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Eric G. Fernandez, Of Counsel with Lowenthal since 2019, has more than 10 years of combined experience working in real estate and litigation.
A licensed real estate attorney and broker, Eric draws from extensive litigation background to provide strategic and aggressive advocacy for his real estate clients. Concentrating in the areas of real estate and litigation, Eric represents clients in unlawful detainer matters, both commercial and residential, partition actions, quiet title and co-ownership disputes, fraud, and other real estate related matters. Eric also serves as outside general counsel to property management firms in our area.
Eric received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Prior to receiving his law degree, Eric obtained dual B.A. degrees from St. Mary’s College of California with honors. Prior to joining Lowenthal APC in 2019, Eric was a shareholder at a real estate firm specializing in the representation of financial institutions, lenders, and investors. At his previous firm, Eric litigated numerous unlawful detainer matters and has extensive trial experience in these cases. Eric’s experience was not limited to litigation as he was also the firm’s lead transaction attorney. As a transaction attorney, Eric has negotiated million-dollar real estate transactions, business-purchase transactions, and general real estate contracts such Deeds of Trust, Easements, and Assignments.
Eric’s respected approach to litigation comes from his vast experience as a Senior Trial Paralegal for several AM100 Law Firms where he worked closely with some of the nation’s top attorneys. For example, as a trial paralegal with the firm of Heller Ehrman White, and McAuliffe, Eric was selected to be part of the trial team that handled the defense of the then largest civil antitrust class action in United States history for Visa U.S.A., Inc., In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation. By gaining invaluable experience at these top Law Firms, Eric is able to provide “Big Firm” representation, but “Small Firm” customer service.
During law school, Eric gained substantial courtroom experience by completing internships as a Certified Law Student with Sacramento Child Advocacy, the Sacramento Crime Victims’ Clinic, and the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office where he argued numerous civil and criminal motions. Eric was also selected to work directly with the Yolo County District Attorney, Jeff W. Reisig, on a highly publicized capital murder case involving a California Highway Patrol Officer, People v. Volarvich et al.
Immediately after graduating, Eric was employed as a Law Clerk with the State Attorney General’s office to assist trial counsel, Bingham McCutchen, in the successful defense against a coalition of Northern California Water purveyors involving the proceeds of the sale of hydroelectric power generated by the State Water Project.
Eric has appeared as a guest speaker on panels for the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers, Sacramento Bar Association Real Estate Section, and at the LPS/AMS Annual Conferences. Eric has also been published in an appellate opinion which was cited as one of California’s 10 most significant real property cases of 2012.
In addition to being a seasoned litigator, Eric is also a licensed real estate broker and realtor. Eric is also an adjunct instructor at MTI College’s ABA accredited paralegal program where Eric teaches Contract Law and Advanced Legal Research and Writing. In his spare time, Eric enjoys coaching his kids’ soccer and little league team, and enjoying the beautiful outdoor lifestyle that Northern California has to offer.
To learn more about Eric’s practice and the services offered by our firm, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always accepting new clients and look forward to discussing our unique, highly-personalized brand of services with you.