The Law Office of Pabst and Staveley, your trusted real estate attorneys in La Crescenta handling transactional matters regarding commercial and residential real property in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, and San Bernardino Counties and throughout southern California.

Real Estate Transactions

We will quickly and affordably negotiate the deal that you want, and efficiently memorialize your transaction, spot potential issues that may arise and plan to effectively resolve those issues. In addition to drafting the transaction documents, we assist with the negotiation of lease agreements,  management agreements, estoppels, and will assist with all aspects of due diligence.

Investors and Developers

If you buy, sell, or develop real estate, The Law Office of Pabst and Staveley is your solution for commercial and residential real estate issues.

We work with investors, developers, property managers, fiduciaries, contractors, and property owners to structure and document all types of real estate transactions.

We handle a wide range of financings and refinancings, including acquisition and development loans, construction loans, permanent loans, sale-lease transactions, participation loans, syndicated loans.

Real Property Assessments and Maintaining Proposition 13 Base Year Value

A reassessment of long held real property can force owners to sell. Reassessments are triggered by a change in ownership or new construction.  Even if there is a change in ownership of real property, there are exceptions to the general rule that a change in ownership triggers reassessment.  These exceptions must be carefully considered when property owners contemplate transferring property either by lifetime gift or by a bequest upon death. Contact the Law Office of Pabst and Staveley for a consultation on the property tax effects of your planned transaction.

Representative Matters


  • Purchase and sale contracts and negotiations
  • Deeds of trust
  • Inter-family transfers
  • Use permits
  • Variances

General Services:

  • Acquisitions and sales
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Drafting and negotiating lease agreements
  • Property Deeds
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Boundary disputes
  • Easement agreements

Developers and Contractors:

  • Construction contracts
  • Real Estate negotiation and acquisitions
  • Construction defect litigation
  • Drafting and litigating commercial leases

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Pabst and Staveley at (818) 957-8800.