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The Law Office of Susan D. Stein is located in Santa Ana, California. Ms. Stein represents clients with their estate planning and in litigation, mediation, and arbitration concerning real estate and business law matters, probate and trust disputes, and personal injury cases throughout Southern California.

Contact a Santa Ana, California, attorney online or call us at 714-795-2685 or toll-free 877-350-5958 to schedule a consultation.

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law

Ms. Stein represents buyers and sellers, businesses and individuals, and property management firms in all types of commercial and residential real estate matters, including:

  • Real estate litigation
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts, including leases and deeds
  • Purchase and sale disputes
  • Broker/agent disputes
  • Partition actions
  • Easement and title disputes
  • Landlord/tenant and lease disputes and unlawful detainer litigation
  • Debt restructuring and foreclosure avoidance
  • Property tax issues
  • Property management

Ms. Stein holds a California real estate broker’s license, helping her to understand the complex issues in real estate matters.

Business Law and Litigation

Ms. Stein delivers comprehensive business and commercial legal services, including:

  • The representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Unfair competition and trade secret matters
  • Corporate transactions, including structure and formation of entities, joint ventures and partnerships

Ms. Stein also provides legal assistance to any size business clients with every aspect of his or her business.

Personal Injury Claims

Ms. Stein helps clients who have been injured, either as a result of a motor vehicle accident or by any other type of negligence of another, to get their lives back on track and compensation for their injuries. Personal injuries not only cause physical pain but often also emotional and financial hardship through loss of work, medical bills, and the stress placed upon family members and loved ones.

When an accident happens, one’s life is sometimes forever changed, and the effects can linger for a lifetime. Susan Stein is an aggressive and skilled attorney who is not afraid to fight for the monetary settlement and peace of mind that her clients deserve.

Estate Planning

Susan Stein provides for all aspects of estate planning, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney. She can also represent you in trust and probate litigation.

Ms. Stein assists clients in planning for a sound financial future while getting their current affairs in order, providing that intangible yet important peace of mind.

Debt Negotiation and Collections

Debt problems are increasingly common in today’s economy. Even the most responsible of individuals can run into financial troubles and end up in overwhelming debt due to unforeseeable circumstances. If a client is facing creditor harassment and accumulating debt, Susan D. Stein can assist in negotiations with creditors. She also represents creditors in debt collection and enforcement of judgments.

With California’s increased rate of foreclosures comes a need for creative problem-solving, whether that means negotiating a loan modification or deed in lieu foreclosure, or some other acceptable and reasonable solution.

Ms. Stein understands the variety of options available to her clients for getting information and actions to avoid losing one’s home.

Contracts and Contract Disputes

Contract disputes include debt and collection matters, such as default on a promissory note or a customer’s failure to pay for services or products. Disputes can also arise over breach of real estate contracts (e.g., for monetary damages arising from a purchase and sale of property or a suit for specific performance to force the performance of the contract; residential or commercial leases), and for breach of any other type of contract where someone is entitled to compensation for monetary damages.

Ms. Stein represents both the injured or wronged party (or parties) and can defend those being sued for breach of contract.

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Ms. Stein represents both tenants and landlords in eviction (“unlawful detainer”) actions and in all other types of breach of lease litigation. While a residential eviction is, typically, straightforward, the law is very precise in this area, and every “i” must be dotted and every “t” crossed.

She will always attempt, when feasible, to resolve the dispute through negotiations. It is not uncommon for Ms. Stein to work out a resolution between her client and the other party, which saves the client attorney’s fees and also helps reduce the stress and aggravation of protracted litigation.


Mediation can often be an effective and cost-saving alternative to litigation that can also reduce the time and risk, which accompanies litigation. Susan D. Stein is a certified mediator who can oversee your dispute or represent you in mediation proceedings to resolve any legal dispute – from a breach of contract to a personal injury claim.

For a consultation, call 714-795-2685 or toll-free 877-350-5958 or contact an Orange County business law lawyer by e-mail.