Experienced Real Estate And Business Attorney

Michael J. Simkin

Michael J. Simkin

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law


Michael Simkin is a litigator and managing partner of Simkin & Associates, Inc. Mr. Simkin is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and the District of Columbia. His practice focuses on real estate and business law and immigration law for Canadians who want to live or work in the U.S. Simkin & Associates, Inc. prosecutes and defends breach of contract, fraud, negligence, misrepresentation and many other types of cases. Typical cases involve property owners, construction, neighbor disputes, businesses, trustees, and realtors concerning purchase and sale agreements, leases, contracts, and all other matters of residential and commercial property and business disputes. The firm also handles employment, probate and trust litigation. 

Michael Simkin prides himself in guiding clients through the legal maze as if he were a member of your family or a personal friend. Mr. Simkin represents clients from beginning to end including jury trials, appeals, and collection of money judgments. Mr. Simkin provides his clients with creative solutions, personal attention and cost-effective services. 

Mr. Simkin has appeared on Fox TV in Los Angeles discussing legal issues involving homeowners and mortgages and has been a speaker for the Continuing Education of the State Bar of California at the annual CEB Real Property Conference in Monterey, CA and the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section Executive Committee. He has also produced many webinars for the California Lawyers Association Real Property Section.


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1989
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: History

Bar Admission

  • California, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • New York, 1998

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member, 1998 to Present
  • California Lawyer’s Association, Real Property Law Section Executive Committee, Executive Committee Member, 2020 to Present
  • Ontario Bar Association, 2023 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Attorney

Published Works

  • Enforcement of Foreign Marital Judgments, Enforcement of Foreign Marital Judgments, Summer, 1988
  • The New 2020 Landlord-Tenant and Statewide Residential Rent Control and Eviction Laws, State Bar of California -- Real Property Journal, 1, 2020

Representative Cases

  • Dromy v. Lukovsky, 219 Cal.App.4th 278, 2013, Court of Appeal, B242952


  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal Prinzmetal Legal Writing Award

Classes & Seminars

  • Real Estate CLE, California State Bar Real Property Section