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Rhona S. Kauffman

Attorney

Experience

Rhona S. Kauffman has been practicing law for over 25 years representing individuals and businesses in Southern California. She is just as passionate today as when she began her legal career in 1994. Ms. Kauffman’s experience and concentrations include all aspects of court litigation in the areas of Real Estate, Corporate, Contracts, Partnerships, Business and Individual Disputes as well as Homeowner Association Disputes. Ms. Kauffman also handles the preparation of all transactional agreements for Purchase and Sale of residential and commercial properties through close of escrow; all Business Agreements; Asset Sale Agreements, Contracts, Commercial and Residential Leases, and Ground Leases; as well as all Estate Planning including the creation of Revocable Living Trusts and Wills through Distribution to Beneficiaries.

Industry Recognition 

  • Top Lawyer Award | Palm Springs Life Magazine | Every year from 2014 through 2021
  • The Infamous Bird Award | Desert Bar Association | 2005
  • AVVO Attorney Recognition- Superb Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell, Client Champion Gold Distinction

Areas of Concentration

  • Civil Litigation
  • All Aspects of Real Estate Litigation including Quiet Title, Partition, Boundary Disputes, Easements, and Failure to Disclose in Purchase and Sales
  • Contractor and Sub-Contractor Disputes
  • Homeowner Association Disputes 
  • Business Law and Partnership Disputes pertaining to Individuals and/or Businesses
  • Contract Disputes with Individuals and/or Businesses
  • Preparation of all transactional documents associated with Real Estate; Businesses; Partnerships; and Purchase and Sales of Residential and Commercial Properties
  • Preparation of all Estate Planning documents including Revocable Living Trusts and Wills

High Profile Cases

  • Originally from Los Angeles, Ms. Kauffman was involved in the high profile successful civil wrongful death action in 1994 representing Fred Goldman against O.J. Simpson as well as the infamous Hot Air Balloon Litigation in the Coachella Valley in 2011.

Professional Memberships

  • California State Bar Association;
  • Desert Bar Association;
  • San Diego Bar Association;
  • American Bar Association;
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Past Member, American Inns of Court Palm Desert, The Warren Slaughter Richard Roemer American Inns of Court 

Past Board Member:

  • American Inns of Court, The Hon. Joseph B. Campbell American Inn of Court
  • Board of Directors, Desert Symphony Orchestra;
  • Board of Directors, Indian Wells Chamber of Commerce.

Bar Admittance

  • State Bar of California, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California 1994
  • California Supreme Court 1994

Education

  • University of California, Santa Barbara; Law & Society, BA, 1984;
  • Whittier College, School of Law, Jurist Doctorate, 1994

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