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David Russell Beck

Real estate Attorney at Santa Cruz, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 36 years
    Minnesota - MN 35 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1987
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    •Breach of sales contracts and leases •Purchase and sale disputes •Fraud and misrepresentation •Broker and agent disputes •Easement and boundary disagreements •Adverse possession and prescriptive rights •Quiet title actions •Commercial landlord-tenant disputes •Neighbor disputes •Homeowner association issues •Nondisclosure

    36 years

  2. Business
    •Collection disputes and lawsuits •Failure to perform •Breach of contract •Rescission of contract •Fraudulent inducement to contract •Unfair competition •Shareholder/Partner disputes •Business dissolution disputes •Mediation and arbitration

    36 years

  3. Litigation
    •Collection disputes and lawsuits •Enforcement of judgments •Conversion of assets •Property insurance claims •Financial elder abuse •Mediation and arbitration

    36 years


Born and raised in the midwest, David is a family man married over 35 years with two grown children and a grandchild. David has been living in Santa Cruz since 1980. When he’s not practicing law, you can find David in the garden, traveling or watching his favorite football team, the Minnesota Vikings.

“I love my job. I always work hard to think ahead, strategize, and use tactics that work. It’s challenging and especially rewarding when we are successful.” —David Beck

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David Russell Beck
700 Frederick St #306
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062


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Posted by Robert | June 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate dispute
David represented us in a real estate dispute. We had never experienced a dispute like this before. David took the time to explain the process at the beginning so we knew what to expect. He gathered all the facts documents we had and told us what else we needed to obtain. He was very patient and thorough and clearly laid out our options. He was honest and direct about both the positive and negative possible outcomes. We were well prepared before so we could be confident as we went forward. David's strength is not only in his knowledge of the Law but in his accounting background. He was able to quickly make necessary adjustments and clearly explain to all so we could reach a fair settlement. In the end, we were able to prevail and were pleased with the outcome. We are glad to recommend David to others and plan to work with him in future real estate transactions.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A deeply experienced, kind, communicative and thorough attorney who fights to the finish line with real results
David's knowledge of civil procedure, his very deep experience, his kindness and understanding, his engagement of my family and I as co-plaintiffs as his clients with excellent strategy and clear, candid and open communication made a life-changing fraud and financial elder abuse case bearable, giving us a sense of fairness and closure. This was a complex case with a bizarre cross-complaint that threatened to erase and make worse the original causes of action, but David (and his firm) steadfastly "boxed in" the defendant with brilliant strategies and pleadings that eventually overwhelmed the lies and deceit with truth and justice. The court agreed and we won our judgement. I highly recommend David R. Beck for even the most complex real estate fraud litigation cases, as he is fully equipped to take it all the way to "win." Given the difficulty of our circumstances, David did everything he could to patiently explain each step, carefully consulted with us whenever there was a strategic fork in the road and took each important step all the way to the finish line with real results. Thank you, David!
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  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Minnesota
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1978


  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Santa Cruz County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1986 - Present
  • U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Past President
  • 1976 - Present
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Santa Cruz Real estate Lawyer David Russell Beck
David Russell Beck
Real estate Attorney
Santa Cruz, CA
Licensed for 36 years