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Slater & Truxaw's real estate practice is recognized in the San Diego region for its expertise in advising clients on a broad range of real property matters. Our clients have relied on us to guide them through virtually every aspect of acquiring, financing, leasing and selling real estate, to assist them with related regulatory or administrative challenges they encounter along the way, and to represent them aggressively should disputes arise that lead to litigation.


The firm's real estate transactional practice regularly involves the representation of owners and users of commercial, industrial and office buildings, retail centers, multi–family housing developments, single family residences, vacant land and special purpose properties in all aspects of real estate law. Among the transactional matters handled by the firm are the following:

  • Lease transactions, including providing advice and analysis of existing leases, negotiation and drafting of new leases, and representation relating to matters such as the construction of tenant improvements, specifications, cost recovery, recapture provisions, assignment and subleasing, lease default issues, and third-party guaranties;
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of real estate;
  • Environmental issues, including issues relating to inspection and testing, environmental hazards, and indemnity;
  • Construction issues, including the representation of owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in all aspects of real estate construction matters;
  • Land use issues, including zoning, conditional use permits, and other land use restrictions;
  • Covenants and easements, including analysis, negotiation, and drafting of covenants and easements relating to common interest developments and any other nature of real property; and
  • Boundary disputes and adjustments.

In addition, Slater & Truxaw's real estate attorneys have substantial expertise and experience in the representation of creditors, debtors, and trustees in the context of receiverships, judicial and nonjudicial foreclosure actions, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and bankruptcies.


Our real estate litigation attorneys regularly represent clients ranging from regional and national companies, financial institutions, and individuals in connection with all matters of real estate disputes or litigation. Through the years, Slater & Truxaw has represented clients in courts throughout the State of California in connection with real estate litigation, including the federal district court, bankruptcy and appellate courts, as well as state trial courts and courts of appeal. The litigators at Slater & Truxaw have developed special expertise in handling disputes in such substantive areas as:

  • Bankruptcy Matters;
  • Construction;
  • Debtor and Creditor Rights;
  • Hazardous Materials, Mold and Other Environmental Contamination;
  • Foreclosures and Lender Liability Claims;
  • Fraudulent Transfers;
  • Landlord–Tenant;
  • Real Property Sales; and
  • Real Property Receiverships.

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