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Our real estate attorneys represent residential and commercial property owners, commercial tenants, homeowners' associations, property managers, real estate brokers and brokerage firms in a wide variety of real estate litigation and transactions. We represent our clients in state and federal courts, before administrative and regulatory agencies, and in private arbitration and mediation.


Our real estate group's experience covers a wide array of real estate issues, including:

  • Buy-sell agreements and real property transfers 

  • Commercial and residential evictions 

  • Complex construction defect litigation 

  • Constitutional challenges to legislation affecting the rights of property owners 

  • Co-owner disputes 

  • Defense of nuisance abatement and code violation actions 

  • Eminent domain and inverse condemnation  

  • Enforcement of judgments litigation affecting real property interests 

  • Foreclosure 

  • Homeowner’s Association Law 

  • Land use and environmental regulation of property 

  • Negotiation of commercial leases 

  • Premises liability 

  • Real property sales and broker disputes 

  • Receiverships 

  • Rent control litigation (San Francisco and Berkeley) 

  • Resolution of commercial and residential lease/rent disputes 

  • Title disputes 

  • Wrongful eviction defense 


Our real estate group works closely with its clients to define the client's objectives, meet those objectives in a cost-effective manner, and enhance the client's business interests.

Dillingham & Murphy, LLP is also an associate member of the San Francisco Apartment Association (SFAA), the Tri-County Apartment Association (TCAA), and the Building Owners and Managers Association - San Francisco (BOMA).

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