Paul F. Utrecht

Paul F. Utrecht has been representing clients in disputes since 1985 and has emphasized real estate litigation since 1993. His practice includes resolving disputes in most substantive areas of real estate law, from those arising out of the landlord-tenant relationship to failures to disclose material facts in transactions to boundary disputes to those involving land use issues.

He has represented a broad spectrum of property owners from the owner of a single family home to institutional owners with many properties, both commercial and residential. He has represented clients before local administrative agencies as well as those with cases in both state and federal trial courts, and appellate matters requiring representation in California Appellate Courts, and the California and United States Supreme Courts (such as San Remo Hotel, L.P. v.  City and County of San Francisco, 545 U.S. 323 (2005).

Mr. Utrecht recognizes that the fundamental economics of real estate must be considered in crafting a litigation strategy and therefore does not lose sight of a client’s ultimate goals. His extensive experience in dispute resolution enable him to represent clients who need a rapid resolution in an arbitration proceeding, or prosecute litigation for those for whom such proceedings are required. Mr. Utrecht is also uniquely qualified to aggressively advocate his client’s position throughout the legal appellate process.