Law Office of Michael J. Makdisi

Focusing on real estate, Business and contracts.

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Firm Overview

Established in Oakland in 2009, the Law Office of Michael J. Makdisi is a general civil litigation and transactional firm, with a focus on matters involving real estate, business and contracts.
Main Office

1425 Leimert Boulevard
Suite 203
Oakland  CA  94602

  • (510) 482-9478
  • (510) 590-9478


Free Initial Consultation?

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Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Not applicable

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

Please call for an appointment

Office Manager

My receptionist's name is Kate

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

My firm is open to a variety of methods that will keep costs to a minimum for clients so long as that method does not sacrifice the quality of service that my firm provides.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

As frequently as the use of such alternative dispute resolution methods are in the best interest of the client.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

My firm participates in the community in a variety of ways, including spending time volunteering at a clinic for low income individuals.

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

Staying informed about your case is a good idea, and understanding the legal issues involved in your case is often a good idea as well. However, trying to understand the legal issues without consulting an attorney can be risky. An attorney, as a counselor at law, should educate the client when necessary in order for the client to make educated and informed decisions.

Michael Makdisi

Michael Makdisi is a licensed attorney, admitted to practice law in California. Prior to opening a law firm, Mr. Makdisi graduated with honors from law school and co-authored a legal textbook.

As sole attorney of the Law Office of Michael J Makdisi, Mr. Makdisi represents, counsels, litigates for and negotiates on behalf of his clients at all stages of litigation and transactions. Mr. Makdisi focuses on real estate, business and contracts.

Mr. Makdisi listens attentively to understand his client's goals, enjoys counseling them about their legal options, and while keeping his client's best interests in mind, Mr. Makdisi fights hard to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Bar Number: 257149
    California , 2008

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