Portola Hills, California Real Estate Lawyers

Marshal Wilke
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesU.S. District Court, Central District of California and California
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Richard Decker
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Comprehensive Real Estate Law Attorney! Exceptional Advocacy for Legal Matters!

For 30 years, I have provided effective and dedicated real estate law representation. I am committed to aggressive advocacy for your real estate law needs! Visit my website to see case results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Nicole L. Halle
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Dedicated & Skilled Real Estate Law Attorney! Experienced Legal Representation!

I have significant experience and skill in real estate law matters. I am committed to advocating for the rights and interests of clients with real estate law needs. Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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John C. Murphy
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

John Murphy focuses his practice on eminent domain, inverse condemnation and other complex jury trials. He represents a wide variety of public agencies, corporations, and landowners. Mr. Murphy has been chosen... Read More »
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Coto de Caza, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(949) 888-8605 33 Creek View Rd
Coto de Caza, CA 92679
Real Estate and Business
USC Law School
Coto de Caza, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 709-4733 31701 Via Coyote
Coto de Caza, CA 92679
Real Estate and Immigration
Western State Univ COL
Coto de Caza, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(949) 709-5800 1 Mountain Gate
Coto de Caza, CA 92679
Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Rami Nabi
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(949) 459-2111 30021 Tomas
#300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Real Estate, Business and Landlord Tenant
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Frank Satalino
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(949) 735-7604 19 Velarde Court
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Full service law firm handling business, contract, construction, real estate, insurance and labor law and litigation throughout Southern California and Nevada, with extensive experience in civil litigation and the handling of multiple successful trials and arbitrations. Our firm handles all matters for clients aggressively and efficiently, with a clear goal of the bottom line results for its clients.
Joshua Smisko
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Mission Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
26050 Acero, STE 305
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Whittier Law School
Joshua A. Smisko was born in Valencia, California. He attended the University of California, Irvine, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. Mr. Smisko received his Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School where he was a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and a contributor to their quarterly newsletter and he also obtained a certificate in Intellectual Property. Mr. Smisko previously worked for a National Law Firm representing Banks, Mortgage Loan Lenders, Mortgage Loan Servicers and Foreclosure Trustees dealing with Wrongful Foreclosure claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims, Evictions, and Bankruptcy...
Adina T. Stern
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(949) 459-2111 30021 Tomas
#300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Real Estate, Appeals, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Southwestern Law School
Neil Kuczynski
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(949) 459-2111 30021 Tomas
#300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Real Estate, Appeals and Business
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Sean Anthony Kading
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 766-6742 30211 Avenida Banderas
Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Southern California
Robert Beauchamp
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Mission Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(949) 370-8000 23120 Alicia Pkwy
Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Real Estate, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Southern California
Lawrence J.H. Liu
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer

University of California, Irvine School of Law9th Circuit, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. District Court, Southern...
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Joshua Mogin
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Exceptional California Real Estate Law Attorney! Efficient & Effective Advocacy!

I aggressively represent the interests of those with real estate and financing needs. I will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Linda Eileen Cummings
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
P.O. Box 80496
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Real Estate, Business, Education and Insurance Claims
Western State Univ
Earl Robert Wallace
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 748-3600 16520 Bake Pkwy #280
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Landlord Tenant
Loyola Law School
EARL R. WALLACE is the managing partner of Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP. Mr. Wallace represents property owners, management companies, developers, financial institutions, and investors in real estate and business litigation including landlord-tenant matters. Mr. Wallace obtained his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1989 and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School in 1994. Mr. Wallace is admitted to the United States District Court of California (Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts) and to the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Wallace also holds a California Real Estate Broker License. Mr. Wallace has served as general counsel...
David John Myers
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(949) 340-0130 9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
David Myers is "AV" rated in Business Law, Corporate Law and Litigation, and specializes in all things real estate, the formation and operation of businesses, consumer product development and distribution, and commercial litigation. After 10 years at quality mid-sized law firms, he has operated his own firm for over 20 years. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, federal banking regulators, manufacturers, entertainment companies, and a wide variety of other businesses and individuals in their transaction and litigation needs. He is known for his creative, non-confrontational approach, minimizing conflicts and avoiding problems, and getting deals done efficiently...
Michael Bernard Kushner
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise, Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and IP
University of California - Los Angeles
Mr. Kushner was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in his third year, and graduated with High Distinction the following year. Mr. Kushner then attended law school at the University of California at Los Angeles. After moving to Orange County, Mr. Kushner honed his skills at two of Orange County's most respected law firms before striking out on his own.

Mr. Kushner frequently lectures on a variety of topics relating to simple and complex business and corporate matters, as well...
Steven M. Taber
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(949) 735-8217 1 League, #60036
Irvine, CA 92602
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Appeals and Environmental
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Skilled in explaining litigation risks and strategy to business professionals. Practiced in assessing a company's exposure to litigation risks and analyzing litigation to resolve issues. Environmental. I have experience in both regulatory and litigation aspects of environmental law. I have negotiated Title V permits for steel companies, reviewed environmental provisions of transactions, negotiated NPDES permits, and resolved air excursion issues with state regulatory agencies. I have designed decision tree analysis for the resolution of environmental issues. In addition, I have been successful in litigating all manner of environmental claims in the courts and in administrative tribunals. Litigation. I have successfully prosecuted and...
Steve Tzong-Bing Tsai
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 788-0968 27 Mauchly, Ste. 212
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
We are a Southern California business and intellectual property law and litigation firm dedicated to meeting our clients' individual needs through focused, effective legal counsel. Our Southern California location and Mandarin speaking staff give us an added advantage in serving the diverse legal needs of businesses at each center of the vibrant Pacific Rim Business Triangle, US, China and Taiwan. We believe legal services should be simple for our clients: our clients' success is our success. For us, this means meeting our clients' legal needs where it matters to them. The composition of our clientele best exemplifies our track record...
Brian Stanton Case
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(714) 540-3636 15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 260
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Construction
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
J. Eric LeVine
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Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 458-2336 25283 Cabot Rd
Suite 116
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Collections, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Western State Univ
Eric is a proven problem solver. He represents individuals, businesses, homeowners, landlords, tenants, contractors, brokers, buyers and sellers in mediations, arbitrations and litigation as well as transactions.
Luke S. Carlson
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and IP
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Luke Carlson is knowledgeable across a broad spectrum of real estate and business matters and is adept at strategizing with clients to make the most out of difficult situations. Indeed, Mr. Carlson has represented and consulted with clients regarding various real estate matters (including HOA disputes and various commercial real estate transactions), and a wide variety of business related matters (including business protection, intellectual property, and various commercial disputes).

From Mr. Carlson’s superlative negotiation skills, to his synergistic partnership with Michael Kushner, the firm stands ready to provide superior litigation and transactional representation to all of its clients.
Anthony F. Geraci
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 379-2600 90 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Business and Securities
Chapman Univ School of Law
Anthony Geraci is the managing partner of the Geraci Law Firm. He is a leading expert in mortgage lending and securities law and has authored numerous articles on real estate finance and securities subjects. Mr. Geraci is a leader in creating national mortgage pools and mortgage funds as well as sophisticated net branching arrangements among several mortgage companies.
Stacie R. Smiley
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Experienced & Skilled California Real Estate Lawyer! Exceptional Representation!

I am a dedicated and experienced California real estate attorney. I provide aggressive representation for real estate matters, focused on the best possible results! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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John S. Cha
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Dedicated & Experienced Real Estate Attorney! Efficient & Thorough Advocacy!

I provide personalized and skilled real estate representation. I will vigorously advocate for your legal rights and interests in real estate matters! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Griffin Schindler
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Aliso Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business, Employment and IP
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Griffin Schindler, Esq., associate attorney at Jafari Law Group, practices in the areas of intellectual property and employment law. He is an Eagle Scout who graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Griffin was actively involved with the on-campus organization Sursum Corda whose focus was to help better society through service.

Following his undergraduate education, Griffin received his J.D. from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California. During law school, Griffin spent two and a half years as the research assistant for his...
Matthew Louis Tonkovich
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 273-0883 7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Pepperdine University
Thomas Michael Ferlauto
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 334-8650 8 Whatney Ave.
Suite 101
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of Texas - Austin
Dean Edward Smart
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Mission Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(949) 715-9300 26300 La Alameda, Ste. 220
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Real Estate and Business
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Mission Viejo Homeowners Association Attorney and Business Law Attorney since 1987 at Smart Law APLC. Areas of practice include Architectural Approval, Board and Member Meetings, CC&Rs and Bylaws, HOA Disputes, Owner Disputes, HOA Collections and Neighbor Disputes. Business Law representation includes Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation and Business Litigation.
Mr. Paul Joseph Ultimo
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618-3047
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Personal Injury and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Paul Ultimo is an trial lawyer. Mr. Ultimo is an experienced litigation attorney representing private clients in the federal and state trial courts. Mr. Ultimo is an expereinced trial attorney who litigates personal injury, medical malpractice and federal and state criminal defense matters to conclusion by jury trial. If you you, or a loved one, suffers from serious injuries due to a construction accident or have been harmed during a surgery or procedure as a result of medical negligence, contact the Ultimo Law Firm at (949) 851-0300 for a free consultation.
John Robert Armstrong II
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 450-4942 4 Venture Plaza, Suite 390
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Antitrust, Appeals and Construction
Creighton Univ School of Law
William Bruce Brinckloe Jr
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(949) 475-6993 9841 Irvine Center Dr
Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trace DeWayne Alexander
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(949) 218-4551 7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Abe Gordon Salen
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Mission Viejo, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 334-1050 27281 Las Ramblas
Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Frank Joseph Uxa Jr
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(949) 450-1750 4 Venture
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and IP
John Marshall Law School
Ronald Altman
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Dedicated & Knowledgeable Real Estate Attorney! Experienced Representation!

For over 30 years I have successfully represented clients in real estate law matters. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for real estate law needs! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Eric B. Blum
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Extensive Experience & Dedication to Real Estate Counsel & Advocacy! Call Now!

I am an experienced and aggressive real estate attorney. I am committed to representing clients with a wide range of real estate needs! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call for a consultation! Read More »
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Brian P. Ballo
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ALISO VIEJO, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(949) 690-4100 120 VANTIS, SUITE 300
STE 300
ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656
Real Estate, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Brian P. Ballo has been a real estate attorney for 28 years in Orange and San Diego counties. Currently, his practice is focused on representing homeowners in lawsuits against lenders seeking to foreclose, and negotiating loan modifications, forbearance agreements, short sale transaction approvals, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Brian is skilled in articulating cause of actions against lenders who have violated laws at the time of loan origination and closing, as well as during the foreclosure, loan modification and short sale processes. He has successfully obtained Temporary Restraining...
Sean Thomas McGee
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(949) 852-9899 8865 Research Dr. Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Real Estate and Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Daniel Cooper
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Laguna Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(949) 859-8456 24012 Calle de la Plata
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Tax
Western State Univ
Jeffrey Robert Matsen
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Costa Mesa, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(714) 384-6500 695 Town Center Dr
7th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and International
UCLA School of Law
Jeff Matsen is Of Counsel Partner to the Southern California law firm, Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP and has been providing a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for 50 years. Since receiving his law degree with honors from UCLA School of Law in 1967, Jeff has been entirely dedicated to providing his clients with the quality, professionalism, and integrity they deserve. Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP consists of a team of professionals ready to provide asset protection for both domestic and offshore; business and sophisticated estate planning services; form corporations, LLCs and partnerships of...
Thomas Nowland
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Newport Beach, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 221-0005 4600 Campus Dr #103
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Employment
Whittier Coll School of Law
I bring a unique approach to business matters and complex business litigation through my years of hands on personal experience in the business of construction and other business ventures. This experience allows me to advise business clients about real world problems and the solutions that really work in today's business climate. Timely settlement of business litigation and other legal problems will further the businesses goals and work to rid the business of wasted time and money. Documenting the actions that resulted in these legal problems will work to make the business more profitable and knowledgeable in the...
Michael Jay Berger
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333 City Boulevard West
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationOrange, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara and Riverside. I am a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law. I am an "AV"* rated attorney with 36 years of experience in solving bankruptcy problems. I am a Mensa certified genius with a strong ability to analyze and solve problems. If you are being hounded by creditors, I can legally erase your debts and get you a fresh start. If your business needs reorganization, I can give you protection from your creditors while you reorganize. If you have a claim against an individual or company that has filed...
Ali Parvaneh
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 756-9050 17702 Mitchell N
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Employment
Newport Univ School of Law and Western State University College of Law
Ali Parvaneh manages Madison Law, and oversees the firm's paralegals, clerks, and staff members. Mr. Parvaneh is a board certified trial specialist, a licensed California real estate broker (DRE No. 01715925), a certified mediator, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of various BAR associations. He is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Parvaneh studied law at Western State University and Newport University. His undergraduate studies were in land surveying at...
John A. Messina Jr.
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Newport beach, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 383-4356 1400 Quail Street
Suite 200
Newport beach, CA 92660
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Native American
Southwestern University School of Law
John Messina maintains his reputation as one of Southern California’s top rated lawyers and has been lauded by his peers, earning Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating and its prestigious "Preeminent" distinction award. John heads the Firm’s Temecula Valley Office and is a litigation attorney with top executive-level, hands-on experience as a broker, real estate developer, and mortgage banker. Along with being a published author, John has a lengthy record litigating convoluted and difficult cases and is adept at constructing complex business and real estate transactions. John’s recent victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrate the level at which he practices...
Thomas D. Mauriello
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(949) 542-3555 1181 Puerta Del Sol
#120
San Clemente, CA 92673
San Clemente, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
Real Estate, Appeals, Consumer and Environmental
University of San Diego School of Law
Timothy George McFarlin
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Irvine, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(949) 544-2640 4 Park Plaza
Ste 1025
Irvine, CA 92614
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of California, Davis, School of Law
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Seth A. Nayowitz
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Experienced California Real Estate Attorney! Dedicated to Exceptional Outcomes!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable real estate law attorney. I am committed to exceptional representation for a vast array of real estate and business law matters. Visit my website to see results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Adina T. Stern
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience

Southwestern Law SchoolU.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and California
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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.