Bay Area Real Estate Attorneys

About Falahati Law, APC

FALAHATI LAW, APC provides practical and cost-effective expertise in real estate law, emphasizing both on transaction and litigation. We are located in Walnut Creek, CA and serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

We never forget that our clients are real people facing real challenges. We understand that our clients want dedicated, practical, professional representation and, if necessary, gloves-off litigation at a reasonable cost.

Our Practice

We are typically hired to handle the legal aspects of a real estate transaction or litigate real estate-related cases. We can provide vital assistance during real estate transactions, whether a property is being bought, sold, rented, or leased. We can help evaluate any offers that the seller makes, or that the buyer receives, in order to ensure that the parties’ interests are properly protected, and that everyone’s responsibilities in the transaction are clearly defined and followed. Here is a list of legal areas we can help our clients navigate:

Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Residential Property Purchase and Sale

General Corporate Formation & Governance

Real Property Co-Tenancy and Partition Disputes

Easement and Boundary Disputes

General Contract Drafting


Vahishta Falahati, Real Estate Attorney

Vahishta Falahati


Vahishta is an experienced real estate litigator for nearly two decades but now enjoys the transactional aspect of her practice. By drawing on her experience litigating contract disputes, Vahishta handles all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including commercial office, retail and industrial leasing, and commercial purchase and sale. Vahishta’s commercial practice ranges from small scale individualized and large scale commercial sites.

Vahishta handles other aspects of real estate law such as residential sales, easements and boundary disputes, tenants-in-common disputes, partitions and more, and her clients include individuals, fiduciaries, and corporate entities.

Vahishta’s real estate practice is complemented by her corporate practice where she advises clients on general corporate and limited liability company matters, including formation and governance.

Robert Richardson, Of Counsel

Robert W. Richardson

Of Counsel

Robert W. Richardson’s practice emphasizes real estate, construction and business law, and litigation. He represents commercial property owners and managers in a broad range of transactions involving shopping centers and commercial and industrial buildings. He handles commercial lease matters, including lease negotiation and dispute resolution for both landlords and tenants. He also represents parties in litigation and arbitration of commercial and residential real estate matters, including environmental and toxic litigation.

Mr. Richardson has served on the Real Estate Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and is a past President. He is also a member of the Real Property Sections of the California and American Bar Associations and past Chair of the Subcommittee on Arbitrator Qualifications, Standards and Ethics.


We have authored books, articles, and presentations on current standards in real estate law. It helps us stay current, gain connections, and build local expertise to help us quickly reach lasting solutions for our clients.

Office Leasing: Drafting and Negotiating the Lease

Office Leasing: Drafting and Negotiating the Lease – by Vahishta Falahati – Update Author – University of California Continuing Education of the Bar

Office Leasing: Drafting and Negotiating the Lease – by Vahishta Falahati – Update Author –  University of California Continuing Education of the Bar

Contra Costa Lawyer

Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine Online

How to Avoid Discovery Sanctions – by Vahishta Falahati – Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine Online

Commercial Tenants Who File Bankruptcy – by Vahishta Falahati – Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine Online

Testimonials & Reviews

  • Vahishta is an impressive real estate and litigation attorney, particularly when it comes the difficult real estate disputes that arise out of probate/trust administration. Vahishta is one of the handful of attorneys I would turn to when I, or my clients, need counsel or co-counsel. And, she’s a pleasure to work with.

    Marcus Brown
    Litigation Attorney – Attorney endorsement from Avvo
  • Top rated real-estate attorney in Walnut Creek, CA. Vahishta Falahati was selected to Super Lawyers. The designation means that she is a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers. She was selected to Super Lawyers for 2021 – 2022.

    Attorney rating from Superlawyers
  • We scored San Ramon Real Estate Attorneys on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best. Falahati Law was selected as Best Real Estate Attorneys in San Ramon for 2022.

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