Law Offices of Earle Gary Goodman

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Law Offices of
Earle Gary Goodman 
Montecito, California firm serving Santa Barbara Co., California
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1187 Coast Village Road, No. 539
Montecito, California  93108
(Santa Barbara Co.)

Telephone: 805-845-1021Cell: 310-470-9033

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About this office:

We Are Focused On Sophisticated Real Estate Transactions, Development, Litigation, LLCs.

Why Experienced, Legally Sophisticated Clients Select and Refer Our Firm:

We provide highly experienced, independent and trusted professional legal services at the highest level of personal attention to our clients and personal involvement with them on the matters for which we are assisting them. We are independent, flexible and not restricted by firm policies and committee decisions in addressing the economic and other material issues that our clients consider when engaging legal counsel.

We Offer A Unique Resource:

Earle Goodman is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated (5.0 of 5.0) and has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under real estate law for over 25 years. Earle comes from a long time Southern California real estate family which was noted for owning numerically one of the largest portfolios of Southern and Central California real estate. Earle served as General Counsel and General Partner of a limited partnership subsequently formed to own, manage and implement the orderly disposition of these properties. As such he not only dealt with ongoing real estate contractual, legal and management issues, but also with the personal issues involved in operating a company with multiple family and corporate partners and numerous unrelated property co-owners, each with their own personal financial and operational preferences. He also personally owned, constructed and remodeled estates in Bel Air, Hollywood Hills and Malibu Point Dume Bluff.

As both a transaction and litigation attorney, Earle litigates real estate contract disputes with the insight of a transaction attorney who negotiates and drafts complex transaction documents and negotiates complex transactions with the insight of a litigation attorney who litigates complex contracts when disputes occur. As a licensed real estate broker (BRE License No. 01096576), he understands the perspective of a broker as well as a principal and attorney in negotiating real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leases.

We Have a Regional Practice:

Our law practice involves real estate and businesses located and individuals residing in Los Angeles-Pasadena/Beverly Hills/L.A. Westside through Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Consequently, when in-person meetings are scheduled, we usually meet with our clients where they are located and can arrange for conference room accommodations in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Westlake Village, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. Although our practice is primarily in these areas, our clients own properties and businesses throughout California. Consequently, at their request we represent them in real estate and business transactions throughout California.

Our real property litigation practice involves real estate located or adverse parties residing in Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and LASC West and Northwest Districts. Our probate and trust real estate related litigation is in the Santa Barbara County and Ventura County Superior Courts.

Confidentiality of Our Clients, Respecting Their Privacy and Security:

We represent U.S. resident and foreign individuals and their privately owned U.S. or foreign entities. Many of our clients are noted celebrities in the entertainment industry, international dignitaries, CEOs and others who value and need to protect their privacy. At their request and for their security, except as otherwise required in litigation or government filings, we maintain the confidentiality of the identity of our clients and the matters on which we are assisting them.

Legal Fee Alternative Structures:

In addition to traditional hourly billing, we will consider negotiated fixed fees, contingent fees and a hybrid fee structure involving a combined reduced hourly rate plus a reduced contingent fee (client is responsible for costs in contingent fee arrangements).

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Statement of Practice Summary:
Special Counsel to U.S. and Foreign Individuals and Entities Owning Portfolios of U.S. Real Estate; Residential and Commercial Real Estate Purchase Transactions, Options, Exchanges, Easements, Leasing; Sophisticated LLCs for Real Estate and Business Enterprises; LLC Mergers and Acquisitions; Family Limited Liability Companies; Litigation Of Residential Purchase Transactions, Quiet Title, Trespass, Easements, Encroachments; Litigation of Finder Fees and Brokerage Commissions in Real Estate and Business Transactions; Trust and Probate Litigation Of Real Estate Titles, Interests, Contracts and Claims to Real Estate; Construction and Design of High End Residential Estates, Estate Compounds, Luxury Condominiums; Easement Agreements for Access, Encroachments, View, Use.

Year Established: 1988

Earle Gary Goodman is a member of the State Bar of California.

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