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California Real Estate Lawyer

San Jose real estate attorney

Attorney for Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions in California

California is home to some of the most expensive residential and commercial real estate properties in the U.S., and as such, every real estate transaction has major financial implications for both the buyer and seller. Though many transactions proceed smoothly, it is well worth working with an experienced real estate attorney to ensure that your interests are protected. If you find yourself in a dispute with another party over a real estate property, strong legal representation is even more important.

At the Law Office of David Schechet, we represent buyers, sellers, and other interested parties in legal matters related to both residential and commercial real estate. Our services are informed by 35 years of experience, so we can help you prepare for all likely possibilities and address any unexpected complications that may arise. If you need assistance completing a transaction or resolving a disagreement, we can help.

Residential Real Estate Services

Buying or selling a home is a big decision with significant effects on both your finances and your personal life. The process requires substantial preparation and many crucial steps before the transaction is complete, and it can be easy for even seasoned homeowners to overlook important details. Whether you are the buyer or seller, we can offer valuable guidance and advice to help you secure your desired outcome.

For homebuyers, we will review the terms of the purchase agreement to ensure that everything is in order and negotiate for more favorable terms. We can also review mortgage agreements, home inspection results, and title search results to identify and resolve any potential obstacles to the purchase. We also provide representation at closing to ensure that the transaction is completed without issue.

We help sellers prepare for a sale by ensuring that they understand and fulfill their disclosure obligations. We also help sellers resolve any existing liens, easements, and other encumbrances on the property that may hold back the sale. As with buyers, we also review and negotiate purchase agreements for sellers and make ourselves available to provide guidance until the transaction is complete.

Legal Representation for Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Commercial real estate transactions involve the exchange of even larger sums of money, and they are often governed by more complex contracts and regulations. We represent buyers and sellers in contract negotiations to help them protect their financial and legal interests. We can also help you ensure that your plans for a commercial real estate property are in accordance with any zoning, land use, and environmental regulations. In addition to purchase transactions, we also help with commercial lease agreements, representing both lessors and lessees.

California Real Estate Litigation

After completing a transaction or entering into an agreement regarding a real estate property, you may find yourself in need of legal representation in a dispute with one of the other parties involved. Some types of real estate disputes we handle include:

  • Breaches of contract, including those involving insufficient disclosures or failure to fulfill the terms of a purchase agreement
  • Property liens, including tax liens, creditor liens, and mechanic's liens
  • Title disputes regarding easements and competing claims
  • Boundary disputes between neighboring property owners
  • Commercial and residential lease disputes
  • Partition disputes between joint property owners

We have the litigation experience to represent you in court and pursue a fair outcome, and we also offer real estate mediation services that may help you and the other party achieve a mutually beneficial resolution.

Contact a California Real Estate Attorney

Whether you are looking for help with a routine real estate transaction or a complicated dispute, we can provide the legal representation you need. Contact us at 800-282-4731 and request a free initial consultation. We help clients throughout California from the comfort of their homes or any other convenient location.

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