Lawrence R. Jensen, Attorney at Law

Comprehensive real property and business legal services. We strive to strike a perfect balance between the attention to detail that will let you rest easy and the efficiency that will keep you coming back as a repeat client.

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Firm Overview

Lawrence R. Jensen has been practicing business and real
estate law in the San Francisco Bay Area since graduating cum laude from Santa
Clara University School of Law in 1987. After practicing for seven years at two
prominent San Jose business and real estate firms, Larry struck out on his own
in 1994, seeking a better, more personalized way of serving his clients legal
needs.



AREAS OF PRACTICE


BUSINESS:



  • Buy-sell agreements

  • Bills of lading, shipping/cargo contracts

  • Contracts (manufacturing, distribution,
    commercial, retail)

  • Confidentiality, employment, non-compete and
    non-solicitation agreements

  • Intellectual property (IP) licenses

  • Joint venture agreements

  • Promissory notes and security agreements

  • Warranties, releases, indemnification agreements

  • Corporate, limited liability company (LLC),
    partnership formation, operations, dissolution

  • Non-public securities offerings and sales

  • Purchase and sale of business, including due
    diligence


REAL ESTATE:



  • Agricultural leases

  • Brokerage contracts (authorization to sell,
    broker-licensee)

  • Commercial leases, including industrial, office,
    retail, shopping center

  • Easements

  • Grant deeds, promissory notes, deeds of trust,
    escrow instructions

  • Ground leases

  • Options to purchase

  • Purchase and sale agreements

  • Residential leases


DISPUTE RESOLUTION:



  • Boundary, encroachment, title and ownership
    disputes

  • Breach of contract, warranty

  • Breach of fiduciary duty

  • Breach of lease

  • Broker commission disputes

  • Cargo loss or damage

  • Collections (commercial only)

  • Condemnation (eminent domain), inverse
    condemnation

  • Construction delay, non-performance, defects

  • Enforcement of judgment

  • Environmental (contamination, remediation,
    contribution)

  • Eviction (unlawful detainer) for commercial landlords and tenants, residential landlords

  • Fraud and non-disclosure

  • Mechanic's liens, stop notices, construction
    bonds

  • Preferential transfers

  • Professional errors & omissions -
    malpractice (DRE licensees, engineers, architects, inspectors, escrow agents)

  • Real property tax reassessment challenges

  • Relief from automatic stay

  • Restraining orders, injunctions, writs of
    attachment

  • Specific performance

  • Trespass and nuisance

Main Office

Lawrence R. Jensen
95 South Market Street
Third Floor
San Jose  CA  95113

Phone
  • 408-995-3250
Fax
  • 408-995-3265

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

No.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Residential evictions in most circumstances, $750 plus costs.

Hourly Rates

$325, may be discounted for non-profits.

Lawrence R. Jensen


Admitted to practice in California on
December 11, 1987, California State Bar Number 132330.  Established
solo-practice in 1994, after seven years of practice at two prominent
real estate and business oriented law firms. My practice emphasizes
representation of small and medium sized businesses, non-profits, and
fiduciaries, including start-ups, landlords, real estate brokers,
commercial tenants, trustees, contractors, and others in real estate
and business transactions and litigation. I especially enjoy forming
corporations and limited liability companies, and representing parties
to real estate or business purchase and sale agreements or parties to
leases. I have had a lot of experience in handling boundary and title
disputes, mechanic's liens, non-disclosure, broker-commission disputes,
and in contract and lease litigation matters.






Areas of Practice



  • Broker & Transaction Litigation

  • Business & Commercial Law

  • Business Organizations

  • Buying & Selling

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Condemnation

  • Condominiums & Cooperatives

  • Construction Contracts

  • Construction Defects

  • Construction Law

  • Construction Liens

  • Contracts

  • Conveyancing

  • Eminent Domain

  • Homeowners' Associations

  • Land Contracts

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Mechanics' Liens

  • Property Taxes

  • Real Estate Law

  • Real Estate Loans

  • Renting & Leasing

  • Residential Real Estate

  • Title Insurance

  • Title Litigation



Litigation Percentage



  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation



Bar Admissions



  • California, 1987

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1991



Education



  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California,
    1987
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Honors: Winner, Leo A. Huard Intramural Moot Court Competition


  • University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California,
    1984
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: With Honors
    Major:
    Psychology





Published Works



  • Complying with Fair Housing Laws: Tips for Avoiding Prosecution, Apartment Management Magazine, April, 2000

  • Focus on Construction Law: Contractors Find Clarity for Contracts in MW Erectors, San Francisco Daily Journal, July 21, 2005


Classes/Seminars Taught



  • Teacher, Eviction Law, Neighborhood Revitalization Program, City of San Jose



Professional Associations and Memberships



  • State Bar of California, Real Estate Law Section


  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section


  • Santa Clara County Bar Association


  • Santa Clara County Association of Realtors


  • Tri-County Apartment Association


  • California Apartment Association


  • City of San Jose,
    1998
    - Present

    Independent Contractor



Past Employment Positions



  • Liccardo, Rossi, Sturges & McNeil,
    1992
    -
    1994

  • Hallgrimson, McNichols, McCann & Inderbitzen,
    1987
    -
    1992


Birth Information



  • 1959, Oakland, C
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