ABOUT ERIC T. HARTNETT

KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HONEST

KNOWLEDGE-DRIVEN EXPERIENCE

Eric Hartnett is a former partner at a preeminent real estate firm in Silicon Valley and has garnered a considerable wealth of experience by working his entire career at small and medium-sized firms.  He has represented a wide array of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government entities to individuals and small businesses.  Eric’s skills and expertise have been recognized through his repeated receipt of Super Lawyers’s Northern California Rising Star award, a recognition that is reserved for the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.  This recognition is limited to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in California.

REAL ESTATE LAW

The primary focus of Eric’s practice is disputes concerning the duties of real estate fiduciaries, real estate purchase and sale transactions, mechanic’s liens, construction defects, escrow matters, partition, fraud, slander of title, adverse possession claims, secured real property transactions, easements, property line locations, partnership rights, appraisals, commercial leases, title insurance, breaches of contract, and homeowners associations.  While representing clients in these areas and others, Eric always strives to efficiently achieve the best results for his clients and, in the process, continues to have numerous successes.

LITIGATION

In addition to his real estate knowledge, Eric is an experienced litigator.  He has handled matters through all stages of litigation (i.e. from initial client consultation through trial and judgment collection).  While the majority of his cases have been venued in the Bay Area (e.g. Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, etc.), he has represented clients in matters throughout California, including Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

TRANSACTIONS

While Eric is primarily a litigator, he handles transactional work as well.  Eric has assisted clients with a variety of transactional needs.  He has assisted with commercial leases, property management agreements, and For Sale By Owner real estates sales.

ERIC T. HARTNETT

SUNNYVALE REAL ESTATE LAWYER | ATTORNEY AT LAW

CREDENTIALS

BAR ADMISSIONS

California, 2004
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2004
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2007
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013

EDUCATION

Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
J.D. – 2004

University of California, Berkeley, California
B.A. – 2000

HONORS AND AWARDS

Northern California Super Lawyer – Rising Star, 2013-2016

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

California State Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section, Member, 2010 – Present
San Mateo County Association of Realtors®, Affiliate Member, 2011 – Present
Silicon Valley Association of Realtors®, Affiliate Member, 2011 – 2013

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Eric regularly presents and offers his insight to professionals in the real estate community on a variety of topics affecting real property. Below is a list some of those presentations.

2016 PRESENTATIONS

FAREPA – San Francisco Peninsula Chapter
Poor Man’s Trust – Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds

FAREPA – San Francisco Peninsula Chapter
Understanding Easements and Their Impact on a Transaction

SAMCAR – Redwood City and South San Francisco Tour Meetings
The Good Faith Deposit – What Happens When the Deal Goes South

Numerous Audiences
Real Estate Law Update – 2016

2015 PRESENTATIONS

SAMCAR – San Mateo Tour Meeting
The Good Faith Deposit – What Happens When the Deal Goes South

Multiple Locations
Real Estate Law Update – 2015

OTHER NOTABLE PRESENTATIONS

SAMCAR – Southern District Tour Meeting
The Reality of Buyers Potentially Suing Appraisers

SAMCAR – Southern District Tour Meeting
Short Sales – What Buyers and Sellers Must Know

SAMCAR – Redwood City Tour Meeting
“The As-Is Provision – Gold or Snowball?”

SAMCAR – San Mateo and Redwood City Tour Meetings
Your Realtor did what? No-no’s your defense counsel never want to hear

SILVAR – Menlo Park District Meeting
Realtors Behaving Badly. Actions that make defense counsel cringe.

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