An Experienced Law Firm Providing Comprehensive Real Estate Services

Real estate transactions and litigation involve high stakes. Whether you are buying, selling, or leasing commercial or residential real estate, errors are costly. That is why an experienced real estate attorney can be invaluable. At PAULA E. MEYER & ASSOCIATES, A Professional Law Corporation, you will find 30-plus years of experience and intimate knowledge of Southern California real estate, including Tustin, California, and Orange County real estate. Additionally, Attorney Meyer is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®, the gold standard in attorney ratings for more than a century. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment, a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence, for ethical standards and legal ability.

Whether you are looking to avoid litigation with thorough document preparation and review or end litigation with a resolution in your favor, attorney Paula E. Meyer has the experience and expertise to guide you through the process, keeping you well informed of your legal options and vulnerabilities. Attorney Meyer is dedicated to helping her clients maximize their recovery and minimize their exposure.

Commitment to Excellence

Attorney Meyer has a long documented history of a commitment to excellence:

  • Chapman University, B.A., 1980, with honors, Presidential Scholar, Recipient of "best brief" nomination,
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1983, David E. Snodgrass Moot Court Competition
  • Judicial Extern to Justice James H. Hastings, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Southern California
  • Previously selected as a "Southern California Super Lawyer (real estate practice Area) by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine
  • Concordia University, Board of Trustees
  • United Way, Women's Philanthropy Fund & Bench and Bar, Member
  • Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, Past President and Director
  • Family Violence Project, Past Vice President and Board Member

Bringing In-Depth Knowledge And Dedication To Every Client

Attorney Meyer has represented commercial property owners, individual homeowners, real estate investors, landlords and tenants, real estate brokers and agents, property managers, trustees, escrow, mortgage and title companies, contractors, design professionals, homeowner associations, and public agencies, in more than 3,000 real estate disputes. Attorney Meyer has handled hundreds of Court cases to conclusion, countless mediations, as well as arbitrations, and cases before both the Bureau of Real Estate (formerly known as the Department of Real Estate) and numerous Boards of Realtors. Whatever the nature of your real estate legal issue, you can rest assured that attorney Paula E. Meyer has the experience and skill to protect your interests. Attorney Meyer's practice includes:

  • Real estate transactions (preparation and review of residential, commercial, and industrial real estate contracts and disclosure forms, including due diligence and disclosure obligations)
  • Real estate brokerage law and licensing, including duties of real estate professionals, sellers and buyers, and liability for alleged fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, negligence, breach of statutory duties, breach of contract, etc.
  • Real Estate fraud
  • Landlord-Tenant Law (including Unlawful Detainer actions)
  • Landslides and soil movement
  • Water intrusion and mold
  • Alleged undisclosed defects (e.g. subsidence, environmental, water intrusion, improvements absent permits, mold, etc.)
  • Commission disputes
  • Construction contracts, disputes and litigation, including mechanic's liens
  • Bureau of Real Estate and Board of Realtors hearings
  • Joint ownership and shared ownership
  • Partition Actions
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Escrow law/deposit disputes
  • Title law (liens, boundary issues, easements, encroachment, adverse possession, lot line adjustments, etc.)
  • Enforcement/Review/Negotiation of real estate sales contracts and listing agreements
  • Water law/drainage disputes
  • Notices of pending action/Lis Pendens and Motions to Expunge
  • HOA law, CC&R interpretation and enforcement
  • Commercial and residential lease negotiations, lease disputes, unlawful detainer actions and actions to enforce lease terms and conditions
  • Financing/foreclosure/short sales
  • Easements
  • Environmental law (eg. leaking underground storage tanks)
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Specific Performance
  • Adjoining landowner disputes, boundary, wall/fence, tree disputes and encroachments

You can read more about Attorney Meyer extensive real estate legal practice, litigation, mediation, and counseling experience by visiting the Areas of Practice section webpage.