“Deep knowledge of legal issues affecting the real estate industry, extensive trial experience, and integrity– Steve Spile brings all of these to bear when defending and counseling REALTOR® clients. The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is proud to have Steve as a member of its esteemed Strategic Defense Panel and to recommend him to C.A.R.’s membership, as well as to insurance carriers that associate with C.A.R.”– Debra Ferrier Staff VP and Assistant General Counsel California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.)
“As a California real estate attorney, I have known and worked collaboratively with Steve Spile and his law firm for over 10 years and know him to be one of the most accomplished real estate practitioners and litigators in the state. Having worked with Steve on various committees at the California Association of Realtors including the Legal Affairs Forum and the Strategic Defense Committee, I find him to be a person of high integrity and ability. Steve always takes a common sense approach to problems whether working in the interest of a client, or working to improve the legal profession and real estate industry.”– Bill Jansen, President Broker Risk Management
“Real Estate 101: Don’t assume – Put it in writing & Disclose EVERYTHING. Be sure that the client has been fully informed about all aspects of the quest and agrees with the plan of action to market their home or, in the case of buyers, to make the most emotional and expensive decision of their life. Stay in touch with the client and always make sure that the client is in agreement with mid-course corrections necessary to achieve the goal.
These same principles apply to a brokerage’s attorneys and that is why for 19 years, the firm of Spile, Leff & Goor has been the ‘Go-To’ firm for Shorewood Realtors, Inc. They’ve never let us down and we know that in them, we have the very best watching our back and fighting like hell to keep us in business. As one of the top real estate firms in the USA, we may appear to be a slow-moving target for aggressive plaintiff attorneys, but they quickly learn why a top brokerage is represented by the top law firm.”– Michael “Mike” J. Collins, VP & GM Shorewood Realtors, Inc.
“The lawyers at Spile, Leff & Goor are an important part of our real estate team. It isn’t just that they are smart and get great results, I could say that about a lot of lawyers. Steve and Rick exceed expectations by being very responsive and always having our best interests at heart. They respond quickly to our questions and offer practical, easy-to-follow advice. They understand our industry and our agents, and they help us make things happen. I always know that Steve and Rick will be there for us when we need them.”– Mona L. Rose Vice President/ General Counsel Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living
“I have had the great privilege of referring my Clients for many years to the Law Offices of Spile, Leff & Goor. I know of no other law firm that is quite as capable and successful in broker defense litigation than this firm”– Vince MacIsaac, Esq.
“I have been working with Spile, Leff & Goor for almost 5 years. They are quick to respond and efficient in their work product. They are especially knowledgeable in broker defense law and are always working hard to find the best outcome for their client.”– Holly M. Thomas RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
“I have been working with Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP proudly since the mid 90s. They are amazing to say the least. Their knowledge and follow-ups are impeccable. They care and they deliver. Owning four RE/MAX franchises and an escrow company, I could not ask for a better partner to genuinely protect us than Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP. Simply, they are the best!”– Mathew Matti CRS, CRB, SRES, CDPE, CLHMS, ABR RE/MAX Tri City Realty
“Staying on top of every issue and understanding the law is essential to a Realtor’s success. Experience and Expertise with a total commitment to Excellence and Integrity while offering Exceptional service are qualities we look for in representation. As a past president of the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, I can say with certainty that the attorneys at Spile, Leff & Goor have the knowhow and foresight to make every Realtor successful!”– Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli GRI, CRS, CREA President, Broker – DRE # 00559382
STYLE REALTY, Inc. CAR Director for Life
CAR V/Chair Assoc. Presidents 2011
CAR Legislative Chair 2010
CAR Housing Affordability Chair 2008
NAR Meetings & Conference Chair 2011
NAR Communications Chair 2008
“I have been represented by, and worked with, Spile, Leff and Goor for over 25 years, and there is a reason I still do… It is Steve Spile, Andy Leff, Rick Goor and the rest of the attorneys and staff at this firm. These gentlemen, along with the rest of their firm, are very professional; know the law; and on top of it all, they give back to the community and the Real Estate industry! I have provided my services as an Expert Witness in Real Estate lawsuits and have had the opportunity to see their work, knowledge and professionalism first hand. There is no one you want on ‘your team’ more than one of these attorneys!”– Tom Carnahan, GRI, CRS, CDRA President/Owner
Carnahan & Associates SRAR President, 1988 and 2003
“As a CEO and as an individual, I have relied on this firm’s expertise for almost 20 years. The attorneys at Spile, Leff & Goor are creative advocates who value and practice the art of negotiated compromise. Their advice is thorough and their explanation of options allows wise choices to be made by their clients.
This firm is comprised of kind and responsive lawyers. I know I can trust their legal advice and be assured of their exceptional ethical standards.”– Michele C. Morley, Esquire
“The services our company has received from Spile, Leff and Goor have been superb! The professionalism is by far second to none. This is the most exceptional real estate law office that we have had the pleasure of working with. We have worked with Attorney Andrew Leff for many years and have never had an issue that was not resolved in a timely manner. All e-mails are answered and phone calls are returned, all parties involved in the transaction are kept informed throughout the process. It is great to know we have such excellent and reputable representation for ourselves and our Clients.”– Jennifer K. Veigel Broker/Owner
“We’ve worked with various law firms in the past, never satisfied with their handling of our legal concerns; that is, until we were introduced to the law firm now known as Spile, Leff & Goor. We have been so satisfied with their personal attention, prompt well thought out responses, knowledge of the law, and outstanding results, that our relationship has continued for over fifteen years. In fact, we request them as our counsel of choice with each E&O policy renewal.”– Flo Jordan White House Properties
“I have had the pleasure of knowing all of the principals of the firm for decades. I have worked with each of them in countless legal matters, have engaged the firm to represent my real estate brokerage, and can state that the work product, cooperation and communication have been second to none. I am pleased to have Steve, Floyd, Rick, Andy and this firm in my group of friends and business associates, and I recommend each of them and the firm without any hesitation.”– Ernie Wish Vice President/General Counsel
Ewing & Associates
Sotheby’s International Realty
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your professionalism and understanding in the course of my lawsuit. Never having been involved in anything like this before, I was worried, confused, and scared. Thank you for taking the time to explain everything I needed to know and answer my many, many questions in a direct and easy to comprehend way. I know at times you must have thought me a crazy person with all my questions and amateur attempts at applying the law. But, never once did you make me feel anything but support and understanding. At times you were as much a teacher and counselor to me as you were a lawyer. I needed that and appreciate it very much! I will have no problem recommending you and your firm to friends and family should the circumstances call for your expertise.”– Roderick P Jones IV
“With great pleasure I recommend Spile, Leff & Goor to handle your legal needs for issues regarding Real Estate. Being in the apartment investment and property management business for over 25 years, I have found Rick Goor, and the other members of Spile, Leff & Goor, to be insightful and helpful in many sectors including tenant issues, contract law, analytics and intuition. Best of all, Rick and the members of the firm have the interpersonal skills to resolve matters quickly even when apparent motives go beyond the point of reason. I’m certain Spile, Leff & Goor can handle your Real Estate needs with extraordinary diligence and care. You’ve found one of the sharpest in this field of expertise.”– Bob Tamkin President RIO Company
“The firm of Spile, Leff & Goor has produced excellent results for us in just about every claim assigned to them, either by the insured or Chartis Claims. Their attorneys, particularly Mr. Leff with whom I have worked almost exclusively, combine book smarts with street smart savvy, on which I place a very high value.”– John A. Pezzolanti Claim Analyst – Errors & Omissions Specialty Professional Liability Chartis Financial Lines – Claims
“For over 5 years I have come to rely on the professionalism and diligence of the attorneys at Spile, Leff and Goor. They truly listen to their clients and provide practical and flexible solutions to all my company’s legal needs. The attorneys have the knowledge and expertise of a big firm, yet treat you like a client that really matters to them.”– Howard L. Rappaport President and CEO Infinite Vitality of CA, LLC
“Recently I had the great pleasure of working with Rick Goor of Spile, Leff and Goor.
Rick is a true professional. Throughout our engagement he was always well prepared, communicative, thoughtful in his legal research, inquisitive, and very good at communicating the essence of the proceeding and the options available to the client. Rick negotiated well with opposing counsel, and was a true advocate for the client. I highly recommend Rick without reservation.”– David Rosenthal, MAI, FRICS President and CEO Curtis-Rosenthal, Inc.
“Our company appreciates the law firm of Spile, Leff & Goor, and specifically Attorney Rick Goor’s, attention to detail, ability to proactively manage a case and knowledge of how to push for a positive outcome. Whether it is general liability defense, transactional work, or any other issue that comes our way, we know this firm will produce favorable results.”– Adam Saitman President & CEO COMET ELECTRIC, INC
“Over the last seven years, Spile, Leff & Goor has represented Pritchett-Rapf & Associates in at least 8-10 litigation issues, in addition to several other claim-like issues. We can wholeheartedly say that in over 30 years as brokers in the Malibu area, we have never had such a great working relationship with any other law firm. The attorneys that we work with at Spile, Leff & Goor have always been available, even on very short notice.
They have been extremely professional and easy to work with and are true problem solvers, knowing when to compromise and when to hold firm. Additionally, their close relationship with the California Association of Realtors gives them a “leg up” on others firms as it relates to real estate law, standards of practice, and the ever changing forms.
We look forward to continuing our professional relationship.”– Jack Pritchett and Jim Rapf Pritchett-Rapf Realtors Malibu, California
“You guys are the best, your approach to solving problems is very cost productive and you are on it.”– Joe Alexander President Park Regency Realty
“Thank you so much for a great Risk Management Presentation. It was very informative and as always, you managed to make it fun as well!
We greatly appreciate your years of legal expertise and support, both for the Association, and for our Broker Members.
You are a class act and have provided us with tremendous guidance”– Alexandra Kelly, G.R.I. President, Burbank Association of Realtors
“My experience with Spile, Leff & Goor made my life much easier on me and my family. Attorney Goor explained to me what to expect and how to handle myself during a deposition–be honest and direct. When an issue came about, he was quick and aggressive and knew exactly what to do. We thank him and his firm.”– Irwin Wakcher
“Steve, I highly value your legal expertise and very common sense solutions in the management of this tiny office/retail building. I also appreciate the “plain-spoken/respectful” language used.”
– J M Arroyo