I represent individuals and businesses with problems concerning commercial,
investment and residential real property. My areas of emphasis include
purchase/sale disputes, boundary and easement disputes, leases, quiet title
and partition lawsuits, escrow defalcation, notarial fraud, title and
ownership disputes, real estate fraud, construction lawsuits, and
contractor/owner disputes. Feel free to visit my website for more details.
Unsecured Loan Secured: Client loaned $250,000.00 to another party. The deed of trust was never recorded and the borrower attempted to disavow the debt. We received $300,000.00 from escrow and then obtained a judgment for all of the remaining debt, penalties and attorney's fees.
Insurance Payback: Client's business had over $30,000.00 in inventory stolen and the insurance company refused to pay the claim. My office was able to quickly and assertively resolve the claim for the full amount due.
Spite Fence Win: I recently helped a client obtain a court order to move a fence which blocked the air and light to their house. The victory ensures a fair settlement against an unreasonable opponent.
Bridge Over Trouble Water Case: I defended a landowner/developer in Napa County to prevent the expansion of an easement on his land. Plaintiffs planned on building an at-grade railroad crossing. When that was not possible, Plaintiffs sought to shift the cost and burden of building an earthen bridge onto my client. Again, a victory in court ensured fair resolution.
261 Hartz Avenue
Danville CA 94526
$100.00 for an hour initial consultation.
Normal business hours.
I do not disclose this information on the internet.
Draft and negotiation of commercial , residential and ground leases.
Escrow and Title
Significant experience representing title insurance companies and their insureds for issues related to escrow defalcation, notarial fraud, priorities, title, ownership, insurance bad faith and subrogation/subordination.
Representation of banks and mortgage lenders in a wide variety of lending, banking, mortgage banking and real property matters including loan origination, loan servicing, wrongful foreclosure, lender disputes, lien validity/priority and foreclosure actions.
Unlawful detainer actions for landlords and, where appropriate, tenants.
Resource for contract drafting, negotiation, breach of contract, and real estate investments.
I would have to decide on a case by case basis whether it was appropriate.
Cost is always a concern for clients and understandably so. Jobs are divided according to the task. For example, clients are not billed attorney rates for copying documents. Another example is that I have an administrative assistant/paralegal do internet research to find people.
Every case involves mediation, arbitration or collaborative law. I am most proud of the cases I have been able to resolve without paying for a mediator.
Yes, I currently volunteer for low income and elderly landlords with eviction issues. Otherwise, I am willing to review cases to potentially provide free representation.
Value based on cost for services rendered. I have a unique style of vigorously fighting for my client's rights in a civilized manner.
I have not been presented with a situation where this was appropriate.
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