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Philip J. Daunt

Real estate Attorney at Monterey, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 39 years
    Michigan - MI 43 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Emeritus No misconduct found

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

About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    60%
    Short Sales, Landlord-Tenant law, Failure to Disclose disputes, Boundary Disputes

    44 years

  2. Business
    30%
    Small Business formation and dispute resolution

    44 years

  3. Mediation
    10%
    business and real estate contract dispute mediation

    31 years

I call myself a Transformational Lawyer, which means that I help my clients to transform their legal problems into opportunities for personal growth and positive change.  I call what I do a Coach Approach to the Practice of Law.  My practice focuses on small business and real estate issues and commercial mediation.  I believe that, as Conflict Managers, lawyers have the opportunity to become Conflict Healers and, in doing so, shift the way conflict is resolved on this planet.

Location

Strategic Law Solutions
288 Pearl Street
Second Floor
Monterey, CA, 93940-5364

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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2015
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Real Estate advice session
Both my husband and I were extremely happy with Mr. Philip Daunt's help regarding our legal matter. We only wish his business was in our area, we would hire him to advise and represent us in court. We would recommend him to anyone who needs legal advice. Thank you so much for all your time, help and advice. Sincerely, Bob and Pamela Schooley
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2015
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Business advice session
Printed info first received was very helpful $39 for a few minutes with an attorney was very helpful in helping me decide which direction to go forward. My only question would be why was not the $39 talk with an attorney for a few minutes offered sooner.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Residential lease
Anyone who rents in the Monterey area can appreciate the cost of renting and with that comes high deposits. Its really important to know what you are getting into when you sign a lease. I cant say enough about Mr. Daunt. He helped me on a residential lease that went wrong. He knows the laws and was able to guide me in the right direction. I really enjoyed his approach to my problems and of course his great guidance that worked extremely well for me.
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Posted by William | December 4, 2014
Philip J. Daunt has long been my first choicefor legal advice and legal representation
Philip J. Daunt has long been my first choice for legal advice and legal representation for both my clients and me personally. I have been a licensed real estate broker since 1990. I owned two Prudential Realty Franchises until I sold them in 2006. I currently am an associate broker with Coldwell Banker. Philip has the knowledge and the demeanor to assist our clients with the professionalism that we would expect when referring our clients who need good council and an honest assessment of their situation. Mr. Daunt has given me the same great service for my real estate legal needs in several instances. Philip Daunt has a stellar reputation here on the Monterey Peninsula as a real estate lawyer and as a short sale negotiator with his company known as Strategic Loan Services, LLC. His addition to the short sale process as a licensed attorney allows the proper legal advice to be given to our clients when they ask those questions that require an attorney to answer. Philip stays current with the law and he gives the client added confidence when they are assisting how to proceed with their financial decision regarding their real estate. SLS, LLC has done over sixty successful short sales for my clients in the past six years. I have always been confident that the representation would be excellent. My clients enjoy the initial interviews and the short sale approval letter reviews. Philip conducts those interviews personally and requires that the clients always go through the process. They have a full understanding of their standing when those reviews are completed. Philip approaches his litigation with a solution as his motivation. I have been witness in my own legal questions that Philip has handled for me. His dialog sets the tone for a successful mediation. The opposition is minimized because his approach is solution based. Philip Daunt has earned our praise. His billing practices are accurate and fair. He is a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Dan | September 26, 2014
Best Attorney in Monterey County!
Finally an honest attorney that will actually tell you when have a good case, when a case does or doesn't make business sense, and whether you should pull the trigger on litigation or not. Philip Daunt understands that in many cases only the attorneys benefit and he finds ways to work out a favorable resolution without wasting your time and money. I've worked with more than my share of attorneys over the years, from family law to hot shot litigators. After working with Philip on a number of issues over the past several years, I can say Philip is the first person I call now for any legal matter whatsoever.
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Posted by Brad | March 17, 2014
Short Sale
We recently sold our home in a short sale. Phillip Daunt was our attorney. He and his staff did an excellent job dealing with a very stubborn lender. Going thru a short sale is very stressful, and Strategic Loan Solutions worked very hard for us. It was money well spent. It took the team of SLS and our realtor Karen Calley all working together to make this happen. Great job!!!!
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Posted by Sandra | March 6, 2014
Real Estate Expert
I cannot say enough positive things about Philip Daunt. In one short consultation, Philip outlined for me what I needed to consider to make the best decision possible. He succinctly presented to me the 9 possible paths I could take in the matter and he then answered all my questions. I consider myself very lucky to have found Mr. Daunt as he brought clarity to a very stressful situation. In one consultation, he helped me make the best decision possible even though the decision involved my not needing any additional legal services from him. If I had decided to proceed with a short sale, it would have been much less stressful to know that Mr. Daunt was working for me to uphold my interests. Not only is Mr. Daunt extremely knowledgeable in real estate matters – it is clear that he is an attorney that really cares about his clients.
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Posted by Cindy | December 23, 2013
An attorney with integrity!
Mr. Daunt and his group, Strategic Home Solutions, helped us to successfully complete a short sale on our home this past year. We had tried twice, unsuccessfully, to get a loan modification. It was extremely stressful and discouraging. Mr. Daunt spelled out the process clearly and did all of the work. We were kept informed throughout the process and we no longer had to try to communicate with the bank ourselves. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is going through this.
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Posted by John | December 17, 2013
Short Sale Expert
I highly recommend Philip and his team to handle the short sale of your property. They handled a very complex loan situation that dealt with coordination between the 1st and 2nd lenders. They kept me informed throughout the entire process, ensured all necessary documents were submitted and saw the deal through a highly satisfactory completion. Read his mission statement and you will find that they care deeply about the customer's needs and not having the client be just another file.
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Posted by Linda | November 15, 2013
Highly recommended
Philip is very clear in his explanation of the applicable law and the process in a short sale, potential bankruptcy and foreclosure. He and his staff make the entire process as easy as possible. I have recommended him to many clients and all of them have been equally satisfied.
Posted by Tom Folliard | November 7, 2013
A true expert in real estate law!
I am a realtor that has helped clients with dozens of short sales. In every case I would ask Mr. Daunt to talk with my clients and advise them throughout the short sale process. Mr. Daunt was consistently honest, knowledgeable and ethical in every situation. He and his staff consistently made my clients feel comfortable throughout a process that is usually very stressful. As long as there are short sales to negotiate, I will always want Mr. Daunt in my corner. In regards to short sale law, Mr. Daunt has advised many of my clients in all areas of real estate and probate law. I can't recommend him and his staff strongly enough.
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Posted by Marla | March 26, 2012
Short Sale Negotiation Expert
Mr. Daunt and his company, Strategic Loan Solutions, took us from the first steps to the final closing on the short sale of our home. This is a difficult, involved process that we never could have navigated on our own. Mr. Duant's excellent staff was incredibly prompt, efficient, kind and compassionate during this entire procedure. We have only the highest regards for Mr. Duant and his amazing staff!!!
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Posted by Mark | September 11, 2008
Client Review
Mr. Daunt was kind enough to take on two matters for me in the last three years. Both were extremely challenging for me personally and financially. Philip was very proficient in his tasks and his common sense and direct approach were refreshing. I believe that he was able to provide me with the best settlements that were possible. I also feel that he had my best interests at heart and worked hard to make sure that I was represented in the best light. I do not have any hesitation on recommending Mr. Philip Daunt.
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Posted by Kathleen | September 6, 2008
So easy to work with... very professional
Philip was my attorney on three matters over a period of 10 years. Each time he was terrific to work with, easy to communicate with and most importantly achieved a highly favorable outcome for me (HURRAY!!!)... that's what he gets paid to do :-) Legal issues can be very rough and yet I always felt that Philip was there to get me thru it all. Highly experienced and with excellant common sense ... he has truly been a Godsend. I cannot say enough positive things about him!!! He's someone you can trust to have your best interests at heart. AND ... get the job done. P.S. He's also a very good listener.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Strategic Loan Solutions, Inc.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • Strategic Law Solutions
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • Strategic Loan Solutions
  • 2009 - Present
  • Owner
  • Coach Approach Lawyers
  • 2006 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Strategic Loan Solutions, LLC
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Monterey College Of Law
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Philip J. Daunt
  • 1987 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Bohnen, Rosenthal & Call
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Associate
  • Schroeder, Davis & Orliss
  • 1984 - 1986
  • Associate
  • Dykhouse & WIse
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Associate
  • Dykema Gossett Spencer Goodnow & Trigg
  • 1980 - 1982
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Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles
  • License Special
  • 1977
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Associations

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Monterey County Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Women's Council of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Monterey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BDRP Resolution Advocate
  • US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Service on Court-Directed Mediation Program
  • Monterey County Superior Court
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Short Sales
  • Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2015
  • Fifty shades of Green
  • The lives we live are the results of the choices we make
  • 2015
  • De-Mystifying the Mediation Process
  • Mediation
  • 2015
  • Tips for Resolving Conflicts - The Game with Three Rules
  • Conflict Resolution
  • 2014
  • Real Estate Short Sales Update
  • Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2013
  • Resent Developments in Real Estate Short Sales
  • Resent Developments in Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2011
  • Resent Developments in Real Estate Short Sales
  • Resent Developments in Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2010
  • Real Estate Short Sales
  • Recent Developments in Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2009
  • 2009 IAHL Annual Conference
  • Helping Distressed Homeowners, Applying a Coach Approach to the Practice of Law
  • 2009
  • Which Business Entity Is Right For You
  • Choice of Business Entities
  • 2008
  • Short Sales From the Seller's Perspective
  • Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2008
  • Short Sales From the Buyer's Perspective
  • Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2008
  • Short Sale Ins, Outs, and Pitfalls
  • Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2008
  • Answers to Legal Questions that Will Save Small Business Owners Time, Money, Stress, & Relationships
  • Answers to Small Business Legal Questions
  • 2008
  • 2008 IAHL Annual Conference
  • A Coach Approach Lawyer's Intake Interview
  • 2008
  • 2006 IAHL Annual Conference
  • Applying a Coach Approach to the Practice of Law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Philip
Mediation Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Philip's insights into alternative dispute resolution were very helpful. I enjoyed working with Philip and would recommend him to anybody looking for a seasoned and knowledgeable attorney in real estate and alternative dispute resolution."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Philip Daunt is that exceptional lawyer that combines a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of his practice areas, both real estate and transactional work, with an intuitive feel for his clients needs. We have worked in the same legal community for over 30 years and I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Philip professionally for the entire 28 years he has represented clients on the Monterey Peninsula. His knowledge of the law is unquestioned. As importantly, he is compassionate and indefatigable in his pursuit of crafting winning solutions for his clients. I unequivocally endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Philip for over 20 years and know he is top notch Lawyer. He helps clients with short sales. He is known in the Monterey area by all good attorneys for small business and real estate issues and commercial mediation. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work.Phil Daunt and I have been colleagues since 1986, and I have always felt that Phil is very collegial and knowledgeable in all areas of the Law. He particularly has been very helpful in litigation matters. I have never hesitated in referring clients to him, as he always does an outstanding job."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Other
"Phil has a unique approach to the practice of law and he goes above and beyond what normally occurs between client and attorney. I highly recommend Phil's service."
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