Our Specialties

Property Disputes

If you own any type of real property, the chances are high that at some point you will have a dispute with a neighbor or a co-owner concerning some aspect of that property.  These disputes range from disputes over th...
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Business Entities

Whether you want to form a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or other business entity, Johnston | Thomas has the expertise to guide you through determining the entity type that is best for your busi...
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Trust Administration

You are the successor trustee of someone’s trust who has just died. What do you do now? How is Trust Administration Different than Probate? Probate is required if the decedent had a will or no will at all...
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Real Estate Law

Johnston | Thomas assists both buyers and sellers through the real estate purchase or sale process, and are experienced in forming partnerships, tenants in common and equity share agreements. Areas of expertise:...
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Probate

The term "probate" can be confusing because it can apply to a specific court proceeding or it can also apply to a specific department or division of the Superior Court. Added to this confusion is the negative image th...
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Nonprofit Law

When it comes to nonprofit law, Johnston | Thomas provides the advice and support you need to accomplish your nonprofit objectives. With more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, our attorneys unders...
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Mortgage Banking

Mortgage Repurchase Defense and Indemnification Issues Although the financial crisis is now over and repurchase demand volume has dramatically decreased, we gained invaluable experience from the thousands of r...
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Construction Law

We represent both contractors and property owners in all phases of the construction process as follows: Construction Contracts: Capturing Expectations A successful construction project starts with a good co...
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Commercial Finance

Johnston | Thomas has a full service mortgage banking and commercial lending practice. The firm’s attorneys have represented clients ranging from Wall Street investment banks to individual investors in both in-house and...
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Business Law

Johnston | Thomas is a full service business law firm. From corporate inception through contracts, collections and litigation, the firm provides outside counsel services to its small and medium-sized clientele. Areas...
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Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Purchase or Sale If you have already identified a buyer or seller for a property, the professionals at Johnston | Thomas can guide you through the transaction process including: Prepa...
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Succession Planning

No matter what size your business is, planning for the succession of the ownership and leadership of your business is the key component to its long-term success. 3 Options Your succession planning might con...
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Contracts

Rarely does a day go by in which we do not enter into some sort of contract. Whether it is purchasing something online or at a local store, visiting a healthcare professional, or making a major purchase such as a car or h...
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Elder Law

In California, the population of those who have reached the age of 65 or older since 1990 has increased by at least 50%. This special group is expected to substantially increase its numbers as more and more baby boome...
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