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Howard L. Pearlman

Howard L. Pearlman

Real Estate Attorney and Broker

P.O. Box 71
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone: (510) 540-5207 Fax: (866) 235-0884 Email:


Unique expertise derived from 30+ years as a real estate attorney and 20+ years as an active real estate broker. Areas of expertise include all aspects of real estate transactions, real estate contracts, seller and agent disclosure obligations, buyer due diligence, agency relationships, fiduciary duties, broker and attorney standards of care, and non-disclosure/fraud claims.


J.D.; Attorney (CA); RE Broker (CA).

Formal Education

J.D., cum laude, UC Hastings College of the Law, 1986; B.A., Reed College, 1980.

Registration and Licenses

California Licensed Attorney (1986) & Real Estate Broker (1988).

Previous/Current Position

Attorney/Shareholder, Bartko Zankel Tarrant & Miller (1988-2012). 24 years litigating a wide range of real estate, environmental, and construction disputes.


Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated (Preeminent); Northern California "Super Lawyer" (2018, 2019, 2020).

Prof. Affiliations

American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators; State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section; Bar Association of San Francisco; California Association of Realtors; Contra Costa Association of Realtors.


Author, "Residential Purchase and Sale Transactions," in CEB's CALIFORNIA REAL PROPERTY SALES TRANSACTIONS; Author, "Sale of Residence," in CEB's CALIFORNIA BASIC PRACTICE HANDBOOK; Author, "Hazardous Materials," in CEB's GROUND LEASE PRACTICE.