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Douglas Whitney Weitzman

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    40%
    I am available to assist clients in all their contract needs from business agreements, buy/sell, purchase agreements, lease agreements and most other consumer law agreements.

    43 years, 100 cases

  2. Real estate
    30%
    I am an experienced real estate attorney and real estate broker. I am most familar with contracts for residential, residential income, commercial, commercial and residential leases, unlawful detainer and other landlord/tenant issues.

    43 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    I am very knowledgeable in helping clients with wills, trusts, and estate planning for reasonable fees. Can also assist with LLC's and similar entity setup.

    43 years, 300 cases

  4. Personal injury
    15%
    I used to have a fairly large personal injury practice. I have reduced my load, but still am very experienced in helping clients with their personal injury needs.

    43 years, 1,000 cases

I have decided not to run for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge for 2022.  Maybe for 2024.  It is difficult for a civil attorney to win these elections, but I really want to try.  For this election there were very few upen seats, and approximately 5 - 6 prosecutors/government attorneys are running in each slot, so I don't really have a chance.  If you are interested in helping me in 2024, please contact me for further information.

 

I have included a photo of my paralegal!  His name is Oscar.  He claims that I work him "like a dog".  He tells me that all the assignments are "ruff".

 

I love to play tennis, paddle tennis at Venice Beach, and play with my dog, Oscar (the paralegal).

 

I have a very balanced life consisting of work, recreation, exercise and travelling, as well as spending time with friends and family.

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Location

Law Offices of Douglas Weitzman
Mar Vista
Los Angeles, CA, 90066

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Posted by Cody | July 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Notice to Perform
I found Douglas Weitzman on Avvo related to my real estate dispute. Weeks after signing the P&S the buyers attempted to cancel the contract using the ‘inspection contingency’ as their stated basis—and wanted to back out—but I thought ‘changing their minds’ was not a valid reason to cancel the contract since I provided the buyers with a full disclosure—which described in detail all the current conditions of the property. The buyers commissioned their own inspection report—and the conditions identified in the buyers’ inspection report were the same conditions identified in my disclosure—revealing nothing new—as there were no repairs needed. Despite this—the buyers exercised their 'inspection contingency' within the 10-day inspection period, during which time the buyer is allowed to have the property inspected to reveal any potential issues that could 'void' the contract. Despite the fact that there 'weren't any' new unsatisfactory conditions on the property—the 'inspection contingency' is obviously a scapegoat that buyers can use to back out of a deal. Weitzman asked me if I issued a 'notice to perform'—a real estate tool designed to make buyers stick to agreed-upon deadlines that are defined in the real estate purchase agreement—issuing a notice typically gives the buyer 48 hours to remedy the situation at hand—if the buyer has still failed to comply with the agreed-upon action, ​the seller can keep the earnest money deposit in some cases. Thus, we learn that the buyers have 'no obligation' to buy until they notify sellers that all contingencies are satisfied. Weitzman gave me a free consultation and in turn helped me define the 'notice to perform' and how to use it—which can be advantageous to both buyers and sellers in the California residential purchase agreement. In this case, I am not at the 'distinct advantage' of issuing the Notice to Perform.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response
I consulted with Doug about a real estate question, following a question posted on Avvo. He took the time and not only answered my questions thoroughly but also gave me great advice. Thanks Doug.
Response from Douglas Weitzman June 13, 2021
Thank you Kevin. I do like to help as many people as I can, answer questions as best I can, and try to do pro bono work when possible.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Needed help with renting.
Douglas responded quickly, and gave me the help I requested.
Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2014
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative
Mr. Weitzman was kind enough to answer a question I had. I'm grateful he took the time and answered my question as well as giving me sound advice. I would recommend him to anyone requiring his services.
Posted by Betty | August 31, 2013
High Caliber Attorney
Mr. Weitzman was very generous with his time when I called his office to speak with him. Mr. Weitzman answered all my questions in detail. He took the time to educate me about my legal rights. Based on my research,I feel confident that a high caliber attorney like Douglas Weitzman is the ONE I can trust with my case. Contact Attorney Weitzman before you hire anyone to handle your case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-500 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Education

  • University of Southern California
  • Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
  • 1981
  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Associations

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Henry Podgorny Award -"The Outstanding Student"
  • University of Southern California
  • 1981
  • Dean's List
  • USC
  • 1981
  • Dean's List
  • Southewestern University
  • 1980
  • Dean's List
  • Southwestern University
  • 1979
  • Dean's List
  • Southwestern University
  • 1978
  • Dean's List
  • Southwestern University
  • 1977
  • Dean's List
  • UCLA
  • 1976
  • Dean's List
  • UCLA
  • 1975
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Mediation Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug has been a mentor of mine for several years. I had a matter that I was working on and went to him for his advice. He quickly identified issues, helped me understand arguments and had ideas on how to resolve the matter without litigation. He then took steps towards helping me resolve the matter, which I am forever grateful. I highly recommend him as a lawyer who will work hard to resolve a matter in your favor or as a mediator who will assist both parties with understanding the legal issues and pushing to resolution. Doug is an all-around super lawyer with a lot of experience on many issues. He is a fantastic go-to person."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Weitzman are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read his contirbutions to the landlord/tenant questions with interest and found them informative even for me, an eviction attorney. I have talked to Mr. Weitzman personally and realized on a personal level why his advice is so helpful."