Estavillo Law Group

San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate & Foreclosure Lawyers

Our Practice Areas

Contract Disputes
Contract Disputes

Enforcing your rights through contracts is critical. Our contract disputes lawyer could fight to ensure your rights are protected.

Land Use
Land Use

Legal guidance in disputes as to how to properly use or develop land in accordance with local laws.

Property And Neighbor Dispute
Property And Neighbor Dispute

For when your neighbor’s actions are interfering with your ability to enjoy your own property.

Foreclosure
Foreclosure

Our skilled attorneys represent people who are being foreclosed upon or foresee foreclosure in the near future.

Deficiency Judgement
Deficiency Judgement

Dispute the legality of collection efforts with assistance from our knowledgeable deficiency judgment lawyers.

Property Tax
Property Tax

Legal assistance with disputing a property tax lien.

Northern California’s Real Estate & Foreclosure Law Experts

The real estate market is a place where many individuals and businesses have invested significant time and resources. For families, this is often their largest asset and can serve as the basis for eventual retirement. For companies, a physical location can be the heart of an operation and the main source of income. Sadly, disputes over real estate rights and purchases can often result in the need for litigation. When this happens, having a skilled real estate attorney by your side is crucial.

An Oakland real estate lawyer at Estavillo Law Group is prepared to protect your rights. This includes explaining the laws that control your case, gathering evidence that supports your position, always focusing on your goals and representing your interests during settlement talks, and presenting your case in court, if nececcary.

Best Defense For Real Estate Law Disputes

Unfortunately, sometimes disagreements arise involving real property. When disputes involving real estate arise, it’s very important that you have an experienced Oakland real estate litigation attorney representing you from the very beginning.

Our firm has a strong background, expertise, and training in Real Estate Law. In our combined 40 years of litigation experience, our committed lawyers in the Bay Area have helped individuals including landlords, tenants, sellers, and buyers settle real estate disputes.

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Learn more about our team of seasoned Oakland real estate attorneys and how we can help you! We treat each client with a unique, personalized approach that is designed to help without passing on the hefty big firm costs.

Contract Disputes

Contracts play a major role in any real estate transaction. Whether you have recently purchased or sold property, have entered into a tenancy agreement, or have a contract to build on land, enforcing your rights through contracts is critical. Sadly, disputes around such matters often necessitate litigation to protect your rights. In such cases, a knowledgeable attorney could be a beneficial ally.

Contract disputes can have a devastating effect on a business or a person’s finances. With the help of an Oakland contract dispute lawyer, parties may be able to find mutual ground and enter into a settlement. However, it could be necessary to file a lawsuit in a civil court demanding enforcement of your rights. In such situations, a seasoned legal professional can help to convince the court and jury to interpret a contract in a favorable way and to resolve the matter in your favor.

Land Use

Land use litigation involves disputes between private parties and other landowners or the government concerning the legal use of real estate. These generally involve alleged violations of local, state, or federal laws that determine how an owner may develop or use the land. If the two parties cannot reach an agreement as to how to settle the dispute, litigation may become necessary.

This is where a seasoned legal professional may be able to help. An Oakland land use litigation lawyer could evaluate the laws that control the issue at hand and compare them to the actions of all parties. They could then file all necessary court documents and present arguments before judges and juries that help support your position

Property And Neighbor Dispute

Owning property or living in a rented space may mean dealing with difficult neighbors or landlords. The simple fact is that you have the right to quiet enjoyment of your living space as well as the right to expect reasonable protection of your property. People who violate these rights must immediately stop and compensate you for your losses.

Once retained, an Oakland property and neighbor dispute lawyer at Estavillo Law Group could help you protect those rights. Our knowledgeable team of attorneys could explain the laws that grant you protection, evaluate the actions of others, and demand reasonable resolutions during negotiations or court sessions.

Foreclosure

The Estavillo Law Group knows the laws even if the banks and courts don’t. Our knowledgeable foreclosure lawyers in Oakland use these laws to keep the homeowner and their family in their homes. We have a winning record and we may be able to help you too.

If you are facing a foreclosure or have questions regarding foreclosure please contact us for a free 15 minute phone consultation. It is never too late to try and save your home. The Estavillo Law Group has had great success at representing clients facing an imminent foreclosure even hours before the home was to be sold.

Deficiency Judgement

The foreclosure on your real estate may seem to be the end of your financial problems. However, if a subsequent sale of the property fails to bring funds sufficient to cover your debts, the lender may ask a court to create a deficiency judgement. This could leave you responsible for the remaining payments.

An Oakland deficiency judgement lawyer could help contest the creation or legality of these orders. They could argue that the law does not allow their creation due to the type of loan or that the kind of property itself is exempt from these collection efforts.

Property Tax

An alleged failure to pay taxes can have serious legal consequences. Not least among these is the ability of the government to attach your real estate to this debt. If this attachment still does not result in a proper payment, the government may move to foreclose on the property.

An Oakland property tax foreclosure lawyer is prepared to help. They could work to dispute the legality of the lien, evaluate payments that you have made on your taxes, and even negotiate a settlement with the tax authorities that could result in the end of the lien that led to the foreclosure case.

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Committed to a Personalized Approach, Superior Service, and a Fair Price

When real estate litigation becomes necessary during a course ownership, our attorneys could help identify the reason for a dispute, gather evidence concerning the matter, and protect the rights of clients every step of the way.

Examples of Oakland Real Estate Disputes

With a majority of real estate property in the Bay Area carrying a value in excess of $1,000,000, it is no surprise that disputes are common. Perhaps the most direct example of a dispute is those that arise during the purchase or sale of land. When a party is attempting to sell land, they must offer a valid deed to the purchaser. However, these deeds may guarantee that the property is free from encumbrance or make no such promises. If a party purchases land and later finds that there is a claim on the property, this is a common reason for real estate litigation.

Disputes that may arise during the sale of property can also include:

  • Arguments over a closing date
  • Disagreements as to which parties have the obligation to make repairs
  • Arguments concerning the final sale price or timing of payments

Real estate litigation may also become necessary during the course of typical ownership. This may involve arguments over the fair use of land, concerns over maintenance and improvements, or even parties making a claim that they have rights under a prior deed. An Oakland real estate litigation attorney could help identify the reason for a dispute, gather evidence concerning the matter, and protect the rights of clients every step of the way.

The Litigation Process and Demanding a Fair Remedy

When many people think about the term “litigation,” they imagine arguing a case in court before a jury. While this outcome is certainly possible, in reality, litigation begins as soon as there is a disagreement between two parties. As a result, hiring a seasoned legal professional to handle a case as soon as possible could bring a resolution to a dispute at an earlier date.

A real estate litigation lawyer in Oakland could help bring a case to a close through negotiations and settlement talks. This could help bring a resolution without the high costs and time commitments that come from taking a case to court. At the same time, they work with clients to understand their needs, where they are willing to be flexible, and where they must stand firm. Ideally, this can result in productive talks that are satisfactory to both parties.

In situations where taking a case to court does become necessary, a dedicated attorney is ready to provide key guidance. If a client needs to initiate a case in court, they can identify the relevant cause of action and submit detailed complaints in accordance with local law. For example, most real estate disputes are disagreements over contracts. California Civil Code § 337 says that people seeking relief must bring a case to court within four years of the date of the breach. An Oakland property litigation lawyer is ready to do what is necessary to protect the rights of clients.

What our Clients are Saying About Us

After 6 other law firms and countless sleepless nights and overwhelming stress, we were fortunate to find and meet Jason, Yolanda and the team! Jason is the most knowledgeable attorney we have found in this field and is genuinely a kind and caring person. It is this winning combination that … Read More

Eric
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We came to the law offices of Jason Estavillo late into an ongoing construction contract dispute. Him and his team did an amazing job of quickly taking control of the case. They delivered outstanding service and showed their knowledge and experience by taking us through the process smoothly and seeing … Read More

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Wow where do I begin, I contacted the Law Offices of Jason Estavillo on a Wednesday. We were down to the wire and in need of sound legal advice. Jason took my call for a free 30 minute consultation and the call went over by 20 minutes. He listened and … Read More

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Jason Estavillo offered me a free consultation regarding my real estate issue. Jason is incredibly understanding and knowledgeable and will work so hard for you. He offered his assistance before even paying him and his ideas were wonderful. He is a great person. Attorneys likes this are rare and I … Read More

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Estavillo Law group are the most professional, educated, hardworking, kind of people you want on your side you can trust. I had a difficult time trying to obtain my late fathers property and they did everything in their power to help me. Their honesty, time management skills and most importantly … Read More

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My wife and I were extremely pleased to talk with Mr.Estavillo on the phone and get legal guidance , which helped immensely to resolve our dispute with contractor. His advise was very professional and constructive. Being armed with his advice we managed to convince our contractor to back down and … Read More

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Great Attorney with an Amazing Staff
I contacted Jason Estavillo for my Sister and Daughter who needed help with a foreclosure on their house. They hired Jason in December of 2014 who was quick to stop the foreclosure in a very short time. They are still in the house due … Read More

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Attorney Estavillo, gave me a free consultation in regards to an Issue I had with a real estate deal. The guy is very knowledgeable and will do what is best for you. He showed me a great Idea without having to Hire him or any other Attorney. He is a … Read More

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Sought Mr Estavillo’s expert opinion and potential avenues for managing a general contractor matter I’m dealing with. Mr Estavillo was very helpful in guiding me through the best course of action and what was or wasn’t a realistic outcome. I would definitely recommend to others.

Nikolai Anderson
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I endorse this lawyer, he is highly ethical and protects people rights. I too am an attorney and would recommend Mr. Estavillo for your real estate and foreclosure needs.

R. Soto, Estate Planning Attorney
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Jason Has a great care for people and he helped me though I had not hired his firm. Gave me great information that kept me very very safe. I certainly appreciate his HUMAN KINDNESS.

Anonymous
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They have been very helpful in all my needs. I would recommend them to anyone needing help. I would also like to commend Caitlin for how she handled all matters very professional.

Mark Brown
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I have worked with Jason Estavillo on several urgent litigation matters. He is very smart, ethical, efficient and outcome oriented. I strongly endorse him.

Brian Liddicoat, Litigation Attorney
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Jason is the right attorney. In my mini interactions with attorneys working in law-enforcement for over 26 years, you get to know who’s good and who’s not. Jason and his team go out of the way to make sure all the facts are in order to guarantee a high success … Read More

Keith
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We are behind on our mortgage because of financial hardship, we received a pre-foreclosure notice from the bank which is when I called Jason. He gave me as much time as I needed to go over all the possible outcomes and explained in detail the process and what the plan … Read More

G Kelly
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I thank Caitlin and Jason, as well as the many others behind the scenes for reaching the greatest possible outcome when things were literally at the worst possible point. They were on top of the process, stood up for what was right, did the legal maneuvers, and when there were … Read More

Jack Rhiel
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I love being able to talk to Jason and not have to deal with a paralegal. Super impressed with his honesty and knowledge and experience. He is setting a precedent with the courts and taking on the Big Banks. So glad he’s on the homeowner’s side!

Michelle Bedard
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We are behind on our mortgage because of financial hardship, we received a pre-foreclosure notice from the bank which is when I called Jason. He gave me as much time as I needed to go over all the possible outcomes and explained in detail the process and what the plan … Read More

Meaghan Kelly
Google – Client Reviewed

He has the knowledge to be a GREAT Attorney and I am grateful to have met him over the phone . Though I did not hire his firm but he gave me some great information that kept me very very safe . He is a good choice.

Beverley
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I highly endorse this lawyer. Jason and his team work tirelessly to help their clients fight back against the banking industry to preserve their rights to home ownership. If you ever find yourself facing foreclosure in California, I highly recommend you contact Jason and his team.

Ellaretha Coleman, Insurance Attorney
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Excellent attorney with a very competent staff. You are getting a full law office with Jason and not just one guy or one guy and a secretary struggling to manage a ridiculous workload. Their offices take messages and return calls in a timely and professional way.

Anonymous
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Jason Estavillo is absolutely the best! After 6 other law firms and countless sleepless nights and overwhelming stress, we were fortunate to find and meet Jason, Yolanda and the team! Jason is the most knowledgeable attorney we have found in this field and is genuinely a kind and caring person. … Read More

Eric
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I recently engaged Jason Estavillo for legal services in connection with keeping my home. I’m an attorney myself (that’s why I’m posting anonymously), but I don’t practice the type of law Jason specializes in.
Jason has been great. I’ve been able to stay in my home as a result of … Read More

Winston Wolf
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Jason is a top notch foreclosure and real estate lawyer. I endorse him and his firm for their diligence, high quality, and commitment to their client’s success.

Margaret Barrett, Estate planning Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney, very knowledgeable and experienced. Excellent staff who take pride in what they do and work hard for their clients.

Kevin Fusch, Litigation Attorney
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Jason and his team were life savers! The threat of loosing my home was one of the most frightening life events I have ever faced. I am forever grateful to Jason, Caitlin and Yolanda for their compassion and competency in resolving my matter and helping me look forward to a … Read More

Anonymous
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Contacting The Estavillo Law Group was a life saver. The staff is extremely knowledgable and friendly. No matter what questions I threw at them they had the answers and the ability to explain the pros and cons of our options. Best real estate lawyers in the bay area by far!! … Read More

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I went to Jason when I discovered an erroneous lean had been placed against the property of my primary residence. Upon meeting with Jason, he was able to quickly understand the situation and assure me that the issue could and would be resolved. On time and on budget, my property … Read More

Thomas Murchie
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Mr. Estavillo was terrific! Called me back from my inquiry within 24 hours and gave me a free consultation, which allowed me to stand confident in my legal footing and proceed to get the opposing party to capitulate and resend all without even needing to go under retainer! Thank you … Read More

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Reach Out to an Oakland Real Estate Attorney Today

Disputes concerning real estate can have a significant financial impact on individuals and businesses alike. If there is a dispute and it appears that a compromise is not possible, it may be necessary to initiate litigation. This could mean participating in settlement or mediation talks or even bringing a formal lawsuit to civil court.

An Oakland real estate lawyer may be able to help. They are prepared to take the lead in settlement talks that could help to avoid costly court cases. However, if the case does go to court, they will take every step necessary to protect your rights. Contact us now to learn more.