Stearns Kim & Stearns represent South Bay and greater Los Angeles businesses and individuals in the purchase, sale, leasing and financing of residential and commercial real estate, including review of real estate transaction documents for clarity and fairness. We also provide representation in landlord/tenant and developer disputes when negotiation or litigation is required.
Much of our work in residential real estate centers around individuals who are considering the purchase of a home to either live in or turn into investment income. We provide basic legal services such as contract, mortgage, title and title insurance review. But we also represent homeowners who wish to sell their home, head off foreclosure, or seek a property variance before their local building and safety board or an appeal its commissioners.
Commercial Real Estate
With the exception of entitlement and environmental assessments, we help developers and business owners with a wide range of commercial real estate matters such as:
- Commercial real estate closings
- Construction and build-outs
- Easements and restrictions
- Financing and mortgages
- Leasing contracts
- Sales contracts drafting and review
A good many of our clients are landlords and real estate developers, requiring our counsel regarding purchase and sale, tenant leases, security deposits, rights to privacy and eviction.
Whether through alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation or arbitration, or through trial, we help resolve real estate disputes related to:
- Residential home sales
- Commercial property sales
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Homeowners associations
- Rent and security deposits
- Eminent domain
- Building permits
- Boundaries and easements
If you would like our help or have questions, please contact us.