My partners and I were investing in some property in Walnut Creek, and when the recession hit I needed to get my money out so I could make my own mortage. My partners weren't budging, so a lawyer friend of mine recommended Victoria Smith. Victoria immediately fired off a letter that brought my partners to the table. She was willing to take them to court, but fortunately that wasn't necessary, after the other guys met Ms. Smith they settled with me on VERY favorable terms. I highly recommend Victoria for any real estate or contract problems you need worked out. She is fast, tough and knows the law like hte back of her hand.