Attorney Lawrence R. Jensen

Northern California Business and Real Estate Attorney

Attorney Lawrence R. Jensen

Admitted to practice in California on December 11, 1987, California State Bar Number 132330. Established solo-practice in 1994, after seven years of practice at two prominent real estate and business oriented law firms. My practice emphasizes representation of small and medium sized businesses, non-profits, and fiduciaries, including start-ups, landlords, real estate brokers, commercial tenants, trustees, contractors, and others in real estate and business transactions and litigation. I especially enjoy forming corporations and limited liability companies, and representing parties to real estate or business purchase and sale agreements or parties to leases. I have had a lot of experience in handling boundary and title disputes, mechanic’s liens, non-disclosure, broker-commission disputes, and in contract and lease litigation matters.

Areas of Practice
  • Broker & Transaction Litigation
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Buying & Selling
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Condemnation
  • Condominiums & Cooperatives
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Liens
  • Contracts
  • Conveyancing
  • Eminent Domain
  • Homeowners’ Associations
  • Land Contracts
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Mechanics’ Liens
  • Property Taxes
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Loans
  • Renting & Leasing
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Title Insurance
  • Title Litigation
Litigation Percentage
  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1991
Education
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1987 – Juris Doctor – Honors: Cum Laude – Honors: Winner, Leo A. Huard Intramural Moot Court Competition
  • University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, 1984 – Bachelor of Arts – Honors: With Honors – Major: Psychology
Published Works
  • How to Change the Terms of the Tenancy: Recorded Program for California Association of Realtors On-Line Continuing Education Program, Nov. 2016
  • Anatomy of a Lease: Presented at the Bay Area Income Property Expo Oct. 13, 2016. Also presented to Cal. Apt. Association, Tri-County Division, on October 25, 2012
  • Dual Agency and Fiduciary Duties:Presented to the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors on 11/15/2015
  • Focus on Construction Law: Contractors Find Clarity for Contracts in MW Erectors, San Francisco Daily Journal, July 21, 2005
  • Complying with Fair Housing Laws: Tips for Avoiding Prosecution, Apartment Management Magazine, April, 2000
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Teacher, Eviction Law, Neighborhood Revitalization Program, City of San Jose
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of California, Real Estate Law Section
  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Association of Realtors
  • Tri-County Apartment Association
  • California Apartment Association
Past Employment Positions
  • City of San Jose, Independent Contractor, 1998 – 2015
  • Liccardo, Rossi, Sturges & McNeil, 1992 – 1994
  • Hallgrimson, McNichols, McCann & Inderbitzen, 1987 – 1992
Birth Information
  • 1959, Oakland, California, United States of America
Conference Speaker
  • Rent Control, Just Cause Evictions and Fair Housing : Current issues in residential landlord-tenant practice – 2017
  • Home Buying Soup to Nuts : Legal Aspects of Purchasing California Residential Real Property – 2016
  • Bourbon and Commercial Leasing : Negotiating and Drafting Commercial Leases – 2016
  • City of San Jose : Evictions – 2015
  • Project Blossom : Unlawful Detainers – 2012
  • CAA Education Center : Unlawful Detainers: The Nuts and Bolts of Removing Undesirable Tenants – 2012
  • Rental Owners Council : Limited Liability Companies: The Preferred Entity for Landlords – 2011
  • Rental Owners Council : Eviction Procedures Overview; Recent Changes in Law – 2007
  • Networking Luncheon : Eviction Procedures Overview; Current Legal Issues – 2006
  • City of San Jose Code Enforcement Seminar : Eviction Law Overview – 2006
Award
  • Rated “Distinguished” by Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell – 2017
  • Rated “Distinguished” by Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell – 2016
  • Rated “Distinguished” by Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell – 2015
  • Rated “Distinguished” by Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell – 2014
  • Rated “Distinguished” by Peer Review, Martindale-Hubbell – 2013
Lawrence R. Jensen & Associates, Attorneys at Law
Serving the San Francisco greater Bay Area since 1994.

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