The Rivkin Firm Approach
Real estate agreements often present unique legal challenges. Planning ahead is essential in protecting your interests and ensuring a smooth transaction, both during and after. An experienced real estate attorney can help you navigate the complexities that come along with these transactions.Likewise, business owners must consider ways to set their organizations up for success, avoid preventable damage, and manage any legal issues that may arise. Working with a credible business attorney is critical to safeguarding the legitimacy and longevity of your organization.
At Rivkin Firm, our real estate and business attorneys do more than craft contracts and agreements - we anticipate challenges you may not have considered, help you understand the terms of your deals, and make recommendations to avoid unneeded expenses and stress.
Contracts and AgreementsWhether you want to prepare a commercial lease or incorporate your business, our legal advocates are here to safeguard your finances and future. At Rivkin Firm, we offer a broad range of real estate services including:
For Sale By Owner Agreements
Consultation regarding real estate purchases and sales
Preparation of commercial leases and negotiation of expired leases
Due diligence research prior to the purchase of commercial properties
Commercial lease termination negotiations
Drafting of promissory notes, joint venture agreements, and partnership agreements
Why Work With an Attorney
Who Focuses on These Issues
Protect Your Interests
Ensure Peace of Mind
10M savings through due diligence analysis for a real estate investor
6M+ value of building through due diligence, analysis and negotiations
100K+ annual savings through review of commercial lease agreement
What Real People Say
“Highly recommended. Elena helped us with a complicated real estate transaction and we could not have been more pleased with her responsiveness, professionalism and knowledge of the law. We were referred to her by friends who have used her in the past for commercial/civil litigation cases and they were just as happy. She’s smart and down to earth, just what we were looking for in an attorney, someone who would give us a simple explanation of options and help us navigate sometimes daunting issues.”
-Client on a real estate transfer
—Ilona R., Los Altos
Real Property Contracts
Whenever someone wants to make a change on title to real property, they need to record a deed with the local county recorder. In California, we have a few commonly used types of deeds.
How to Hold Title to Real Property
The way you hold title to real property may have significant consequences on what happens to your share if you pass, whether the property goes through probate, and what rights a party has to sell or otherwise encumber the property. Review our chart below for a quick summary of the basic items.
Real Estate Deeds
There are many considerations to take into account when adding or removing someone from title, or even changing the way that title is held.