Formerly with a large law firm, attorney Jason Klawitter created this firm as part of his ongoing commitment to address the legal and business objectives of his clients. Mr. Klawitter believes that attorneys in real estate and business law are far too often roadblocks and deal-breakers instead of the creative and practical problem-solvers that they claim to be. Klawitter effectively and ethically advocate his client's positions and rights while keeping their ultimate goals in mind.
Mr. Klawitter has extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants in drafting, reviewing and negotiating office, industrial and retail leases, subleases, assignments and work letter agreements. He has a special sensitivity to the needs of high technology tenants and emerging growth companies, including arrangements for telecommunication equipment, uninterruptible power sources, HVAC and clean room construction. Clients have ranged from small business tenants to blue-chip corporations and small landlords to several of the premier REITs and privately held companies in the industry.
Klawitter has also recently represented clients in the acquisition, disposition and management of commercial, industrial, hotel, retail, mixed-use, agricultural and residential-income properties, as well as representing select clients in high-end residential transactions. Services have included negotiating and drafting purchase, sale-lease back, lease option, equity share and development agreements; advising clients on environmental and zoning issues; and resolving complex title and escrow issues. Again, clients have ranged from wealthy individuals and real estate speculators to large publicly traded corporations.
In the courtroom, Mr. Klawitter has successfully represented clients in disputes involving specific performance of contracts, contentious quiet title actions involving easements and lot-line disputes, commercial lease disputes, partition actions, non-disclosure of property defects, broker/agent fraud, breach of contract, judicial foreclosure actions, and other complex agricultural, business, construction, employment, environmental and real property litigation. Klawitter has also effectively used alternative dispute resolution techniques, including mediation and arbitration, to resolve disputes for his clients.
Mr. Klawitter graduated Cum Laude from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Government. During his time at Claremont, he also studied in Washington D.C. and worked in the U.S. House of Representatives. Klawitter subsequently received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law where he served two terms as president of the legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta and interned as a trial certified law clerk with the Office of the District Attorney of Santa Clara County. Klawitter also studied international law at Oxford University, Magdalen College.
Mr. Klawitter is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Santa Clara County Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Klawitter is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and is active in the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Klawitter is presently serving a third term as the Chairman of the Real Property Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
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