At Cohen Law Firm, I provide families, business owners, developers, sellers, buyers, real estate professionals, and title companies with a complete range of real estate services. Because I handle all aspects of residential and commercial real estate, I supply a level of assistance unmatched by practitioners who focus solely on one side of the real estate equation, or who deal only with transactions or only with litigation. With nearly 30 years of experience helping clients in Southern California, I have gained a reputation for accessibility, personal attention, and cost-effective solutions.

Residential Transactions

Many people begin the home buying or selling process assuming they do not need a lawyer, and reluctant to spend the extra costs of engaging a legal professional. If you have a real estate agent, shouldn’t that be enough? In reality, residential real estate transactions are complicated agreements that typically involve multiple legal documents and several parties. Relationships with real estate agents are fraught with potential conflicts of interest and hidden liabilities. Disclosure rules are numerous and complicated. With so many interests at stake, and so many issues involved, you owe it to yourself to make sure your interests are properly protected. Failure to ensure that protection can lead to disputes, litigation, and potentially huge expenses after the sale has closed. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or seller, or a real estate veteran, the advice and guidance of an attorney experienced and knowledgeable about real estate transactions will provide you with invaluable peace of mind and liability protection.

My clients determine the scope of my representation. From a simple review and once-over of your purchase and sale agreement to comprehensive advice and advanced document preparation, your needs, goals, and desires are my first priority. Buying a home is one of largest purchases most people will ever make, with the greatest potential for liability. Thus, it is important to ensure that the documents you sign fully protect your interests and insulate you from liability to the greatest extent possible in this litigious society.

Commercial Transactions

As a business lawyer, I am committed to helping the clients I serve protect their assets, reduce exposure, and minimize liability. In my commercial real estate practice, I represent a wide range of clients, including developers, landlords, owners, tenants, buyers, real estate professionals, and title companies. I work tirelessly on behalf of my clients to explore options, identify risks, and negotiate and create effective solutions and documents that further their goals. Because time is indelibly linked to money, my efforts are always geared toward resolving real estate transactions and issues swiftly and effectively.

I serve clients throughout California in all aspects of commercial real estate, including:

  • Purchase and sale of retail, commercial, and industrial properties
  • Development contracts
  • Construction financing
  • Purchase financing
  • Environmental compliance
  • Property management agreements
  • Letters of intent
  • Option agreements
  • Title issues and insurance
  • Leases
  • Co-ownership agreements
  • Easement issues and agreements

Because the needs of each client are unique and specific, my approach is client-focused and issue-driven. Unlike large firms that often rely on boilerplate agreements, I tailor every document to the particular interests of the clients I serve.

A Full-Service Real Estate Practice

To learn more about my comprehensive real estate practice, or to set up an appointment to meet with me, please call today at (805) 267-7147. I am dedicated to providing my clients with personalized attention and reassuring legal guidance on which they can depend.