr. Sullivan has over thirty years practicing in the field of Legal Malpractice. He has taught continuing education classes and testified as an Expert Witness in the Superior Court in legal malpractice cases.

Mr. Sullivan's practice also includes other aspects of attorney-client disputes, including professional negligence , breach of fiduciary duty, fee disputes, and other attorney misconduct.

In addition, Mr. Sullivan handles and litigates...
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
Mario Fausto
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San Carlos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(650) 948-6114 1001 Laurel Street
Suite C.
San Carlos, CA 94070
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and Securities
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jin H. Kim
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Business and Securities
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Jin H. Kim is a consulting attorney to Sparer Law Group. She received a B.A. and an M.A. in history from U.C. Berkeley in 1994 and 1996. She received her J.D. from Boalt Hall in 1999 and served as an articles editor of the California Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for Judge Jane Roth of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Kim began her litigation practice at the firm of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, where she became a partner in 2007 and vice-chair of the Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group in 2009.

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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.