Posted by Oscar
My wife and I recently bought a condo in Mira Mesa. We were leasing the condo from the owner for over a year. One day, the owner told us that she was moving out of CA, and hence, she was selling the condo, so she was giving us our 30 days notice to leave, or an option to buy. Since my wife and I were already considering buying, we started dealing directly with the purchase as a FSBO.
It was our first time buying real estate, so we had tons of questions, we didn't understand how the escrow process worked, neither our rights as tenants of the soon to be sold property. So we decided to look for a real-estate attorney. After speaking with Ruth, both my wife and I felt very confident that she understood our needs, so we hired her, and that was one of the best decisions we took during our purchase.
From the first call, Ruth was very patient, gave us very clear advise on how to proceed in our situation. Once hired, she immediately went over our purchase agreement, she was very thorough, pointed at errors and gave recommendations. On top of it, she had an amazing response time.
A lot of people who have dealt with the escrow process have told us that you end up signing a lot of documents, that you don't have any idea what they meant. We didn't feel that way. Whatever document we sent to Ruth, she explained carefully what it was for, and gave recommendations on how to fill it out. She also guided us over what documents we had to ask the owner, the agents, escrow officer, etc.
The purchase of the condo was finally successful, and we look forward to work with Ruth on our will.
It goes without saying that we highly recommend her.
Posted by Leah
My husband had an issue with his tenant. Ruth advised us very well and the issue resolved.
Posted by Adalina
I found Ruth by chance when I had to use a lawyer referral service for my simple will and healthcare directive. I initially only cared that the price was right and the attorney was located close to my home. But Ruth completely blew me away with her professionalism, extensive knowledge, and good attitude. I had to revise my will several times due to all kinds of changes in my life, and she helped me handle every revision promptly and efficiently. There is a certain calm in her demeanor that really helps ease my anxiety. And she deals graciously with my endless questions. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Teresa Tablas
We hired Ruth because she was bilingual and my mom and I felt that she genuinely cared about our concerns. Ruth was always very patient to explain our options and kept us informed at all times. Although our case was lost in court their was not much resources available during COVID for event business like ours. We couldn't have gone through with the whole process on our own. I recommend Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz 100%. business lease. Although our case was lost in court it was not much resources and we couldn't of gone through the whole process on our own. I recommend attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz 100%.
Posted by Elana
Ruth has been nothing but wonderful. She was a referral from close friends after we were disappointed with three other lawyers we interviewed. She not only helped us with our estate planning, making each step easy to understand, she is also able to support our businesses by helping set up our corporations and maintain them annually. In addition, Ruth has been incredibly valuable in also giving us real estate advice. Her diverse skills and expertise has secured her a place as our family's trusted attorney. We are so grateful we found her and now have such a great resource in our lives. Highly recommend, Ruth!!
Posted by Sky
Ruth is my real estate attorney and my family’s estate attorney. Ruth is an excellent human and an excellent attorney. She is very sympathetic towards her clients and also can be an amazing devils advocate. She understands every single side of the legal situation brought to her. She is sharp! She put my family and I at ease and made us feel comfortable during a very uncomfortable transition. She is a unicorn in the legal field, it is very rare that attorneys are legally creative. Ruth is a very creative attorney who has a powerful grip on the law, empathy and bigger picture. The thing that I love about working with Ruth outside of her high emotional IQ, is that she is rational and gives you polar opposites of possible outcomes. I look forward to working with Ruth for many years to come and I highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous
Ruth Ryan-Cruz is very knowledgeable and forthcoming. I did a consult with her and she was more that willing to help and VERY Generous with her assessment. I HIGHLY recommend her!
Posted by John
Ruth was extremely knowledgeable. Her explanations and inputs were clear and easy to understand. Meticulous, she our documents correct and accurate. She our living trust was exactly what my wife and I wanted and legally met all of our requirements needs.
Posted by Sarah
I spoke with her on depth about an estate issue. She offered multiple solutions- even one that didn't include her services. She responded promptly and gave a good referral to another attorney who specializes in my type of case.
Posted by Seka
Ruth was fantastic, efficient, polite and got the job done to a high level. After contacting many lawyers on Avvo who were reluctant to take my case, Ruth responded with a clear outline on how she would tackle it, the possible responses and next steps on each outcome. She couldn't have been clearer, and to add she did it all by email as this was my preferred contact method! In the steps she took she went above and beyond in making sure everything was wrapped up as neatly and quickly as possible which showed an in-depth knowledge in her field. I would have absolutely no hesitation to ask Ruth for help in future.