The Scharff Law Group Inc.

Your Real Estate Lawyer - Litigation and Transactions

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Firm Overview

The Scharff Law Group was established in 1991. The Firm represents individuals and small businesses in a wide variety of real estate litigation and transactions including purchase and sale disputes, disclosure issues, boundary and easement disputes, construction defects, broker disputes, contractor disputes, subcontractor disputes and drafting real estate transaction documents, including leases, purchase and sale agreements and loan and financing documents as well as forming Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs).

Example cases

I have successfully litigated construction defect cases, non-disclosure cases in the context of a sale of both single family homes and commercial property, mechanic's lien cases, landlord-tenant disputes in both a residential and commercial context, boundary and easement disputes, real estate partnership and joint venture disputes, eminent domain issues, partition cases and a variety of other real estate matters. I have also assisted in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including 1031 exchanges.

Main Office

Main
2211 Park Boulevard
Palo Alto  CA  94306

Phone
  • (650) 325-7200
Fax
  • (650) 325-7290

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I charge my hourly rate.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

For sale by owners: $3,500

Hourly Rates

$275 to $350 depending on circumstances.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Office Manager

None

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I own and manage a number of large commercial and residential projects, and I always had a strong interest in real estate.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I'm all for it.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, depending on the circumstances.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes.

H. Gregory Scharff

I have practiced law since 1986. I previously worked with a large real estate developer, and then founded The Scharff Law Group in 1991.

I have a real estate broker's license, so I have the knowledge and experience of having done a number of real estate transactions. In addition, I worked in-house for a large real estate firm and have significant trial and arbitration experience, which gives me a wealth of knowledge to draw upon.

My strength is that I am friendly, persuasive, and enjoyable to work with. I keep the focus on winning, or in a business transaction, getting the deal done.

Personal interests:

Skiing, whitewater rafting, windsurfing, and travel.

License
  • Bar Number: 125206
    California , 1986
Education
  • Columbia University School of Law
    J.D. , 1986
    New York, NY
    Law
  • Bowdoin College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1983
    Brunswick, ME
    Economics

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