Solving Legal Problems Since 1978
Do It Right, Do It Fast. Backed by experiences as a former deputy city attorney and in-house legal counsel, I help my clients find unique and effective solutions in the areas of landlord-tenant law, real estate, business, employment law and estate planning.
Experienced Legal Assistance In San Mateo
As a lawyer with more than 35 years of legal experience, I am able to offer clients a wide variety of legal services. Today, I focus on areas involving landlord-tenant matters, real estate, estate planning and employment law, and represent small businesses, real estate brokers, apartment managers, individuals and families. I draw upon the knowledge acquired when I was a deputy city attorney and in-house legal counsel to offer my clients multiple ways to resolve their legal problems.
My Approach To Legal Problem-Solving
Whoever the client, I focus on identifying ways to achieve his or her goals and on making the relevant law understandable. When a new client comes to my San Mateo law firm, I take the time needed to learn about the issues, understand the immediate problem, determine the budget and work out a plan. As a solo practitioner, I am able to provide my clients with personal attention and customized solutions to their legal problems.
What My Hands-On Real Estate Experience Means for You
In addition to my extensive legal experience, I am a licensed real estate broker and Realtor®. I also manage rental property, giving me a real-world understanding of the issues faced by property owners and managers.
My real estate work currently focuses on assisting clients who are owners and managers of mobile home parks. This allows me to combine my knowledge of landlord-tenant disputes, real estate transactions and subsidized housing to develop customized solutions that resolve current problems and protect clients.
Appearing for Clients In Multiple Legal Venues
I appear in all California courts as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Additionally, I am a strong proponent of mediation as an effective way to resolve many types of disputes and often encourage clients to try this alternative method of dispute resolution. I am an effective advocate when appearing before hearing boards and other administrative agencies because of my previous work as a city attorney focusing on land use and zoning.