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Santa Monica Real Estate Attorneys

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NHT Law Group, APLC
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Working with Paul has been a phenomenal experience. I was nervous and uncertain how the Chapter 13 process would go, but Paul not only successfully handled my case, but he also explained everything to me and laid out the whole process (in a very friendly, caring, and thorough way). He knows the law inside and out, the likes and dislikes of the trustees who handle your case, and - unlike other attorneys - always quickly returned my calls and gave his undivided (and nonjudgmental) attention. Working with Paul on Chapter 13 was easier than getting my license renewed from the DMV and as seamless as ordering a package on Amazon.

Vittas Law
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
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I hired Peter for a complex problem with my uncle who died not leaving a Will and and not born in this country this created a multitude of problems as anyone can imagine Peter contacted my relatives and worked through every problem that was encountered to settle the estate in a most professional way always responsive to any questions i had to make matters even more difficult I do not reside in California as anyone can imagine uncertain feelings occurred when i was told by the State of California that i had to hire a Lawyer to proceed with settling the estate of my uncle those feelings vanished quickly as i got to know Peter i could not have chosen anyone better to settle the estate of my uncle

Heather D.
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I have utilized Greg Bosses services on several real estate business and personal issues over the last 15 years. What impresses me about Greg is his detailed knowledge of real estate transactions. Greg returns my calls promptly. He gives me solid advice and explains everything in layman's terms so i completely understand my options. I highly recommend Greg . You will feel safe and secure with Greg on your side.

Imperium Law Corporation
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Johnathan E.
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Ms Byzova has done an outstanding job with our legal case. She handled every aspect of the case with precision and an unmatched level to detail. She has also put our interest first, throughout the process. I would recommend her highly to anyone in need of legal help, in real estate and civil litigation.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Travis L.
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Mrs. Reznikov was fantastic and very knowledgeable about real estate law ! She was always responsive and helped us get a judgement that was way better than we hoped for! I would highly recommend her for your legal needs!!

The Shuben Group
3.5
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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everything went fine so far

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Justin S.
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Rach is genuine, helpful, ethical, knowledgable and puts her clients needs first. I would recommend Rach to anyone looking to sell or buy real estate. And she made me laugh! Really a great person!

JDavid Law Practice
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rina C.
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Jill’s work ethic is exemplary. Whether it’s a real estate issue or a general legal question, Jill is able to provide a road map of solutions. Her talent shines through her written and oral communication. She stays true to her clients and her word.

Kim C.
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A good lawyer to have in your corner I would highly recommend Douglas Schreiber. I have worked with him continuously over the last year and have found him to be responsive and knowledgeable. He takes the time necessary to discuss and make sure that we understand what the various options and strategies are and the pros and cons of each. He is always looking out for our best interests.

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Torri E.
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Nate sent a quote very quickly and was very upfront and professional. I got a chance to speak with him the following day and he was very helpful, willing to listen to everything and wanting to help!

About

I offer real estate and business litigation, bankruptcy, general corporate, and transactional services. I am also a real estate broker. These days, many individuals and companies are having difficulties involving real estate, whether it be loan modifications, short sales, foreclosures, evictions and the like. Also, there are vast opportunities for the real estate investor; no matter where you are on that spectrum, I have worked on all sides -- from debtor and creditor rights in bankruptcy to large shopping-center acquisitions. Call the office now for a free consultation!

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I have been providing legal advice and representation since 1981. I cover real estate law, wills, trusts, and probate law, bankruptcy, and debt relief.

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My services include: * Legal services * Real estate - unlawful detainer, tenant and landlord * Mediation and arbitration services - I can settle the most contentious situations most of the time. * Real estate transactional and brokerage services - licensed attorney and licensed real estate broker (over 35 years of experience) * Estate planning * Assisting with IRS and Franchise Tax Board matters

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Our Oswald Yap Law - Orange County, Ca. Lawyers specialize in the ff: * Real Estate Law * SEC Law * Securities Law We are located in Orange County, Ca. Real Estate Lawyer Orange County, CA.

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We specialize in real estate, business and bankruptcy law. We handle all types of real estate and business litigation. We recently obtained large settlements in construction defect cases and a secured lender fraud case. We also handle all types of bankruptcy, consumer and business, and Chapters 7, 11 and 13. We are experts in all aspects of the law relating to distressed real estate including California foreclosure law.

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I handle real estate legal matters. I am a real estate agent. I do sales, representation, loan transactions, and loan modifications.

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Keller Williams Realty is the #1 in the USA. How? By focusing on each client with passion and true dedication, my team includes a trusted real estate attorney and brokers with more than 25 years of experience and the KW family. If you are interested in selling, buying, or leasing, please call Sepideh Sehat.

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We can help you or your organization face property, business or commercial litigation, or other legal issues. We are experienced with resolving a broad range of simple and complex business law disputes and transactions. We also believe in establishing relationships with our clients — we get to know our clients on a personal level, becoming not only their legal representative, but also their friend.

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My work stands out because I care. If you retain my services, you will have an actual attorney handling your case from start to finish. Don't be fooled by firms that pass your case to a paralegal - make sure you get the quality of care you deserve. My clients are my practice - for that reason I am avaiable to my clients at their convenience and handle their matters with professionalism while focusing on keeping their costs down.

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Schorr Law is a real estate litigation firm based in West Los Angeles. We represent a wide array of clients, including businesses and high-net-worth individuals, for all of their real estate needs. Our attorneys are uniquely positioned, to provide you with an energetic, tenacious, results-oriented system of dispute resolution designed and proven, to achieve the end results our clients desire. Our litigation experience includes the representation of businesses, property owners, landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers of real estate, residential and commercial brokers, high- net-worth individuals, public companies, and members of the entertainment industry. By implementing a results-oriented system of litigation, we develop a comprehensive case plan for your dispute, working backwards from your desired result. In so doing, we have a proven track record of obtaining the results our clients desire.

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I am a straight-shooting attorney with over 30 years' experience. If you don't have a case, I'll tell you. If you do, I will tell you what it will cost in terms of money, time and lost sleep. I run a general civil practice with an emphasis in estate planning (wills and trusts), probate and trust administration, real estate (residential and commercial), and title insurance claims and litigation. Since I emphasize quality of cases over quantity of cases, clients receive my personal and prompt attention.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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