Lawrence H. Jacobson

Beverly Hills, California

General Specialty

Business Law
Commercial Real Estate Law
Estate Planning
Legal Malpractice
Mortgage Law
Residential Real Estate Law

Specialty Focus

Agent/Broker Standards
Business Law
Commercial Real Estate
Construction Lending
Corporate Governance
Home Inspections
Housing/Construction Defects
Investment Banking
Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Legal Fees
Legal Malpractice
Mergers and Acquisitions
Real Estate Broker
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Law
Real Estate Leasing
Real Estate Malpractice
Real Estate Valuation
Residential Real Estate
Stocks and Bonds
Trade Secrets
Trusts and Estates

Primary Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Legal Malpractice

Mr. Jacobson offers an impressive record of success as an expert witness in real estate, business and finance.

Included among the numerous cases in which he has testified as an expert witness are disputes over the interpretation of real estate documents, real estate and mortgage brokers’ standard of care and legal malpractice related to real estate transactions and business law including issues involved in corporate finance, merger and acquisition and ethics. Mr. Jacobson’s areas of expertise include real estate agency obligations and relationships, real estate broker fiduciary duty, mortgage broker fiduciary duty, commercial real estate, residential real estate, leasing issues, real estate malpractice, mortgage fraud, mortgage lending, real estate ethics, real estate standard of care, real estate standard of practice, real estate transactions, legal malpractice involving real estate, business transactions, mergers & acquisitions, legal fee disputes, and legal ethics.

Mr. Jacobson has been engaged in the practice of law in Los Angeles since 1968. Formerly Vice President of Legal Affairs for the California Association of Realtors, Mr. Jacobson has served as a judge pro term for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court Systems and as an adjunct professor of law focusing on real estate secured transactions and administrative law. He is Past President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

He has written and lectured extensively on business and real estate related matters. He has served on the faculty of the Graduate Realtors Institute of the California Association of Realtors and a lecturer author for the California Continuing Education of the California Bar.

A detailed list of published articles by Mr. Jacobson, testimonials by clients on his success as an expert witness and a more comprehensive description of his areas of expertise can be found at


Areas of Expertise:

  • Real Estate Agency Obligations
  • Real Estate Broker Fiduciary Duty
  • Mortgage Broker Fiduciary Duty
  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate
  • Leasing Issues
  • Real Estate Malpractice
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Real Estate Ethics
  • Real Estate Standard of Care
  • Real Estate Standard of Practice
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legal Fee Disputes



  • U.C.L.A. LAW SCHOOL – Juris Doctorate 1967
  • U.C.L.A. – A.B. (Political Science) 1964
  • U.C.L.A. Extension, Certificate in Archaeology (earned with distinction) 2009


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