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Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck Expands Real Estate Practice With Addition of Four Attorneys in San Francisco and Sonoma

Posted May 31, 2019

(May 30, 2019, San Francisco, CA) — Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP (KDV), a leading national law firm, today announced that it is expanding its real estate practice with the addition of two partners and two associates in its San Francisco and newly opened Sonoma, CA office.

A. Jeanne Grove, a seasoned litigator with nearly 15 years of trial and arbitration experience in real estate matters, and Ashley Klein, a specialist in the Bay Area’s real estate industry and Commissioner on the San Francisco Rent Board, are joining as partners and Laura Campbell as an associate, all from the San Francisco office of Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP. Morgan Cahill–Marsland, who had her own practice, MCM Law, in San Diego, is joining as an associate. Grove and Cahill-Marsland will spend most of their time in the Sonoma office while Campbell and Klein will be in the San Francisco office.   

“Jeanne and Ashley are real estate industry all-stars in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Arif Virji, managing partner of KDV’s San Francisco and Sonoma offices. “San Francisco and the North Bay have unique and dynamic real estate challenges that Jeanne and Ashley are uniquely qualified to handle. They have earned the respect of the real estate community and we are thrilled that they and their colleagues are joining us and expanding our local and national real estate footprint.”

Grove focuses her practice on real estate and business litigation, including Homeowners Association (HOA) and co-ownership issues, purchase/sale disputes and nondisclosure claims, and boundary, title, development and construction matters. Her representative clients include homeowner associations, real estate brokers/agents, developers, lenders, property owners and business owners. Grove is also a California-licensed real estate broker. In 2017, she received the Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award for advancing the cause of diversity in the legal community and in 2013 she received the California State Bar Real Property Section award for her leadership in real estate law. Grove has served as board member of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, the Diversity Section Chair for the Marin County Bar Association and adjunct professor at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, Moot Court department. Grove earned her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Klein focuses her practice on residential and commercial real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant matters, property management, purchase and sale and co-ownership disputes. She regularly counsels real estate entities, including REITs and property management companies, on deals and litigation strategies. She also represents clients in matters involving residential and commercial breach of contract, quiet title actions, unlawful detainer, fraud and misrepresentation, professional negligence, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance. Klein has extensive knowledge on the legal issues surrounding service animals, emotional support animals and therapy animals in both residential and commercial settings. She also advises clients on obtaining coverage under their insurance policies. Klein serves as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Rent Board and a board member for the San Francisco Association of Realtors. She earned her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law

“We are excited that our clients will have the breadth of service and extensive litigation resources that KDV offers while still experiencing the personalized quality representation we are known for,” said Grove. “The firm provides us with a strong, well respected Bay Area presence that will allow us to better serve our clients and grow our practice.”

“As a member of the San Francisco Association of Realtors and in virtue of my service on the Rent Board, I am able to keep abreast with the latest developments in Bay Area real estate,” said Klein.  “I look forward to sharing that experience with my KDV colleagues as we build our team and broaden our practice.”

Campbell concentrates her practice on landlord/tenant matters including representing clients in unlawful detainer lawsuits, negotiating tenant buy-outs and resolving property management issues. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Cahill-Marsland focuses her practice on real estate matters, including landlord tenant issues, quiet title actions, partition actions and construction disputes. She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder and her J.D. from California Western School of Law.

The new Sonoma office is located at 651 1 St West, Suite M, Sonoma, CA 95476; 707-509-5260.

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