Real Estate: Negotiations, Contracts, Sales, Management and Litigation

With 30 years of experience as an attorney, 16 in her own firm, Victoria Smith specializes in representing individuals, families, and small businesses in buying, selling, leasing, and managing real estate.  We are an Orinda, California Law Firm that works with clients to:

  •  Prepare real estate purchase contracts
  • Open, manage and complete escrows
  • Identify and resolve title issues
  • Prepare easements, land use agreements, and licenses
  • Advise buyers, sellers and real estate licensees in sales transactions
  • Prepare agreements for the joint ownership and management of real property
  • Resolve escrow disputes
  • Prepare leases
  • Handle all landlord/tenant issues
  • Represent Homeowners Associations
  • Enforce real estate sales contracts
  • Enforce leases, including commercial and residential evictions
  • Resolve contract disputes
  • Enforce loan obligations, including debt collection, in state and bankruptcy court
  • Resolve neighborhood disputes involving easements and boundary lines
  • Handle litigation concerning disclosures and the sale and purchase of real estate
  • Solve neighbor disputes involving easements, boundaries and nuisance issues
  • Resolve mechanic’s lien claims
  • Handle litigation to divide jointly owned real property
  • Advise regarding the foreclosure process
  • Handle title insurance claims and litigation

Whether you need help in preparing a lease for your rental home or office building, responding to the claim of a neighbor concerning an easement or title to your property, drafting, reviewing or simply understanding a real estate contract, or collecting a debt that someone owes to you, we can assist you.  Our goal is the same as yours: a cost-effective and timely solution to your real estate questions and needs.  Solving your problem is our priority.  With 30 years of experience in the Lamorinda community, and practicing throughout Northern California, Victoria Smith has the experience to meet your legal needs.