Posted by Ellie
I transferred my case to Ms. Welsh-Levin from a prior office. I was extremely grateful to find Ms. Welsh- Levin, and the SoCal Realty Law team who cleaned up the mess and resolved my matter through a successful mediation. This team works together as one unit and for the best for the client.
Posted by james
Very disappointed to be reporting I would not hire SoCal Realty Law to represent any matters, mediation, litigation, or otherwise. After signing a flat rate retainer agreement with Mrs. Welsh-Levin, I was sent numerous bills for alleged additional fees, in some cases for thousands of dollars after the mediation was over. Mrs. Welsh-Levin claimed they were "post mediation fees". She charged me to come to her office to pick up a check and claimed it was a consultation. She billed me for a conversation she started about being pregnant and listed it as a "consultation". Even after a "reduction" in the "post mediation" fees she wanted $395. I am filing a complaint with the CA Bar Assoc. and a fee dispute.
Posted by Allen
As a business owner of an internet based company looking for a larger office space I found one that suited my immediate needs. I viewed the office 3 times and asked the property managers several questions to confirm my needs if I committed to the unit. One very specific need to my business is the access to high speed internet. I asked the property manager if there was high speed internet to the unit and she confirmed, in fact there was for multiple providers. That made me feel great because I liked the location, the neighboring businesses, office layout and the size of the unit.
After the 3rd visit to the property, I committed and wanted to move forward with a 1 year lease. So, the next day (February 8th) they had the lease drawn up and all the terms were agreed upon. Keep in mind I had asked about 5 times regarding the access to high speed internet, which providers I can subscribe to and they continued to confirm that once I get the keys, I can call and setup the internet service. The property management allowed me early occupancy on Feb 15th so I can get setup and moved in by the lease start date of March 1st.
On the 15th I meet the property manager at the unit, we walk through, sign the lease and I get the keys to the office. She shakes my hand and says congratulations and we go our ways.
I'm excited and go back to my old office to start packing up to move. The next day we start moving stuff into the office and I send an email to Spectrum, who was my current provider at the time at my old office, so I can have the service transferred. The next day I get an email back telling me I cant get Spectrum there because there is no service established to the building. The property manager mentioned to me there was a tenant who had Spectrum in the past so I was confused. So I called another Spectrum office and the confirmed service was never installed to the building ever.
So, I go on to contact AT&T and get the same answer. There was no high speed fiber cables running into this office building at all. The tenants in the building were all running on dsl dial up internet through the phone port, which is not going to work for my business needs.
I emailed the property manager to get on it and she got the same answer and said I need to pay several thousand dollars and $600/month to get the lines ran to the unit. I was not expecting this, so I went to seek out the help of Shanna Welsh-Levin.
I told Shanna the story in detail, and she gave me some good suggestions. I accepted the fact that I couldn't occupy the unit anymore and we moved forward with her advice to write a letter to terminate the lease. She did advise me that I was tied into the lease for 1 yr and it could turn into losing my deposit and rent and still be on the hook for the remaining months of rent.
I read the letter she drafted and it had the scariest language, which highlighted the facts that I was lead on to believe there was high speed internet service to the unit, prior to the lease. I thought immediately this would make the property manager want to end the lease and return my deposit and rent back. I sent the letter over to the property management company that day and 2 days later they agreed to end the lease and refund my money in full.
After getting the news, I went and removed everything out of the unit and back to my old office for the time being.
This is clearly a case where I needed legal help to get out of this and Shanna lifted all of the stress once she understood my situation and told me how to fight the battle.
I will not hesitate to refer Shanna regarding real estate related legal issues. She is really dedicated and very interested in what I was dealing with.
Thank you Shanna and all the best!
Posted by Amy
Shanna Welsh has helped me in several ways in the past couple of years I have known her.
1. I had a client with a terrible tenant, they needed help evicting and Shanna helped facilitate that with very little recourse!
2. My other client had a letter written to him from his neighbor asking for him to 'help' in the cost of a retaining wall to build his neighbor's custom new garage. Shanna helped put a stop to that!
3. Shanna also helped us with easement issues and property line disputes. She is SO professional and caring. I prefer to deal with women due to the time and thorough details and true listening skills. You want Shanna Welsh as your attorney in these situations!
Posted by Adam
Shanna is always learning and always giving, both very admirable qualities. She stays on top of new laws and is very knowledgeable navigating best methods for avoiding litigation when possible. She also serves as a leader for our BNI Downtown Connection business networking group and is excellent!
Posted by Cindy Sullivan
Shanna is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend her! She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, she has integrity, and she is a very kind person. Thanks Shanna for doing what you do so well!
Posted by Pete
Shanna is top notch and so easy to deal with! She answered questions for me on various unrelated topics that weren't even for the reason I hired her, like 1031 exchanges etc. I am so thankful to have found her! I would highly reccomend her to anyone that has unresolved Real Estate issues. She is professional with a " neighbor like" friendly approach. What a great resource! Excellent!
Posted by Seth
Shanna has that 'teacher-approach' when it comes to real estate law. There are not many attorneys that posses this quality and I appreciate it greatly; there are so many facets to this area of law that you NEED an expert especially with the CA laws the way they are. From the simple things to the most complex of cases, I trust Shanna to handle anything we can bring her. The final piece of advise I can think to give is just talk with her; she will tell you if she can help you or not; another quality that I admire in a professional in any industry.
Posted by Eric
Shanna is an excellent Real Estate lawyer. My case is fairly complicated. She can quickly get the full picture by summarizing from a fact sheet she collected. Her analysis is thorough, unbiased and no hand-waving. Her recommendation is concrete and practical and she left no doubt what the best solution for her client should be. She is a great lawyer overall. Her legal charge is reasonable too as she spent 2 hours for the price of just one hour. Highly recommended!
Posted by Pauline
Shanna offers quality service with a great work ethic. If you want an honest analysis with respected representation, I recommend Shanna because she has the qualities and disposition we look for in her profession.