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Jason Walter Klawitter

Real estate Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   5 reviews

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    80%
    Commercial leasing, purchase and sale, title issues, financing, development work, litigation, and dispute resolution.

    27 years

  2. Business
    20%
    Entity formation (corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, general partnerships), contracts, real estate financing (promissory notes, deeds of trust, loan modifications), business litigation, dispute resolution.

    27 years

My legal practice is focused on commercial real estate and business law.  In real estate,  I handle commercial leasing, purchase and sale, development, financing, title issues, development work, litigation and dispute resolution.  In business law, I primarily deal with the "business of real estate," but I also handle general corporate formations, drafting of contracts and litigation related to business disputes.  I represent a wide variety of clients, ranging from individual investors and small businesses to publicly traded corporations and REITS.

My philosophy is to offer top notch "big firm" knowledge, quality and expertise but via a specialized "boutique firm" environment which highly values the client.  This allows me to really interact with my clients, understand their needs and provide efficient and appropriate legal advice and solutions.  I strive to "partner" with my clients to be a creative and practical problem-solver, rather than a road block or deal breaker.  Many attorneys are traditionally focused exclusively on litigation or contractual work; however, as I have experience in both, I provide a unique legal perspective and resources to my clients. 

When I'm not working, you'll probably find me enjoying time with my family, hiking, cycling, or racing sailboats on the San Francisco Bay! 

For more information, please contact me, or visit my website.  Thank you for visiting my Avvo site.

Licensed for 27 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 08/06/2022

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

Contact Jason

Klawitter Law Offices
PO Box 10338
San Jose, CA, 95157

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Posted by Tammy | June 26, 2014
Real Estate
I needed some legal advice on real estate estate proplem and Jason was amazing. I was so Impressed, he was knowledgeable. It turns out I didn't really need to hire a lawyer. If I ever need A lawyer in the future I would definite call him and would Definitely recommend him to friends and family
Posted by Moose | June 27, 2012
Very knowledgeable in his field
He is very knowledgeable in his field and willing to give you his expert advice. He is very familiar in all the different angles of his practice. I would hire him without hesitation.
Posted by Jeff Go | April 19, 2012
EXCELLENT LAWYER! Responsive with a good heart and excellent credentials!!
I had an issue with a real estate property that went sour. I called Jason based on recommendations and he was very understanding, and responsive to my needs. We met that afternoon and outlined a plan of action and he immediately contacted the other attorney to discuss my case. BUT more than all of this, he always knew to listen to my concerns, understanding that there is a human being on the other side. He is first a good human being, then second , he is a superb attorney!! Why cannot ALL attorneys be like him? We can only wish...:) Thank you Jason...keep up the good work!!! I WILL BE sending more business your way.
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Posted by Mark | June 4, 2011
Highly Recommended
Jason is knowledgeable, resourceful, yet very easy to talk to. He grasps the situation quickly and gets to the point. Jason has given me good advice. I had good experience with Jason Walter Klawitter in real estate legal matters and would recommend him to others in need of similar services.
Posted by julian | October 9, 2009
I highly recommend Mr. Klawitter as an real estate attorney
I highly recommend Mr. Klawitter because he responsed my case so quickly with gentle manner and has plentiful knowledge of real estate, business law and even economics and most of all, he understand potential client's situation deeply and gave the client an honest advice which helped met to have right choice on potential lawsuit or dispute. Consultation with him was extremely helpful which was better than I expected; his thoughtful advice and wise guidance to the client Therefore, I higly recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Klawitter Law Offices
  • 2013 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Silicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jason W. Klawitter
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Reynolds Price Casas & Riley, LLP
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Mediation Certificate
  • 2013
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Blankenhorn v. IDRC, et al.
  • Complete Defense Verdict (after 8 Day Bench Trial)
  • Landlord "A" v. Tenant "S"
  • Settled at Mediation
  • Investor "S" v. Managing Member "P"
  • Favorable Settlement at Mediation
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Associations

  • State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, Commercial Leasing Subsection
  • Co-Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Board Member, Executive Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Campbell Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Board Member, Executive Committee
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Chairman, Executive Committee
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers Committee
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, Barristers Committee
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Avvo 10.0 "Superb" (highest rating)
  • Avvo.com
  • 2017
  • Avvo 10.0 "Superb" (highest rating)
  • Avvo.com
  • 2016
  • Avvo 10.0 "Superb" (highest rating)
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • 20th Anniversary of Bar Admission
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Publications

  • SCCBA Real Property Section Newsletter
  • Buyers Beware: Contingency Provisions in a Purchase Contract May Create an Unenforceable Option Agreement
  • 2009
  • SCCBA Real Property Section Newsletter
  • Commercial Leasing: When is an Option to Extend Truly an Option?
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Peninsula Investment Forum
  • Commercial Leasing
  • 2014
  • State Bar Annual Conference
  • The New Normal in Commercial Leasing
  • 2013
  • 4th Annual Real Property Law Symposium
  • Commercial Purchase and Sale
  • 2012
  • 4th Annual Real Property Law Symposium
  • Commercial Leasing
  • 2012
  • Peninsula Investment Forum
  • Commercial Leasing
  • 2012
  • 3rd Annual Real Estate Symposium
  • Commercial Purchase Agreements
  • 2011
  • 3rd Annual Real Estate Symposium
  • Commercial Leasing
  • 2011
  • 2nd Annual Real Estate Symposium
  • Commercial Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • 2010
  • 2nd Annual Real Estate Symposium
  • Selected Topics in Commercial Leasing
  • 2010
  • Grubb & Ellis - Regional Office Sales Conference
  • Bankruptcy Issues in Commercial Leasing
  • 2009
  • 1st Annual Real Estate Symposium
  • Introduction to Commercial Leasing
  • 2009
  • Campbell Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006 - New Laws Affecting California Businesses
  • 2006
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce/BRN
  • 2006 California Real Estate & Business Law Update
  • 2006
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce/BRN
  • 2005 California Real Estate & Business Law Update
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Real estate Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In our dealings, I've always been impressed with how pro-active and conscientious he is. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jason for a number of years now, and he is a very trustworthy person. He is experienced in both real estate and trial. I recommend Jason without hesitation."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Jason in several mediations and each time found him to be a very diligent, capable and competent advocate for his clients."
San Jose Real estate Lawyer Jason Walter Klawitter
Jason Walter Klawitter
Real estate Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 27 years