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The San Diego real estate market offers exciting opportunities, but it can also present complex legal considerations. Whether you’re buying, selling, investing, or developing, having trusted legal counsel by your side is crucial.

However, there are times when, for various reasons, I cannot take a case. In these situations, it’s important to have options. This personally curated list connects you with a network of knowledgeable San Diego real estate attorneys, each with a distinguished track record of results and experience.

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4 of the Best Real Estate Attorneys in San Diego

Jim Buche

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Jim Buche, Of Counsel to Hoffman & Forde, is recognized as one of the best real estate attorneys in San Diego. Licensed to practice law in Texas since 2002 and California since 2005, he is also a licensed California real estate broker. With first-hand experience as a broker and former real estate agent, Mr. Buche advises clients on a variety of real estate matters, including transactions, contracts, HOA issues, and non-disclosure litigation. His diverse background includes roles as a government attorney, administrative law judge pro tem, and Deputy City Attorney for San Marcos. An active member of several professional associations, Mr. Buche brings extensive expertise and practical insight to his clients’ real estate needs.

Ashley Peterson Hohl

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Ashley Peterson Hohl is the principal owner and founder of the Law Office of Ashley M. Peterson in San Diego, focused on real estate transactions including property purchases, leases, easements, and short-term rental regulations. Actively involved in the legal community, she serves as an advisory member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association and has held several leadership roles with the San Diego County Bar Association. A graduate of UC San Diego and the California Western School of Law, Mrs. Peterson has been recognized as one of the top 50 influential business leaders in San Diego and a top 100 attorney by the San Diego Business Journal. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, and volunteering, including work with the Crohn’s Colitis Foundation and pro bono legal services.

Luiey Haddad

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Luiey G. Haddad is an aggressive trial attorney with over a decade of experience in real estate law and civil litigation. He has represented individuals and businesses of all sizes in real estate transactions, lease negotiations, landlord-tenant disputes, corporate formation, contract disputes, and various litigation matters. With a background in representing high-profile clients in state and federal courts, Mr. Haddad holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, and an LLM in federal trial advocacy from California Western School of Law. An active member of several professional organizations, including the San Diego County Bar Association and the National Trial Lawyers Association, he is also a licensed California real estate broker. Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Attorney and a Top 40 Under 40, Mr. Haddad teaches at the University of San Diego and volunteers as a mock trial coach and mentor.

Dolores Contreras

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Dolores Contreras, a partner and founder of Contreras Law, excels in business litigation, real estate law, and family law. With a strong background in civil litigation, she effectively represents business entities and individuals in various legal matters. Her unique ability to integrate business, real estate, and trial skills makes her particularly valuable in family law cases involving complex assets. Known for her reputable trial and litigation experience, Ms. Contreras also prioritizes strategic negotiation and mediation to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. Fluent in English and Spanish, she is distinguished by her honesty, integrity, and commitment to ensuring clients understand their legal process and strategy.

I hope that this list of the best real estate attorneys in San Diego helps you. Of course, if you have any questions about your situation, feel free to contact any of the recommended attorneys on this list. Their experience ensures you receive the highest caliber of representation.

Alternatively, I invite you to reach out to me directly. I’m happy to discuss your real estate goals and explore how I may be able to provide additional support. My goal is to help the process go smoothly and make sure your rights are protected.

Avi Sinai Avi Sinai started to practice law in 2011, focusing on business and real estate transactions. The driving force behind the firm’s success is a relentless pursuit creating value for our clients. Our core belief is that clients deserve a positive return on their legal fees. Avi successfully represented clients in litigation, multiple trials, countless mediations, and administrative hearings.