Testimonials

  • I am using Andy BAKER and [his recommended draftsman] to help me get permits for an unpermitted condo which is attached to my house. I had been receiving threatening letters from an inspector at [a] Los Angeles [city agency]. I met with the inspector who reminded me of very substantial penalties….

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  • Andy wrote two letters to the city of Tustin for me. In the first one, he asked for clarification of city laws so I could pursue a garage conversion to an ADU. In the second letter, Andy specified the city ordinance [TCC 9220] and why the state law (Cal. Government Code section 65852.2) and its t…

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  • I have used Andy Baker’s services twice, once in San Clemente and once in Santa Ana. Each city would not let me go forward with building plans they said violated one of their laws. Andy’s best idea was to focus an argument on mainly two of the strongest angles. One, displaying faults in the oppos…

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  • Andy, thank you.  You’re the best lawyer on the planet.   I appreciate everything you did for me including all the discounts you gave me; you saved me money.  Other lawyers would have run up the tab. Not you.  Thank you.

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  • “When I was first cited for having illegal construction, I didn’t know what to do.  Fortunately, I was referred to Andy Baker. Andy is very knowledgeable, helpful, and I have enjoyed working with him.  I realize that in LA, you really need a good real estate attorney, and that describes Andy Baker.”

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  • “[Andy] provided personalized attention to all matter of concern to us in removing my property from the [LA Housing Department’s Rent Escrow Account Program] REAP.  I want to thank you again for your excellent job.  I am sure this was not possible without you."

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  • When I was first cited for having an illegally constructed unit, I was very confused as what I needed to do. Andy was very helpful in dealing with the city and helping me navigate through all the red tape. Andy is insightful, sharp and easy to work with.

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  • I find Andy Baker to be honest, ethical, and knowledgeable – a rare find.

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  • “I have relied on Andy Baker for legal advice, mostly on real estate matters. He returns phone calls promptly, which can’t be said about very many lawyers!   I have referred friends to Andy who have also been very happy with his services. I highly recommend him.”

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  • Andy provided detailed and personalized attention to our legal matter. With his legal advice and opinion he was able to turn our city government into retracting their initial order to demolish an accessory structure on our property.. We had gotten nowhere in 6 months. It only took Mr. Baker 2 wee…

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  • Andy handled a construction defect problem for me, avoiding litigation by skillfully negotiating a settlement. He explained all the details to my wife and I, greatly easing our stress. Andy wisely included a liquidated damages clause, and we collected damages that exceeded the actual cost of the …

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  • Andy provided me with all the legal information to get my guest house in full compliance with Building & Safety [and] legal issues will be avoided in the future. He also helped me evict a problem tenant from a guest house. He handed the distribution of relocation assistance funds through his …

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  • I have hired Andy Baker twice to help me concerning my Accessory Building. I am happy to report that I now have a legal ADU [Accessory Dwelling Unit] because of Andy’s help! Very pleased. Will use his services again for the lease agreement now that the legal process is completed. I highly recomme…

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  • “The most helpful idea I got from Andy Baker was to only deal with the City Attorney’s office and NOT the unorganized city departments.  Using his level of sophistication Andy immediately elevated our discussions with intelligent individuals handling the outcome."

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  • “I have been working in real estate for over 30 years, and have been relying on Andy Baker’s advice for half that time.  He is very thorough, responds quickly, and keeps my stress down!”

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  • After receiving a letter from the Housing Dept, I was in a panic! i envisioned all the worst scenarios. Andy quickly calmed me down and together we worked out solutions. He was so knowledgeable and calm, he was just a pleasure to work with. My experience with Andy was excellent.

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