Real Property Law

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East Bay Real Property Attorney

I represent individuals, investors and companies involved in real estate related matters in Walnut Creek and the East Bay area, including:

  • Real Property purchase and sale agreements;
  • Commercial real estate leasing transactions;
  • Private lending and financing transactions; and
  • Non-disclosure issue resolution; and
  • Boundary, encroachment and easement issue resolution.

I have been a real estate broker as well as a real property law attorney in Walnut Creek defending brokers in negligence and non-disclosure disputes, helping buyers and sellers understand the issues in a transaction and communicating the value of resolving disputes and closing transactions before they escalate. My experience in construction defect disputes over the decades have enabled me to immediately grasp issues relating to valuation and cost of repairs arising from non-disclosure of construction defects in real estate transactions.

Real Estate Lawyer

As an East Bay real estate lawyer, I can negotiate reviews and draft commercial leases that will protect a client's interest, whether you are the landlord or the tenant. I work with your broker to maximize value. The leases meet my client's specific needs and goals. I will discuss such factors as the length of the lease, options for renewal, expansion or purchase, rent increases, considerations that can lead to defaults in the lease or other potential lease disputes and thoroughly advise about the pros and cons of terms that an only an experienced lawyer with transactional and litigation experience can give.

I have successfully litigated and resolved numerous disputes and issues between co-owners and neighbors regarding ownership and use of real property, from easements in Diablo Country Club, access roads in the hills above Livermore, to developed water view homes in Santa Cruz. These types of disputes are generally emotionally charged and take a toll on relationships.

Having an objective advocate and a person trained in conflict resolution can help parties understand the issues sooner and sometimes avoid the risk and economic and emotional toll of prolonged litigation. However, sometimes litigation has to run its course and for that you need a skilled and experienced advocate.

I provide Real Estate property law services in Walnut Creek, Pleasanton and surrounding cities.

By Armand Estrada