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Ashley E. Klein focuses her practice on commercial and residential real estate litigation. She regularly counsels real estate entities, including REITs and property management companies, on deals, litigation strategies, and landlord-tenant issues.

Ms. Klein is a specialist in landlord-tenant matters, wrongful eviction defense, property management, purchase and sale and co-ownership disputes. She 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.

Ms. Klein has extensive experience counseling Bay Area landlords about their rights and options under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. Additionally, Ms. Klein has extensive knowledge on the real estate issues concerning service animals, emotional support animals, and therapy animals in both residential and commercial settings.

In 2018, Mayor London Breed appointed Ms. Klein to the San Francisco Rent Board where she serves as one of four Landlord Commissioners. Ms. Klein was also elected to serve as a board member for the San Francisco Association of Realtors.


  • California
  • U.S. District Court
    • Northern California


  • University of North Carolina School of Law – J.D.
  • University of North Carolina – B. A., summa cum laude

Professional Memberships

  • San Francisco Association of Realtors – Board Member
  • San Francisco Rent Board – Landlord Commissioner
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