Protecting Your Real Estate Interests

The real estate attorneys at Goode, Hemme, & Peterson have in-depth experience with the laws and regulations governing real estate transactions in San Diego and the State of California.

We recognize the need for creativity in structuring real estate related transactions to meet the needs of all participants. Our goals throughout such transactions are to provide the best possible legal advice, responsive service and clear and concise documentation in a timely manner.

In real estate disputes, it is critical to focus on the bottom line. Does the cost of the litigation justify the risks and rewards of the fight? What will the litigation accomplish if successful? What are the consequences of a loss? It is important not to lose sight of that question to achieve a cost effective result.

We provide a wide range of representation to real estate sellers, purchasers, investors and owners alike, including:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Easements and Encroachments
  • Flooding and Landslides
  • Foreclosures
  • Homeowner’s Association and CC&R Disputes
  • Seller and Real Estate Broker Misrepresentation
  • Trees and Walls/Fences/Boundary Disputes
  • Litigation/Arbitration/Mediation
  • Leases
  • Commercial and Residential Purchase Transactions
  • Financing Transactions
  • Title Issues/Quiet Title Actions
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Commercial Real Estate Law

At Goode, Hemme & Peterson, we devise, interpret, and negotiate commercial leases, and advise clients seeking to acquire or vacate such properties. We represent developers, investors, and owners in connection with the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties. We offer representation in commercial real estate workouts and the enforcement of rights and remedies in foreclosure, eviction, quiet title and other real estate related litigation.

Residential Sales And Purchases

Whether you are purchasing your first home, upgrading to a larger home, or selling your “empty nest,” buying a home should be an exciting and rewarding experience. Whether or not you choose to work with a real estate agent, keep in mind that real estate transactions can open the parties up to legal liabilities and headaches, and that realtors are not permitted by law to give legal advice. Our experienced real estate lawyers can help take the mystery out of buying or selling real estate in California, and make certain that you have enough information to make informed decisions about your transaction.

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Real Estate Litigation

real-estate-lawLitigation over real estate covers a number of different issues. Common real estate disputes we handle include questions over the use of easements, encroachments by one neighbor onto the property of another neighbor, problems with trees, water drainage, title issues, the rights of co-tenants, partition, quiet title claims, homeowner association disputes, non disclosure issues in purchase transactions, claims against and defense of real estate agents, and surveying issues. We have successfully handled countless cases with these issues in mediations, arbitrations, civil litigation, jury trials and appeals. There is no substitute for experience and specialized knowledge in real estate cases and we have the skills to help you resolve your real estate problems. We know that real estate disputes can be particularly emotional when they involve your home, and we are committed to helping our clients through the process with knowledge and understanding.