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Justin C. Lowenthal

Real estate Attorney at Davis, CA

4.9   56 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    50%
    Justin deals with the many laws associated with residential and commercial real estate. He represents and advises clients with respect to home buying and selling, fraud & nondisclosure, co-ownership, title clouds, easements & broker disputes.

    12 years

  2. Residential real estate
    30%
    Justin, a real estate attorney and broker, deals with all home-ownership issues, including purchase, sale, and ownership. He specializes in disputes between buyers, sellers and real estate agents involving fraud, fiduciary duties, and C.A.R. forms.

    12 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    20%
    Most commercial real estate deals are complex, involving multiple parties and many details. Commercial real estate attorneys like Justin guide you through these complexities by assessing any risks in the deal and preparing the deal documents.

    12 years

A 2022 CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD RECIPIENT, JUSTIN LOWENTHAL IS A SAVVY AND IMPACTFUL REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY/BROKER DEDICATED TO CLIENT SERVICE AND SUCCESS.

Justin Lowenthal is a real estate problem-solver with a creative approach to complex deal-making and high-pressure dispute resolution. That said, client service is the true cornerstone of our practice. As a client, Justin makes you feel like the only person in the room, even if you’re in a crowd of many. If you have concerns about your matter, he will always take the time to chat with you and give you an honest assessment of where things stand. His aim is your success and positive experience, not the number of billable hours you represent.

Justin has been a Yolo County real estate attorney and broker since 2010. He is the sole shareholder and principal attorney with Lowenthal APC and the sole shareholder and Managing Broker with Lowenthal Realty Co. Justin’s practice serves clients in a variety of real estate matters in Davis, Woodland, Winters, around Yolo County, and throughout Northern California. His work often involves nuanced contracts and agreements, residential real estate options and sales, commercial leases, rural properties, farmland, real estate fraud, such as seller non-disclosure and concealment, title defects, construction contracts and disputes, real estate broker (fiduciary duty) disputes, neighbor disputes (e.g., easements, boundary lines and encroachments, etc.), partnerships and LLC’s, group investments and joint venture developments. Outside of his personal practice, Justin served as General Counsel for the Davis Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Yolo County Assessment Appeals Board.

From 2019-2022, Justin received and maintained an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, an award, according to Martindale-Hubbell, that is shared by an elite group of just 10% of all attorneys, including only those who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. Each year from 2020-2022, Justin was named to the Northern California Rising Stars list published by Super Lawyers, an award given to less than 2.5% of all attorneys in Northern California. Justin is a Top Attorney (10.0) on with a 5-star client review rating, over 50 client reviews, and multiple peer endorsements. In recent years, Justin has been in the top 3 for Best Attorney in Yolo County according to the Davis Enterprise Reader’s Choice survey. As a broker, Justin is a 5-star agent on - a product of the millions of dollars in residential and commercial real estate he has sold, and the number of satisfied clients he has represented. He is also a former CABB/IBBA member, having spent several years as a business broker.

A native “Davisite,” Justin resides in Davis with his wife and three children, and has spent his career advising and representing clients in the Davis area. In his free time, Justin enjoys music, swimming with the kids, “training” (read: spoiling) the family Frenchie, and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. To learn more about his practice and the services offered by our office, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always accepting new clients and look forward to discussing our unique, highly-personalized brand of services with you.

DISCLAIMER:  Attorney Advertising (SBN 273877). Prior results are not guarantees of future outcomes.

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Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/02/2022

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

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Justin received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by A&D | January 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar Real Estate Attorney
We spoke with approximately nine attorneys before deciding to hire Justin and hiring Justin was the absolute best decision that we could have made. From our first conversation, we could tell that Justin's knowledge-base was unparalleled and his level of understanding of real estate law was superior to the other attorneys that we spoke with. This would prove itself to be true as we watched Justin in action and successfully reached a happy settlement without the need for arbitration.  The issue: We purchased a home and found ourselves dealing with a major failure-to-disclose issue. The issue was complex in nature and required an astronomical amount of money to repair. As you can probably imagine, we were incredibly frustrated and anxious prior to hiring Justin.  The process: In preparation for mediation, no stone was left unturned by Justin. We felt very prepared and we knew what to expect. During the mediation, Justin was tactful and quick-witted. We were truly impressed with his ability to respond quickly and navigate such a difficult situation. He was relentless and never waned. What would have normally been a very stressful process, was made easy and as stress-free as possible by Justin. We were so happy to have him in our corner. Noteworthy things: Justin was very financially conscious and always acted in our best interest with respect to keeping costs down. He was professional, yet personable, and always a pleasure to speak with.  Needless to say, we would highly recommend Justin to anyone. 
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Posted by Susan | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect mix of professional, knowledgeable supportive, and kind
We hired Justin in something of a panic re: a residential real estate purchase that was suddenly going sideways. We interviewed several attorneys that didn't quite fit. Then we spoke with a person who does mediation for real estate disputes, and he recommended Justin. Instant peace of mind! We'd found someone we enjoyed working with and whose legal advice we trusted. I come from a mainly medical family, and I liken it to finding a surgeon whose technical competence is first-rate, but who is also personable and emotionally supportive: Justin is the legal equivalent! His calm reassurance was such a relief. As was his appropriate level of aggressiveness as our advocate. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Michael | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Professional Attorney
Almost three years after I sold my house in CA the buyer sued me claiming I failed to provide the fact I smoked in the house and that to eliminate the smell would cost over $100,000. A completely frivolous suit. I had identified the fact in the sales documents. Contacted Justin, provided him all documentation. Judicial system allows for suits of this nature to happen and before it would be finished would cost over $10,000 in legal and court fees. Justin was upfront with everything and when it was finished the cost for everything was less than 1/10th the suit. He forcefully negotiated the agreement, and professionally worked with the mediator to reduce the cost to an acceptable amount. He has a tremendous knowledge of residential law, is very experienced, provides all realistic options, and is very conscious of his customers needs. He worked for my needs not his and that was evident from the beginning. He will give you the best results. His staff of Deborah and Kathy were very knowledgeable and professional through out the process. Highly recommend Justin.
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Posted by Christina | March 11, 2015
Attorney for life!
My husband and I found Justin while we were in a panic, trying to resolve a very frustrating legal matter that was threatening to potentially cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars. I cannot express the almost immediate relief we found when we hired Justin. He examined the case immediately. Got back to us with an extensively through and incredibly educated opinion of how we should proceed. He represented us very assertively and formally, while taking into consideration the emotional hardship my husband and I were going through, and even advised us on how to best preserve our finances where legal fees were concerned. In my opinion this is unheard of. I have worked with several attorneys in the past who are either so jaded that they are effective but heartless, Or so detached from their clients because they are so busy, that their paralegal handles everything, and they don't know what or who they representing when court day comes. I've dealt with others who didn't want to take the time to get to actually research a problem, and would give a brief inconclusive answer and then hand you your bill. I can tell you Justin is opposite of all of those. We are endlessly impressed with his professionalism, yet incredibly down-to-earth personality. Legal situations can be very intimidating for most of us, no matter what the circumstances. Justin minimizes that anxt and offers comfort by taking time to explain best and worst case scenario and asking the questions to make sure he really understands you. We have since hired Justin to oversee the legalities of our three other businesses, and are thrilled that we have found an attorney to represent us for life.
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Posted by Greta | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and caring
Justin provided careful and thoughtful council throughout a complicated property ownership dispute resulting in a great outcome. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2015
A great find in Davis!
Justin was exactly what I needed - responsive even though I am not a million dollar and someone to help protect my interests. I will use Justin again - happily.
Posted by Rose | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JUST AMAZING
Mr Justin is a Wonderful and Loyal attorney who helped us through a very hard time we were going through. He helped us step by step to try and help us with our problem and if it was not for him we would not have a home to live in he is just amazing and he cares about his clients if you need an Attorney he is the man for you you will never ever regret it his group of Paralegals are all the same they speak to us like they have known us forever I am a very happy customer thank you Lowenthal APC
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Posted by Travis | June 12, 2014
Excellent Real Estate Transaction
Justin came highly recommended to me, and rightly so. I engaged him to handle the sale of our house which he adeptly did and did so with great efficiency. In our initial meeting he clearly laid out the scope and process, timeline, required work and documents, and estimated costs. He was accurate in his planning and we came in well under the budget retainer. This was done chiefly due to his timeliness in keeping me informed and on top of tasks, as well as his clear communications. He was always responsive and promptly returned phone calls and emails.
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Posted by Margaret | November 10, 2014
Justin thinks In, Out of and Around the Box! Highly Recommend!!!
Justin Lowenthal is a wonderful attorney to work with. He listens well. He doesn't make up unnecessary legal work, at all! I find him to be very creative in his thinking. He can approach any situation deeply and from all angles. My work with Mr. Lowenthal has been in my creative writing field concerning intellectual property. I consider Justin to be a trusted confidant who i can rely on to cover all bases, protect my intellectual portfolio assets AND through valuable, albeit short discussions, help me to hit a home run in my career endeavors. Justin has assisted me, as well, with making family financial decisions that have proved to be very valuable.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2013
Honest and Professional: Definitely recommended
Focused on solving the problem and gave honest opinions. Guided me for hours with legal suggestions. He is one of them who doesn't focus on his fees but solving problems. Knowledgable person whom I can trust and recommend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-425 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Lowenthal Realty Co.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lowenthal, APC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Lowenthal, APC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alternate Member
  • Yolo County Assessment Appeals Board
  • 2017 - 2020
  • General Counsel
  • Davis Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Lowenthal Law Office
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Contract Attorney
  • Law Offices of James C. Kuppenbender
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Senior Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of James C. Kuppenbender
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Volunteer Legal Intern
  • Yolo County District Attorney
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Mechanics Liens Voluntarily Released & Case Dismissed
  • Favorable settlement; release of mechanics liens
  • Real Estate Dispute Between Co-Trustees
  • Favorable settlement
  • Seller Refused to Close Escrow
  • Client's acquired their dream home; all attorneys fees and costs reimbursed by their agent
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Associations

  • Yolo County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • American Land Title Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Association of Realtors
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Department of Real Estate
  • Broker
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Land Title Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2020
  • International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • California Association of Business Brokers
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Davis Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
  • Director, Executive Committee
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Association of Entrepreneurial Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Reader’s Choice - Best Attorney (Runner Up)
  • Davis Enterprise
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Biweekly Meeting
  • Easements: An Overview
  • 2020
  • Biweekly Meeting
  • Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments: An Overview
  • 2019
  • Guest Lecture
  • Setting Up a Solo Practice & Attorney Entrepreneurship
  • 2016
  • Weekly Meeting - Featured Presentation
  • The Three Major Aspects of Business Law
  • 2012
  • Weekly Meeting - Featured Presentation
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Weekly Meeting - Featured Presentation
  • If You Don't Have an Estate Plan, the State Has One For You
  • 2011
  • Weekly Meeting - Featured Presentation
  • Estate Planning: "Putting it Off" Should Not Be Your Plan
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (26)
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General practice Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin Lowenthal exemplifies the best of 21st Century legal practice. He understands that clients want swift responses and direct answers, whether in person or online. Tenacious, nimble, and aggressive as an advocate, Justin maintains an open mind at all times, and a collaborative spirit that serves all participants in a dispute. His business experience engenders authentic identification with clients’ anxieties and aspirations, while providing a critical practical dimension to his legal practice. It has been a privilege serving Justin and his clients as a mediator, and I am grateful for his service to the legal profession and the community."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is a bright, thoughtful, hard-working attorney whom I have known for over a decade. He is the first lawyer I call for any property related matters I come across and has always been of great assistance. Justin is a dedicated advocate for his clients and I fully endorse his services."
Real estate Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a smart lawyer and a good person. He is honest, hard working, and responsive. I would not hesitate to hire him."
Business Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Friend
"Justin is knowledgeable, professional, and cares about his clients. He is a great attorney to have on your side."
Business Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lowenthal provides very comprehensive and insightful responses to the questions people pose here. He has a command of the legal issues that shows that he is a highly qualified business attorney."
Business Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I requested a consultation with Mr. Lowenthal to assist a client of mine in need of business incorporation. Mr. Lowenthal provided excellent services. He researched specific issues pertinent to the practice area, brought in additional counsel to answer real estate questions, and was prepared with options and an estimate at our very first meeting. I heartily endorse this lawyer and look forward to continuing our association."
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Justin and I have worked together many projects, and Justin has repeatedly demonstrated an intuitive grasp of the issues facing small business. He is very knowledgeable and is dedicated to ensuring that his client's get the best possible representation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Lowenthal. It is clear from his contributions to this forum that he has an excellent understanding of the law. His advice is sound and practical."
Business Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read several of Mr. Lowenthal's answers on Avvo.Com. His approach is fact-specific and his answers are clear, practical and very professional. He is a credit to the legal profession and I am pleased to give him my Endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lowenthal is an active member in the avvo community. I highly recommend him for his professionalism and expertise!"
Business Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lowenthal is an excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been reading Justin's answers on Avvo for sometime now. He sure knows his business, especially for a relatively new lawyer. If you need an attorney in the Davis area, you would be well-served to allow Mr. Lowenthal to represent you."
Business Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lowenthal reached out to me with regard to a number of wrongful termination referral cases which is always extremely flattering. I found Justin to be extremely responsive and caring not only about the cases that he handles but also about the cases that he doesn't handle but wishes to put in the right hands anyway."
Business Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've read many of Justin's answers on AVVO and he is knowledgeable, thoughtful and concise with his responses. He is a quality member of the legal community and I endorse Justin without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lowenthal gives very detailed, correct responses on Avvo which are customized for the individual needs of Avvo askers. These are qualities that any prospective client would be looking for in an attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great person as well as a fine lawyer. I would trust him to do legal work for me."
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Davis Real estate Lawyer Justin C. Lowenthal
Justin C. Lowenthal
Real estate Attorney
Davis, CA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available