Law Offices of Michael A. Villa

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Your Attorney In Northern Sonoma County
Real Estate Law
Business Law
Trust & Estate Law

Serving clients in Sonoma, Mendocino & Lake Counties


Large House, Real Estate & Mediation | Geyserville, CA

A Real Estate Attorney You Can Count On

Mr. Villa is among the most knowledgeable and experienced local attorneys in the following areas of real estate law:

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Easements
  • Nuisance & Trespass
  • Road Maintenance Agreements
  • Well Agreements
  • Purchase & Sales Agreements
  • Commercial Leases

He frequently works with individuals and their realtors when a property is listed for sale to prepare an easement for primary or secondary roadway access or water from a shared well. After closely interfacing with all concerned, including surveyors, he will draft and finalize the easement during escrow so that is may get recorded at the time of closing.

He is an extremely capable advocate for clients having problems with an adjoining property owner over an existing easement, an encroachment, a nuisance or trespass.  In most instances, disputes of this nature can be resolved informally.  If not, then Mr. Villa’s clients can count on his decades of experience as a litigator to vindicate their interests in court.

He also prepares carefully drawn sales agreements for commercial and residential properties sold “by owner” as well as commercial leases.

Business Law Services and Support

Mr. Villa provides a broad range of business law services and support in the following areas:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Sale or Dissolution of a Business
  • Secured Transactions
  • Service Agreements
  • Commercial Leases
  • Drafting Services


He will draft the necessary documents, including but not limited to the purchase agreement, security agreement, promissory note and needed UCC-1 filings, for the purchase or sale of a business.  He also drafts commercial leases and service contract templates of all types for a wide variety of businesses so that the owners thereof may have clear, comprehensive, well written agreements for use in the operation of their particular business or trade.

When a client is involved in a contract dispute or dispute involving the interpretation or enforcement of provisions within a commercial lease, Mr. Villa will very capably and aggressively advance their interests and get the matter satisfactorily resolved, informally if possible and in court if necessary.

Trust & Estate Law

Mr. Villa helps trustees, administrators and beneficiaries alike when a problem arises during the administration of a decedent’s estate.  The problem, which does not always involve pending litigation, may be the validity or interpretation of a trust or will or an amendment thereto, a disgruntled beneficiary or heir of the deceased, distributions or some other aspect of the administration.  Mr. Villa assists his clients by ensuring that all applicable laws, procedures and testamentary provisions are complied with and carried out and by helping to restore calm to, and his clients' confidence in, a process that is often confusing and stressful for them as they navigate their way through it.