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Vantis Law Firm Operates at the Forefront of California Real Estate Law


We keep a sharp eye on market conditions and trends in order to tailor our representation to the unique and diverse needs of our clients. During the real estate boom of the early 2000’s, we worked hard to help our clients prosper and achieve financial security. In the Great Recession that followed, we vigorously safeguarded their interests and sought new and creative avenues of investment opportunity. Our past experience as counsel to some of the nation’s largest banks and mortgage lenders provides our clients the best opportunity to level the playing field in negotiations and attain maximum leverage in their real estate transactions.


We are skilled in much more than just the mechanics of real estate law. First and foremost, we are problem-solvers and dealmakers.  We apply a disciplined, business-minded focus to every transaction and seek out the most direct, cost-effective solutions for our clients.  This view of legal practice helps avoid the trap of over-lawyering a matter and allows us to seek a direct, effective solution.


Honesty and integrity are at the forefront of everything we do.  We realize that a real estate matter is much more than just a deal or a project; it represents a major part of our clients’ livelihoods and their future financial security. We seek to honor our clients’ trust in us every day by providing them with straight answers, solid direction and dedicated service.


Derik is the founder, president and managing attorney of Vantis Law Firm. He is a California real estate attorney and a licensed Realtor® with over 30 years’ experience in the real estate business. For more than two decades as an attorney in private practice, he represented clients in negotiating, structuring, documenting and closing commercial and residential real estate transactions. He has also served as guest lecturer at USC Gould School of Law, speaking on distressed real estate transactions and the aftermath of the 2007/08 real estate collapse.

Professional Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before all State and Federal Courts in California



Vantis Law represents Clients in resolving troubled real estate matters. We advise on workouts involving complex loan restructuring, modification, forbearance, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, short sale and other recovery and/or disposition options.


Our firm is highly skilled in negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, financing documents, joint venture documents, development and entitlement agreements, easements, licenses and leases, along with examining and evaluating title reports, surveys and other due diligence materials.

commercial finance

Our commercial finance practice includes negotiating and documenting various secured and unsecured loans including acquisition & development loans, construction loans, multi-project borrowing base loans, asset-based loans and factoring agreements. We negotiate and draft multi-lender participations and syndications, intercreditor agreements, and other finance related documents.


Vantis Law has extensive experience in structuring, forming and representing corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies for various real estate joint ventures and syndications. Our representation of such entities includes preparing applications and filings for real estate related securities matters.

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120 Vantis Drive, Suite 300
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656