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Alameda Real Estate Attorneys

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  • 4 years in business
Rui C.
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Conrad is a outstanding lawyer. Great communication. He handled my difficult case with ease. Thank you

Jamin Horn
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  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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I used Thumbtack to find an attorney to explore a complex real estate issue involving condominium law, fire and building codes and a soft story retrofit program and was refered to Jamin Horn. He responded quickly to my initial request. We have had a series of very comprehensive telephone conversations about my current legal situation. He seems very knowledgable about the many different aspects of my particular situation and has provided very clear, directed opinions and advice regarding my next steps. I found Jamin to very professional and considerate, asking appropriate and probing questions. He feels like my advocate, very willing to explore available legal options. I would absolutely choose Jamin to represent me when I need to continue my legal journey. Thanks, Jamin!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey B.
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We met with David Stromberg for a consultation this morning that lasted over three hours. He was extremely professional, very engaging, asked all the right questions and made us all feel very confident that he had our best interests in mind and would assist us in any way he could. I walked into the meeting very upset and dejected and left the meeting feeling that we had put our futures in the hands of a very competent attorney. I would highly recommend David to anyone who requires a Corporate Litigation Attorney.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jaime P.
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Jeff is extremely knowledgeable in the real estate law. I am being wrongfully evicted and harassed. Jeff has shown compassion and has committed himself to defending our tenant right. He does what he says! He's as aggressive as he needs to be at the right moment. I highly recommend Jeff Connor if you need an affordable honest attorney.

  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Todd B.
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John was the primary legal counsel for the Yerba Buena Island Residence Mutual Benefit Corporation. He worked to generate the legal correspondence between us and Treasure Island Development Authority. In this complex and ongoing issue John has been a great asset & solid legal counsel

McCarthy Law Offices
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    Bill J.
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    Jim did our Living Trust, and we are updating this week. Jim is always very helpful, knowledgeable and available. I have also consulted with him in real estate matters ( I am in the mortgage business). I recommend Jim for trusts, real estate, family matters and he has also done criminal work.

    • 17 years in business

    We are a boutique firm that mainly does transactional work in the fields of Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Intellectual Property. We enjoy helping clients achieve their goals, whether that involves dealing with a Real Estate or business matter, planning their estate or registering a trademark or copyright.


    In my home office, I prepare documents for pro se filers in my bosses' office. We do real estate brokerage and all general/civil law.

    • 35 years in business

    George W: Wolff has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering and Construction Management worked in the construction industry before attending law school, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Real Estate, and brings a thorough understanding of the technical and legal issues related to construction and real estate disputes. I enjoy meeting and working with clients and getting to know them personally, and also enjoy - and feel I am good at - researching legal issues, brief writing, and arguing cases to the Superior Court and Courts of Appeal. I enjoy working for smaller and medium sized business and individual clients and professionals instead of giant corporations. I especially enjoy the intellectual challenge of briefing and arguing legal issues and appeals, and have handled about 70 cases in all types of various State and Federal appellate cases in California and elsewhere,


    We are a small law firm in Oakland, California with a general civil practice that emphasizes business and real estate matters. We handle business formation, counseling, transactional matters and litigation.


    The Law Offices of Steven D. Hoffman handles both litigation and transactional matters. Mr. Hoffman has been in practice for over 25 years, and focuses on small business, real estate and personal injury law.

    • 12 years in business

    Pratt & Associates is a boutique law firm specializing in real estate, business and employment law, community association law, condominium law, neighbor law, construction, asbestos defense and general litigation. The attorneys of Pratt & Associates are all long-time residents of the South Bay area who have extensive experience in each of their listed specialties. The firm provides personalized service and advice with an emphasis on achieving solutions for our clients in a cost-effective manner. Our clients are individuals and businesses, including homeowners, homeowners associations, property management companies, general contractors, subcontractors, restaurants, franchisees, non-profit organizations, physicians and medical professionals and produce industry firms. Contact us for a free telephone consultation.

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    How do you find a good real estate lawyer?

    If buying or selling property feels overwhelming and the thought of finding a good real estate lawyer seems daunting, you’re in luck. There are some simple steps to follow for finding a trustworthy, affordable real estate lawyer to help with your property and legal needs.

    • Determine what kind of real estate lawyer you need. Many states require a real estate attorney to handle sale closing documents. For more complex matters such as a real estate deal gone awry or foreclosure, you’ll want to find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours.  
    • Look for online reviews of real estate lawyers in your area. Verify that they have proven experience closing or winning cases like yours and that they are in good standing with the state bar association.
    • Choose two or three lawyers to interview. Many offer a free consultation to learn about your case and provide information about rates. For standard real estate closing services, in-depth interviewing might not be necessary.
    • Ask about their rates and whether they charge by the hour or provide services for a flat fee. Ask whether a retainer is required, and what the total bill should be for a case like yours.
    • Ask for a write-up of the services that will be covered by the projected costs.
    • Make sure you like the real estate agent and they treat you with respect. Confirm whether they or another person will be working on your case and make sure you’re comfortable with all members of their team.
    • Pay the retainer and hire your lawyer.  

    What does a real estate lawyer do?

    A real estate lawyer represents their client’s best interest in all matters related to the sale, purchase and ownership of real estate. They are experts in real estate law. In states that require a real estate lawyer to close home sales, the lawyer must review and finalize all documents before the deal can be legally completed. Real estate lawyers also help clients legally protect their rights when entering, exiting or renegotiating a real estate deal. You can hire a real estate lawyer as an individual or as a business. A real estate lawyer can help with negotiation, addressing mortgage fraud, managing foreclosures and bankruptcy, transfers of titles and deeds, property ownership disputes, zoning issues, creating a co-ownership contract for joint purchase of a property, and much more. Real estate lawyers can also protect you from issues that result when a known problem was not properly disclosed by the previous owner. Overall, real estate lawyers are an added cost when it comes to buying and selling property, but they also ensure your best interests are met, and that you and the people you are doing business with comply with the law.

    Do I need a real estate lawyer?

    Whether you need a real estate lawyer depends on what kind of legal assistance you need. In many states (such as Vermont and Maine), you are required to hire a real estate lawyer to handle the closing documents of a home sale. The lawyer may prepare the deed, examine the title, review purchase and sale paperwork, work directly with the lender, and more. In title states such as California and Nevada, you do not need a real estate lawyer to buy or sell a home. Typically sales are handled by escrow agents, title companies or lenders. However, you may opt to hire a real estate lawyer to handle closing — even if it’s not required — to ensure your interests are protected.

    You may also need a real estate lawyer are when you are negotiating a large property purchase or development deal, or if you are declaring bankruptcy or have a property that’s going into foreclosure. If a property dispute has escalated beyond mediation, a real estate lawyer can advocate for your interests. If you prefer to remain (relatively) anonymous in property ownership, you may have a real estate lawyer represent you and negotiate deals for you. It can be a costly investment, with national average hourly rates ranging from $150 to $350 or more, but legal representation can offer peace of mind and protection of your financial interests.

    How much do real estate lawyers cost?

    The cost to hire a real estate lawyer depends on your needs. The national average cost for real estate lawyers ranges between $350 and $550, although prices can vary greatly based on the individual case. Many states, such as New York and Georgia, require that a real estate lawyer handle the closing documents when buying or selling a house. Real estate lawyers may have closing packages that start around $500 and go up. The packages may include deed preparation, title examination, review of purchase and sale paperwork, working with the lender, and more. For more complex cases, real estate lawyers may work on an hourly rate and require a retainer. Hourly rates for real estate lawyers may range from $150 to $300 or more. Geography can also affect your costs; attorneys’ rates will typically be lower on average in Georgia than in New York City.

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