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Real Estate transactional matters

Matt represents owners, buyers, landlords, and tenants. We assist home, commercial and real estate investment buyers & sellers resolve property problems or achieve real estate purchase/sale/development goals. Matt has reviewed, drafted, revised, edited, and negotiated hundreds of leases, purchase agreements, easements, encroachments, deeds, notes, and all other documents that are part and parcel in most Real Estate transactions. We resolve cases of breach of contract and litigate cases involving failure to disclose material defects during the purchase, encroachments, nuisances, and the illegal cutting down of trees. Matt Wertheim has also helped clients with permit and zoning appeals.

Landlord-Tenant Law

Matt has represented commercial and residential landlords and tenants in disputes involving lease interpretation, declaratory relief, options, fair market value, breach of lease terms, and eviction.

"Matt Wertheim took a very complicated real estate case and was able to have it resolved beautifully in mediation. His communication skills are top notch, he responds to emails very quickly and will suggest a phone call if necessary. He is one of the few trustworthy, honest, sincere lawyers I have met. His billing is reasonable and I never felt overcharged. I would highly recommend him." -Cara V in San Mateo

"My family has a property management business in San Francisco and we have relied upon Matt Wertheim's counsel and legal skills for over 20 years. Matt gives us his undivided attention and always makes recommendations based on what is both cost effective, as well as necessary. Not once have I ever thought he has over-charged or been wrong in his analysis/advice.

Over the past twenty years, Matt has handled all sorts of matters including formation of corporations, drafting and review of leases, negotiations with tenants, sellers, buyers, and real estate brokers, and all the legal paperwork that is entailed.

I am happy to speak with any prospective client who is considering Matt Wertheim as a prospective real estate attorney. Matt is a trusted advocate, attorney, and friend." -Don in San Francisco

Transactional matters have included:

  • Represented multiple sellers of commercial properties in 7 and 8 figure price range.
  • Represented Sellers of $16,000,000 San Francisco Commercial Property.
  • Represented Sellers of $10,000,000 San Jose Commercial Property. Sale was complicated by fact that property was used as assisted living facility. Matt associated with Sacramento firm for this transaction.
  • Represented Buyer of $7,000,000 Hayward property.
  • Represented Buyer of $5,000,000 Walnut Creek property.
  • Represented Sellers and Buyers of numerous San Francisco, Marin, and other Bay Area homes.

Litigation matters have included the following exemplar cases:

  • A San Francisco restaurant that was denied the existence of a second option to extend a lease brought suit for declaratory relief and client obtained a substantial settlement from the property owner's insurance company.
  • Obtained $70,000 award for San Francisco couple against San Francisco Real Estate landlord who refused to return portion of clients' security deposit following lease expiration. Result included client's attorney's fees.
  • Represented a nationally recognized San Francisco architect in his claim against his neighbor following neighbor's addition that encroached on client's property.
  • Represented East Bay couple whose neighbor built carport over property line. Resulted in five figure settlement for trespass and encroachment.
  • Co-represented Marin County couple whose neighbor wrongfully topped/trimmed their trees resulting in $50,000 settlement.
  • San Francisco condominium owners in 2 unit building who made claim against seller for failing to disclose noise issue. Case settled following mediation.
  • Represented Buyers and Sellers in multiple failure to disclose cases arising from breach of California Civil Code Section 1102. Many cases also included claims or cross-claims against seller or buyer's broker/agent. Matt has also defended agents/brokers accused of failing to disclose.

Contact Bay Area Real Estate Attorney Matt Wertheim for a free 30-minute initial consultation in person. We are conveniently located on Lombard Street in the Marina District of San Francisco and there is ample street/metered parking nearby. We can accommodate weekend and evening appointments upon request. We provide legal services in English. However, will retain an interpreter as needed. See types of fee agreements.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. See disclaimer.