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Harvey Ira Stern

Construction and development Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   7 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

About Harvey

Learn Harvey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development

    24 years, 30 cases

  2. Business

    24 years, 30 cases

  3. Real estate

    24 years, 20 cases

In addition to being a licensed attorney since 1997, I am also a real estate broker and I have a general contractors license. I have bought, sold and built many homes. I understand the process from both the law and business side.

Licensed for 25 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Harvey Ira Stern


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Thor | July 5, 2015
Very insightful and knowledgeable.
Harvey isn't just a an excellent real estate attorney, he's also been a building contractor, broker, and real estate investor. His breadth and depth of knowledge helped me with some real estate investment decisions, as well as defending myself against bad contractors. Harvey used his knowledge of the law to make sure signed contracts were valid and that the contractors and their sub contractors followed the law, building codes, and regulations. He also took the time to explain to me what he was doing through every step. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Tom | September 8, 2012
Handled My Foreclosure
My home was in foreclosure and Harvey stopped it. He then negotiated with my bank and got me a modification with an interest rate of 3%.
Posted by Christian | October 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
I had a dispute with a neighbor regarding property line, etc. and because of that, called Harvey. The first thing that struck me was how well he LISTENED. I was heated, and rapidly spewing the facts of the case. Harvey listened to every word, and was able to talk me through the situation and completely calm me down. A true voice of reason. He was able to take the case and worked it out for me within days. I would and will hire Harvey for any future attorney needs.
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Posted by Roger | October 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best mediation advice we ever received
As a project management company we hired dozens of subcontractors for a single project. Harvey Stern's guidance and advice as a consultant saved costly lost production time and prevented more than a few possible court entanglements. We learned that the sooner we brought Harvey into the project the more problems we could avoid or deal with in a proactive way. Highly recommended for both pre-production construction planning and in-progress bottlenecks.
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Posted by Paul | July 4, 2015
Recommended Attorney
Harvey helped me with several real estate issues over the years and I'm very satisfied. He can look at problems from many angles and work out the best decision moving forward. I highly recommend Harvey!
Posted by Angela | December 26, 2013
The most honest attorney I've ever dealt with.
I have worked with many lawyers over the years and Harvey Stern is the most personable and trust worthy one I've ever dealt with. He's one of the only lawyers that I've hired that actually cared about my case and wasn't just making me a number. I had a negligence case with a hotel and I was going to have to go to court which would have cost me too much money, and felt overwhelming to deal with. I saw him and told him my story, he listened, he asked thoughtful questions and said he could help me take care of the case most likely without having to go to court. He worked it out with the other council and he he negotiated a fair settlement that took a weight off my mind and saved me the time money and stress. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Joan | September 6, 2012
Trusted Business Advisor
Harvey has represented my company for over ten years. He has helped me to make the hard business decisions and has always helped me to make the right decision.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Green Planet Building, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2009
  • General Counsel
  • Great Lakes Construction, Inc.
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Law offices of Mitchell Reed Sussman
  • 1999 - 2012


  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Kent State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • GREAT LAKES CONSTRUCTION, INC. v. BURMAN 186 Cal.App.4th 1347 (2010)
  • Trial court reversed
  • Hennard vs. S.C.I Properties
  • Large settlement in Arbitration
  • Great Lakes Construction v. Herlinda Perry
  • Judgement for the Plaintiff
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  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Real estate Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Harvey Stern on different occasions and on different matters. He is truly a compassionate and hard working attorney. When it comes to litigation, he uses his aggressive (when need be) and persuasive abilities to achieve his client's goals! I highly endorse Harvey!"
Construction and development Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Harvey is both a skilled lawyer and experienced real estate professional with skills in contracting, construction and development. Harvey is a positive force for solutions through constructive negotiation or litigation as circumstance require. A trusted asset."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Stern is very experienced in Real Estate matters. He is an expert in short sales. He has an unique ability to solve problems. I highly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Harvey is a deal maker. He is truly a creative problem solver. He is capable, knowledgeable, and personable. I enjoyed working with Harvey and would do so again."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Harvey for years and have worked with him on a number of occasions. He is honest, hard working and creative in his approach to legal matters. A true professional."
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