Zachary Schorr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Schorr Law, A Professional Corporation
 | 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 615
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310-904-6301
Fax: (310) 402-5972
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    As the founder of Schorr Law, in Los Angeles, California, Zachary D. Schorr focuses his practice on helping clients in Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties with matters relating to business and commercial real estate law. During his almost two decades of legal experience, Mr. Schorr has earned a reputation as an effective negotiator and fierce litigator. His most notable courtroom victories include a $4.6 million judgement against a construction company, real estate developer and attorney, and a $2.5 million jury verdict. He has also successfully represented his clients in bench trials, appeals hearings and arbitration proceedings.

    Mr. Schorr earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis School of Law. He was admitted to The State Bar of California in 2002, and he is licensed to practice law before the state courts of California and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts of California. Organizations and institutions that have asked Mr. Schorr to speak about real estate and business law issues include the National Business Institute, the University of Southern California and the Loyola Law School.

    A track record of success in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have led to Mr. Schorr being recognized as a prominent real estate attorney in California. He was named California’s Real Estate Litigation Attorney of the Year by Corporate INTL magazine in both 2016 and 2017, and his practice was ranked as one of the best real estate firms in California by the attorney review website Expertise in 2017. Mr. Schorr's has also earned a "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 20%Real Estate: Business
    • 30%Business/Corporate
    • 30%Real Estate: Consumer
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Probate & Estate Administration

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016

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    About Zachary Schorr

    Admitted: 2002, California

    Professional Webpage: https://schorr-law.com/attorneys/zachary-schorr/

    Honors/Awards:

    • AVVO Client’s Choice Award, and AVVO Top Rated Attorney (10.0)
    • Realty Today, Top 5 Best Real Estate Law Firms in Los Angeles, CA 2018
    • Investopedia named Zachary Schorr as one of The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Los Angeles: 2016
    • Law Firm 500 Named Schorr Law as one of the Fastest Growing Law Firms in America in 2016
    • Expertise scored Los Angeles Probate Attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best., Laurels Best Probate Attorneys in Los Angeles 2020, Expertise.com, 2020
    • Expertise.com Named Schorr Law as one of the Top 20 Real Estate Law Firms in Los Angeles: 2017
    • Super Lawyers Top 100 Rising Stars: 2016
    • AVVO: Superb rating and Client's Choice Awards
    • Expertise scored Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give a hand-picked list of the best., 34 Best Los Angeles Real Estate Lawyers, Expertiese.com, 2020
    • ..., Top 5 Best Real Estate Law Firms in Los Angeles, CA., Realty Today, 2018
    • ..., Top 100, Association of American Trial Lawyers , 2019
    • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, Selected to Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
    • Real Estate Litigation Attorney of the Year in California, Corporate INTL, 2016
    • Real Estate Litigation Attorney of the Year in California, Corporate INTL, 2017
    • Law Firm 500 Award Honorees List of America’s Fastest Growing Law Firms, Law Firm 500, 2016
    • Lead Counsel Rating in Civil Litigation, Lead Counsel Review Board, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2011
    • California Supreme Court
    • Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2011
    • California State and Federal Courts
    • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Pro bono representation of a tenant in a complicated unlawful detainer action in Orange County, Ca., 2015

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Loyola Law Brownbag Lunch Series: Provided a forum for Loyola Law students to learn about the Real Estate Law practice area; November 2017.
    • Author of "How Defend Yourself in a California Unlawful Detainer"
    • National Judicial Review, Inc: Presented a Seminar on Buyers and Sellers Beware: California Residential Purchase and Sale Agreement
    • Law Seminars International: Presented a Seminar on Negotiating Common Area Maintenance Provisions In Commercial Leases
    • ., Presenter, Title Law in California, National Business Institute, 2017
    • USC Real Estate Law Class: Presented a lecture to USC students on Landlord and Tenant related matters; November 2019
    • National Business Institute: Presenter at seminar on "How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)"; June 2020
    • Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Contributing Attorney-Editor, Real Estate Ownership: California, Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Real Estate, 2019
    • Real Estate Leasing: California, Contributing Attorney-Editor, Real Estate Leasing: California, Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Real Estate, 2019
    • ., Presenter, Evidence Rules: Hearsay Pitfalls and Strategies, NBI, Inc./West Legal Edcenter, 2019
    • ., Presenter, Airbnb, VRBO and Short-Term Lease Agreements: Top 11 Mistakes Attorneys are Making!, National Business Institute, 2019
    • ., Presenter, Identifying, Classifying, and Locating Easements, HalfMoon Education Inc, 2019
    • ., Presenter, Airbnb and VRBOs: New Land Use Challenges, myLawCLE/ Westlaw, 2018
    • ., Presenter, Airbnb, VRBO, and other Short-term Lease Agreements, National Business Institute, 2018
    • ., Presenter, Airbnb and VRBOs: New Land Use Challenges, National Business Institute, 2018
    • ., Presenter, Airbnb, VRBO and Short-Term Lease Agreements: What You MUST Know!, National Business Institute, Real Estate Law, 2017
    • ., Presenter, Title Law: A to Z, National Business Institute, 2017
    • The Master of Legal Studies (“MLS”) Program , Guest Speaker, "Foundations of American Law" - Master of Legal Studies Program, Loyola Law School, 2017
    • ., Presenter, Deeds, Land Descriptions, Surveys, and Boundary Disputes, USC Real Estate Law and Business Class, 2017
    • ., Moderator and Presenter, National Judicial Review, Inc., Real Estate, 2013
    • ., Contributor, How to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent, Wall Street Journal, 2018
    • ., Contributor, When Home Buyers Change Their Minds, The Wall Street Journal, Real Estate, 2017
    • ., Contributor, “What To Do If You Are Being Sued”, US News and World Report
    • ., Contributor, Building, Buying, or Beefing Up a Home? Watch Out for Annoying Deed Restrictions, Realtor.com, Real Estate, 2017
    • ., Contributor, “How to Avoid Celebrity Real Estate Blunders”, US News and World Report
    • Can I Break My Lease If People Bark About My Dog?, CBSMoneyWatch.com
    • Neighbor Niceties: Don’t silently steam in your side of the fence. Here’s how to handle issues that may arise next door, Madison.com, San Angelo Times, Standard Times
    •   , Negotiation, compromise part of good tenant / landlord relationship, SpokesmanHomes.com
    • Real estate attorneys guide homebuyers through process, DallasNews.com
    • Law & Order, Monitor Homes, NBC 5 Chicago
    •   , A step-by-step guide on how to purge your property of crime – at a price you can afford, Multifamily Executive – Crime Control
    • Author, “Avoid Eviction: How to Successfully Defend Yourself in a California Unlawful Detainer Lawsuit”
    • ., Contributor, How To Sell Your House Without Paying an Agent's Fee, Money Magazine, Real Estate, 2015
    • WHAT IS “LOSS FACTOR” AND HOW TO NEGOTIATE AGAINST IT, After Class, 2016
    •   , Author, Arbitration: Determining the Collateral Estoppel Effect of a Private Arbitration Award on Non-Parties in Subsequent Litigation, California Real Property Journal, Real Estate, 2010
    •   , “For Love of the Argument”, Hollywood Weekly
    •   , Author, Fading Fiduciary Duties Between Franchisors and Franchisees, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Committee On Business Torts Litigation, 2010
    •   , Author, Enhanced Damages for Elderly Victims of Consumer Fraud, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Committee On Business Torts Litigation, 2011
    • ., Contributor, Building, Buying, or Beefing Up a Home? Watch Out for Annoying Deed Restrictions, Yahoo.com, Real Estate, 2017
    • Author, Fraudulent Common Area Overcharges in Commercial Leases, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Committee On Business Torts Litigation, 2008
    • Zachary Schorr provided legal commentary on disclosures., Couple who bought "American Horror Story" house suing seller over fan harassment, CBS News, 2018
    • ., Moderator, Lecturer, Law Seminars International, 2013
    •   , “Fraudulent Common Area Overcharges in Commercial Leases”, American Bar Association, Business Torts Journal
    •   , “Having a good landlord/tenant relationship”, Philly.com
    • Zachary Schorr provided legal commentary in THR., L.A. Real Estate: How to Spot a Shady Broker, Hollywood Reporter, 2018
    •   , Author, “Litigation Prep for Commercial Real Estate Leasing Disputes”, ReedLogic
    • Mr. Schorr was quoted in a fraud related article., Mattress Firm CEO Resigns, Chairman Taking Over Duties, Bisnow , 2018
    •   , “Why real estate attorneys are valuable”, Philly.com
    •   , “Get Help with Common Real Estate Disputes: An Interview with Zachary Schorr of Schorr Law, A Professional Corporation”, Southern California Homes
    •   , Buying: Don’t Be Remorseful, The Times of Northwest Indiana, The New Jersey Sentinel
    •   , “Make sure you’re finding the right house for you – for the long haul”, Omaha World-Herald
    •   , “From contract to closing, real estate attorneys guide buyers through the process”, Monitor Homes, Law & Order
    •   , “Dealing with Tenants in a Retail Center: Rights and Recourse When Faced with an Incompatible Tenant”, Medical Office Today
    •   , “Black Sheep”, Property managers must learn how to spot – and prevent – problems with potential residents before they join the flock, Multifamily Executive
    •   , “Even Celebrities Haven’t Escaped Misery of Real Estate Deals, Turks.us – Daily World EU News
    •   , “When a Tenant Sues”, LowesForPros.com
    • “Develop a Tenant Handbook”, LowesForPros.com
    •   , “Back and Forth, Back and Forth..” (Buying and Selling With Counter Offers), Spokane.net, Missoulian.com
    •   , Listed as one of the Top Ten Real Estate Attorneys in Los Angeles, Topsinamerica.com
    •   , “Terms of Agreement”, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily Herald

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Successfully settled a multi-million dollar real estate fraud case that Schorr Law was brought into for the sole purpose of trying the case.   Case settled on favorable terms for client., 2018
    • Shoen v. Zacarias (Cal. Ct. App., Apr. 4, 2019, No. B284374) 2019 WL 1486865
    • Successfully defeated a fraud/non-disclosure claim arising of the the sale of real property in Sierra Madre by arbitrating the matter and obtaining an arbitration award in Mr. Schorr's client's favor.
    • Schorr Law obtained a fraud and breach of fiduciary duty jury verdict following a jury trial.   The verdict was in favor of its client in a real estate ownership dispute involving commercial property in the greater Los Angeles area., 2018
    • Schorr Law prevailed at trial in a parking rights dispute in downtown Los Angeles.  Schorr Law was able to obtain a judgment against the defendant neighboring landowner based on a irrevocable license theory., 2018
    • Schorr Law prevailed in a construction arbitration matter in front of AAA where Schorr Law was successful in obtaining an award of a complete disgorgement of fees paid to an unlicensed draftsperson., 2018
    • $1.5 Million jury trial win for his client in a lawsuit against the City of Malibu, its City Attorney and the City Councilmen for issues relating to the Coastal Commission and permitting process for building property on Point Dume.
    • 12-0 Jury trial win for Mr. Schorr's client in a non-disclosure/fraud case involving the sale of an airplane.
    • $2 Million valued judgment for obtaining title by adverse possession in a co-tenancy lawsuit concerning property in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
    • $4.6 Million fraud judgment against a real estate developer and his attorney arising out of the fraudulent sale of vacant land to be developed near Santa Clarita.

    Transactions:

    • Negotiated a $12 million commercial real estate loan and terms of personal guarantee for commercial property in Orange County, California., 2012

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • KNX 1070 CBS Radio: Provided legal commentary on a matter regarding a couple who bought the "American Horror Story" house and were suing the seller for failure to disclosure things, 2018
    • XM Satellite Radio: The Lisa Valentine Clark Show; Mr. Schorr offered expert commentary on residential and commercial landlord tenant issues., 2019
    • KNX 1070 CBS Radio: Provided legal commentary on a matter regarding a couple who bought the "American Horror Story" house and were suing the seller for failure to disclosure things., 2018

    Videos:

    Newsletters:

    • Timely discussion of both commercial and residential real estate litigation issues., Land & Lease: Los Angeles Real Estate Attorney Blog, Real Estate Litigation

    Educational Background:

    • University of San Diego School of Law, Post-Graduate Legal Tax Classes
    • University of California at Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science, cum laude, 1998

    Industry Groups

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    • Architects
    • Attorneys
    • Buyers And Sellers Of Real Estate
    • Commercial Landlords
    • Commercial Property Owners
    • Commercial Tenants
    • Contractors
    • Escrow Companies
    • Investors and Developers
    • Real Estate Agents
    • Real Estate Professionals
    • Residential Property Owners
    • Surveyors
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    Office Location for Zachary Schorr

    1901 Avenue of the Stars
    Suite 615
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Phone: 310-904-6301

    Fax: (310) 402-5972

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    Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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