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

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About this office:

Why Experienced, Legally Sophisticated Clients Select Us:

We provide highly personal, experienced and trusted professional legal services at a level of expertise customarily expected from a large national firm in the legal areas in which we focus our practice. 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. Our goal is to be cost effective, comprehensive and provide creative, sensible and pragmatic counsel.

We Offer A Unique Resource:

Earle Goodman understands real estate, trust and partnership management and business not only as an experienced transaction and litigation AV rated attorney representing U.S. and foreign clients for over 25 years, but hands-on as a principal from his personal experience as General Counsel to a multi-beneficiary trust that owned and managed its hundreds of Southern and Central California real properties and subsequently General Counsel and General Partner to its successor limited partnership and from his personally developing Los Angeles Westside residential estates.

Earle negotiates and drafts complex transactions with the insight of a litigation attorney who litigates those contracts when disputes occur and litigates transactions with the insight of an attorney who drafts complex documents.

Our Principal Areas of Practice:

● General Counsel To U.S. and Foreign Individuals and Entities Investing In U.S. Real Property Interests

● Residential Estates, Luxury Condominiums Purchase and Sale Transactions, Construction and Design

● Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Leasing, 1031 Exchanges and Secured Financing

● Structuring and Counseling Sophisticated LLCs Involved in Real Estate and Business Enterprises

● Estate Planning, Trusts, Family LLCs for Real Estate Holding, Wealth Succession, Asset Management

● Litigation Involving Residential Purchase Agreements, Title Issues, Commissions and Finder’s Fees

About Our Law Firm:

Earle Goodman is a highly experienced, independent attorney, with a substantial background in transactions and litigation, Martindale-Hubbell AV rated (5.0 of 5.0) and listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers under real estate law for over 25 years. He is trusted by our clients for his integrity and appreciated for his loyalty, his outstanding personal responsiveness to them, his sensitivity to their economic considerations when engaging legal counsel, his deal making creativity and superior interpersonal skills in working with diverse interests to resolve problems and accomplish our clients’ objectives and goals. Earle Goodman is also a licensed real estate broker (BRE License No. 01096576) and member of the California Association Of Realtors. He understands the perspective of a broker as well as an attorney in negotiating real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leases.

Our Clients:

We represent U.S. resident and foreign individuals and their privately owned U.S. or foreign entities and entity subsidiaries in transactions involving U.S. real property interests and privately owned businesses and their United States estates and wealth. Many of our clients are noted celebrities in the entertainment industry, international dignitaries, CEOs and others who value and need to protect their privacy. We maintain the confidentiality of the identity of our clients and the matters on which we are assisting them.

We Have a Regional Practice:

Our law practice involves real estate and businesses located and individuals residing in the Beverly Hills-Los Angeles Westside through Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties and in Pasadena and Downtown Los Angeles. 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 Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, Westlake Village, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. Although our practice is primarily located in these areas, we represent our clients in real estate transactions throughout California.

Legal Fee 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. We provide detailed invoices for legal services charged on an hourly basis.

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Statement of Practice Summary:
General Counsel To U.S., Foreign Investors, Entrepreneurs Regarding U.S. Real Property Interests; Residential Estates, Luxury Condominiums Purchase Agreements, Development, Construction, Design; Structuring and Negotiating LLC Agreements for Real Estate Enterprises and Privately Owned Businesse; Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions; Representing Landlords and Tenants in Commercial, Office, Retail, Production and Design Leasing; Easement Agreements for Access, Encroachments, View, Use; Homeowner Contracts: Executive Assistant, Nanny, Domestic Staff; Estate Planning; Litigation of Residential Purchase Agreements, Title Issues, Commissions, Finder; Estate Planning, Trusts, Family LLCs for Real Estate Holding, Wealth Succession,.

Year Established: 1988

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

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