Real estate law involves what is often a complex array of legal issues. For a commercial property, issues such as leasing agreements, contractual matters, options, insurance, improvements, or financing can create legal issues for a company or an individual. There can also be issues of eminent domain, profit sharing, maintenance and land use which come into play. As to residential property, individuals or investors often encounter issues relating to breaches of purchase agreement, improper maintenance of a property, a problem tenant or landlord, easements, and issues with adjoining landowners. Part of California law’s complexity in this area relates to the myriad of state, local and regulatory laws and ordinances, particularly in Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
The purchase and use of real estate can mean many things to different people. To many people, a real estate purchase is one of the most important investments that they will ever make. To others, it is an important part of a business strategy or an investment portfolio. The attorneys are Hillary Johns, Trial Lawyer regularly advise clients on dispute resolution, purchase matters, leases, and litigation issues. Her areas of practice include.
- Purchase agreements
- Indemnity and contribution
- Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation and arbitration
- Commercial and residential leasing
- Boundaries and easements
- Partitions and Quiet Title
- Landlord tenant disputes
- Landowner disputes
- Contractual matters
- Insurance issues, including coverage
- Litigation and trial