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Lawrence H Jacobson

Lawrence H Jacobson

Member
Location:
Beverly Hills, California
Phone:
310-598-1586
866-771-3168
Fax:
310-271-0757
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Lawrence H. Jacobson received his Bachelor's degree in political science in 1964 from U.C.L.A and his Juris Doctorate in 1967 from the U.C.L.A. School of Law. While at the U.C.L.A. School of Law, Mr. Jacobson was a senior editor of the U.C.L.A. Law Review and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. He is the Immediate Past President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and a member of the Sales and Brokerage Steering Committee of the Real Estate Section of the California State Bar. He has served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court Systems as well as having been an adjunct professor of law in the area of real estate secured transactions and administrative law, earning a lifetime Community College Instructor Credential in the area of Law. In his over 40 years of practice, he has extensive experience in real estate and business matters, including business entity formation and restructure, purchase and sale of business, succession planning, purchase, sale, management and refinance of commercial and residential real estate, and tax free exchanges. He has written and lectured extensively on business, real estate and ethics related matters including having taught for the U.S.C. Broker Development Program and Graduate Realtors Institute of the California Association of Realtors, as well as having lectured for the California Continuing Education of the Bar and is the recipient of the California Continuing Education of the Bar's 2011 "Spirit of CEB" Award. His article "Brokers Liability for Sale of Defective Homes" was cited with approval by the Appellate Court in the seminal decision of Easton v. Strassburger. He is a contributing author to the California Continuing Education of the Bar two volume treatise "California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation" (winner of the award for outstanding achievement from the Association for Continuing Legal Education) including writing the chapter on "Standard of Care Experts". He is the former Vice-President of Legal Affairs of the California Association of Realtors, Legal Counsel to the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors, the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors, and California counsel to an international real estate brokerage firm. He is currently legal counsel to the Newport Beach Association of Realtors and a member of the California State Bar Real Estate Sales and Brokerage Steering Committee, all giving Mr. Jacobson extensive expertise in real estate brokerage custom and practice and all real estate related issues. He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in cases involving the interpretation of real estate documents, real estate and mortgage brokers' standard of care and legal malpractice involving real estate, corporate finance, merger and acquisition and legal ethics.

Areas of Practice

  • Housing & Construction Defects
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Broker Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1968
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1967
    • Honors: Insurance Counsel Journal Award
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: University of California at Los Angeles Law Review, Senior Editor, 1966 - 1967
  • U.C.L.A.
    • A.B. - 1964
    • Major: Political Science
  • U.C.L.A. Extension
    • Certificate in Archaeology - 2009
    • Honors: With Distinction

Published Works

  • "Inverse Condemnation, Foreseeability Abandoned in California", U.C.L.A. Law Review 871, 1966
  • "Lessor's Bankruptcy: The Draftsman's Response to the Tenant's Plight", Real Estate Law Journal 152, 1972
  • "State Regulation of Stock Cooperatives", 7 Beverly Hills Bar Journal 12, 1973
  • "The California Lottery Law", 48 California State Bar Journal 58, 1973
  • "Independent Motion Picture Productions", 9 Beverly Hills Bar Journal 33, 1975
  • "Broker's Liability for Sale of Defective Homes", 52 Los Angeles Bar Journal 346, 1977
  • "Resolving Real Estate Disputes Through Arbitration", 27 Am. Jur. Trials 621, 1980
  • "Appraiser's Liability for False or Negligently Prepared Appraisal", 12 Appraisal and Mortgage Underwriting Journal 20, 1990
  • "Acquisition of Mortgage Banking Assets", 36 SanFernando Valley Bar Bulletin 10, 1993
  • "Phantom Income - Understanding Taxable Gain From Foreclosure", Los Angeles Daily Journal, Real Property Law, August 3, 1995
  • "The Expert Witness in Real Estate Litigation: A User's Guide", Real Property Law Reporter, March, 2004
  • "Tax-Free Exchange of Tenancies in Common", California Lawyer, February, 2007
  • "Tenancy-in-Common: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks", 25 California Real Property Journal 25, 2007
  • "On Wearing Two Hats: Ethical Considerations for the Attorney-Expert Witness", California Civil Litigation Reporter, February, 2007
  • Contributing Author, "California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation", Cal CEB, 2009

Representative Clients

  • Moss & Company
  • Newport Beach Association of Realtors
  • Best, Best, Krieger
  • Bronson, Bronson, McKinnon
  • Buchalter, Nemer Driskell & Gordon
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman, Machtinger & Kinsella
  • Hill, Ferrar & Burrill
  • Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
  • Lieb & Adelman
  • MacCarley & Rosen
  • Manfredi, Levine, Eccles, Miller & Lanson, APC
  • McCarthy & Kroes
  • Meir, Alexander & Dean
  • Plotkin, Marutani & Kaufman
  • Riley & Reiner
  • Rockwell & Meyer
  • Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff
  • Russell, Mirkovich & Morrow
  • Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP
  • Smith & Grant LLP
  • Spolin Silverman Cohen & Bosserman LLP
  • Woodburn and Wedge
  • Law Offices of Diane B. Sherman
  • Law Offices of Gary Adler
  • Law Offices of Julian A. Pollock
  • Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
  • Law Offices of Larry D. Mikelson
  • Law Offices of Richard Kolber
  • Law Offices of Rodney T. Lewin
  • Law Offices of Timothy Peabody
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
  • Daniels Fine Israel, Schonbuch & Lebovits, LLP
  • Enenstein & Ribakoff APC
  • Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
  • Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
  • Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Scheper Kim & Harris LLP

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, California CEB
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Real Estate Secured Transactions / Administrative Law, University of San Fernando Valley College of Law, 1982 - 1983
  • Instructor, Broker Development Program, University of Southern California
  • Instructor, Graduate Realtor's Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2006 - Present
  • Madison Who's Who
  • "Spirit of CEB" Award Winner, 2011
  • Outstanding Achievement from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Chairman, Real Property Committee
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Business and Real Estate Section, Member
  • California Association of Realtors, Vice President, Legal Affairs, 1975 - 1976
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Arbitrator
  • California State Bar Real Estate Sales and Brokerage Steering Committee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trustee, 2008 - 2009
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Immediate Past President
  • Association of Real Estate Attorneys, President, 1978 - 1979
  • Continuing Education of the Bar, Real Estate Brokerage Practice
  • Continuing Education of the Bar, Current Developments in Real Estate Law , 1991 - Present
  • California Real Estate Broker License, 1978
  • California Notary Public, March 28, 1973
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program, Panel Attorney
  • Newport Beach Association of Realtors, Realtor
  • U.S.C. Broker Development Program

Past Employment Positions

  • Rubin & Jacobson, LLP, 2002 - 2004
  • Lawrence H. Jacobson, A Professional Corporation, 2002
  • Jacobson, White, Bordy & Levey, LLP, Senior Partner, 1994 - 2002
  • Saltzburg, Ray & Bergman, Of Counsel, 1991 - 1994
  • Kindel & Anderson, Partner, 1988 - 1991
  • Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court, Judge Pro Tem, 1977 - 1987
  • Fischer, Krane, Jacobson & Kabat, Principal, 1975 - 1988
  • California Association of Realtors, Vice President Legal Affairs, 1974 - 1975
  • Freshman, Marantz, Comsky & Deutsch, Associate, 1970 - 1974
  • MCA, Legal Staff, 1969 - 1970
  • Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, Associate, 1968 - 1969

Pro Bono Activities

  • Temple Ner Maarav, Board of Directors
  • Valley Industry & Commerce Associations, Board of Directors

Law Offices of Lawrence H. Jacobson 
A Professional Corporation

9401 Wilshire Blvd. 
Suite 1250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Toll Free:
Fax: 310-271-0757
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Law Offices of Lawrence H. Jacobson 
A Professional Corporation

9401 Wilshire Blvd. 
Suite 1250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Map and Directions

Toll Free:
Fax: 310-271-0757
Contact Us