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Real Estate Start-Ups

Starting and running a real estate brokerage involves unique licensing and compliance issues, which makes it much different than a traditional business start-up. Attorney-Broker Justin Lowenthal has extensive experience in broker and agent law, and a strong background in business formation and real estate transactions, making him uniquely suited for representing brokers in these business ventures.

We represent real estate brokerages in the critical startup phase, and offer ongoing compliance counsel and litigation services. With our office in Davis,  we represent brokerages, real estate agents and other real estate professionals in Yolo County, Solano County, Sacramento County, and statewide throughout California. For more information, call our office today at (530) 231-4949.

We offer savvy and effective counsel for choosing the appropriate entity for your business and facilitating the licensing process.


    Our comprehensive services cover all the details to get you up and running and protect your company from avoidable problems down the road:

    • Complete the purchase of an existing brokerage

    • Incorporate your business entity and draft the organizational and shareholder agreements

    • Register your business entity and name

    • Negotiate or review franchise agreements

    • Prepare the numerous licensing forms and certifications

    • Provide custom forms and policies to supplement C.A.R. standardized forms

    • Ongoing compliance counsel to keep you out of trouble 


    Attorney-Broker Justin Lowenthal has been active in real estate broker law for over 6 years. We have diligently represented REALTORS® and brokerage firms throughout Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties. As Managing Broker & CEO of Lowenthal Realty Co. in Davis, Justin's connection with the real estate industry allow us to stay in front of the curve of new laws, practices and ideas.

    Lowenthal will work with you directly (or through your local counsel) to get your new brokerage formed and licensed while you concentrate on putting your business model into action. We offer both flat fee and hourly rate options to give you control of your start-up costs.