While most Silicon Valley law firms and their attorneys providing legal services in real estate law also practice in many other areas such as family law, probate, personal injury, etc., Mike Hogan does not, he has only one focus —- California real estate law. This keen focus allows San Jose real estate attorney Mike Hogan to devote his efforts solely to the complexities of California real estate law and related issues, including design and construction issues, and how best to provide legal advisory, alternative dispute resolution (mediation/arbitration), and litigation services to his clientele. It’s Mike’s specialized real estate law expertise (Attorney Profile) and strong commitment to each client’s real estate problems which sets him apart from other attorneys.

Design & Construction Applications & Approvals

Planning, design, and construction of improvements upon real estate in California are heavily regulated by state law and federal statute.  Getting the requisite approvals as quickly as possible is critical to the success of a real estate project. San Jose real estate attorney Mike Hogan can represent you through this complex  and often difficult process. Areas of practice include:

      See also: Property Use & Development

• Administrative Proceedings and Hearings • Historic Conservation Applications/Approvals
• Design & Construction Permit Application & Approvals • Building Permits & Approvals
 • Other Related Application & Approvals

In Transactions:  Prepares and Reviews Agreements

The best way to minimize the odds of a future legal issue or dispute is by structuring the transaction properly and then executing it by use of thorough, clearly understandable, transactional agreements. Mike will assist you in structuring your real estate transaction, including preparation of design, architectural, construction agreements, and other necessary documentation, to ensure a smooth and legally binding transaction. If the paperwork has already been prepared, Mike can review it and advise you of any concerns or changes which should be implemented to protect your legal interests and minimize the chances of a future legal problem. Areas of practice include:

• Design Agreements
• Architecture Agreements
• Shared Development Agreements
• Construction Agreements
• Tenant Improvement Construction Agreements
• Construction Loan Agreements
• Shared Development Agreements
• Other Related Agreements

When Disputes Arise:
Represents You in Alternative Dispute Resolution or Litigation

The first thing you need to know when confronting a legal dispute is where you stand in relation to the other parties. San Jose real estate lawyer Mike Hogan will give you an honest and realistic evaluation of your rights and responsibilities as well as the associated risks so that you fully understand the legal ramifications of your particular situation, including your chances of success.

Although litigation is always an option, it should be one of last resort as it is often the most expensive path to resolution. Instead, with your consent, Mike first seeks out a negotiated settlement to your dispute through negotiation and, if necessary, use of alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation or arbitration which often provide quicker and more cost effective dispute resolution when compared to litigation.

In the event that negotiation and alternative dispute resolution fail, leaving litigation as the only means to resolution, it is critical that it be done with the services of an aggressive attorney, one who will relentlessly represent your interests. San Jose real estate lawyer Mike Hogan will provide you with such representation.

Typical Areas of Dispute Involving Design

San Jose real estate attorney Mike Hogan can  represent you  in all areas of real estate law including issues and disputes centered around design and construction. Areas of practice include:

• Change Order Issues• Unpaid Subcontractor Issues
• Compliance Analysis• Misrepresentation (Fraud)
• Building Code Issues• Design & Construction Defect Issues
• Bid Mistakes• Mechanics’ Lien Issues
• Overcharging• Stop Notice Issues
• Tenant Improvements• Breach of Contract Issues
• Construction Issues• Negligence
• Builder Breach of Warranty Issues• Other Related Issues

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