Dowling Aaron Incorporated’s Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group represents a wide range of clients, including industrial, commercial, title/escrow companies, agricultural, financial institutions and residential clients. The group’s substantial experience allows for efficient, practical application of the law that is catered to each client’s individual needs. Main areas of practice experience include:

Purchase and Sale of Real Estate

Purchase and sale agreements, non-taxable exchanges, financing, brokerage representation, environmental assessment, joint venture structures, title/escrow claims, eminent domain, foreclosures, and other due diligence items.

Land Use and Development

Subdivision map and entitlement work, CEQA compliance, development agreements, zoning, construction and related professional contracts, water and agricultural matters, Williamson Act withdrawal, CC&Rs, redevelopment matters and environmental issues.


Landlord or tenant representation with respect to the preparation, negotiation and enforcement of leases, leasehold financing and options to purchase.

Title and Escrow Companies

Representation of title and escrow companies and their insureds against all types of claims, including easement disputes, predatory lender claims, negligence, fraud, quiet title actions, mechanic and other property lien disputes (e.g., Equitable Subrogation), bad faith claims, and loan broker fraud.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Practice Group Chair, Christopher A. Brown at the firm’s Fresno office, (559) 432-4500.