Informed guidance for landlords, property managers, and real estate professionals.

It seems that lawmakers and regulators got together to protect the rights of tenants, but no concerted effort was made to protect good landlords from bad tenants. That's the domain of Bornstein Law, a boutique law firm specializing in advocating for the rights of owners in landlord-tenant disputes and complex real estate litigation.



Meet the firm built for rental property owners

Daniel Bornstein, Esq.

Kathryn Quetel, Esq.

Daniel Cheung, Esq.

Liana Ayrapetyan, Esq

Dylan Tong, Esq.

Delving deeper into the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020

As you are most likely aware, Sacramento has passed sweeping new legislation in an attempt to strike a compromise between financially distressed tenants and landlords bereft of rental income. 

We have prepared answers to several questions that are top of mind and stand ready to help you adjust to a new regulatory regime.

Get educated on the new law and rules »

Webinars that break down complex topics in an easily digestible fashion

Although we have traditionally taken the personal approach by giving talks in front of groups, we have become acclimated to the new normal of webinars and Zoom meetings.

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We raise the voice of rental housing providers

Although the political rhetoric nowadays falls squarely on the side of tenants, Bornstein Law offers a fresh perspective through the lens of underrepresented property owners. Numerous media outlets have called upon us to articulate your case.





Are you prepared for California statewide rent control?

Bornstein Law can help you understand a new set of rules and reconcile your local laws with rent caps and eviction controls that 2020 ushered in with the advent of AB-1482.



Events for savvy rental property owners and real estate professionals

Daniel is renowned for giving talks to numerous organizations and hosting events on the legal challenges facing rental housing providers and the professionals who serve them. Attend an upcoming event, or reach out for a private get together with your team.

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Thousands of owners, property managers and real estate professionals count on our email updates to filter through the noise and get relevant news and insights that impact their real estate business.

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Please don't kick the can down the road.

From our hard-won experience, many rental property owners are conflict avoiders. Don't let the situation enlarge - contact us today for informed advice to power through your real estate challenges.

Offices in San Francico and the East Bay to best serve your needs.

507 Polk St., Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94102

482 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94609