Partner Attorney Stuart R. Simone is a “triple-threat” litigator, equally comfortable in California State Unlimited Civil Court, Unlawful Detainer Limited Court, and Federal Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Simone understands that each court system has its own idiosyncrasies requiring a tailored approach. This wide range of courtroom experience is very helpful in Mr. Simone’s chosen area of expertise, Real Estate Law, as all three court systems can come into play for a single client. For example, a Foreclosure Defense client might come into the office defending an eviction case in Unlawful Detainer court, and Mr. Simone might file an lawsuit against the mortgage lender in unlimited civil court, stop the Unlawful Detainer case with a Motion to Consolidate, negotiate to unwind the sale, and ultimately solve the client’s default with a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. As you can see, Stuart Simone has the unique legal knowledge and experience to advise new and retained clients of all their possible legal options and strategies.
Moreover, Stuart Simone is also a real estate investor with knowledge of many strategies to avoid foreclosure or sell a property quickly by non-conventional methods, including Short Sales (a conventional strategy) and Subject-To sales transactions (a cutting-edge strategy that not only avoids foreclosure but builds the defaulting homeowner’s credit.) These strategies are used for clients who wish to sell the property quickly and easily, or as a last resort for those in foreclosure who have no options to keep their home but still want to avoid foreclosure. These unconventional sales strategies can also simplify matters for probate administrators, or anybody who wants to quickly and easily sell their property “as is” without the time and expense of the traditional method of listing with a Realtor. As a result of his goal of providing a “homeowner’s one-stop legal shop,” Stuart Simone also drafts Wills and Trusts to provide Estate Planning and/or Asset Protection for our clients. Stuart Simone generously shares his knowledge with numerous blogs and public speaking engagements at Real Estate Offices and Senior Living Facilities.
Before co-founding Gomez & Simone, Stuart Simone represented property owners, landlords and tenants in three other law firms. He received his undergraduate degree, a BA in English, from UCLA, and worked as a journalist, publicist, music editor, engineer/producer and record company paralegal before graduating from Southwestern Law School in 2009. At Southwestern, Mr. Simone earned two CALI awards, given to the student with the highest grade in the class. When not working to keep clients in their homes, Stuart Simone enjoys writing and playing music with an active lifestyle including snowboarding and volleyball.
Education: UCLA, Bachelor of Arts (English)
Law School: Southwestern Law School, J.D.
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