Practice Areas

Real Estate and Construction

Smith Dollar PC

Real Estate and Construction Attorneys

Smith Dollar PC offers expert advice and service in all types of real estate and constructions transactions and litigation, to owners, investors, developers, contractors, lenders and corporations.

Real Estate Acquisitions, Sales & Leases

From the initial offer to close of escrow, our real estate lawyers assist our clients in all aspects of the acquisition and disposition of property. We provide advice and consultation concerning purchases, sales and leasing of both residential or commercial properties. From negotiation through document preparation, due diligence and closing, our lawyers execute transactions that are structured, negotiated and closed cost-effectively and under deadline.

Construction Contracts

The firm assists in contract drafting and negotiation, insurance reviews, vendor disputes and employment law counseling.

Real Estate and Construction Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Smith Dollar offers expert legal advice on all causes of action arising out of the residential and commercial real property disputes, foreclosure actions, boundary and easement disputes, leasing matters and other related issues. As construction litigation counsel, retained by the owner, lender, general contractor, sub-contractor or supplier, we handle contract claims, change order disputes, differing site condition claims, surety bond issues, stop notice and mechanic lien claims. The firm also defends claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty and construction defects.

Administrative Representation

Contractors facing complaints or other inquiries from the Contractor’s State License Board often need assistance in navigating the board’s requirements for response and compliance. We also assist contractors in bringing and defending bid protests.

Types of matters


  • Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Lease Transactions, Subleases and Assignments
  • Financing Transactions
  • Construction Contracts
  • Business Sales Transactions
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting


  • Boundary Disputes
  • Adverse Possession
  • Fraudulent Conveyance
  • Quiet Title
  • Disclosure Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commission Disputes
  • Mechanic Liens
  • Stop Notices
  • Surety Bonds
  • Payment and Performance Bonds
  • CSLB Licensing Actions
  • Public Works Bid Protests
  • Judicial Foreclosures
  • Easement Disputes
  • Title Claims