C. William Dahlin

C. William Dahlin

Santa Ana, California

C. William "Bill" Dahlin is a real property attorney who focuses his practice on real property based litigation and the strategic decisions needed when real property investments are being renewed and considered. His passion for over 25 years has been to assist real property owners and investors in all facets of being an owner/investor in real property.

Many of Bill's clients are owners of manufactured housing communities, and a sizeable portion of his practice involves the purchase and sale of real property, change of use applications, such as closures and subdivisions, failure to maintain, condemnations and rent control. He assists community owners in navigating the complexities of rent control regulations and the constitutional issues that arise out of such regulations. Bill helps his clients resolve disputes which arise out of long-term ground leases, with a specific emphasis on how these leases impact mobilehome park operations. Bill is an advisor to the WMA committee. Bill has traveled to Sacramento to testify on issues that affect the manufactured housing industry, and has handled significant property rights cases on behalf of community and park owners throughout California. Bill provides his clients with the legal support they need to operate commercial, industrial and retail properties in today's extensive regulatory environment.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Design / Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. cum laude - 1979
  • California State University, Long Beach
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Washington, D.C. Bar Association