Lawrence H. Jacobson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Beverly Hills, CA

Law Offices of Lawrence H. Jacobson
 | 9401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-598-1586
Fax: 310-271-0757
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (70%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Lawrence H. Jacobson is not only a highly experienced real estate attorney and litigation consultant but he is also a well-respected expert witness in civil trials throughout Southern California. His expertise includes real estate, legal malpractice and broker malpractice issues.

The Law Offices of Lawrence H. Jacobson, A Professional Corporation, is located in Beverly Hills. However, the law firm serves businesses and individuals throughout Southern Califoria, primarily in Orange County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County and the surrounding areas who have cases involving legal malpractice in ethics, legal fee disputes, real estate and business transactions, succession planning, interpretation of real estate documents and real estate and mortgage broker standard of care.

Mr. Jacobson has been practicing law for almost 50 years, having served as an expert witness for over 35 years. He has lectured extensively on real estate matters and published numerous professional articles. He is also the former president of the Association of Real Estate Attorneys, the former vice president of legal affairs for the California Association of Realtors, and the Past President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Mr. Jacobson earned his juris doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 1967.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Real Estate (70%): Mortgage & Refinance

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Mortgage & Refinance, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Business Organizations


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Lawrence Jacobson

Admitted: 1968, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Madison Who's Who
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Insurance Counsel Journal Award

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • California Real Estate Broker License, 1978

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1982
  • United States Supreme Court, 1977
  • California State Bar, 1968
  • State Bar of California Fee Arbitration Program
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program 
  • President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2011-2012
  • Professional Ethics Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • President, Association of Real Estate Attorneys, 1978 - 1979
  • Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Associations, 2008 - 2009
  • Real Estate Sales and Brokerage Steering Committee, California State Bar
  • American Bar Association, Business and Real Estate Section
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contributing Author, "California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation, Cal CEB, 2009
  • "On Wearing Two Hats: Ethical Considerations for the Attorney-Expert Witness," California Civil Litigation Reporter, February, 2007
  • "Tax-Free Exchange of Tenancies in Common," California Lawyer, February, 2007
  • "The Expert Witness in Real Estate Litigation: A User's Guide," Real Property Law Reporter March, 2004
  • "Phantom Income - Understanding Taxable Gain From Foreclosure," Los Angeles Daily Journal, Real Property Law August 3, 1995
  • "Acquisition of Mortgage Banking Assets," 36 San Fernando Valley Bar Bulletin 10, 1993
  • "Appraiser's Liability for False or Negligently Prepared Appraisal," 12 Appraisal and Mortgage Underwriting Journal 20, 1990
  • "Resolving Real Estate Disputes Through Arbitration," 27 Am. Jur. Trials 621, 1980
  • "Broker's Liability for Sale of Defective Homes," 52 Los Angeles Bar Journal 346, 1977
  • "Independent Motion Picture Productions," 9 Beverly Hills Bar Journal 33, 1975
  • "The California Lottery Law," 48 California State Bar Journal 58, 1973
  • "State Regulation of Stock Cooperatives," 7 Beverly Hills Bar Journal 12, 1973
  • "Inverse Condemnation, Foreseeability Abandoned in California," U.C.L.A. Law Review 871, 1966
  • Treasury Dept. Is Giving 'Cash-for-Keys'
  • Rent-to-Own Your Home: Pro and Con
  • Current Developments in Real Estate Law, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1991 - Present
  • Real Estate Brokerage Practice, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1991 - Present
  • Instructor, U.S.C.  Broker Development Program, Graduate Realtor's Institute
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Real Estate Secured Transactions/Administrative Law, University of San Fernando Valley College of Law
  • "Lessor's Bankruptcy: The Draftsman's Response to the Tenant's Plight", Real Estate Law Journal 152
  • Senior Editor, U.C.L.A. Law Review

Representative Clients:

  • Law Offices of Timothy Peabody
  • Law Offices of Rodney T. Lewin
  • Law Offices of Larry D. Mikelson
  • Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
  • Law Offices of Julian A. Pollock
  • Law Offices of Gary Adler
  • Law Offices of Diane B. Sherman
  • Woodburn and Wedge
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Spolin Silverman Cohen & Bosserman LLP
  • Smith & Grant LLP
  • Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Russell, Mirkovich & Morrow
  • Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff
  • Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Riley & Reiner
  • Plotkin, Marutani & Kaufman
  • Meir, Alexander & Dean
  • McCarthy & Kroes
  • Manfredi, Lerine, Eccles & Muller APC
  • Lieb & Adelman
  • MacCarley & Rosen
  • Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
  • Hill, Ferrar & Burrill
  • Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman, Machtinger & Kinsella
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Buchalter, Nemer Driskell & Gordon
  • Bronson, Bronson, McKinnon
  • Best, Best, Krieger
  • Bensinger, Ritt, Tai & Thvedt, LLP
  • Sothebys International Realty
  • Orange Coast Association of Realtors
  • Moss & Company

Educational Background:

  • U.C.L.A., A.B. in Political Science, 1964
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Office Location for Lawrence H. Jacobson

9401 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-598-1586

Fax: 310-271-0757

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Last Updated: 12/8/2018

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