Howard L Hibbard

Howard L Hibbard

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Howard L. Hibbard is owner and principal attorney of the Law Office of Howard L. Hibbard, founded in 1979. With over 30 years experience as a trial attorney in both state and federal courts, his primary focus has been on corporate law and complex real estate matters, including construction defect lawsuits. In addition, his clients rely upon him for other legal services including insurance litigation, debt collection, bankruptcy issues, labor relations, elder law and estate planning.

He has extensive experience in real estate and construction defect litigation, with a case history of achieving multi-million dollar settlements involving large housing developments, commercial properties and condominium complexes. He has served as chief legal counsel for a major soil engineering company since 1981, where he has handled lawsuits involving housing developments with as many as 250 homes in a single case.

Mr. Hibbard's experience handling complex real estate transactions involves structuring, negotiating and documenting the sale and lease of commercial and residential properties. This includes 1031 exchanges and other complex commercial real estate transactions. He also teaches a seminar entitled, The Legal Pitfalls of Short Sales and Foreclosures, that discusses how to avoid foreclosure through loan modification programs, and other important information on buying and selling distressed properties.

Aside from real estate-specific issues, Mr. Hibbard advises clients on a broad array of business and commercial matters including the preparation of commercial agreements, partnerships and other general corporate matters. He also assists contractors, subcontractors, mortgage and real estate brokers, and other persons/entities in taking legal action to recover monies for services and materials rendered.

Mr. Hibbard also has a longstanding history of insurance defense work. He pursues matters involving workers' compensation, as well as subrogation for insurance companies in multi-million dollar personal injury lawsuits.

Southwestern Law School
J.D. | Law
University of Vermont
B.A. | Economics
Professional Experience
Lead Attorney
Law Office of Howard L Hibbard
- Current
Law Office of Hibbard and Hibbard
2 Bronze Stars
United States Army
W/V Device, and OLC. Decorated combat infantry lieutenant serving in Vietnam and Germany
Four Service Metals
United States Army
National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/60 Device, Army Commendation Medal,
Combat Infantry Badge
United States Army
Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Overseas Bar
Professional Associations
San Mateo County Assocation of Realtors
Associate Member
- Current
San Mateo Womens Counsil of Realtors
Associate Member
- Current
San Mateo County Association of Realtors
Associate Member
- Current
Activities: Active member and speaker at educational events related to real estate and construction law. Teaches educational seminar on the Legal Pitfalls of Short Sales and Foreclosures and Easy Guide to Avoid Foreclosure
San Mateo Womens Council of Realtors
Associate Member
- Current
Activities: Active member and educator on real estate law, construction law, short sales and foreclosures
California Bar Association
- Current
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
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Contact & Map
251 Park Road
Suite 800
Burlingame, CA 94010
Telephone: (650) 347-5010