Full-Service Counsel and Representation in Property Transactions

The need to have an experienced Northern California real estate lawyer protecting your interests in any real property transaction cannot be overstated. Whether you are planning to enter into a lease or purchase and sale agreement, the stakes are high. The full-service real estate lawyers at Coddington, Hicks & Danforth represent clients in a wide variety of commercial and residential property matters. Our clients are particularly well-served by our experience in real estate law, business law and representation of public entities in real property matters.

Counsel and Representation in Commercial and Residential Leases

Real estate leases are legally binding agreements that will control your rights and obligations into the future. A "fill-in-the-blank" lease agreement rarely is adequate to clearly and accurately express the intentions of the parties. Misunderstandings can arise concerning the language in the lease or result from missing terms necessary to set forth the expectations of the parties.

We represent brokers, tenants and landlords in residential and commercial lease matters throughout Northern California. We help clients in all stages of the lease transaction. We protect clients' interests in negotiations, drafting and reviewing of property lease agreements to help clients avoid costly future litigation. For businesses, our expansive knowledge of land use, zoning and business law is invaluable in avoiding costly mistakes while entering a property agreement.

Counsel and Representation in Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements

The purchase and sale of real property anywhere in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Peninsula, is a high-stakes transaction. We diligently help clients avoid the pitfalls that can significantly endanger their financial interests. Our real property transactions practice offers comprehensive services for real estate agents, title agents, buyers and sellers who need experienced guidance to protect their interests throughout the transaction and help ensure that the real estate closing proceeds smoothly. In for-sale-by-owner transactions, having a knowledgeable attorney in your corner is vital to help you avoid costly mistakes.

We thoroughly review every detail associated with the transaction. From assisting clients in negotiating purchase and sales agreements, to diligent review of disclosure documents, finance agreements, purchase and sales agreements and the title to the property, we are dedicated to ensuring that every detail in the real estate transaction serves the best interests of our clients.

Counsel and Representation in Homeowners Association Matters

Property management companies, homeowners associations (HOAs) and their members turn to Coddington, Hicks & Danforth for proactive guidance in a wide variety of matters unique to community associations. Our comprehensive services include advising HOAs and their members on matters involving interpretation and review of insurance policies, vendor agreements, maintenance contracts, and providing guidance to avoid housing discrimination complaints. Our business law and real property experience is a valuable resource for addressing matters related to ownership and maintenance policies, as well as compliance with California community association laws, including environmental concerns.

Call for a Free Consultation to Protect Your Property Rights

To discuss your real estate concerns and learn how our range of real property services can protect your rights, contact us online or call our office in Redwood City at 650-592-5400. We represent clients throughout Northern California, including in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula.