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Edward Lewis Blum

Real estate Attorney at Berkeley, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Edward L. Blum, Ed Blum

  • Licensed for 52 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1972
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%
    Formation, transactions, co-ownership issues

    53 years

  2. Real estate
    50%
    Transaction, financing, co-ownership issues

    53 years

My practice for the last 45+ years has been limited to civil litigation and business matters.  I now specialize in all aspects of real estate and business, though I am no longer handling litigation matters.  I am also a trianed mediator and arbitrator in disputes involving these areas of law, and participate in mediatons and arbitrations both privately and upon assignment by several courts in the Bay Area. In my law practice, I emphasize practicality combined with professionalism that is the result of many years of experience. Clients view me as knowledgeable, thorough, capable and accessible.  Adversaries view me as tenacious and well-prepared.  I have a small office practice which assures my clients that they only deal with me.

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Location

Law Office of Edward L. Blum, P.C.
1442A Walnut Street #66
Berkeley, CA, 94709

Reviews

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Posted by Kathleen Smith | January 2, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A professional lawyer
I have been looking for an eviction lawyer, and receive E.L. Blum's name as a respected lawyer. I wrote to him, explaining our challenge in an eviction for non-payment of rent issue. Within 30 minutes, Mr. Blum responded that he did not do eviction cases, BUT he gave me an email address that allowed me to view By Area lawyers who do handle eviction cases, and at Mr. Blum's suggestion and guidance, I was able to check out Oakland lawyers both by peer review and reviews by customers. Mr. Blum's response and suggestions have been much appreciated, and shows what a good lawyer he is - no wonder he is held in such high esteem. (Now if only he handled eviction cases......) Thanks, Mr. Blum
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Posted by Scott | November 18, 2014
Very responsive knowledgeable real estate attorney with very fair pricing.
Ed was referred to me via one of the best real estate agents in Sonoma County, Peg King. I tried to find someone in Sonoma County, but I was not impressed with the referrals. Ed turned out to be a great find. He was straight forward, helped me with selling my house to my tenant. I was impressed with how quickly he responded to my questions and promptly stepped me through the process. Best of all, his billing made sense without trying to rack up the bill. The transaction was completed quickly and at a fair cost.
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Posted by Paul | October 11, 2013
Highly ethical and professional - could not have asked for more.
We needed an attorney in the bay area for a real estate matter, but don't live there so we were unsure where to turn. We received a very positive referral from someone in the area to Ed. From the beginning he was very professional and attentive. Phone calls and emails were always returned quicker than expected. He was also VERY knowledgeable on the law relating to the issues involved in the dispute - hours of research were not necessary, which we really appreciated. He gave sound, objective advice and was very fair with his billing practices. I would absolutely reach out to Ed should I need further representation in the bay area in the future. Thank you Ed.
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Posted by george | March 15, 2013
Good Man, Good Advise, Good Price
Mr. Blum was quick to meet, get an understanding of the situation, and without delay, displayed a willingness to stand strong and negotiate the dispute. His efforts allowed us to proceed and avoid possible third party damages.
Posted by Tom | November 28, 2012
Enlightening - I just wish I had consulted with this expert sooner.
I am losing my home. And these days (Nov 2012) despite some improvement reported by the media, the banks are still very inefficient, unhelpful and greedy. Through my real estate broker, I got connected to attorney Ed Blum. For the first time I was able to get straight answers to all my questions regarding alternatives to foreclosure, credit impact, recourse, tax consequences and more. Mr Blum armed me with a validated (and where needed, a corrected) understanding of how banks work/think and in my case: how the process of a shortsale really works. I would highly recommend Mr Blum's services for a very tangible reason: working with him has already kept money in my pockets as opposed to the bank's. Those of you familiar with my situation will surely know the disclaimer at the beginning of each phone call with the bank "we are attempting to collect a debt and any/all information you give us will be used for that purpose". That disclaimer is there to clarify to you that the rep's friendliness should not be mistaken for empathy or generosity by the bank. Well, when you are up against a large financial corporation, it's good to have an expert on your side. One who's knowledgeable, experienced and not intimidated by banks. For me, Attorney Ed Blum is that guy. My only regret is that I did not contact him sooner.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2012
Highly Recommended.
Edward Blum provided exceptional service for my case regarding negotiations on a purchase of new construction. His attention to detail and responsiveness, coupled with his wealth of technical knowledge was a tremendous resource. The subtleties in my situation involved both issues with the builder and the builder's preferred lender, requiring a precise method for generating the results needed to successfully close the deal, and do it on time. Mr. Blum provided expertise from both the legal standpoint as well as in negotiations, and I was extremely pleased with the outcome.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Discovery Facilitator
  • Contra Costa Superior Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • Appointed Mediator
  • Alameda County Superior Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Appointed Arbitrator
  • Alameda County Superior Court
  • 1995 - Present
  • Principal
  • LAW OFFICE OF EDWARD L. BLUM, P.C.
  • 1972 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Oakland-Piedmont Municipal Court
  • 1980 - 1985
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Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • Alameda County Superior Court
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • San Francisco County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Discovery Facilitator
  • Contra Costa Superior Court
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Mediation and Arbitration Service
  • Alameda County Superior Court
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Finance and Tax Issues
  • Real Estate Short Sales
  • 2011
  • Seminar
  • Real Estate Broker Standard of Care
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Edward Blum is simply one of the finest and most knowledgeable real estate attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area."
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