Thousand Oaks, California Real Estate Lawyers

Jeremy Just
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(805) 409-7380 143 Triunfo Canyon Rd., Suite 225G
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationReal Estate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Business minded real estate transactional attorney focused on serving corporations, small businesses, and individuals in all facets of their real estate transactions. Jeremy represents buyers, sellers, owners/landlords, and tenants in the purchase and sale, development, and leasing of office, retail, industrial and residential real estate, including the related matters of title review, negotiation, and documentation, and environmental, soils, and engineering due diligence. With his added knowledge and experience currently running a real estate development company, Blacktide Development Corp. (www.blacktidedev.com), wherein Jeremy is actively engaged in the purchase, development and leasing of various real estate assets, and his prior experience as Principal...
Robert Weissman
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(805) 371-0500 2660 Townsgate Road
Suite 350
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Real Estate and Construction
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Robert A. Weissman specializes in construction law representing general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, rental companies and other trade and design professionals, spec builders and owners in connection with public (state, local and federal) and private (residential, commercial and industrial property) from contract preparation, negotiation, course of construction issues and disputes and in mediation, arbitration and litigation (including breach of contract, change order, extra work, delay, defective work and performance disputes; foreclosure of mechanics' liens, enforcement of stop notices, payment bonds and subdivision improvement and similar bonds), substitution hearings, CSLB matters, other bond claims, bid protests and claims against public entities....
Bruce David Abel
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(310) 498-9374 200 No. Westlake Blvd., Suite 204
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Southwestern Law School
Tamara Lynn Harper
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(805) 409-0530 141 Duesenberg Drive
Suite 7B
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and Trademarks
Ventura COL
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Harper served as Director of Corporate Compliance and Commercial Leasing for Kinko’s Service Corporation, Inc., now FedEx. Early in her career she worked as in house corporate counsel to one of California’s largest labor staffing corporations and civilly prosecuted perpetrators of domestic violence through a DOJ grant protecting victims of domestic violence. She has argued cases before the United States Hague Court for matters of international child abduction; California Court of Appeals and Superior Court; District Court; Delaware Court of Chancery; and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeals...
Michael C. Murphy Jr.
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(805) 494-8929 2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Gregory Michael Hultgren
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Thousand Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(805) 375-7300 2820 Camino Dos Rios
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Mr. Hultgren is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California and is certified as a specialist by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law. Mr. Hultgren crafts comprehensive estate plans for his clients. He also provides legal advice and assistance in the administration of Trusts and Wills upon a person’s death and advises businesses and non-profit organizations in transactional matters. Mr. Hultgren earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from University of California, Davis and his Juris Doctorate from...
David Van Etten
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(805) 719-4900 2801 Townsgate Road #210
Westlake Village, CA 91361-3022
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Employment
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr. Van Etten has more than 20 years of experience representing and counseling employers in an array of industries, including financial services, automotive manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, and food and drug industries. He serves as counsel for employers in labor and employment investigations and in litigation and arbitration matters before state and federal courts and agencies. His practice areas include wage and hour class actions and single-plaintiff claims involving alleged wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, discrimination charges coming before the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), unfair labor practice claims coming before the National Labor Relations Board,...
John K Rounds
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
4333 Park Terrace Drive, Suite 120
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Ventura College of Law
John Rounds is a founding partner in our firm. He has focused on the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Consumer Advocacy Law: John has helped thousands of personal and business Bankruptcy Clients. Mr. Rounds has a 20+ year reputation for helping working people and small companies through the most difficult times to get a financial "fresh start". Options include the complete discharge, structured payments or other negotiated settlement of the most problematic claims. Business Law: John's years as a transactional attorney and personal history in buying and selling businesses, results in a prospective...
Michael Labrum
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(805) 267-1171 2625 Townsgate Road Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
Ventura College of Law
Call Today for a Free Phone Consultation (805) 267-1171 or Email at Michael@LabrumLaw.com. The Law Offices of Michael Labrum offer affordable legal services which provide exceptional value to you. Your legal issues receive substantial individualized care and consideration leaving you feeling as if you're the only client and not just another billable hour like at large law firms. By utilizing uniquely designed alternative fee structuring, you're provided with the flexibility you need to receive quality legal representation and advice while respecting you're budget and bottom line. Trust, confidence, and loyalty are the guiding principles of the legal representation and...
Jeanne L. O'Brien
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Thousand Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(805) 696-8613 117 June Ct
Suite 320
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Real Estate, Elder and Estate Planning
Vermont Law School
Jeanne is actively licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii, and holds an inactive license in Massachusetts. She also has an active real estate license in California and is affiliated with Left Coast Realty in Montecito, California. She has had over 25 years experience practicing law and was formerly a judge for the State of Hawaii Third Circuit District Court. The Law Offices of Jeanne L. O'Brien emphasizing estate planning and administration, wills, trusts, and real estate transactions. "Providing legal family security resulting in peace of mind"
Dave L. Neville
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University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Joel R Villasenor
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Thousand Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(818) 889-2299 31351 Via Colinas
Suite 205
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Real Estate, Business, Communications and Employment
UCLA School of Law
David Levaton
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(323) 745-2699 30700 Russell Ranch Road
Suite 250
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Real Estate and Business
Franchise Legal Support is a law firm dedicated to assisting residents in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas of Southern California with their franchise law and mediation matters. For 26 years, Attorney David Levaton has been a dedicated representative of the franchise community. Unlike most franchise lawyers, Mr. Levaton is a former owner and operator of a multi-unit franchise operation. Due to this experience from both the legal and business side of the operation, Mr. Levaton is committed to acting as a neutral to all aspects of franchising. He believes it is important to treat each case individually, in order...
Donn Taketa
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31351 Via Colinas
Suite 205
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Free ConsultationThousand Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
Real Estate and Business
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mr. Taketa has over 22 years experience successfully representing clients in business litigation, with a specialty in labor and employment matters in both federal and state courts. Mr. Taketa's current clients include Verizon and Delta Dental. Prior to founding Sullivan Taketa LLP, Mr. Taketa served as corporate litigation counsel in the GTE Legal Department, handling general corporate matters with an emphasis on defending management in employment and class action litigation as well as conducting internal legal compliance investigations and prosecuting theft-recovery actions. At GTE and Verizon, Mr. Taketa attained an impressive record in the successful defense of varied and novel...
Brent Darryl George
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Thousand Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(805) 494-8400 1337 E Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 206
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Richard Alan Rodgers
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Thousand Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(805) 230-2525 200 N Westlake Blvd
Suite 201
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Real Estate and Business
Ventura COL
Jeffrey Lawrence Moscot
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(805) 494-0111 2945 Townshgate Rd.
Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Tulane University School of Law
Kevin L. Dorhout
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Attorney
(805) 206-8977 2945 Townsgate Road, Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Santa Clara University
Keith Francis Millhouse
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(805) 230-2280 2945 Townsgate Rd
Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Real Estate and Environmental
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Gerard Michael Dougherty
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(805) 494-9038 2660 Townsgate Rd
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Real Estate, Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Christopher Willard Patterson
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Westlake Village, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(805) 494-0634 2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361-5749
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law, Univ. of the Pacific
Jeffrey Thomas Gillingham
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Thousand Oaks, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(818) 223-8090 25 Rolling Oaks Dr
Ste 202
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Real Estate
Elroy Schneider
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Oxnard, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(805) 764-6370 300 E. Esplanade Drive
Suite 1980
Oxnard, CA 93036
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Loyola Law School
Roy Schneider's areas of practice include business planning, entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, employment law, contracts, transactional matters of all kinds, real estate transactions, homeowners associations, non-profit law and estate planning. Business & Corporate Transactions Roy advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. He advises his clients on business law, start-up assistance related to the choice and formation of an entity, the protection of a trademark or license agreement and regularly assists with buying or selling a business. Roy prepares contracts of all types with the view...
Gregory L Wilkinson Esq.
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Simi Valley, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(818) 268-0718 160 Stonebrook St
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, IP and Trademarks
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice; England and University of West Los Angeles
I represent a wide array of clients from individuals to startup enterprises to established companies in industries spanning motion picture, television, and seasoned music groups to internet based businesses and commercial real estate ventures ensuring to address both business and legal needs for each client in a cost effective manner. From litigation to negotiating complex business agreements I always bring a goal focused approach to any problem and ensure the solution makes sense from a client/business perspective.
Theodore Jason Schneider
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Oxnard, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(805) 764-6370 300 E. Esplanade Drive
Suite 1980
Oxnard, CA 93036
Real Estate, Business, Employment and Municipal
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Ted J. Schneider is a partner at the Oxnard-based law firm of Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. where he practices in the areas of business and corporate transactions, employment, municipal and public law and homeowners associations. Ted advises and represents small local businesses to publicly traded multinational companies, entrepreneurs and homeowners associations in various corporate transactions, including incorporation, mergers and acquisitions (stock and asset sales), corporate governance and employment law matters. Ted consults with his clients to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to buy-sell agreements, lease agreements, service contracts, releases and waivers, property agreements, shareholder agreements, operating...
Adrienne Kay Miller
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SIMI VALLEY, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(805) 522-1640 1633 Erringer Road,
Suite 205
SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
I live and work in Simi Valley and have practiced here since 1999.
I love practicing law in Simi Valley and providing my community with personal and experienced legal services, with integrity and attention.

In 2006 I started my own practice, and now serve Ventura County and Los Angeles County. I have an extensive probate and estate planning practice (trusts, wills, powers of attorneys, health care directives, etc.) My practice also includes guardianships, real estate and business transactional law.

Prior to law school, I worked in the public service sector from 1987 to 1994, first in a U.S. Congressional office, and thereafter...
Paul Evan Stansen
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Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(888) 529-6632 26500 Agoura Road # 545
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationReal Estate and Tax
University of Denver and Pepperdine Univ School of Law
30+ Years Expertise As a licensed Realtor®-Broker & Attorney (CA + CO) … - I contribute my years of expertise to each assignment, - Paying particular attention to details, - Providing prompt & comprehensive responses, and - Keeping clientele involved and informed throughout every transaction.
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...
Sean D. Allen
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 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...
R. Grace Rodriguez
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Chatsworth, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(818) 734-7223 21000 Devonshire St
Suite 111
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
My primary focus is to help the average homeowner save their house, get a fresh start on their finances, educate them on how to meaningfully budget and save money, and then help direct future investments for their future financial needs. No one sat down and explained any of this to me. I had to go out and find the information. Now I want to share it with you. Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. We will work with you to come up with a affordable legal strategy that is within your budget. ...
M. Tilden Moschetti
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(818) 696-5007 6320 Canoga Ave
Suite 630
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Real Estate and Securities
University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
Larry Stephen Hymes
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 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.
Brent Edward Vallens
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Chatsworth, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(818) 717-1885 21053 Devonshire St. #104
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Real Estate, Construction, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Nathan Berry Hoffman
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(844) 453-4529 22287 Mulholland Hwy. #426
Calabasas, CA 91302-5190
Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 40 years experience
Real Estate, Elder and Probate
Loyola Univ School of Law
Robert Adler
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Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(888) 926-0678 24007 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 270
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Consumer
Pepperdine University
Robert Adler has been a sole practitioner with a proven track record expanding over 31 years. Robert’s strength lies in his ability to develop your case to your maximum benefit. A meticulous negotiator, Robert will take charge of your case to bring it to its most optimal outcome. Robert received a BA Degree in Psychology from Westmont College in 1981. Robert graduated Pepperdine University School of Law in 1984 and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1985. He is also a 2001 graduate of the prestigious Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution. Robert is admitted to practice...
Arnold William Gross
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 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...
Elliott H Stone
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 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.
Alan M. Insul
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 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...
Douglas Keith Schreiber
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 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.
David Payab
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 22 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...
Kyron Johnson
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Camarillo, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(805) 295-4266 2390 Las Posas Road
# 257
Camarillo, CA 93010
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Collections and Landlord Tenant
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
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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.