San Leandro, California Real Estate Lawyers

James G.  Schwartz
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia and U.S. Federal Court
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Paige Simmons Esq.
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Helping property owners and stakeholders maximize their real estate investments.

Paige Simmons helps landlords, property owners, developers, and other financial stakeholders protect their real estate investment and defend it with litigation when necessary.
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San Leandro, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(510) 638-3845 1166 Glen Dr
San Leandro, CA 94577
Real Estate and Legal Malpractice
U of San Francisco School of Law
San Leandro, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(510) 483-2255 1330 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Real Estate and Business
UC Hastings COL
San Leandro, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(510) 483-1446 1330 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
San Leandro, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(510) 347-1322 433 Callan Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
Real Estate and Business
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Leandro, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(510) 483-5532 1330 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Eric Jeffrey Farber
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 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.
David L. Roth
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 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.
Ruben Sundeen
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
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

(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Len Watkins
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Emeryville, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 788-0675 1900 Powell Street
Suite 840
Emeryville, CA 94608
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...
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 788-0040 1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Ruben Sundeen
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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Timothy Alan Larsen
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(510) 238-9333 717 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
Willamette Univ COL
John Erik Fraker
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 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...
(800) 775-7612 14500 Big Basin Way
Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
Robert Ian Levy
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(510) 465-0025 1946 Embarcadero
Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94606
Real Estate and Business
Tulane Univ Law School
Michael Ralph Notaro
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Alameda, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 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...
Richard Pazin
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Alameda, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 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

(586) 419-8885 8153 Clay Ct.
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Robert Sakai
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Hayward, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(510) 538-6407 26429 Chatham Ct
Hayward, CA 94542
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Garrett Francis Riegg
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Oakland, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 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 16 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
John Frederick Cavin
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San Ramon, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(925) 277-3580 2000 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Insurance Claims
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
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 29 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
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
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Offering intense, highly intelligent, and very attentive legal representation to individual and business clients throughout California, New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Washington State in the following areas of law:

(1) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal Compliance, Partnership Matters, Investments, Intellectual Property, Leases, Foreclosures

(2) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Felony, Misdemeanors, Juvenile Matters, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, White Collar, Criminal Appeals

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Kidnapping & Abduction, Collaborative Law and Mediation, Property Division

(4) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct,...
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
(800) 510-3916 276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(800) 510-3916 100 Cambridge Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
(800) 510-3916 1420 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Eric L. Toscano
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 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 45 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
James Gulseth
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Pleasanton, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr.
Ste. 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
UC Hastings COL
James H. (Jim) Gulseth was born and attended high school in Devils Lake, North Dakota and graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Jim earned his JD degree at the University of California Hastings School of Law in San Francisco and is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Corporations, Business Transactions, Securities and Tax and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California. Jim’s reported cases include...
(925) 463-9600 373 North L Street
Livermore, CA 94551
Andrew John Chan
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Concord, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(510) 832-7770 2300 Clayton Road, Suite 350
Concord, CA 94520
Real Estate, Construction, IP and Insurance Defense
University of Miami School of Law
Andrew is a senior associate in the Oakland/East Bay office of Ericksen Arbuthnot. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. Andrew has extensive litigation experience representing individual and institutional clients in state and federal court. His areas of practice include insurance coverage and defense, construction defect, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, consumer finance, intellectual property, real estate, employment, and other commercial issues.

Andrew has B.A. degrees in Cognitive Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. While...
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 9 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.
Karyne Ghantous
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San Ramon, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(925) 242-2431 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Insurance Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Karyne T. Ghantous is a California licensed attorney with close to 20 years of litigation and insurance defense experience successfully negotiating the resolution of, and trying cases in State and Federal court, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Sacramento County, Solano County and Monterey County.
Paul DeAngelis
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 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...
John T. Kontrabecki
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(415) 416-6860 PO Box 29263
San Francisco, CA 94129
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Cornell University
Accomplished attorney and financier with over 30 years of experience advising companies in commercial real estate transactions, including legal entity formation, joint ventures, property acquisitions and sales, due diligence, land use planning and entitlements, secured and unsecured financing, construction contracts, litigation and arbitration.

Transaction oriented with significant experience in a wide range of commercial contracts, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, development agreements, construction contracts, public utility agreements (including service design, installation and power purchase), vendor agreements, service contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, real estate leases, secured and unsecured financing loan agreements, etc. Adept at working collaboratively and...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Douglas Kershaw Poulin
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Walnut Creek, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Construction
Boston College Law School
Mr. Poulin is experienced in the areas of real estate, business, and construction litigation. He has trial experience in both state and Federal court, and has experience in all aspects of dispute resolution. Mr. Poulin has successfully represented clients in broker disputes, foreclosures, neighbor disputes, title insurance coverage, fraud, breach of contract, breach of lease and landlord-tenant issues. Real estate issues include construction defect cases, damages on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in mechanic's liens, stop notice, payment and performance bond actions. Prior to joining The Williams Firm, Mr. Poulin was an associate at the law...
Ernest Christopher Brown
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 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...
Moustafa Harfoush
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 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...
Paige Simmons Esq.
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Pleasanton, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 756-7777 4900 Hopyard Rd
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Simmons Law Firm is led by Paige Simmons, Esq. Paige has provided legal counsel to California and New York businesses, community associations, management companies, and building owners for close to a decade. She has also spent several years defending and suing Fortune 500 companies like Staples, Home Depot, Benihana, KB Homes and Richmond American Homes. In addition, Paige has handled hundreds of commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, judicial foreclosures, personal judgments, and liens.

Paige brings several years of business acumen and insurance knowledge to the firm. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Paige was a licensed all-lines...
(925) 756-7777 131 Sand Creek Rd
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Brentwood, CA 94513
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Danville, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(925) 905-9050 244 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Claude (JJ) B. Mallein Jr. is an experienced business, tax and trusts and estates attorney. Dedicated to wealth preservation, he has focused his education and practice on helping California residents secure their estates and prepare for the future. As a partner at boutique tax and estate planning firm in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Mallein gained valuable experience in wealth management, estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administrations, tax controversy, real estate transactions and like-kind exchange cases. He is fully prepared to tackle complex business and estate planning cases. Mr. Mallein is a Dual Certified...
John Secrest Richards
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Danville, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(925) 231-8104 261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University School of Law
J.R. Richards' practice focuses on developing long term client relationships representing their interests in both transactional matters and in civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants primarily in real estate and business disputes and has successfully litigated cases through dispositive motion, trial and settlement in state and federal courts. J.R. prepares each case to achieve a favorable judgment by trial or before trial, and when in the best interest of the client leverages a favorable settlement. Community Involvement: * Coach/Manager for Pre-K/K softball team the Purple Puppies 2016. * Coach/Manager for the Danville...
Michael Lee Mau
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 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...
Robert Lockhart Taylor
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Pleasanton, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Robert L. (Bob) Taylor was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended high school in Berkeley, California. Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 with an A.B. degree in Economics. Bob graduated from the Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) in 1985, where he was a member of the California Law Review. In 1985, he was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He has since also been admitted...
(925) 463-9600 373 North L Street
Livermore, CA 94551
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