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Nema Daghbandan

Real estate Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.6   11 reviews

About Nema

Learn Nema’s areas of practice.

The Real Estate Finance Group at Geraci LLP is managed by Nema Daghbandan, a partner with the law firm.

Mr. Daghbandan’s practice entails all facets of lending matters across the country including but not limited to the preparation of loan documents and addenda in all fifty states, loss mitigation efforts, preparation and negotiation of secondary market documents including loan sales and participation agreements, line of credit/warehouse facilities, hypothecations and securitizations.  Mr. Daghbandan advises financial institutions on various lending matters including licensing, usury, and foreclosure. Mr. Daghbandan is also an expert in default management and leads the firm’s nonjudicial trustee group.

Mr. Daghbandan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law and served as an intern with the general counsel of Bacardi USA while in law school. Mr. Daghbandan graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Political Science.Mr. Daghbandan understands the need for prompt and effective communication with clients. All clients can and should expect an immediate response via e-mail or telephone and clearly communicated deadlines and price expectations. As a transactional attorney, Mr. Daghbandan has the experience to navigate through difficult and contentious processes and has the ability to place the client first while not getting in the way of the transaction closing.

 

Prior to joining Geraci Law Firm, Mr. Daghbandan was a summer associate with international law firm Dechert, LLP where Mr. Daghbandan assisted in the securities department representing clients such as PIMCO and Pacific Life. Mr. Daghbandan also interned in the General Counsel’s office of Bacardi, USA, Inc., where he drafted and reviewed international contracts.

 

Areas of Practice
  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Banking

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Licensed for 10 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 08/06/2022

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

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Geraci Law Firm
90 Discovery
Irvine, CA, 92618

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Kory | March 17, 2014
Excellent Attorney, Simply said.
As a real estate investor and licensed broker, I constantly use services from various attorneys based on their expertise. 3 months ago one of my clients encountered a problem acquiring a loan very close to the close of escrow. The owner of the property agreed to finance and carry the loan which required all documentation to be drafted and processed on an expedited manner. I hired Nema Daghbandan to handle the transaction and I am glad I did. He is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I have ever worked with in handling such transactions. Nema was a pleasure to work with, kept me informed throughout the transaction, handled all communications with the escrow, and didn't send me a bill for every minute a sought his advice. I strongly recommend Nema to anyone that requires attorney service in owner financing situations.
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Posted by Mark Hanf | January 13, 2014
Excellent Private Lender Law Knowledge
Nema is a specialist in private lender law. As a private money loan broker, I have a continual need for guidance through the myriad of new regulations affecting our industry. Questions about compliance come up frequently, and I appreciate that when I call Nema, he almost always takes my call live. Having him as a consistent, reliable resource has been invaluable to our firm.
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Posted by Chris | January 12, 2014
One of the Real "Good Guys"
I've personally dealt with dozens of attorneys over the past 10 years for various real estate and finance transactions. In that time I've come up with no more than a handful of attorneys that I truly trust to handle my matters appropriately, in a timely fashion, and at a reasonable cost. Nema and is firm are one of a select group that I feel comfortable leaving in charge of a matter and I know that I can count on him to take care of things in a way that will make sense to me and my business. In the past 12 months I've actually parted ways with other attorneys and given the business to Nema. It's difficult to find an attorney that you can confidently say always has your best interest in mind. I definitely feel that I've found one in Nema.
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Posted by Brad | January 10, 2014
Nema handles all R.E. finance transactions for our group.
I emphatically endorse Nema. Having used numerous lawyers for a variety of needs over the last 30 years of business, I have a solid understanding of quality legal representation. Nema handled over 40 finance documents quickly and flawlessly in the last 13 months. Not even 1 transaction was slowed because of him. He is very understanding of our needs and readily notifies us of his commitments. We never feel left out in the cold with Nema. His attention to detail has brought all of this type of business from our group to him. He is a credit to the profession and an integral part of our success.
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Posted by George | January 10, 2014
Principal of a Real Estate Ageny and Investor
I have used Nema for several transactions on hard money notes and he has done an excellent job. He has always been easy to get a hold of and responds quickly. I have worked with many attorneys and would highly recommend Nema!
Posted by Michele | January 10, 2014
Excellent Attorney, Professional and Responsive. Expert in Real Estate related law.
Nema Daghbandan is professional, courteous and always responsive to our Real Estate needs. I have worked with him continuously for over a year on many projects and he is always available to answer questions and help our firm to make the best legal decisions possible. We value his expertise and always consult him before moving forward in our Real Estate transactions. We find him to be a valuable part of our team, and a true professional who we will use for many years to come.
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Posted by Adam | January 10, 2014
Excellent Attorney for Har Money Loans
I have been working with Nema over the past six years. He has proven to be a valuable resource for our business. He has excellent knowledge of real estate law and private money lending. He has stayed current on the overwhelming number of new laws that are constantly bombarding our industry AND has been able to provide us with solutions that allow us to continue to make money and remain compliant. I also feel compelled to include Nema's customer service. He is reliable, meets our tight timelines (time kills deals -- right), and is diligent in his research. We have had several situations where we were in a pinch and either needed a document, or needed an attorney to review an agreement quickly and Nema has always taken care of us. I gave him 5 stars -- and stand behind it. He has been integral part of the growth and continued success of our company.
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Posted by Andrew | January 10, 2014
Attorney you can rely on
I work with Nema specifically at the Geraci Law Firm. We've had several transactions together and my initial contact with Nema was through a referral from a business associate. Nema has impressed me on several levels not the least of which is his knowledge of the law. He follows through, he returns calls and emails promptly, and I feel that he's looking out for me. That's the reason we hire attorneys right, to look out for our interests and keep us out of trouble?? I'm very satisfied and as a private lender I will continue to work with Nema on future transactions. I feel that having well prepared documents is part of the foundation for a successful and problem free business transaction between me and my customers. Andrew L.
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Posted by Carl | January 10, 2014
Very Impressive
During the last few years, our company has used Nema Daghbandan at Geraci Law Firm exclusively and he has played an integral role in our success. I am overly impressed by his knowledge of real estate law, his work ethic, and his ability to find solutions for my business. He has gone above and beyond for me and for that I am very grateful. I have referred numerous colleagues to Nema, all of whom continue to use his services and speak very highly of him. Thank you Nema and Geraci Law Firm!
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Posted by Zack | January 10, 2014
Outstanding attorney
Nema is an excellent attorney, and I strongly recommend him. Nema has personally assisted our firm with over 30 transactions. In each and every transaction, Nema has been professional, thoughtful, efficient and a pleasure to work with. He is highly skilled and always puts his clients' interest foremost. They don't come any better.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2013
Waste my time, wish i could waste his time and charge him in advance
Was unimpressed with his requests to change paperwork and did not offer any assistance or hints on what or how the paperwork needed to be changed. He was paid in advance and it took him several days to waste my time with no results. Finally, after wasting all the parties time, the principals got together, went around him and moved forward.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 495-495 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Geraci Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Geraci Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Extern
  • Bacardi USA
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Dechert LLP
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Managing Editor
  • University of Miami School of Law - Inter American Law Review
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Editor
  • University of Miami School of Law - Inter American Law review
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Univ of California Irvine
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • $10,075,000 loan secured by commercial properties in Ontario

Associations

  • Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star
  • 2016 - Present
  • United Trustees Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association of Private Lenders
  • Member / General Counsel
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Mortgage Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • University of Miami School of Law - Inter American Law Review
  • Managing Editor
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star 2017
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Industry Partner Founding Member
  • American Association of Private Lending
  • 2011
  • Lillian Levi Award For Excellence
  • University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
  • 2010
  • Most Outstanding 3rd Year Student
  • University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
  • 2010
  • CALI Award - Ethics and Professional Responsibility Clinic
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2010
  • Managing Editor - Inter American Law Review
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2009
  • Book Award - Legal Research & Writing
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2008
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Publications

  • GLF 12/2012 Newsletter
  • California Mortgage Brokers, do you know your investor? (SB978 Compliance)
  • 2012
  • Geraci Law Firm Newsletter
  • Completed Loan Documents From $600
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Crittenden National Conference – September 2018
  • Moderating – Private Lending in the Face of Increased Regulation
  • 2018
  • CU Business Group National Conference – August 2018
  • Making Safe and Sound Blanket Loans – What Every Credit Union Should Know
  • 2018
  • Think Realty Radio Podcast – July 2018
  • Growing Your Business
  • 2018
  • Activate Conference – May 2018
  • Panelist – How to Raise Capital From Trust Deed Investors, Nationwide; Panelist – Borrower and Broker Disclosures for Dummies
  • 2018
  • Crittenden National Conference – April 2018
  • Moderating - Private Lending Filling in the Gap
  • 2018
  • Innovate Conference – February 2018
  • Moderated 2 panels: Managing Exponential Growth; and Plan the Take out Now
  • 2018
  • CU Business Group National Conference – August 2017
  • Presented on Cannabis Lending
  • 2017
  • Activate Conference – April 2017
  • led 2 panels: Bad Loans, know your options; and Multi State Lending (with Gary Bechtel, President of Money360))
  • 2017
  • American Association of Private Lenders Annual Conference
  • Loan Application Processing and Funding
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 13
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Real estate Attorney | Oct 06
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Litigation Attorney | May 21
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"An excellent and hardworking attorney, always willing to go the extra mile for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
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Securities offerings Attorney | Oct 07
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
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Securities offerings Attorney | Jan 05
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Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Nov 09
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
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Real estate Attorney | Aug 28
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"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Aug 22
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"I highly endorse Mr. Daghbandan. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 19
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 17
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Real estate Attorney | Aug 13
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
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Real estate Attorney | Aug 12
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