Ventura Real Estate Attorney with over 30 Years ofLegal Experience – Specializing in CA Real Estate, Quiet Title, Foreclosure, Partition, Easements and Related Matters




Expertise in the related areas of Business, Bankruptcy and Collections.

Experience with ALL types of Real Estate Issues and Problems including:

Foreclosures, Loans, Notes, Deeds of Trust, Deeds, Leases, Sales, Brokers, Escrow, Quiet Title, Title issues, Partition, Government Regulations, Easements, Boundaries, Water Rights,Mobile Homes, Judgments, Garnishments, Abstracts, Liens, Debtor Examinations, Trustee’s Sales, Sheriff’s Sales, Probate and related matters.


Mr. Sment has recently received the following commendations –

* Recognition from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California    (for service on the 2016-2017 Bankruptcy Mediation Program Panel) (2017 – 18th Annual Appreciation Luncheon)

* Business Champion Award from the Oxnard Union High School District – Office of Career Education, Oxnard High School and The Law and Public Service Academy (2017 Ventura County Civic Alliance Recognition Ceremony)

Certificate of Appreciation from the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura (for service as a Temporary Judge from 2007-2017) (“a significant contribution to  our joint cause – the efficient administration of justice”) (2017 Volunteer Awards Luncheon)

NOTE:  Mr. Sment has no immediate public speaking engagements or assignments currently scheduled. He has recently spoken, prepared and/or arranged discussions on various legal topics, relating to Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Collection matters, for various legal and professional groups including:

*      “How To Write A Book – The Basics Of Publishing” (Law and Public Services Academy, Oxnard High School);

*     “The Basics of Bankruptcy Mediation” (Ventura County Law Library,Lawyers at the Library Series);

*    “California Foreclosure Procedures” (Mrs. Fig’s Bookworm Bookstore);

*    “Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Issues” (Ventura County Bar Association, Emeritus Attorneys);

*    “Foreclosure Mediation” (Ventura County Bar Association, ADR Section).

Mr. Sment continues to author articles for the Ventura County Bar Association’s magazine, CITATIONS, and other legal publications and organizations.

He is presently working on sequels to his last publication, the book “Bankruptcy And Foreclosure Mediation: The Future of California Real Estate Disputes”  (published February 2014 by Aspatore Books and ThomsonReuters, owners of WESTLAW and WEST). The “Bankruptcy And Foreclosure Mediation” book (ISBN 978-0-314-29185-1) is available online at,, and from other major publishers.

The sequels to “Bankruptcy And Foreclosure Mediation”, the planned next volumes in a projected series of specialized treatises, will focus on bankruptcy, real estate, foreclosure and mediation issues in different forums and court system(s).

For over 35 years, Michael R. Sment has assisted clients with types and forms of legal real estate needs or problems. Homeowners, entities, companies, developers, brokers, contractors, national corporations and others have received competent, practical, and helpful legal and business advice and counsel from the Law Offices of Michael R. Sment and Mr. Sment. We are admitted to, and have helped people and businesses in, ALL California courts – U.S. Federal Court and CA State Courts, and in government agency proceedings. We have helped people with matters in other States and in non-CA Courts. We have helped individuals and companies exercise their rights and remedies, and find relief and get a fresh start, under the Federal United States Bankruptcy Code. We have handled significant cases, some published, for national corporations, financial institutions and a variety of real estate professionals.

We are skilled and experienced in, and can handle, litigation, trials, appeals, mediation, arbitration, and other ADR.

Michael R. Sment has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

– Within walking distance to Ventura Government Center, Ventura Superior Court, Ventura Hall of Administration and other Agencies & Offices –

The Law Office of Michael R. Sment is located in Ventura, California and we serve all residents, citizens and communities of Ventura County, and persons, businesses and entities from other areas of the State of California
and from other States of the United States.
We provide legal services and advice in the State of California, in other States and in Federal Jurisdictions.
We provide expert legal representation in the following areas of the law:

Practical Business Law Firm gets Results
We work with you and your business to achieve the best practical results. Our philosophy is to provide reasonably aggressive and always pragmatic representation in complex and sophisticated matters. Our broad range of experience and contacts separates us from other law firms in the area. We provide our clients with excellent advice and service.
Contact us to advise or represent you on business matters, entity formation, joint ventures, agreements, leases, forms, loans, secured financing and other related matters.

Ventura Real Estate Lawyer with broad range of Knowledge & Experience
Real estate laws in California are complicated, can be difficult to understand and change often. It is important, and critical, you have a skilled, experienced attorney you can turn to. Real estate matters involve significant investments, often once-in-a-lifetime, and often for great value or profit. Do not take chances with your legal Real Estate needs, hire a qualified knowledgeable attorney, like our law firm, Law Offices of Michael R. Sment.

Contact a qualified, knowledgeable Real Estate, Business, Bankruptcy or Collections attorney in Ventura and Ventura County, California today.        Don’t Wait!
We can help you with all of your real estate, business, bankruptcy, and collection legal needs. Please contact our Ventura office today by calling 805-654-0311, or contact us online using our website online form.

Michael R. Sment serves clients in Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore,
Saticoy, Somis, Oak View, Oak Park, Port Hueneme, Moorpark,  and all of Ventura County,
along with clients from other areas of the State of California and other States of the United States of America.