300 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, California 94590

Real Estate

With experience in business and commercial transactions and civil litigation throughout Napa Valley and the North Bay Area, the attorneys at Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC are equipped to handled virtually any Northern California real estate matter, including ADA defense and construction law and litigation cases.

We handle a variety of real estate transactions, including purchases, sales and leases, and deals for land development. With our business and commercial transaction experience, we are able to negotiate, draft, or review any contract or related document, including easements, rights of way, environmental zoning and other development issues.

Our civil litigation team is able to handle any real estate dispute that arises, including landlord-tenant issues, boundary disputes among neighbors, and cases involving Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) and Homeowner Associations (HOAs). We also represent property owners and public agencies in eminent domain and condemnation cases, where government attempts to take private property for public use.

We also represent property owners and lien holders in foreclosure cases, advising parties on their options from loan modifications and workouts to short sales, and working through mortgage and trust deed issues, including foreclosures, to find a solution that will be in our clients’ best interests.

ADA Defense

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public accommodations to be accessible to persons with disabilities.  Access issues include everything from having enough preferential parking spaces to curb cuts, ramps, automatic doors and lifts, and countless other building modifications and adaptive devices. The law gives private persons the right to sue for damages under the ADA, and lawsuits and settlements have proliferated since the Act was passed in 1990, with many settlements well over the million-dollar mark.

Our firm has handled numerous ADA cases, representing and defending business owners and commercial landlords against claims and allegations that their property is out of compliance with the voluminous ADA rules and regulations.

Construction Law

The attorneys at Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC works with property owners, investors and developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and others associated with construction projects to negotiate, prepare, or review contracts and subcontracts. We also represent parties in payment disputes and have litigated matters involving payment bonds, performance bonds, stop notices, and mechanics’ liens. Our trial lawyers are also knowledgeable and familiar with construction defect litigation involving allegations ranging from negligent designs to the use of substandard or defective materials and faulty building practices.

Seek Experienced Legal Representation

Our reputation is based on decades of practical experience providing sound advice and effective representation for clients in the business and commercial world. If you are seeking counsel or representation in a real estate transaction or litigated matter in the North Bay Area, contact Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC to consult with our experienced team of lawyers.


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