Law Offices of
Kenneth R Wachtel

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Financial Institutions
Real Estate
Land Use


107 Wildomar St.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Tel: (415) 381 - 2727



Real Estate Law and Litigation


Mr. Wachtel has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate law and litigation. For over 30 years, Mr. Wachtel has represented and provided advice to owners of commercial and/or residential real estate, real estate operating companies and developers throughout the Bay Area, and specializes in the following:

Purchases and Sales Transactions

Legal review, negotiation and/or drafting related to the purchase and/or sale of commercial, and residential real property; negotiation and drafting of loan agreements and related loan documentation.

Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation

The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Wachtel handles residential and commercial real estate litigation for a wide array of clients. We work closely with clients to provide a comprehensive legal plan designed to achieve positive results that match our clients’ individualized needs. Mr. Wachtel has a strong record of success in and out of the courtroom and offers each client aggressive and cost-efficient representation. Mr. Wachtel handles all manner of real estate litigation, including:

  • Adverse possession and prescriptive easements
  • Boundary disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Broker and buyer/seller disputes
  • Brokerage commissions
  • California construction contracts
  • California foreclosure law
  • California land and real property acquisitions
  • Commercial real estate
  • Commercial residential leases
  • Construction defect - commercial and housing
  • Contract disputes
  • Easement, ownership and boundary disputes
  • Easements and rights of way
  • Environmental litigation
  • Fraud
  • Homeowners' association and PUD legal issues
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Easement, ownership and boundary disputes
  • Leases and other landlord / tenant matters
  • Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
  • Negotiation with municipalities on zoning and land use issues
  • Neighbor disputes
  • Partition of real property
  • Purchase and sale disputes
  • Quiet title

In conjunction with his representation of financial institutions The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Wachtel assists such institutions by preparing loan documents, assisting in workouts and the restructuring of real estate loans, and providing counsel on the funding, negotiating and documenting of institutional real estate needs.

Real estate transactions are governed by various federal statutes, state statutes, and common laws that address issues related to acquiring, financing, developing, managing, constructing, leasing, and selling commercial and residential real property. Buying and selling real estate is generally more complicated than buying or selling other expensive goods, such as cars or boats. With real estate, many different people can have an interest in the same property, tax consequences are more complicated, and possession is not necessarily indicative of ownership. The Law Officesof Kenneth R. Wachtel can help you sort through all of the difficult decisions and negotiations involved in real estate transactions.

The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Wachtel is here to help you work your way through this sometimes very complicated maze of laws, facts and interests.

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