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San Mateo Real Estate Lawyers

Our law firm, centrally located on the Peninsula, provides comprehensive legal services in the areas of real estate, construction, estate planning and business.

Established in 1985, Allen, Baker & Stephan, PC, has a legal team of experienced attorneys handling complicated transactional and litigation matters in the areas of real estate, construction and business. Our firm’s construction experience includes more than eight years with a Fortune 500 engineering and construction company, in both an engineering and legal capacity. Shareholders Grant Baker and Assaad Stephan also bring additional experience in the areas of construction, homeowners association, corporate, and estate planning and probate law. Mr. Baker and Mr. Stephan take a team approach to achieving each client’s goals and objectives. In addition, the firm has received an AV rating, which is the highest rating possible by Martindale Hubbell.

For your legal needs, turn to the Bay Area real estate attorneys at our firm centrally located in San Mateo. Contact us online to schedule your consultation.

The firm’s San Mateo real estate, construction, corporate, and estate planning and probate attorneys possess sophisticated experience handling a wide range of matters for Fortune 500 companies, real estate investment groups, homeowners associations, developers, real estate agents and brokers, design professionals, contractors, architects and individuals. Our practice includes:

  • Litigation and trial
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Early settlement conferences
  • Neutral evaluations
  • Contract drafting and negotiating
  • Transactional issues
  • Business litigation and trial
  • Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Corporate formation/planning

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling complex litigation issues. We utilize procedures and the legal system economically, to ensure our clients receive cost-effective advocacy. We understand the substantial financial obligations attached to litigation. We always consider our clients’ best interests.

We conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis for each case to determine whether clients may receive an appropriate outcome in relation to their time spent, energy and expenses. Our goal is to eliminate our clients’ pressure and stress in an economical manner to maximize possible rewards at the end of their matter.

Call today at 650-347-5000 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Grant H. Baker

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2005


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 2004
  • University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Social Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • California Bar Association, Member, 2005 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2004 to 2012
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member, 2011 to Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Chair, Real Estate Section - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Co-Chair, Real Estate Section, 2013 to 2014

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • French

Attorney Assaad Michel Stephan

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2006


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D.
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M. in Taxation
  • University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • B.S.
    • Major: Business Management

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Bay Area Chapter of the World Lebanese Cultural Union, Board Member

Languages Spoken:

  • Arabic
  • French

Attorney Michael B. Allen - In Memoriam

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1980
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980


  • San Mateo Law School, San Mateo, California, 1978
    • J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1972
    • B.S.
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

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