San Rafael, California Real Estate Lawyers

Michael S. Biggs
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California Real Estate Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I provide dedicated real estate law representation for those with legal needs. I am ready to aggressively advocate for your real estate needs and interests! Visit my website for information, 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

University of California Hastings College of the Law and Northwestern University School of LawIllinois, 7th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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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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Marc Cooper Haber
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Dedicated & Successful Real Estate Law Attorney! Exceptional Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable real estate law attorney. I will work tirelessly to advocate for your interests in real estate law matters! Visit my website for settlements and verdicts. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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David T. Chapman
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 613-9483 950 Northgate Drive
Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
Real Estate, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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 serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA & landlord /...
Michael S. Biggs
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 789-5823 1050 Northgate Dr
#510
San Rafael, CA 94903
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Business, IP and International
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC's and partnerships with an emphasis on business and corporate transactions including entity selection, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, licensing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include technology and intellectual property driven companies, shipping, construction, advertising/branding, web based, and the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Sternberger's business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding...
Dotty E. LeMieux
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(415) 485-1040 8 Willow St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Environmental and Municipal
Peter Jay Bassing
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(415) 258-9987 4300 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Elder
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Chris Schaefer
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(415) 492-0590 950 Northgate Dr., Ste. 202
San Rafael, CA 94903
Real Estate, Business and Employment
Lincoln Univ
Louis Anthony Napoli
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 453-5000 810 E Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Family
New York Law School
Jeff Keohane
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(415) 491-2310 4340 Redwood Hwy
Suite E352
San Rafael, CA 94903
Real Estate, Appeals, Environmental and Native American
Stanford Univ Law School
Julia P. Wald
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(415) 482-7555 1108 Fifth Ave
Suite 202
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
William Webb Farrer
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 578-2102 100 Smith Ranch Road
Suite 107
San Rafael, CA 94903
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
UC Hastings COL
David T. Chapman
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San Rafael, CA 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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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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Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 785-7988 100 Drake's Landing Road, Suite 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Michael Train Caldwell
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san rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(415) 453-8339 1010 B street, suite 300
san rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate
San Francisco Law Sch
Jeffrey Howard Lerman
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San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 454-0455 802 B St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate and Business
UCLA School of Law
Greenbrae, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(415) 385-8734 401 S Eliseo Dr Apt 8
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(415) 272-2772 369 Third Street
Suite #B-693
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Appeals, Business and Construction
University of San Diego, School of Law
San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 448-5000 3950 Civic Center Drive
Suite 300
San Rafael, CA 94903
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Tax
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(415) 459-6635 1003 3rd St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Criminal, Elder and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(415) 457-4411 851 Irwin St #205
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Kentfield, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(415) 448-5000 PO Box 802
Kentfield, CA 94904
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
San Rafael, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(415) 456-4000 1000 4th St Ste 600
San Rafael, CA 94901
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
University of California, Hastings College of Law
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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Sydney Elise Fairbairn
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Novato, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(415) 883-2199 269 Posada del Sol
Novato, CA 94949
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Marin County raised person having attended Terra Linda High School, UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law school. I love working with the people of Marin County and am very acquainted with the court system here. Please call for a free consultation. If I cannot help you I will try to find another attorney to help you. Thank you, Sydney.
John Ward Schilt
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Larkspur, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
700 Landing Circle
Suite 199
Larkspur, CA 94939
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Gerald Barry Dorfman
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Mill Valley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 389-9590 PO Box 1056
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Real Estate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
I am responsible for all matters handled by my office. Paralegals, law clerks and associates may be utilized in appropriate situations, but the buck stops with me. Intentionally remaining small has enabled me to continue to provide unparalleled personal attention and confidentiality. My clients are the reason I am here, and I work hard for the best results possible. I am honored by the trust placed in me, and strive to maintain it at the highest level. You are entitled to understand the law applicable to your matter and the options available, as well as my best advice. I have...
Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
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...
Mary Anne Keshen
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Mill Valley, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(310) 859-4633 764 Bay Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Real Estate and Business
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, Criminal and Divorce
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
- Client Testimonial

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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...
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...
Erik J Christensen
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(415) 278-9400 505 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Employment
University of California - Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. In addition to labor and employment, his practice areas include appeals, real property litigation, and business formation and transaction.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to...
Alan William Sparer
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For over 30 years, Mr. Sparer has successfully represented individuals and businesses in litigation involving securities, contract, insurance, real estate, probate, and trust matters. 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...
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...
Mr. Matthew J. Tuller
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 625-0773 275 Battery Street
13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3372
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
We provide full-service solutions for San Francisco Bay Area families, professional or retired individuals, and business owners in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Health Care Directives, and Powers of Attorney.
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
Marc Cooper Haber
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Real Estate, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Assisting investors to recover losses has long been and will continue to be a focus of Mr. Haber’s securities law practice. Since 2005, Mr. Haber has successfully represented investors in litigation against Toronto Dominion Bank, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and J.P. Morgan. In 2006, he was a key member of the Sparer Law Group legal team that obtained a $5.8 million arbitration award in a case involving improper marketing of CDOs and other structured securities investments. In the same year, that team also obtained settlement in excess of $3 million for investors in cases involving overconcentration...
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
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...
Michael Lee Mau
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San Francisco, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 495-8082 950 Harrison St., Ste. 213
San Francisco, CA 94107-1078
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Antitrust, Business and Insurance Claims
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Our managing attorney Michael L. Mau, Esq. has gained extensive experience as a trial lawyer and advocate for our clients. He has extensive experience in the areas of Construction Law, Real Property and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Business Counseling and Insurance / Surety Defense. He has experience handling cases at all stages of litigation, but unlike many he has successful courtroom trial experience. Initially he worked and gained a wide variety of experience as an Independent Contract Attorney. He then practiced for five plus years with Simpson, Aherne & Garrity, P.C., a construction law firm with offices in San Mateo and...
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
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
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...
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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.