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At Kaufman, Dolowich & Voluck, LLP, the attorneys in our San Francisco real estate litigation practice group have decades of experience providing truly cutting-edge, tailored legal representation to a wide range of clients in the Bay Area, from individual landlords and homeowner associations to large property management companies and publicly traded REITs.

We offer the cutting-edge expertise of a Bay Area real estate boutique backed by the resources of a premier national law firm.

We routinely assist such clients with real estate disputes that include, but are not limited to:

  • Landlord-tenant matters (residential and commercial)
  • Purchase/sale matters
  • Wrongful eviction defense
  • Co-ownership disagreements
  • Nondisclosure claims
  • Condominium issues
  • Tenancy-in-common issues
  • Title actions
  • Partition actions
  • Insurance coverage matters
  • Boundary disputes
  • Lease conflicts
  • Construction and Architectural Litigation

Over the years, we have capably assisted clients with the substantive and procedural nuances required by the complex and rapidly changing Bay Area real estate industry.  We represent our clients’ interests in the diverse legal settings, such as unlawful detainer actions, civil lawsuits, private mediations, and arbitrations.  We have a proven track record of meeting clients’ needs at every stage of litigation.


Cutting-Edge Legal Advocacy

The Bay Area has justifiably earned a reputation for its complicated and fast moving real estate industry, providing exceptional opportunities and challenges in the form of frequently changing and multifarious municipal and state regulations.  Because our team members are industry leaders and experts in Bay Area real estate, we stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and industry trends.  We provide the cutting-edge legal advocacy that is necessary to effectively litigate a complex real estate dispute in San Francisco.

Ashley E. Klein, a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group, has extensive experience in the Bay Area real estate industry.  She was appointed by Mayor London Breed to the serve as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Rent Board.  Ms. Klein is also a board member for the San Francisco Association of Realtors.

Real Estate Practice Group Partner Jeanne Grove has 15 years of real property litigation experience. She was awarded a California State Bar Real Property Section Morning Star Award for excellence in real estate law in 2013, and in 2017, received the Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award for advancing the cause of diversity in the legal community at-large.

Transparent Communication and Trial Readiness

We are fully prepared and amply resourced to litigate cases large and small all the way through to trial.  Our clients can be confident at trial and other high-stakes settings that they have the abundant resources of a premier national law firm representing their interests.  We have extensive experience and a record of success in trial, private mediations, and arbitrations.

We are also transparent with clients about the risks inherent to litigation.  Many litigators focus on securing a trial win for the sake of winning.  We have a different approach.  We think like business people and recognize that litigation is not always the most effective strategy for meeting our clients’ overall objectives.  By timely and transparently communicating with clients to understand their true goals in a case and effective legal and business counseling, we can more effectively represent their interests at every stage of litigation.

Even when we pursue an alternative means of dispute resolution, our deep resources and willingness to go to trial and take calculated litigation risks gives us a significant competitive advantage in the Bay Area real estate industry.  During settlement negotiations, we can exercise additional leverage to secure a result that is favorable to our client’s interests.

Client-Specific Representation

At KDV Law, we engage closely with clients to ensure that we can more fully integrate their goals, preferences, and limitations in the way we litigate their real estate dispute.  Every client has different needs and we strive to be cognizant of our clients’ various interests at all stages of our representation.

Publicly traded REITs and property management companies, for example, often require business and legal counseling that finds solutions for pressing disputes without loosing sight of a broader business strategy.  We know the Bay Area real estate industry moves fast, and our extensive experience working with these larger entities in crisis management or prospecting helps us provide our clients a competitive edge.

We also routinely assist individual landlords and homeowner associations realize their interests in disputes involving both complicated business and personal interests.  We have represented many clients whose litigation strategies are complicated by closing deadlines, lending requirements, and personal relationships.  We recognize that small HOAs, for instance, tend to have few, if any, capital reserves to wage a lawsuit.  They may also have a fiduciary responsibility to collect the legal fees they have expended and thus do not have the financial freedom to simply settle the case.

Given the diversity of client interests and concerns, we tailor our legal representations to our client’s interests and the circumstances.

Consult Kaufman, Dolowich & Voluck, LLP for Comprehensive Real Estate Law Guidance

If you are involved in a real estate dispute in San Francisco, it is important that you consult an experienced team of litigators who understand the unique challenges and opportunities associated with such disputes and know how to effectively guide clients through the process in a manner that is both cost-efficient and suitable for their purposes.  We encourage you to explore our website further and, when you are ready to move forward, contact our San Francisco real estate litigation practice group at your earliest convenience.

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