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David Schechet

California Estate Planning, Conservatorship, Guardianship, and Real Estate Lawyer

Experienced Attorney for Litigation, Mediation, and Other Legal Services Throughout California

David Schechet

At the Law Office of David Schechet, we know that dealing with legal matters can be difficult and unpleasant at times, especially when they affect some of the most important and challenging decisions of your life, like buying a home, managing a business, or planning for your end-of-life arrangements. We strive to make these challenges more manageable by providing experienced legal representation for a variety of matters, including estate planning and probate, estate administration, business disputes, mediation and arbitration, and real estate transactions. We offer convenient services in the comfort of your home throughout all of California.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Estate planning is important not only for protecting your assets and distributing them to your intended heirs and beneficiaries, but also for protecting your wishes for your own health care late in life. We can help you build an estate plan that meets your personal needs by providing guidance in the creation of instruments including a last will and testament, various types of trusts, a living will and advance healthcare directives, and powers of attorney for your finances and health care.


California probate courts are responsible for overseeing the administration of wills and inheritances, as well as the establishment of guardianships and conservatorships for minor children and disabled adults. These matters can be complicated and sensitive, especially when disputes arise between family members. We can guide you through the probate process and help you resolve any disputes through mediation or litigation, whether you are a beneficiary, an administrator, or someone who wants to provide for a loved one’s care.

Estate Administration

Estate executors and administrators play a crucial role in the probate process, including managing and distributing the assets belonging to the estate and resolving obligations to creditors, all while keeping the wishes of the deceased and the interests of the beneficiaries in mind. Trustees have similar responsibilities, albeit outside of the probate process. If you need guidance in the administration or a will or trust, or if you encounter legal disputes throughout the process, we can offer experienced legal advice and representation.

Mediation Services

While some legal disputes lead to litigation, many can be resolved out of court through mediation, a process of guided discussions and negotiations between the involved parties. David Schechet is a mediator for disputes involving business law, real estate, and probate matters. He can help you reach an agreement with the other party to the dispute while maintaining control and privacy, reducing conflict, and possibly saving on time and financial costs.

Business Dispute Mediation

We mediate small business disputes between owners, partners, vendors, suppliers, contractors, creditors, clients, employees, and other parties.

Real Estate Dispute Mediation

We help resolve residential and commercial real estate disputes between buyers and sellers, lessors and lessees, and co-owners.

Estate / Probate Mediation

We mediate disputes that arise during the probate and estate administration process between beneficiaries and administrators.

Real Estate

Residential and commercial real estate transactions involve large financial exchanges and many important steps during which an attorney can be of service. For residential transactions, we represent buyers and sellers to assist with purchase contract review and negotiation, disclosures and title searches, and closings. We also help with contract review and negotiation in commercial purchase and lease transactions, as well as guidance regarding compliance with governmental zoning and land use regulations that may influence the transaction. For disputes such as breaches of contract and title encumbrances, we provide litigation and mediation services to help you reach a fair resolution that protects your financial and property interests.

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