For more than 30 years, I have practiced law with an emphasis on litigation and appeal of disputes involving civil law matters.Contact
Since the creation of Mr. Vara’s firm in 1993, Lynn has been the firm’s Paralegal. Lynn has a thorough knowledge of civil litigation, corporate, real estate, estate planning, and probate.Contact
Several years ago, an unreasonable lawsuit was filed against me and my family. I hired Mr. Gilbert Vara, Jr. to represent my case, and that decision is one of the most important ones I have made in my life. Mr. Vara and his very capable Legal Assistant, Krystin Pechacek, treated me in the most professionally proficient manner, handling matters on time and always corresponding with me, while maintaining a friendly and approachable relationship.
Then, when the time came to take the deposition of the person who filed the lawsuit, Mr. Vara questioned her with dignity and professionalism. I was impressed by this man who I would definitely call a Gentleman. I’m happy to say that Mr. Vara won this lawsuit for me. Therefore, I would highly recommend the law firm of Gilbert Vara to anyone, and should the need arise, I will call him again.
When dealing with legal matters such as divorce, my expectations were to keep it as simple and as stress-free as possible. Gilbert Vara certainly made that happen. Gilbert sat with me upfront and went through the details of my situation in order to fully understand my needs as well as what I should expect from him.
He took time to discuss my case, and also took time to understand me personally. Gilbert was very clear in laying out a plan for my benefit, how the matter will proceed and finally come to a close. I was able to talk through anything I did not understand and he and his staff were very helpful keeping me updated with the progress of my case. Finally, the case came to a close as simply as possible and without surprises.
When a property owner falls behind on their taxes, it’s customary for local government to seize the property and sell it off to satisfy the debt. In most states, the local government keeps only the proceeds necessary to satisfy the debt and cover administrative fees, then returns any excess proceeds to the property owner. In a dozen states, however, governments can keep the entire sale price. It’s a windfall for the government and unfair to the homeowner who built up equity. Critics call it “home equity theft.” It’s not hard to see how the practice can lead to abuse. In…..
Assert your property rights, or lose them. That’s the takeaway from a recent decision from the California Court of Appeal. In the case of Johnson v. Little Rock Ranch, LLC, the appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that ordered a property owner to sell a portion of their land to an encroaching neighbor. The case illustrates the broad discretion courts have in determining how to resolve encroachment disputes and highlights the importance of maintaining and protecting one’s property boundaries. The California case centered around two adjoining parcels of land, a 677-acre northern parcel and a 210-acre southern parcel owned…..
Would-be homebuyers are still allowed to write personal letters to home sellers in Oregon. That’s after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against a law that bans them. In 2021, Oregon became the first state in the nation to ban homebuyers from writing so-called “love letters” to sellers as a way of improving their chances of being selected to buy a house. HB 2550 prohibited letters, photographs, and any written communication outside “customary documents.” Supporters of the law say that personal letters fuel housing discrimination because they can reveal a buyer’s race, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected class……