Real Estate Law Corporation

Real Estate Law Firm in San Jose , California

Meet Our Attorneys

Real Estate Law Firm

Shawn Dhillon, Esq Sacramento Real Estate Attorney
Managing Partner

Shawn Dhillon is an experienced real estate and business law attorney and the Managing Partner of RELC. Shawn specializes in both real estate litigation and real estate transactional matters.

Kiran Dhillon, Esq

Kiran Dhillon specializes in transactional legal matters counseling individual clients, small business owners and large corporations on real estate, estate planning, and business transactions.

Tony-Smernes, Jr Esq
Of Counsel

Tony Smernes is a highly experienced attorney with decades of legal experience in civil litigation, criminal law, real estate law, real estate development and business law.

Senior Attorney

Jonathan Sanders offers full-service representation, with extensive experience both as an advisor and as a litigator in the areas of real estate and business law.

Of Counsel

Frantz Farreau is a real estate attorney,  broker and law school professor. He primarily focuses on real estate landlord/tenant matters, purchases and sales, and title issues.

AV Preeminent Attorney Award
Super Lawyer Badge

Experienced Real Estate Attorneys

commercial leasing
Real Estate Financing
Real Estate Financing
Property Management
Easements And Restrictions
Landlord-Tenant Law
Development And Construction
Real Estate Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration

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Purchase and Sale

The purchase and sale of real estate often involve significant risk, requiring experienced advisors who can highlight potential exposure areas and provide creative, time-tested solutions. Our attorneys provide counsel through the sales process, including the drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, due diligence, title and environmental issues, and facilitation of the financing and escrow process. We assist clients with sales, acquisitions and exchanges of land, office, residential, retail, hotel, industrial, mixed-use, and other properties.

Commercial Leasing

We represent tenants, landlords and property managers in all types of leases, including retail leases, office leases, shopping center leases, mall leases, industrial and warehouse leases, medical office leases, and ground leases.

Our services include preparing letters of intent and acting as a liaison with leasing brokers, drafting and negotiation of leases and related documents, assistance in due diligence and analysis of leased properties, preparation of form leases and modification of form leases to ensure they accomplish the client’s objectives, preparation of tenant improvement work letters, counseling in connection with estoppels, subordination agreements and lease amendments, and the negotiation and preparation of lease assignments and subleases.

Development And Construction

In connection with the development and construction of new buildings, improvements or alterations, our real estate-related services involve the negotiation, documentation, amendment and enforcement of development and construction contracts and related agreements between owners, architects, civil engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.

Real Estate Financing

We represent borrowers and lenders in many types of financing arrangements, including property acquisition loans, construction and development loans, take-out and permanent financing, and seller carry-back loans.

Our services include negotiation and drafting of loan documents, including the preparation of loan agreements, promissory notes, deeds of trust, security agreements, guaranties, collateral assignments of leases, title review and analysis, and other due diligence matters relating to lending transactions. We also represent borrowers and lenders in loan work-outs, restructuring, and loan extensions and modifications.

Property Management

We represent owners and property management companies in the operation and management of real properties. Our services include the negotiation and drafting of management agreements, interpretation and enforcement of leases, tenant restoration obligations, common area maintenance (CAM) reconciliations and disputes, review and enforcement of CC&Rs, and unlawful detainer actions against tenants.

We are a trusted resource to property management companies for simple to complex day-to-day leasing and property management issues. We have extensive experience drafting, enforcing, and litigating provisions in all types of commercial leases, including the commonly used versions of the AIR CRE Commercial Leases.

Easements And Restrictions

We represent landowners and other interested parties in granting rights in and placing restrictions upon real property. Our services include the preparation and recording of covenants, conditions and restrictions upon vacant land, commercial and residential subdivisions, shopping centers, and office buildings. We also draft and negotiate easements and licenses to be conveyed to adjacent landowners and other interested parties, including reciprocal easement agreements between adjoining property owners, right of access agreements, and the grant of utility easements.

Landlord-Tenant Law

We represent major commercial landlords and developers, as well as tenants, in all areas of landlord-tenant law, including unlawful detainer actions. We are experienced in handling disputes concerning breaches of covenants to pay rent, to keep the property free of liens, to repair and maintain, to provide ancillary services, to sublease and assign, CAM reconciliation disputes, restoration obligations, and to surrender at the end of the term, among others.

Real Estate Litigation, Mediation And Arbitration

We represent clients in real estate related litigation, including contractual disputes, failure to pay rent, failure to disclose, rescission and specific performance, condemnation actions, partitions, foreclosures, receiverships, evictions, construction defects, broker commission dispute claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, quiet title actions, damage actions involving title issues, public and private nuisance, trespass, among others. We are experienced real estate attorneys that handle mediations, arbitrations, bench trials and jury trials, if needed.



(408) 606-9964

Sacramento Office (Main Office):

1001 G Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814