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Real Estate

Cummins & White’s real estate practice group is committed to providing the analysis, recommendations, and services corporate and individual clients need to solve problems and realize their real estate goals.

We represent clients in all aspects of real estate development, transactions, and litigation. Our team has extensive skills and experience in a wide range of real estate and development matters, and our attorneys respond quickly to the changing dynamics of the real estate market—especially important with the expected resurgence of Southern California real estate.


We represent all parties involved in real estate transactions from buyers, sellers, and lenders to developers, architects, and engineers. We have significant hands-on experience in numerous aspects of real estate, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Development and construction
  • Financing, investments, and taxation
  • Leasing and property management
  • Real estate litigation
  • Land Use-Zoning/California Environmental Quality Act

Our team also works in specialized areas, including public/private projects and municipal issues, redevelopment successor agencies, condominiums and cooperatives, and healthcare real estate.

We also administer a thriving real estate agent/broker legal support program that provides agents with quick, convenient access to premium legal services, privileges, and support.

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Real Estate Litigation

Attorneys in the real estate practice group have extensive experience in real estate litigation, and we achieve desired results by understanding of the transactional side of real estate law. We are successful at handling unlawful detainers, disputes of ownership, non-judicial foreclosures, partition actions, construction disputes, construction torts, construction defect litigation, breach of contract, and disclosure and failed transaction litigation.

We represent all parties related to real estate disputes, including:

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents
  • Lenders
  • Borrowers
  • Owners
  • Landlords
  • Tenants
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Suppliers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Bonding companies
  • Insurance companies

Real Estate Transactions

We deliver a full complement of transactional services involving the acquisition, sale, financing, development and leasing or hiring of real property, including consideration of issues arising from construction projects, land use, zoning and environmental concerns.

We represent all parties involved in real estate transactions from developers to lenders, and architects to engineers. Clients benefit from our acumen as seasoned lawyers, who have hands-on experience in all aspects of acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition of commercial and multi-family residential properties.

Our attorneys’ experience extends across a variety of different transactions, including, but not limited to:

  • Sales and acquisitions of real property (Commercial, Office, Industrial, Retail, Ground and Residential)
  • Lease representation and negotiation for both Landlords and Tenants (Commercial, Office, Industrial, Retail, Ground and Residential)
  • Drafting and reviewing easements
  • Real estate lending and finance
  • Development and construction agreements
  • Joint ownership, joint venture and tenant in common agreements
  • Real estate closings
  • Title review
  • Property manage agreements
  • Exchanges and deferred exchanges

Our attorneys have substantial experience in the following areas:

  • Purchase and sale of petroleum and gas station properties and operations
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Toxic exposure and environmental claims
    • Asbestos
    • Chinese drywall
    • Mold
    • Underground Petroleum Leaks
  • Food contamination
  • Consumer fraud class actions
  • Commercial claims for product defects
  • Mass accident cases

Contact Cummins & White about your Real Estate needs today.