Practice

Areas of Practice

landlord-tenant 

The booming high-tech economy in Silicon Valley has brought thousands of well-paid workers to the Bay Area. With limited supply and high demand, landlords seek to profit from their investments, while tenants seek affordable housing. The landlord-tenant relationship is subject to federal and state law, and is also subject to local ordinances & regulations. Our practice includes: 

  • Habitability issues

  • Rent increase issues

  • Repair and services issues

  • Security deposit issues

  • Assignments, subleases, and roommates

  • Termination of leases

 

eviction defense  

Every week, about 50 individuals and families are evicted in San Francisco alone. Landlords usually start the eviction process with a three-day notice to cure or quit. After the notice period expires, the landlord brings an Unlawful Detainer action to evict the occupant.  Unlawful Detainer actions move very quickly. It is essential to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our practice includes: 

  • Settlement negotiations

  • Absent of just cause for eviction defense

  • Retaliatory eviction defense

  • Harassment defense

  • Breach of contract defense

  • Discrimination defense

estate planning

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Estate planning is an expression of care. It is about making sure that a trusted guardian will look after your minor children, that a family member with special needs will be provided for, and that your estate will be given to the people and organizations you care most about. We are here to help you take action on your estate plan. Our practice includes:

  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Power of attorney

  • Advance health care directives

  • Personal and property guardianship

  • Estate planning across borders

 

real estate Law

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Purchasers of property have the right to receive a clear title to the property. They also enjoy a wide range of ownership rights. Disputes arise when material facts are not disclosed during the purchase transaction, when title to the property is contested or when an ownership right is challenged. Disputes also arise when a co-ownership agreement is violated. We are here to help. Our practice includes: 

  • Buying or selling a home

  • Encroachment and boundary disputes

  • Chain of titles problems

  • Partition actions

  • Quiet title actions

  • Tenancy in common agreements and disputes