The landlord-tenant group defends property owners and managers accused of wrongfully evicting, or endeavoring to evict, tenants throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our attorneys rely on their skill and expertise to achieve quick and favorable resolutions for our clients. However, for those occasions when settlement is not achievable, the firm litigates effectively and efficiently in an effort to obtain the best possible results at trial. Several cities throughout the Bay Area have enacted local rent control laws. These laws, combined with state laws in the area of landlord-tenant relationships, create significant dangers and hurdles for the average landlord. Our clients can rest assured.
Los Angeles Attorney Sandra Block has been elevated to PartnerSandra L. Block joined the firm in 2019 as a litigation defense attorney with extensive knowledge and experience. Ms. Block quickly emerged as a team leader in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices....14Feb
Attorney Matthew Gardner rises to Partner in Los Angeles officeMatthew A. Gardner joined the firm in 2018 as an experienced litigation defense attorney having defended clients that ranged from large corporations to single individuals. Mr. Gardner quickly became a leader in the Los Angeles...
San Francisco Office Secures Major Results for Client with Back to Back Demurrer WinsPartner Elisa Marcaletti and associate Connor Gaballa prevailed on two consecutive demurrers in a landlord-tenant case venued in San Mateo County. This case involved an unauthorized individual residing at the clients’ property allegedly pursuant to...1Jan
Partner Todd A. Angstadt Inducted into the International Association of Defense CounselCongratulations to Todd A. Angstadt, who was recently inducted into the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation only, peer-reviewed legal organization limited to approximately 2,500 members world wide.
San Francisco Office Settles Case for Hundreds of Thousands Less Than Final Demand at MediationTodd Angstadt and Jessica Pliner substituted into this landlord-tenant case venued in Alameda Superior Court shortly before trial after the close of discovery. While the case initially appeared beyond settlement, we aggressively handled the case,...15Aug
San Francisco Office Exonerates Commercial LandlordBradley Jameson and William Carlson recently exonerated a commercial landlord from the building owner’s attempts to allocate fault to our client. The court agreed that our client was faultless and dismissed the case with prejudice at...
Landlord Success Before San Francisco’s Rent BoardSan Francisco attorney Maija O. Villegas recently exonerated a landlord before San Francisco’s Rent Board. A tenant petioned the Rent Board claiming the landlord and its agents allowed a nuisance to exist, did not enforce house rules...1Feb
San Francisco Office Defeats Class Certification and Successfully Settles Habitability ActionTodd Angstadt and Elisa Marcaletti recently successfully settled two related lawsuits filed by 46 plaintiffs in Alameda Superior Court. The plaintiffs were tenants of an apartment complex located in Oakland, California. The firm represented the...
San Francisco Office Obtains $63,000 Attorneys Fees Award in Landlord-Tenant ActionRobert K. Phillips and Jessica Stuart Pliner moved for attorneys fees and costs after prevailing in an action brought against our landlord clients for the breach of warranty of habitability in Sonoma Superior Court. The...