Palo Alto, California Real Estate Lawyers

Michael William Malter
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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 »
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Kathryn E. Barrett
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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 »
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Wendy Watrous Smith
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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 »
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Heinz Binder
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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 »
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Michael William Malter
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
John David Teter
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years 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...
Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled litigation involving employment issues, real estate, construction, commercial disputes, contract issues, unfair competition and Americans with Disabilities Act claims on behalf of businesses. Ed also handles a wide variety of criminal litigation including representing individuals and corporations accused of grand theft, embezzlement, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, environmental, trade secret violations, driving under the influence, other driving related charges and other general criminal matters.

Ed believes...
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Javed Inam Ellahie
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SAN JOSE, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(408) 294-0404 12 South First Street, Suite 600
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Javed Ellahie's practice focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate law and bankruptcy. He carries a Martindale-Hubbell “AV-rating”, the highest rating of legal knowledge and ethics.
He is a certified bankruptcy law specialist (certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization) and has frequently lectured at seminars for bankruptcy law specialists. Mr. Ellahie has also served as a Trustee to the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the West-Valley Mission Community College District.

Mr. Ellahie’s estate planning experience includes setting up estate plans such as simple and complex trusts, drafting irrevocable trusts, family limited partnership, charitable trusts...
Wendy Watrous Smith
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Landlord Tenant
University of Iowa
Rebecca Charlene McCracken Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Vermont Law School
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University School of Law
Heinz Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Binder has over 35 years of experience representing businesses and individuals as debtors or creditors in all types of bankruptcy matters and corporate restructuring. In addition to his considerable bankruptcy experience, Mr. Binder frequently represents businesses and individuals in real estate and business matters, collection and collection defense, and commercial law disputes. Mr. Binder’s practice also includes asset protection planning, creditor negotiations and workouts, debtor-creditor rights, tax disputes, bankruptcy appeals, and representing under-insured defendants in settlement negotiations and mediations.

Mr. Binder is active in the local Silicon Valley community, frequently lecturing on bankruptcy and related topics such as asset protection...
Ethan Solove Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate and Business
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Julie Bonnel-Rogers Esq.
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Rebecca Charlene McCracken Esq.
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years 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
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Richard Gary Burt
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(408) 286-7333 10 S Almaden Blvd
#1200
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate and Business
George Washington Univ LS
Michael J. Shea
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Business, Communications and Employment
Harvard Law School
Julie Bonnel-Rogers Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Brian Barnhorst
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years 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
John Erik Fraker
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Saratoga, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years 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...
Amiel Lee Wade
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(888) 909-9430 84 West Santa Clara
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Family
Rutgers Univ School of Law
I am an experienced, proven and well respected civil litigation and business law attorney representing both individuals and businesses in lawsuits. I have been practicing law for over nineteen years. What sets me and my law firm apart from other lawyers is that it’s critical to us that we provide superior and distinctive services while building client relationships and achieving client satisfaction second to none. I have served as a judge pro tem as both an arbitrator and a mediator for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. In 2016, I was selected to the exclusive list of the “10 Best”...
Stanley Phong Phan
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(408) 232-4900 2092 Concourse Drive, Ste 49
San Jose, CA 95131
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Lawrence Michael Boesch
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SAN JOSE, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(408) 421-8297 12 S. First Street, Ste. 600
P.O. Box 796
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Real Estate and Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Damian R. Castaneda
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 998-5888 84 W Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Employment
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I have a passion and love for what I do. At Castaneda & Company, we represent individuals and small businesses in the areas of business law, contracts, employment, fraud, and real estate. After I filed a lawsuit in October 2007 against Apple™ and AT&T over the iPhone™, I was featured on websites around the world including Businessweek.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, and the USAToday.com.

We have gone up against Stanford University, Google, Adobe, and Bank of America. Despite these big names, the majority of our clients are ordinary people and small business owners. We like representing the underdog and we like beating the...
Jaclyn M. Ford Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jaclyn M. Ford Esq.
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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JuLyn M. Park
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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 »
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Joseph Clark Melino J.D.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(408) 275-1955 111 N. Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate & Business Planning and Litigation: Multi-unit Residential, Commercial, R&D and Industrial projects. Litigation regarding interest in, and preparation of Condominium Projects. Planning and Litigation regarding Manufactured Homes. Litigation and planning for contractors.
Derek Deake Lim
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Fremont, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 818-0898 3100 Mowry Ave
Ste. 204
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
New Coll of CA School of Law
Experienced, dedicated and affordable immigration attorney servings the Immigration community for near 20 years. Record of winning case on asylum, VAWA claim, naturalization with criminal background, waivers, and complex family based immigrant visa petitions.
Dixon Ray Howell
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 51 years 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.
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.
Brian Stanton Case
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(714) 540-3636 95 S. Market St.
Third Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Construction
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Mark Walter Hostetter
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Mark Hostetter has earned a reputation for creatively using complex law as a means to solve problems and achieve his clients' goals. Mr. Hostetter is proud to note that many of his clients are small business owners, immigrants, and people with disabilities asserting their civil rights. Mr. Hostetter is able to keep fees reasonable as an independent practitioner. However, we also have a network of top attorneys with whom we may associate if a case is unusually complex or goes all the way to trial, as in our recent discrimination case against the U.S. Department...
John Michael Ottoboni
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years 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.
Sharon Glenn Pratt
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Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years 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.

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Sharon is a mother of 3 children, and has been an active supporter of Bellarmine College Prep School, Los Gatos High School, University...
Norman David Thomas
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years 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...
Rebekah Joy Turney
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Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years 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.
Jeffrey Lawson
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Experienced Real Estate Law Attorney! Dedicated Counsel & Legal Representation!

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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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Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Washington
David Charles Burgess
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years 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...
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
April Spitzer Glatt
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San Mateo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Real Estate, Employment, Estate Planning and Probate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
April practices civil litigation specializing in employment law, estate planning and probate litigation,transportation law and real estate transactions. She is a strategic thinker and advocate who is focused on providing exceptional customer service while solving and preventing legal problems. April is a former Assistant State's Attorney in Illinois and worked as a Staff Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Illinois. She also worked for the San Diego District Attorney's Office.
James Kenneth Roberts
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 275-9800 10 Almaden Blvd
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate, Appeals, Business and IP
U of San Francisco School of Law
M. Dean Sutton
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Santa Clara, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
900 Lafayette Street #200
Santa Clara, CA 95062
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
Robert Sakai
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Hayward, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(510) 538-6407 26429 Chatham Ct
Hayward, CA 94542
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Dan Do
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 292-5505 111 W. Saint John Street, Suite 888
San Jose, CA 95113
Real Estate
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Eben Lee Kurtzman
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San Jose, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 years 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...
Kristie Dawn Prinz
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Los Gatos, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 884-3577 P.O. Box 1594
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and IP
Vanderbilt University
Robert G. Harris
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California Real Estate Attorney with Extensive Experience & Skill! Call Now!

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Deirdre M. Digrande
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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 »
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.

Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.

Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.


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

Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.