Michael Simkin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Simkin & Associates, Inc
 | 1925 Century Park E, Ste 1990
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-299-8885
Fax: 310-282-7590
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (70%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Michael J. Simkin is the managing partner of Simkin & Associates, a law firm located in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Simkin practices in the areas of business, real estate and property law with a particular focus on commercial real estate. He serves clients throughout all of California.

    A licensed attorney since 1989, Mr. Simkin has more than 25 years of litigation experience. He represents a diverse range of clients, including brokers, property owners, real estate agents and businesses, and handles matters involving boundary actions, construction defects, purchase disputes, sale disputes and title actions. He strategically and fiercely advocates on behalf of his clients.

    In addition, Mr. Simkin advises clients regarding breach of contract or lease agreement, evictions, foreclosures, homeowners association disputes and other property related issues. He and his firm also litigate employment, probate and trust matters.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Simkin has received recognition for his accomplishments. He holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has developed a reputation as a respected attorney who provides his clients personalized and affordable legal services. He consistently works hard to develop unique and innovative solutions for each of his real estate clients.  Mr. Simkin is California State Bar (CLA) article editor for the Real Property Journal as well as a member of the State Bar (CLA) Real Property Executive committee.  

    Mr. Simkin earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California and received his law degree from Southwestern Law School. He is admitted to practice in California, New York and the District of Columbia.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Real Estate: Business
    • 30%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas



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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About Michael Simkin

    Admitted: 1989, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.realproplaw.com


    • For article published in Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, "Enforcement of Foreign Marital Judgments." , Prinzmetal Award, Beverly Hills Bar Association

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Re-negotiate single tenant lease for Del Taco Corporate, 2019
    • California Real Estate Broker License, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the New York and District of Columbia bar associations.
    • Appointed to the California State Bar (CLA) Real Property Executive Committee, 2020
    • Article editor for the California State Bar Real Estate Journal, 2020
    • California State Bar Real Property Journal Article Editor, 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Chabad of California, 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker at the May 21, 2016 Real Property Retreat in Monterey for the State Bar Real Estate Section concerning the recent case of Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corporation decided by the California Supreme Court and wrongful foreclosures on deeds of trust not properly assigned to a successor bank.  , Speaker for the State Bar of California Real Estate Section, CEB Real Estate , CEB Of California Real Estate Section, 2016
    • Analyzed the history of residential and commercial rent control, and the new California landlord-tenant laws., Author of the article and the MCLE self study questions and answers, MCLE Self-Study Article: The New 2020 Landlord Tenant and Statewide Residential Rent Control and Eviction Laws. , California Real Estate Bar Journal of the California Lawyers Association, Commercial, Real Estate, Residential, 2020
    • Article editor for the California State Bar Real Property Journal.  This is the official publication of the California State Bar Association for real property. , Article Editor for official Real Property Journal, Real Property Journal Article Editor, California Bar Real Property Journal, 2016


    • Assist foreign embassy to purchase an office building for its Los Angeles Consulate., 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • All types of landlords from the owner of the Santee Alley, the Grand Central Market, Langham Hotel Pasadena, Moss Group, Kornland Building, Dromy International, many realtors, contractors, architects, The Korea Times, to technology companies such as Xeex Computer Data Center, Flynet Pictures (paparazzi photographers), and a Michael Franzese, a former mafia capo, now motivational speaker/author.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell for over a fifteen years.


    • From Fox News.


    • Firm Annual New Development in the Law Newsletters
    • I publish an annual newsletter.  For 2016 it has changed to an email newsletter., Simkin Update

    Educational Background:

    • University of California at Los Angeles

    Industry Groups

    • American Immigration Lawyers Assoc.
    • California State Bar Real Estate Section; Los Angeles County Bar Real Estate Section
    • LA. County Bar Assoc.
    • New York Bar Assoc.
    • The Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association
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    Office Location for Michael Simkin

    1925 Century Park E
    Ste 1990
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Phone: 310-299-8885

    Fax: 310-282-7590

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    Last Updated: 7/27/2020

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