Ventura County Real Estate Attorneys

Finally your questions answered and we’re with you every step of the way. The advantages of retaining a sole practitioner include the fact we know your case thoroughly — inside out and upside down. You and your case receive the close attention you know it deserves. We are thorough, knowledgeable and relentless. An added bonus is you always get to deal directly with the with the person that’s there to keep you safe.

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Real Estate Law

Home is important. We believe it paramount to take the time to address each client’s individual needs and concerns involving real estate. We love the law, we love the research involved in finding the best possible solution and outcome for our clients — even after 36 years.

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Medical Malpractice

When choosing a lawyer, you want one who is honest, knows the law, is thorough, responsive and communicative. Especially when it comes to your or a loved one’s health. You want one who is reasonably priced, experienced, and will give you and your case the personalized service it deserves.

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Legal Malpractice

To help you identify when the lawyer’s actions are malpractice, consider the following:
The lawyer stopped working on your case. If the lawyer ignores your case and your concerns, there is a good chance that it is going to end up turning into malpractice.

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Insurance Law

During our years of working for insurance companies, we have amassed a wealth of experience. This makes us highly qualified to navigate and litigate the labyrinth of Insurance Law.

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Real Estate and Medical Malpractice Articles

Scamming The Deed Of Trust

Scamming The Deed Of Trust

Watch out for scams suggesting banks are making fraudulent loans by not signing a Deed of Trust. Only the lendee, not the lender, needs to sign. Don't pay $3500 for someone to make a claim to the Department of Justice.

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Your Home Is Here

We have extensive experience with “Real Estate” Litigation. Our 36 years of practice also include years as insurance company counsel. This has resulted in extensive experience in the areas of Medical/Legal Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Insurance Bad Faith, and All Torts, such as personal injury, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, libel, slander, fraud, and interference with business.

Judges presiding over courtrooms have said Malcolm R. Tator is, “one of the top three attorneys in the county.” It has also been said of Malcolm R. Tator he can “locate laws no one else finds.”

Does Your Attorney Have Malpractice Insurance?

Before hiring an attorney, check whether he or she has malpractice insurance. If the attorney doesn't, that has three bad implications. First, it may indicate carelessness. Second, it may indicate a bad track record, so that the attorney can't get affordable...

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How are Lenders Bound?

Lenders can be bound by their commitments to finance real estate mortgages, if those commitments are in writing identifying the sender as a manager for the lender. It's a jungle out there and we can guide you through.

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Real Estate… When Should you sign?

Under the Statute of Frauds, real estate agreements must be signed by the party against whom they are sought to be enforced.  However, the subscription need not be a "wet" signature.  A preprinted one will do.  A subscription also need not be at the end.  It can be at...

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Compromising A Real Estate Claim

Compromising a real estate claim by an agent requires two things.  First is a writing signed by the person for whom the agent is acting giving the agent the power to  settle on his behalf.  Second a writing signed by the agent settling the...

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Forming Contracts

A contract  need not be embodied  in just one document.  A contract may be formed by a series of documents, such as an application, correspondence going back and forth, and then an affirmative...

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Should You Pay Attention To Statute of Limitations?

Beware of the statute of limitations in malpractice cases.  Generally it's only one year from when a person suspects or a reasonable person would suspect that he has an injury cause by wrongdoing.  In the case of a governmental employee causing the injury, the time...

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What Can Hospitals Do and Does the Client Get Reimbursed?

Usually in compromising liens on personal injury/malpractice e settlement, a creditor must pay its proportion of the attorney's fees. Such that the client is not forced to pay the attorney to collect reimbursement for instance, for the client's medical insurance...

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Time Limitations for Falsely Claiming Titles

The statute of limitations to sue someone for interfering with your title to real property by claiming they or someone else owns the property, is three years from your learning of that disparagement and/or suffering damage from the disparagement.

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Why Secured Creditors Should be Careful

Secured creditors with mortgages or deeds of trust need to be careful. If they foreclose outside of a court proceeding, they lose the right to collect from the debtor for any deficiency in the amount collected by the foreclosure. Likewise if they sue on the debt...

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