Robert Muir has over 25 years of experience in Real Estate Law; Real Estate Brokerage Law; Real Estate and Business transactions and Litigation, and Civil Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation.
Muir represents parties in lawsuits, arbitrations and mediations on issues related to breach of contract, fraud, disclosure, misrepresentation, co-ownership, mold, easements, encroachments, title claims, construction defects, commission and escrow disputes, professional negligence including broker and property manager liability, elder financial abuse, CC&Rs, HOA's, Bureau of Real Estate matters, landlord and tenant, eviction, foreclosure, financing, insurance, and real estate related matters. Muir also advises buyers and sellers in residential and commercial sales and purchases, prepares documents, deeds for property, sales or lease, financing, easements and other agreements, and advises buyers, sellers and real estate licensees.
Muir represents individuals, partnerships and corporations. Typical services include establishing corporations, limited liability companies, and general partnerships, advising on operations, preparing contracts on sale and purchase of businesses and properties, and handling a wide range of business disputes and litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, commercial lease disputes, collection of accounts, enforcement of judgments, and creditor representation.
Robert Muir holds the highest "AV Rating," for professional excellence and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a nationally recognized publication that evaluates attorneys.
In 1981, Robert Muir began practicing law in San Diego. For 15 years, Muir practiced with an "AV Rated" five-attorney civil litigation, business and real estate law firm in downtown San Diego where he developed his own clientele and expertise. In 1999, Muir opened his own law firm in its current location.
Muir served as an Arbitrator for the San Diego Superior Court (1994 - 2005) and American Arbitration Association (1988 - 1996) on business and commercial disputes. He was an instructor of contract law (1987 - 1990) and business law (1986 - 1987) at the University of California, San Diego Extension. He has made numerous presentations as speaker and seminar panelist before professional groups including the San Diego Association of Realtors, San Diego County Apartment Association, and San Diego County Bar Association, including appearances on radio. Muir has also spoken on mediation at the National Conflict Resolution Center and San Diego County Bar Association.
Muir has written over 25 legal articles that have appeared in San Diego Lawyer, Orange County Bar Journal, San Diego Realtor, Rental Owner (S. D. County Apartment Assoc.) and other professional publications. He is a past Chair (1987 and 1997) of the Realtor/Attorney Committee, a joint committee of the San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) and San Diego County Bar Association. He is also a past Chair of the San Diego County Apartment Association's Legal Council and has been a member of the Association since 1988. Muir also serves on the SDAR's Risk Management Committee (1992 - present), an appointed committee which develops real estate forms used in the County, has been an Affiliate Member of SDAR since 1986, and was named Affiliate of the Year for 2011. Muir is also a member of the California and San Diego County Bar Associations.
Muir has served as an intern to a United States Senator in Washington, D.C.; the Office of County Counsel, San Diego; and Office of City Attorney, San Diego. Muir has also testified before a U.S. House of Representative Sub-Committee on an important real estate issue. He has also served as an expert witness on real estate issues.
Muir obtained his Bachelor's degree, with departmental High Honors, in 1975 and Master's degree in 1976 from the University of Hawaii. He completed his law degree at California Western School of Law in 1980, receiving the I.H. Prinz Medal Competition Award and American Jurisprudence Award.
In 1987, Muir completed the San Diego Inn of Court certificate program on Trial Advocacy (30 hours) and Evidence Workshop (14 hours).
In 2003, Muir completed Introductory Mediation Skills Training, a certificate program, through the San Diego Mediation Center (32 hours).
In 2007, Muir completed Trial By Masters presented by the American Board of Trial Advocates, San Diego Chapter (6.5 hours).
In 2011, Muir completed Real Estate Mediation training offered by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (4.5 hours)
San Diego Magazine's March 2013 and 2014 issue lists its "Top Attorneys" in San Diego which included Robert Muir.
The selection of "Top Attorneys" is based on confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who received invitations from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge. To create this list, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell used its database of Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings to identify lawyers who have been rated by their peers to be AV Preeminent - the highest Peer Review Rating available.