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Michael William Rabkin

Real estate Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
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Michael W. Rabkin is a partner with Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP, and is manager of the firm’s Real Estate Department and co-manager of the firm’s Community Association Department. His practice involves all aspects of real estate transactions, including purchase and sale of individual properties and multi-property portfolios, development, and leasing of industrial, retail and office properties.

In addition, Mr. Rabkin represents numerous community associations such as townhomes, high rise condominiums, and planned unit developments.

Mr. Rabkin has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV Preeminent rating reflects an attorney who has reached the highest of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest level of skill and integrity.

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Location

Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman Rabkin LLP
11400 W Olympic Blvd 9FL
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

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Posted by Gregg | October 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Michael Rabkin since 2007 and continue to work with with him today. He is always level headed, available and provides direct and honest opinions to keep his clients out of legal trouble. At times you may hear the opposite of what you'd like, but that is what separates Michael from the others. He always provides his clear legal opinion and not the one he thinks you are looking for and all within very reasonable billable hours for his time . In today's world this is rare and more valuable than ever. If you are looking for HOA representation there is simply no one better.
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Posted by Brian | September 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
I’m very lucky to be able to work with Michael Rabkin. He’s a talented attorney and has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon. He’s always quick to respond and genuinely cares about protecting his clients. Michael will give you a direct, honest answer, even if it’s not what you want to hear. He doesn’t leave a grey area when there isn’t one, which helps keep your organization on track. I’ve had the privilege of working with him at multiple projects over the years and he’s incredibly consistent. He makes decisions and gives advice based on facts and is someone I sincerely like to work with. If you’re deciding between Michael and another attorney, know that I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Robert | September 15, 2023
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I have had the pleasure of working with Michael Rabkin for over 10 years. Having been in the HOA industry for over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work with other HOA attorneys. Michael Rabkin and his firm is one of, if not the best, law firms with which a Manager and Board of Directors could align. He is thorough, thoughtful and knowledgeable in practice of the law. He has saved many of my clients from making decisions that would undoubtedly have led to multiple lawsuits. All the while, being cognizant of the minimization of legal expenses. Cannot recommend him enough!
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I am the President of an HOA which needed legal guidance on a particular matter. Michael Rabkin was highly recommended to us and after speaking to him I could see why. I found Mr. Rabkin to be polite, professional, knowledgeable and extremely experienced. His work was logically presented and articulate in supporting his analysis. As with any legal matter, people can agree or disagree with the opinion rendered. However, from my own HOA attorney client experience with Mr. Rabkin, I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who needs legal advice on property or HOA matters.
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Posted by Kathy Young | March 28, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Fair and Helpful
Extremely prompt response. Seemed to be fair and helpful. Did not retain services but would recommend.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Refuses to contact clients after he was hired
We hired Rabkin to clarify an HOA dispute . Rabkin refused to read all the evidence presented and wrote a lame letter creating a situation that went against our civil engineer report . Absolutely the worst attorney - i emailed and called him and he refused to call me back ! I am on our HOA board and he still refused to email or call me . This attorney refused to cooperate , communicate .
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • Member
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC)
  • Past Legislative Chair
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • USC Irmas Scholar
  • USC School of Law
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Law and Business Forum
  • Real Estate Law and Business Forum
  • 2013

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Los Angeles Real estate Lawyer Michael William Rabkin
Michael William Rabkin
Real estate Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 35 years