Edward L. Blum

Edward L. Blum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Berkeley, CA

Law Office of Edward L. Blum, P.C.
 | 1442-A Walnut Street, #66
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510-452-4400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Specializing in Businss and Real Estate Real Estate Acquisition, Business Formations, and Commercial Transactions. Mediation of disputes in real estate and business cases.  Regional practice in the 9 Bay Area Counties since 1972.  Mediator and arbitrator for Alameda and Contra Costa County Superior Courts.  Former judge pro tem in Alameda County. Over 45 years experience as a litigator with focus on transaction disputes, including failed transactions relating to disclosure, non-performance, financing, priority of security interests, construction deficiencies and parties' rights following foreclosure.  Current practice is focused on transactional matters, both formational and as mediator and arbitrator.  Mediation experience in all areas of civil litigation but with emphasis on business transactions, dissocations, fraud / infights among co-owners/shareholders. Approach is to offer evaluative assistance in fashioning creative results that take into account the alternatives parties would face going forward on matters of proof, likelihood of success at trial given applicatble law as well as strengths / weaknesses of respective positions.

White Papers

  • Is Short Sale Is Right For You? (2013) - This is a short guide prepared to assist property owners contemplating short sales, in which I describe the process, pitfalls, potential deficiency actions, general bankruptcy options and general tax effects

  • About Edward Blum

    Admitted: 1972, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.blumlaw.com/About-My-Practice/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Arbitrator / Mediator for Alameda Superior Court; Discovery Facilitator for Contra Costa Superior Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Advisor to Reggie Jackson / Mr. October Foundation for Kids. Focus on delivery of STEM-based curricula to students in underserved schools throughout the U.S. , 2000
    • President and Member of Board of Directors Home for Jewish Parents, Alameda County, 1995
    • Chair - Combined Health Agencies Drive - fundraising activities, representing all major health agencies in establlishing employee payroll deduction campaigns with major employer groups in the S.F. Bay Area.

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Lectures on Civil Procedure for law students through Center for Continuing Legal Education.  Course designed to introduce pleadings and practice covering the initial evaluation of client and case, fee arrangements, pleadings, discovery, ADR and trial.  Focus on procedural options and strategies for their use. Lecture / Discussion Group - Alameda County Bar Association - topic: short sales, Lecturer, California Civil Procedure, Center for Continuing Legal Education
    Office Location for Edward L. Blum

    1442-A Walnut Street
    Berkeley, CA 94709


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    Last Updated: 4/19/2017

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