Lawrence H. Jacobson

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Beverly Hills, California

Law Offices of Lawrence H. Jacobson
Lawrence H. Jacobson
Law Offices of Lawrence H. Jacobson

Practice Areas: Real Estate, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1968

Education: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Law Offices of Lawrence H. Jacobson

9777 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 517
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Visit website


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

Real Estate: Business, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

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

  • 70% Real Estate: Business
  • 30% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 1968, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President, Association of Real Estate Attorneys, 1978 - 1979
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1982
  • American Bar Association, Business and Real Estate Section
  • Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2005 - 2012
  • President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2011-2012
  • United States Supreme Court, 1977
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Associations, 2008 - 2009
  • Professional Ethics Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California Fee Arbitration Program
  • California State Bar, 1968
  • Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court
  • Real Estate Sales and Brokerage Steering Committee, California State Bar
Representative Clients:
  • MacCarley & Rosen
  • Woodburn and Wedge
  • McCarthy & Kroes
  • Law Offices of Julian A. Pollock
  • Orange Coast Association of Realtors
  • Riley & Reiner
  • Law Offices of Rodney T. Lewin
  • Best, Best, Krieger
  • Russell, Mirkovich & Morrow
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Shulman Hodges & Bastian LLP
  • Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Manfredi, Lerine, Eccles & Muller APC
  • Law Offices of Gary Adler
  • Moss & Company
  • Plotkin, Marutani & Kaufman
  • Law Offices of Larry D. Mikelson
  • Bensinger, Ritt, Tai & Thvedt, LLP
  • Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff
  • Buchalter, Nemer Driskell & Gordon
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • Hill, Ferrar & Burrill
  • Spolin Silverman Cohen & Bosserman LLP
  • Lieb & Adelman
  • Law Offices of Diane B. Sherman
  • Meir, Alexander & Dean
  • Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
  • Sothebys International Realty
  • Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Law Offices of Timothy Peabody
  • Bronson, Bronson, McKinnon
  • Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman, Machtinger & Kinsella
  • Smith & Grant LLP
Educational Background:
  • U.C.L.A., A.B. in Political Science, 1964
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Broker's Liability for Sale of Defective Homes," 52 Los Angeles Bar Journal 346, 1977
  • "Resolving Real Estate Disputes Through Arbitration," 27 Am. Jur. Trials 621, 1980
  • "Appraiser's Liability for False or Negligently Prepared Appraisal," 12 Appraisal and Mortgage Underwriting Journal 20, 1990
  • "Acquisition of Mortgage Banking Assets," 36 San Fernando Valley Bar Bulletin 10, 1993
  • "Phantom Income - Understanding Taxable Gain From Foreclosure," Los Angeles Daily Journal, Real Property Law August 3, 1995
  • "The Expert Witness in Real Estate Litigation: A User's Guide," Real Property Law Reporter March, 2004
  • "Tax-Free Exchange of Tenancies in Common," California Lawyer, February, 2007
  • "On Wearing Two Hats: Ethical Considerations for the Attorney-Expert Witness," California Civil Litigation Reporter, February, 2007
  • Contributing Author, "California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation, Cal CEB, 2009
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Real Estate Secured Transactions/Administrative Law, University of San Fernando Valley College of Law
  • Instructor, U.S.C.  Broker Development Program, Graduate Realtor's Institute
  • Real Estate Brokerage Practice, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1991 - Present
  • Current Developments in Real Estate Law, Continuing Education of the Bar, 1991 - Present
  • Rent-to-Own Your Home: Pro and Con
  • Treasury Dept. Is Giving 'Cash-for-Keys'
  • Senior Editor, U.C.L.A. Law Review
  • "Inverse Condemnation, Foreseeability Abandoned in California," U.C.L.A. Law Review 871, 1966
  • "Lessor's Bankruptcy: The Draftsman's Response to the Tenant's Plight", Real Estate Law Journal 152
  • "State Regulation of Stock Cooperatives," 7 Beverly Hills Bar Journal 12, 1973
  • "The California Lottery Law," 48 California State Bar Journal 58, 1973
  • "Independent Motion Picture Productions," 9 Beverly Hills Bar Journal 33, 1975
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • California Real Estate Broker License, 1978
  • Spirit of CEB Awards acknowledges attorneys whose volunteer work with CEB has supported the continuing legal education and professional excellence of lawyers throughout the state., “Spirit of CEB” Award, CEB: Continuing Education of the Bar, 2011
  • The Beverly Hills Bar Association lifetime achievement award for going above and beyond the goals of the Beverly Hills Bar Association for an extend period of time., Beverly Hills Bar Association Louis B. Fox Award , Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2018
  • Order of the Coif
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA)
  • Insurance Counsel Journal Award
  • Madison Who's Who

Office location for Lawrence H. Jacobson

9777 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 517
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: 310-271-0747


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