Tarzana, California Real Estate Lawyers

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.
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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.
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Robert Pardo
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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Alec Brian Wisner
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Tarzana, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(818) 776-1813 18375 Ventura Blvd, Suite 275
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in 2003, Alec Wisner has been using his unique and diverse background to assist hundreds of clients successfully resolve their disputes. Thoroughly trained in all aspects of mediation, especially in the areas of divorce and family mediation as well as commercial mediation, Alec provides both an understanding of the underlying issues and an ability to facilitate positive communication. Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. While attending U.C.L.A., he won numerous national debate awards, graduating in 1971. Alec matriculated at the University of Southern California Law Center,...
Mark Elliott Saltzman
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(818) 343-0600 18321 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 883-8084 19528 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(818) 344-7730 5247 Melvin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(818) 902-1001 18751 Pasadero Dr
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Real Estate and Tax
Harvard Univ Law School
Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(818) 654-9000 18757 Burbank Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Real Estate
Univ of West Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
5200 Nestle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Real Estate
Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(818) 881-2923 18321 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Real Estate, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Gregory Mark Shanfeld
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 24 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.
Larry Stephen Hymes
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 501-5800 21333 Oxnard St
1st Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Anker, Reed, Hymes, Schreiber, & Cohen, A Law Corporation, utilizes a unique team approach designed to achieve optimal outcomes. For example, when a client's case presents complex legal issues, we bring the presiding partners together in order to fully assess the situation and to determine the most direct, efficient, and effective strategy. Our firm always aims to create innovative and positive solutions via the comprehensive legal knowledge of our attorneys.
Bunnie Poullard
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Pepperdine University School of LawCalifornia
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Ronald Altman
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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Steven D. Kramar
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 45 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.
Sean D. Allen
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(866) 839-9400 21650 Oxnard Street
Suite 2000
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Real Estate, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Pepperdine University
A skilled attorney with litigation, appellate, and transactional experience in areas such as real property, contracts, business and corporate governance, business entity formation, and bankruptcy. Currently counsels Common Interest Developments on a wide range of matters, including operational issues, corporate governance, interpretation of governing documents, corporate matters, dispute resolution, litigation, and general transactional matters. Obtained very favorable outcomes for clients as both plaintiffs and as defendants, and is also one of the few attorneys knowledgeable of the unique issues surrounding homeowner associations as bankruptcy creditors. Obtained Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Licensed to practice...
Douglas Keith Schreiber
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(818) 501-5800 21333 Oxnard Street
First Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Real Estate, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Douglas K. Schreiber (Member) born Los Angeles, California, September 16, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, California; 1979, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Education: University of Southern California (B.S., cum laude, 1975); Loyola University of Los Angeles (J.D., cum laude, 1978). Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award for Remedies. Member: State Bar of California. Reported Cases: Waisbren v. Peppercorn Productions Inc., (1995) 41 Cal.App.4th 246 48 Cal. Rptr. 2d 437; Lenane vs. Franchise Tax Board (1994) 9 Cal.4th 263, 36 Cal. Rptr.2d 563 Amicus Curiae.
Nathan Berry Hoffman
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Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(844) 453-4529 22287 Mulholland Hwy. #426
Calabasas, CA 91302-5190
Real Estate, Elder and Probate
Loyola Univ School of Law
Nate Bernstein
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 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.
John Francis Nicholson
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 348-3806 21243 Ventura Blvd., Suite 116
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
Univ of LaVerne COL
My education is rooted in the University of Southern California and culminated with a Bachelor of Science and MBA at Valley Christian University. I graduated from the University of La Verne School of Law in Woodland Hills, California. I am a hands-on, solo, general practitioner and I have been practicing law in the San Fernando Valley serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Since 2009 I have actively been a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts. This is a volunteer, non-paid public service.
Jonas M. Grant
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 786-4876 20700 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 328
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Real Estate, Business, Communications and Employment
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Alan Irwin Schimmel
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 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...
Keith Todd Zimmet
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 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.
John Balian
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 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
Stacie R. Smiley
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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David J. Masutani
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

University of Southern California Gould School of Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California...
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Neal Michael Rimer
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 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...
Stacey R. Cutting
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 9 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...
Douglas Stuart Draper Jr
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(818) 710-7801 21700 Oxnard St
Suite 1640
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Real Estate and Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I have practiced law for more than 30 years and focus on real estate and business litigation, including disputes between buyers and sellers, broker / agent responsibility and fiduciary duty issues, boundary disputes, leasing disputes and disputes between co-owners. I also have extensive experience with retail leases. For more than 15 years I have enjoyed Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory's highest peer review rating of "AV". My clients include real estate investors, brokers, developers and landlords, as well as small and medium size businesses.
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
David Payab
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(800) 401-4466 5850 Canoga Ave, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Employment and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
At the Law Offices of Payab & Associates, our goal is to provide expert, timely, cost-effective and results-oriented legal advice and representation to our clients. We are committed to responding quickly to your legal needs and resolving your cases favorably. We take pride in offering our clients high quality service and personalized attention. We specialize in employment law, employment discrimination, wrongful terminations, whistleblower, sexual harassments, age discriminations, pregnancy discriminations, race discrimination, sex discrimination, gender discrimination, retaliatory discharge, retaliatory discrimination, injury discrimination, nationality discrimination, employment claims, retaliation, wage and hour, wage & hour, constructive dismissal, constructive termination, constructive discharge, disability...
Alan M. Insul
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 981-5282 5850 Canoga Avenue
Suite 250
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Real Estate and Business
Southwestern University School of Law
Alan M. Insul has been an attorney for over 33 years. He limits his practice to the areas of corporate, business and real estate. Mr. Insul has achieved an AV rating which is the highest rating of an attorney for legal ability and ethics based upon peer review ratings of attorneys and judges from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Insul Graduated UCLA in 1973 with a degree in psychology, and he received his J.D. degree in 1978 from Southwestern University School of Law. He was admitted in 1978 to both the California and Federal Court (Central District). While in law school Mr. Insul was...
Kevin Eugene Rex
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 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.
Eliel Chemerinski
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 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 26 years experience
(818) 891-9504 15760 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 700
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate and Business
Whittier Law School
Robert Michael Berger
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 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
Jonathan D. Littrell
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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Glenn Fuller
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Glenn Fuller is a partner and business lawyer with Raines Feldman LLP, where his practice centers on a wide array of matters including real estate acquisition, financing, and leasing of a variety of... Read More »
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Nima Farahani
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 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.
Joseph Michael Kar
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 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.
John Bertram Marshall
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 48 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.
Richard D. Oppenheim Jr.
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 461-8500 15910 Ventura Blvd
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Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Elliott H Stone
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(818) 854-3600 20750 Ventura Blvd
Suite 220
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Construction
Elliott H. Stone is the managing attorney of the Law Offices of Elliott H. Stone.
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...
Arnold William Gross
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(818) 960-0011 17337 Ventura Blvd #200
Los Angeles, CA 91316
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
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 and 2017. Arnold W. Gross has been involved in more than 80 major jury trials and hundreds of court trials and arbitrations. Mr. Gross serves as a settlement...
Morgan M. Halford
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(818) 905-5600 16133 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1175
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business and Landlord Tenant
Santa Barbara College of Law
Mitchell Scott Brachman
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Sherman Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 30 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.
Robert Joseph Carlson
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 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.
Seth A. Nayowitz
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

Seth Nayowitz is an associate in the real estate department, focusing on real estate purchase and sale, financing and leasing transactions. Read More »
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Diane Y. Park
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience

UCLA School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court, Central District of 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.