Sherman Oaks, California Real Estate Lawyers

Richard D. Oppenheim Jr.
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Exceptional Real Estate Law Attorney! My Experience Makes the Difference!

I am a dedicated and skilled real estate lawyer. I am committed to delivering exceptional service and the best possible results for your real estate law needs. Visit my website for case results,call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jonathan S. Forster
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Dedicated & Experienced Real Estate Law Attorney! Attentive & Skilled Counsel!

I am an experienced California real estate law attorney. I am dedicated to providing exceptional advocacy and pursuing the best possible outcomes for my clients! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Lauren T. McKnight
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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Diane Y. Park
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Diane Park specializes in estate and trust administration, as well as estate, trust and conservatorship litigation. In administrative matters, Diane is respectful of her clients’ grief, helping them navigate the many... Read More »
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Gregory Mark Shanfeld
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(818) 839-2487 15233 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1000
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
As a founding partner at the firm Wadhwani & Shanfeld, Southern California lawyer Greg Shanfeld offers counsel to debtors from all walks of life. Mr. Shanfeld began his legal career in the year 1994, and has practiced in both California and Texas. On the website Avvo.com, he has been recognized with a rating of 8.6 Excellent. He is a graduate of UCLA and the USC Law School. To learn more information about his firm, contact the firm today.
Gerard V. Kassabian
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 278-8001 15260 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 960
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
University of Miami School of Law and Southwestern Law School
Gerard V. Kassabian JD, LL.M, currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association. Mr. Kassabian is an accomplished attorney with diverse experience in transaction and litigation matters representing high net-worth families with respect to their trusts and estates, family law, real estate and business law matters. Mr. Kassabian is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the United States District Court of California, Central District.

After graduating from the University of Southern California with dual-degrees in Business Finance with emphasis in Real Estate and Political Science, Mr. Kassabian attended Southwestern Law School...
Alan Irwin Schimmel
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(818) 528-6858 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 650
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate, Consumer and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Backed by more than three decades of legal experience, Attorney Schimmel is devoted to providing his clients with top-tier, professional services day in and day out. Due to his passion, Attorney Schimmel cofounded Schimmel & Parks, APLC in order to help those in need. While he possesses a wide range of legal skills, Attorney Schimmel focuses the majority of his practice handling cases involving bad faith insurance, property damage, employment law, homeowners associations, and construction defects. Over the years, Attorney Schimmel has demonstrated a commitment to pursuing legal distinction. As a result, he has earned an AV® Rating by...
Joseph Michael Kar
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 501-6930 15250 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Landlord Tenant
New York Law School
Joseph M. Kar has been practicing law in California for over 15 years. After New York Law School conferred his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Kar founded the firm in 2000, and has since provided quality legal representation for business and personal needs to hundreds of clients and organizations consisting of 1000+ members, and attaining recoveries in plaintiff matters totaling over $10,000,000 and savings for his clients in defense matters over $50,000,000 in potential risk exposure.
Michael Isaac Shokrian
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(818) 380-3069 15303 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Landlord Tenant
Tulane Univ Law School
We have a civil law practice which focuses on business transactions and litigation, including contract formation, dispute resolution and all types of real estate matters. The Principal, Michael Isaac Shokrian, is a licensed real estate broker. We provide legal counsel to many small businesses as well as mid- and larger sized businesses. Our focus is on preemptive transactional guidance for the purpose of navigating around and avoiding/preventing litigation, not moving toward it. However, we are an aggressive and full service litigation office if and when necessary. We work and associate with experienced attorneys up and down the West Coast and...
Allen Stephen Farshi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(818) 666-3183 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of West Los Angeles and Univ of West Los Angeles
Melissa C. Marsh
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 849-5206 13527 Huston St
Los Angeles, CA 91423
Real Estate, Business, Employment and IP
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Melissa C. Marsh, a Los Angeles, California business attorney with 10+ years experience, has been employed by major law firms and advised the board of directors of a public company for over five years. She spends an equal amount of her time providing the same high quality services at low rates to small businesses throughout southern California. Her practice focuses on: providing business advice; drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; organizing and maintaining California corporations and LLCs; advising both employers and employees on employment law matters; handling a myriad of real estate transactions; and some estate planning (wills and trusts) matters.
Stacey R. Cutting
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 528-6858 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 650
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate, Consumer, Employment and Insurance Claims
University of La Verne College of Law and California State University - Northridge
Attorney Stacey Cutting brings ample amounts of experience and skills to Schimmel & Parks, APLC and is a devoted Southern California civil litigation lawyer. While she highly skilled in various areas of law, Attorney Cutting focuses much of her practice handling cases involving construction defects, personal injury, employment law, insurance bad faith, and consumer class actions. She plays an essential role in the discovery processes of cases, completes trial preparations, creates motion papers, and assists with various key parts of litigation processes. Before committing her life to judiciary work, Attorney Cutting attended California State University, Northridge, where she earned her...
Elise L. Lampert
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
14724 Ventura Blvd, Suite 804
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of La Verne College of Law
Elise Louise Lampert established her law practice in 1994. The main focus of Ms. Lampert's practice is Estate Planning and Probate. She received her Bachelor's degree from UCLA and her Juris Doctorate from the University of La Verne. She is a member of the State Bar of California and licensed to practice before all of the courts in the State of California. Ms. Lampert is a member of the AARP Legal Services Network. She is a skilled lawyer who has the ability to draft living trusts, special needs trusts, residential trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney for healthcare,...
Nima Farahani
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(818) 999-4242 15233 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 408
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Univ of West Los Angeles
We are aggressive and relentless trial lawyers fighting for our clients’ rights in order to make them whole. At Campbell & Farahani, LLP, we have the resources and the passion and zeal to provide a remedy for those that have been harmed as a result of the acts of financially stronger wrongdoers.
Bruce Kokozian
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience

The skillful attorneys at Kokozian Law Firm handle litigation arising out of all types of workplace misconduct. We have secured settlements and verdicts in the millions of dollars for employees in Los Angeles County.... Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients Since 2007

A recipient of multiple awards, seen on Fox and ABC News, and honored by dozens of client testimonials, Ali Shahrestani offers intense and affordable representation, consistent communications & professional advocacy. Read More »
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Jeffrey Brad Endler
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(818) 986-7607 14450 Ventura Blvd., Suite 3
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Real Estate and Landlord Tenant
Loyola Law School
Mitchell Scott Brachman
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(818) 817-3600 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate and Business
American U Washington COL
Representation of homeowners associations throughout Southern California. Business litigation matters of a complex nature and entertainment litigation.
Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(310) 402-0720 14320 Ventura Blvd # 711
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Real Estate, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of Southern California Law School
Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(310) 499-0411 15335 Morrison St
Ste 104
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate and Business
Fordham University School of Law
Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(818) 922-3057 14140 Ventura Blvd Ste 301
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Real Estate and Insurance Defense
Loyola Law School
Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(818) 783-9729 4335 Van Nuys Blvd # 408
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate and IP
USC Law School
Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(818) 990-7722 14001 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Real Estate and Personal Injury
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(818) 398-3813 14564 Deervale Pl
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Real Estate, Business, Environmental and Securities
Loyola Law School
Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(818) 501-0133 14011 Ventura Blvd #406
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School
Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(818) 990-4700 14431 Ventura Blvd #500
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Jeffrey T. Myers
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Professional and experienced hospitality attorney, ready to fight for you!

Jeff Myers' represents developers and capital providers in the development, financing, acquisition, and operation of hotels, resorts and other hospitality properties both nationwide and internationally. Read More »
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Mr. Clarke Logan Young
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Skilled and Successful Real Estate Law Attorney! Protecting Your Interests!

I am an experienced and dedicated real estate law attorney. I provide effective and efficient representation to pursue the outcome you need. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Alan Abergel
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(818) 783-4645 15915 Ventura Blvd
Suite 300
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business and Securities
Univ of Maryland School of Law
Our firm’s concentration is in the representation of entrepreneurs and their businesses. Our firm provides transactional, regulatory, and administrative litigation services. We often act as outside general counsel for our clients’ businesses. We serve many business industries including, lending, financial services, equipment leasing and finance, real estate, technology startups, professional services, music/entertainment, new media, fitness/wellness, manufacturing, restaurants, and apparel. As a Los Angeles, California, business law firm, we provide professional, cost-effective, responsive, and aggressive representation to our clients. Our skill in incorporating litigation avoidance strategies into our clients’ business...
Matthew David Resnik
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(818) 293-0031 17609 Ventura Boulevard,
Suite 314
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Univ of West Los Angeles
Matthew Resnik received his Juris Doctorate in 1996. Matthew Resnik has dedicated his legal career exclusively to Consumer Bankruptcy, representing financially distressed individuals against their creditors. Dedicated to equalizing the playing field between consumers and creditors, Matthew Resnik founded Simon Resnik LLP in 2003.

Matthew Resnik has served as a keynote speaker at numerous seminars relating to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Matthew Resnik is a member of Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and actively involved in the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (“NACBA”) and the local Central District Consumer Bankruptcy...
Neal Michael Rimer
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 905-0777 16055 Ventura Blvd
Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 91436-2633
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Whittier Law School
I am licensed as a California attorney and have been in practice since 1976. I also passed the California Certified Public Accountant's Exam in 1976. I have a dynamic and sophisticated transactional practice and provide creative, practical solutions to the issues confronting medium to high net worth individual clients, and small to medium sized entrepreneurial businesses. I advise clients, CPAs and other attorneys regarding the following: ESTATE AND TRUST MATTERS: including wills, trusts, gifts, life insurance, estate administration, trust administration, probate estates, how to minimize or eliminate estate taxes, proper allocation of assets into trusts with extensive pre and post...
Kevin Eugene Rex
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 990-2120 16633 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School
Kevin E. Rex has over 15 years' experience structuring, negotiating and otherwise handling complex business transactions. He primarily represenets privately held and/or family owned businesses in real estate, finance, employment relationships and matters pertaining to business succession planning.
Richard D. Oppenheim Jr.
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 461-8500 15910 Ventura Blvd
#1170
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I am a Founding Partner at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde with over 40 years of experience. I provide skilled and knowledgeable representation to individuals and businesses with Business, Labor, Employment, Insurance, and Public Entity Law matters. My extensive experience includes jury and non-jury trials in both state and federal courts. I am committed to insuring the best service and legal representation. I am dedicated to outworking the opposition, staying one step ahead, and bringing your litigation to resolution as quickly as possible.

In 1975, I received my B.A., cum laude, from UCLA. I earned my J.D. from Loyola Law School in...
Eliel Chemerinski
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(818) 990-9977 16133 Ventura Blvd
suite 700
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Insurance Claims
Tulane Univ Law School
Eliel Chemerinski was born in Buenos-Aires, Argentina. He graduated from University of Florida in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Economics and Latin American Studies. He received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1988 from Tulane Law School. Mr. Chemerinski is admitted to practice before all the courts in the State of California including United States Central District Court as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Chemerinski has handles an extensive range of legal services across numerous industries. He has been providing exceptional personal client service and dedication for more than twenty years for individuals,...
Jeanne H. McDonald Esq.
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(818) 891-9504 15760 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 700
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate and Business
Whittier Law School
John Balian
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 776-2000 16133 Ventura Blvd., Penthouse Suite
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
John Bertram Marshall
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(818) 990-2120 16633 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business and Health Care
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
A Los Angeles business lawyer, John B. Marshall is the Chair of the Health Law, and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Practice Groups at Lewitt Hackman in Encino. Mr. Marshall represents clients in all aspects of business transactions and litigation. Mr. Marshall served as general counsel for one of the largest health care districts in California, and has negotiated sales and purchases of hospitals, hospital groups, related equipment and real estate, and associated assets.
Steven D. Kramar
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(818) 380-3500 16133 Ventura Blvd #585
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Steven D. Kramar's practice concentrates on small businesses, the selection and formation of business entities such as partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, the management and contract issues they encounter, including litigation, as well as matters involving the personal affairs of principals such as estate planning (trusts and wills) and probate and trust administration. Steven represents clients in regard to real estate matters from purchases and sales through disputes concerning the rights and responsibilities of adjoining property owners. Steven has a long history of personal injury practice but does not actively seek cases unless they involve substantial injuries.
Jason Thomas Riddick
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Jason Riddick is an experienced and entrepreneurial business litigator representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in state and federal courts throughout the country. Jason’s practice focuses on complex business... Read More »
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Salar Atrizadeh Esq.
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

With over 11 years of experience, Salar Atrizadeh, Esq. is licensed to practice law in the State of California, District of Columbia, and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts. Mr. Atrizadeh has dedicated his... Read More »
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Arnold William Gross
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(818) 477-0773 17337 Ventura Blvd #228
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of California - Los Angeles
Arnold W. Gross is a nationally recognized, honored and experienced trial lawyer with expertise in all types of personal injury cases, wrongful death matters, criminal defense cases and real estate cases. Mr. Gross is a pre-eminent AV rated Martindale Hubbell attorney, an honor he has enjoyed for over 30 years. Mr. Gross was been selected as a California Super Lawyer in plaintiff personal injury cases in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Arnold W. Gross has been involved in more than 90 major jury trials and hundreds of court trials and arbitrations. Mr. Gross serves as...
Robert Joseph Carlson
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(818) 905-5600 16133 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1175
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Attorney Robert J. Carlson has practiced law since 1975. Carlson & Cohen, LLP Attorneys at Law has represented clients in Encino and surrounding areas for 25 years. Areas of Practice include Business Law, Real Estate Law and Estate Planning.
Nate Bernstein
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 383-5759 15760 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Insurance Defense
Golden Gate University School of Law
A seasoned, veteran real estate litigation and transaction attorney and trial lawyer, Nate Bernstein of the LA Real Estate Law Group, serves sophisticated clients in the areas of real estate litigation, business and commercial litigation, and bankruptcy matters and litigation. Nate Bernstein was formerly in house counsel at Fidelity Title Insurance Company and Denley Investment and Management Company, and has been in private practice for 18 years on Southern California.
Keith Todd Zimmet
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(818) 990-2120 16633 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Real Estate and Business
USC Law School
Keith T. Zimmet is the Managing Shareholder of Lewitt Hackman in Los Angeles; Chair of the Commercial Finance Practice Group, and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group. His extensive experience in negotiating, structuring and documenting multi-tiered financial agreements for corporate, health care and commercial real estate clients spans state, national and international transactions.
Robert Michael Berger
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 385-1770 16830 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 500
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Shalem Shem-Tov
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 995-4200 16601 Ventura Blvd.
4th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Probate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Timothy F Umbreit
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Toluca Lake, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(818) 535-7381 4701 Cartwright Ave
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Baltimore
Originally from Maryland, I came to California in 1995 and I have been practicing law successfully here in the LA area ever since. I left the big firm environment over 3 years ago to open my own solo practice in Toluca Lake.
Morgan M. Halford
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(818) 905-5600 16133 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1175
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business and Landlord Tenant
Santa Barbara College of Law
Siamak Pishvaee JD, MBA
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Bel Air, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 694-8080 2934 1/2 Beverly Glen Circle, #269
Bel Air, CA 90077
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mark Elliott Saltzman
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(818) 343-0600 18321 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Yasha Bronshteyn
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Yasha Bronshteyn is a Partner at Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP. With nearly 20 years of experience, he provides skilled and knowledgeable advocacy. Mr. Bronshteyn represents clients in a wide array of Family, Divorce,... Read More »
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Peter Niemiec
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience

New York University School of LawDistrict of Columbia (Inactive), Indiana (Inactive) 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.