Practice Areas

The Fehlman Law Office has extensive background and experience in all aspects of real estate law as well as litigation of real estate matters. It specializes in representing real estate broker and agents in a variety of matters including legal defense, Department of Real Estate Complaints, Multiple Listing Service disputes and commission demands.

TRANSACTIONS

California Real Estate

Mr. Fehlman provides excellent representation and guidance in all aspects of your real estate transaction. Mr. Fehlman has been of counsel in more than 7,500 real estate transactions ranging in size from $10,000 to $40,000,000.

Mr. Fehlman handles transactions that include:

  • Purchase & Sale Transactions (Residential)
  • Purchase & Sale Transactions (Commercial)
  • Purchase & Sale Transactions (Business)
  • Lease Transactions (Residential, Commercial & Business)
  • Easements.
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Inspection/Disclosure Disputes
  • Seller Financing

Mr. Fehlman will work with each client to establish an innovative and effective transaction plan.

Litigation

California Real Estate

Mr. Fehlman has extensive background and experience in all aspects of real estate law as well as litigation of real estate matters. He understands the local and regional markets and routinely represents brokers, agents, buyers, sellers, landlords and investors.

Mr. Fehlman offers a broad range of real estate services and provides each client with personalized attention that ensures that no loose ends are overlooked. He will work with each client to establish an innovative and effective litigation plan.

Mr. Fehlman handles litigation matters that include:

  • Purchase/ Sale Disputes
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Inspection/Disclosure Disputes
  • Partition Actions
  • Easements
  • Title Disputes
  • Commission Disputes
  • Department of Real Estate Complaints
  • Multiple Listing Service Complaints
  • Escrow Disputes

Mr. Fehlman will work with each client to establish the most cost effective plan to resolve each case.

REAL ESTATE LEGAL RISK MANAGEMENT

The California Association of Realtors® Risk Management Institute estimates that the average agent will be sued twice in his or her career.

After 10 years of defending brokers in litigation, Mr. Fehlman formed a real estate risk management company which operates under the name Real Estate Legal Services (“RELS”).

The mission statement for RELS is to provide brokers with proactive legal defense to prevent litigation and minimize exposure. Most claims are caused by either contract formation defects, inadequate visual inspections or disclosure problems coupled with a communication failure. Those claims are often able to be resolved with early prevention.

PEACE of MIND

The fee is $199.00 per transaction. If the broker represents buyer and seller, then the fee is $199.00 per side. The fee is due at close, payable directly from proceeds in escrow and may be paid directly by the buyer and/or seller.

If your buyer or seller needs legal advice prior to close, then he/she has the option of paying for the service prior to close and will be entitled to all benefits under the plan.

Benefits under RELS are triggered once the broker begins participation in its loss prevention program.

Thanks to Coldwell Banker Owner/Manager, Diego Mendez for your endorsement of the Fehlman Law Office and the recommend guide for all California Brokers and Agents “No Suit For You.” 

Order your copy of “No Suit for You.”

In late 2011, Mr. Fehlman published a reference guide for agents and brokers. The book is entitled “No Suit For You.” The book is user-friendly, easy to read and is the culmination of over 20 years practicing real estate law. The book has been a hit and is currently being used in training programs for many Century 21, Re/Max and Coldwell Banker offices.

The book consists of eleven chapters. Those chapters summarize the following areas of residential real estate law:

I. Offers and Counter Offers

II. Contingencies

III. Inspection and Disclosure

IV. Expert Inspections

V. Liquidated Damages

VI. Mediatio

VII. Arbitration

VIII. Referral; Transaction; Short Sale Negotiator Fees

IX. Foreclosure; Short Sale; Deed in Lieu Transactions

X. Home Equity Sales Act; Mortgage Foreclosure Consultants’ Act

XI. Fiduciary and Non-Fiduciary Duties.

Real Estate Legal Services

Risk Management

The California Association of Realtors® Risk Management Institute estimates that the average agent will be sued twice in his or her career. After 10 years of defending brokers in litigation, Mr. Fehlman formed a real estate risk management company which operates under the name Real Estate Legal Services (“RELS”). The mission statement for RELS is to provide brokers with proactive legal defense to prevent litigation and minimize exposure. Most claims are caused by either contract formation defects, inadequate visual inspections or disclosure problems coupled with a communication failure. Those claims are often able to be resolved with early prevention.

Fees

The fee is $199.00 per transaction. If the broker represents buyer and seller, then the fee is $199.00 per side. The fee is due at close, payable directly from proceeds in escrow and may be paid directly by the buyer and/or seller.

If your buyer or seller needs legal advice prior to close, then he/she has the option of paying for the service prior to close and will be entitled to all benefits under the plan.

Benefits under RELS are triggered once the broker begins participation in its loss prevention program.

Thanks to Coldwell Banker Owner/Manager, Diego Mendez for your endorsement of the Fehlman Law Office and the recommend guide for all California Brokers and Agents “No Suit For You” 

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