Seal Beach, California Real Estate Lawyers
California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
David M. Zeligs graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Politics. In 1982, prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, he took time off from college and traveled for six months throughout Latin America. Along the way, he lived...
Murrieta, CA 92562
Orange, CA 92868
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Riverside, CA 92505
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2929
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Anaheim, CA 92807
Chapman University Fowler School of Law, Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Irvine, CA 92606
Mr. Klein represents both plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation, legal malpractice, real estate, trade secrets, unfair competition, and insurance bad faith. He has also served as an expert witness in legal malpractice matters.
His tenacity in the courtroom led to a $26 million recovery, including...
California Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
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Seal Beach Real Estate Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Community Legal Services
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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.
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