Real Property Law
A part of Steve’s family’s businesses involved real property purchase, sale and improvement. In law school Steve excelled in real property and real property finance. While at Vargas and Bartlett Steve assisted with real property transactions including the takeout financing for lot sales at Caughlin Ranch. Subsequently at Woodburn and Wedge Steve handled the sale and financing of real property for a high rise condominium site. Steve has prepared many deeds for transfer of real property. Steve has assisted many clients with their offer and acceptance for purchase of real property. Steve also has experience with lease disputes and evictions for homes, apartments, and mobile homes. Most recently Steve took to trial an option to purchase dispute. Steve also recently handled a 4 day jury trial involving a lease dispute. Steve also has experience with quiet title actions recently successfully removing a large Federal tax lien from his client’s real property through a quiet title lawsuit.
Steve has also defended real estate brokers in real property litigation, represented developers in litigation, as well as represented brokers in lawsuits to recover commissions and recovered a one million dollar commission in Distinctive Homes v. Carreau which is shown in the verdicts section.