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Real Estate Transactions & Litigation
“Real Estate Transactions and Litigation” includes all forms of representation involving real estate, both residential and commercial. The following are examples of matters we have handled:

  • Counseling homeowners on loan modification strategies including management of “underwater” properties, short sale contracts and multiple mortgage restructuring.
  • Real estate purchase and sale agreements, including transactions involving trusts and probate estates.
  • Buyer and seller representation arising from failure to disclose defects in the property prior to sale.
  • Unlawful detainer proceedings (evictions), including cases with Section 8 tenants, holdovers following property sales and foreclosures, and commercial tenants in bankruptcy.
  • Defense of tenant lawsuits involving habitability claims and wrongful eviction.
  • Disposition of abandoned personal property by former tenants.
  • Hearings before the East Palo Alto Rent Stabilization Board.
  • Prosecution and defense of construction defect claims.
  • Land use entitlement proceedings, including zoning appeals, use permits, and variances.
  • Property encroachment and lot line adjustment applications.
  • Adverse possession claims and establishment of easements by agreement, prescription, and necessity.
  • Preparation of Home Improvement Contracts for contractors and homeowners.

We serve as general counsel for construction companies and property management firms.

 

 

 

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