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“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.)


“In over 30 years in the real estate business, and numerous encounters with lawyers, I have never thanked anyone of them verbally, nor by writing a complementary note. With that said, I would like to tell you that I sincerely appreciate your honesty, diligence and care that you have exhibited in your work. I am thankful for you and the few like you who earn their clients respect. I would like to congratulate you on putting the standing of your profession in the best light possible. Now, when and if anyone ask me a bout a Real Estate Attorney, I know who's name and number to give them with your permission. Thank you again.”

~Mohamed Ahmed, Broker, Imperial Realty Inc., Century 21 Imperial Realty President


"I've been working with Steve and his firm Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP since I launched my brokerage in 2010. Steve's firm has defused many situations and I'm glad to state we've avoided litigation since our inception. Steve has not only assisted us with outstanding representation, but is now considered to be a trusted advisor. His team is expeditious, accurate and advisable.

Thanks for everything."

Paul Purunjian
Operating Partner
Keller Williams Realty


“I was just told by another firm that a client of yours was not brought into a case (despite having some potential exposure) mainly because they knew you represented the client and they didn’t want to deal with responding to the vigorous defense they knew you would provide. ”

~Competing Attorney


“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.


“My house closed today thanks to your services which were fantastic.  I am very happy with the outcome and want to thank you!”

~Jonathan Major


“The lawyers at Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP 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


“We just want to thank you once again for helping us achieve our objective with the Deer Ridge Golf Club. . . With your help from April onwards, we are in a much better place now in our daily home life than we have been in our entire first year in our home.  Thank you.”

~Colin and Betty Webber


“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


“I first met Shannon Jones twenty years ago through my service as a State Director for the California Association of Realtors (“C.A.R”) in the broker defense arena. Early on in my nine and one-half year tenure as Director of Risk Management, and later as Vice President of Risk Management, for Pacific Union Real Estate Group, I decided to engage Shannon’s services for our company.

We retained Shannon as outside counsel to assist me with responding to the transactional issues our agents (500 plus) encountered in their listings and sales on a daily basis. Shannon also worked with me to provide semi-annual risk management seminars, legal updates, and agent training.  Moreover, during our eight years, Shannon defended numerous PUREG litigation matters to a beneficial conclusion.  As a strong proponent of mediation and early dispute resolution, Shannon was a leading force in bringing claims to a successful settlement in advance of litigation.
Shannon has always held the best interest of her clients as the ultimate goal in her broker defense activities.  She has developed a reputation of being a fierce defense attorney while maintaining an open mind to a “good” settlement, and maintaining the professional respect of opposing parties and counsel.”

~Vern Hansen, Vice President of Risk Management, Pacific Union Real Estate Group


“I have had the great privilege of referring my Clients for many years to the Law Offices of Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP. I know of no other law firm that is quite as capable and successful in broker defense litigation than this firm.”

Vince MacIsaac, Esq.


“Of utmost importance to me is Shannon’s penchant for working in partnership with her clients. Every aspect of every case is discussed, and a strategy implemented, with the input of the client as opposed to dictating to the client.”


“I have been working with Spile, Leff & Goor, LLP 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
RE/MAX EXECS


“Shannon has the utmost respect of her broker clients as well as their agents, and is approved by virtually every National carrier for E & O defense coverage to California brokers and agent. As evidenced by her select membership on C.A.R’s strategic defense panel of California broker defense attorneys, she is a leader of the elite group of statewide broker defense attorneys in California.”


“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


“Great class.  I am sending some of my agents to future classes!!!”

~John Bennett, ziprealty.com


“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 know how and foresight to make every Realtor successful!”

Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli GRI, CRS, CREA
President, Broker
STYLE REALTY, Inc.
CAR Director for Life
CAR V/Chair Assoc. Presidents 2011
NAR Meetings & Conference Chair 2011
NAR Communications Chair 2008


“Shannon:  I wanted to get back to you regarding my client and his two property issues.  We have resolved one issue as Buyers by just using the fact that we were ready to engage you to resolve the problems.  We are going on record today!  The second issue where my client is being sued has been stepped up by the existing attorney, again because of the “Shannon Jones threat!’  Well, thank you so much.  If we need you, I will get back to you for help and I won’t forget your assistance in this matter.”

~Bill Leone, Alain Pinel Realtors


“I have been represented by, and worked with, Spile, Leff and Goor, LLP 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


“I attended your Risk Management class yesterday.  I truly enjoyed your style of teaching and felt the time spent was very informative.”

~Royce Cablayan


“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, LLP 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, LLP 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
RE/MAX Productions


“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, LLP. 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