West Hills, California Real Estate Lawyers
California Real Estate Law Lawyer
Over 20 Years Rated "AV" Highest Possible Peer Review Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Over 40 Years experience in the realm of business and consulting
Over 35 Years experience practicing law in the State of California
Over 10 Years as Commissioner, and served as President Los Angeles City Planning Commission
Founder, CEO and chair of numerous local and regional organizations
Our firm provides legal and litigation services in areas of land use, permits, entitlements and real estate. We are experienced in resolving title, easements and boundaries. Construction and development are of particular...
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Hospitality Lawyer
California Real Estate Law Attorney
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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...
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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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