West Hills, California Real Estate Lawyers

Jonathan D. Littrell
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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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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Ricardo Rozen
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California Real Estate Law Lawyer

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia, United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California and United States District Court for the Southern District of...
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Nathaniel Lancashire Marston
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West Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(310) 557-9005 6520 Platt Avenue
351
West Hills, CA 91307
Real Estate, Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 702-9546 8387 Sale Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91304
Real Estate
John Marshall Law School
R. Grace Rodriguez
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Chatsworth, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 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. ...
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.
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.
Robert L. Scott
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Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(818) 712-9500 23679 Calabasas Rd.
#507
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
LaSalle University
Lawyer -- experienced in formation and operating aspects of business, real estate and non-profits.
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...
James Hoffmann
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Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer
(800) 245-7433 23622 Calabasas Rd
#253
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UC Hastings COL
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
Brent Edward Vallens
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Chatsworth, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 37 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
Jeffrey T. Myers
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Hospitality Lawyer

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.
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Andrew H. Raines
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 years experience

Georgetown University Law CenterCalifornia
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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...
Robert Adler
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Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 33 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...
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
Steven Robert Lovett
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 999-9397 21860 Burbank Blvd #130
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Real Estate and Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Thomas Noel Cano
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Los Angeles, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(818) 225-0400 23161 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
UCLA School of Law
Gary Carl Eisenberg
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Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(818) 591-8058 23801 Calabasas Road
Suite 1025
Calabasas, CA 91302
Real Estate and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Bruce Kokozian
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California Real Estate Law Attorney

UCLA School of LawCalifornia Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and U.S. Supreme Court
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Exclusive Representation for Discerning Clients

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.
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Jerome Zamos
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woodland hills, CA Real Estate Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(818) 348-7151 5228 Campo Rd
woodland hills, CA 91364
Real Estate, Appeals and Civil Rights
Northwestern Univ School of Law
Moshe Young
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Woodland Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(818) 888-5000 20121 Ventura Blvd #304
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Real Estate, Business and Immigration
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...
Adrienne Kay Miller
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SIMI VALLEY, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 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...
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,...
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.
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.
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
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.
Darrell C. Harriman
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North Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(877) 960-1335 8912 Haskell Ave
North Hills, CA 91343
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of the Pacific
Eric B. Blum
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience

University of Southern California Gould School of LawCalifornia 1998 and California
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Jonathan S. Forster
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California Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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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...
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,...
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
Gregory L Wilkinson Esq.
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Agoura Hills, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 268-0718 4120 Yankee Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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.
Paul Evan Stansen
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Calabasas, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 34 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.
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
Richard D. Oppenheim Jr.
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Encino, CA Real Estate Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 461-8500 15910 Ventura Blvd
#1508
Encino, CA 91436
Real Estate, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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.
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.
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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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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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.