Nearly A Century Of Combined Experience Efficient and Effective Strategies to Resolve Transactional Matters and Legal Disputes

Stockton Real Estate Lawyers

Malm Fagundes LLP is a full-service real estate firm representing clients throughout the Central Valley, East Bay and other parts of Northern California. Based in Stockton, our real estate practice is led by attorney Joe Fagundes, who has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate legal field in the state. Together, our team of attorneys assists residential and commercial real estate clients in all transactions, and provides comprehensive litigation services to help clients resolve legal disputes successfully in their favor.

We have a team of experienced attorneys committed to making your experience through the legal process an easier one. Whether you need skilled counsel for real estate negotiations or are in the midst of a high-stakes property dispute, our firm can provide the tailored, results-oriented legal help you need to come out ahead.

Our Real Estate Transaction Services

Drawing on nearly 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys have successfully helped participants in both commercial and residential real estate development in our region achieve their real estate goals. From drafting purchase, sale and lease agreements to negotiating easements and handling other boundary issues, we have built a practice responsive to the specific needs of clients throughout our region.

Our Real Estate Litigation Services

The other focus of our real estate practice centers on representing parties to legal disputes concerning real property in California. We have developed a reputation for effective counsel in the area of eminent domain in the Central Valley and Northern California. With experience representing government entities as well as business owners and homeowners and other private property owners, our attorneys have significant experience from every side of a case that can benefit you regardless of where your property interests lie.

We have an exceptional record of success handling litigation matters for public entities, including municipalities, special districts and other public agencies.

Contact Malm Fagundes LLP

Call 209-800-2153 or send an email now to arrange a consultation with one of our lawyers.


  • I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Joe Fagundes on District matters for the last several years. Joe always provides excellent advice and guidance on the matters he works on for the District, and has delivered consistently successful results. Joe is a very seasoned and well respected attorney, and I am glad he is part of our District’s legal team. I would recommend Joe’s services to others without hesitation.

    Phillip M. McMurray General Counsel, Merced Irrigation District
  • I’ve had the privilege of working with Malm, Fagundes LLC representing my employer for more than 20 years. Joe Fagundes in particular has repeatedly demonstrated what matters most: results. His candid demeanor, his attentiveness to his clients, his ability to truly listen and work with a variety of staff at all levels, and his understanding of our particular needs make experiencing success that much better!

    Brian L. LaFollette Turlock Irrigation District
  • Opening a franchise was a new experience for me, my past life was all technology based companies in Silicon Valley working for large Fortune 500 companies. This was different, it was now my money to spend or protect. All of the nuances and permit requirements was also new to me. I received what they call an FDD from Nothing Bundt Cakes corporate office, and it was 255 pages of legal “mumbo jumbo”. I certainly understood most of it because I negotiated a lot of contracts in my past, again the difference is it is now my money. A friend of mine had referred me to Joe, so that’s who I called. Joe was awesome, professional, and candid, and I like candid. In the end, Joe read the FDD, gave me his opinion and possible areas of concern(which I couldn’t do anything about anyway), filed all of the appropriate permits, business license documents, and most importantly set up our LLC. Needless to say, Joe launched our business and we have had incredible success, and it all started with him guiding us through each step.

    Mike Robinson Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • I couldn’t be more pleased with the excellent advice and guidance Joseph Fagundes was able to provide Financial Center as we sought out and purchased a property for our most recent branch. We always turn to him for assistance with all of our large real estate transactions and will continue to do so in the future. When it comes to such a large purchase, it’s important that we do right by our cooperative by having a top-rate professional help navigate us through the process, and Joseph is exactly that. He is a true partner and expert when it comes to real estate law.

    Michael P. Duffy President/CEO Financial Center Credit Union
  • Joe did a terrific job representing my family with not one but two eminent domain cases involving our ranch. His reputation regarding eminent domain is well known in San Joaquin County. It makes a difference when you walk into a conference room to negotiate, and they see Joe by your side. He shows patience educating his client about the condemnation process. We had two very successful outcomes. I also hear he is a fairly decent baseball coach.

    Mike B.

  Our Office Location

Malm Fagundes LLP
2351 W. March Lane
Suite A
Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: 209-870-7900
Fax: 209-870-7922


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San Joaquin County Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
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