Sacramento politicians got together to extend tenant protections and prescribe a new set of procedural requirements for landlords to follow.

We are on top of new rules attendant to California’s Rental Housing Recovery Act. Let's get acclimated to the lay of the land.


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Thinking smartly and strategically about rental properties as we emerge on the other side of the pandemic.

It seems that lawmakers have gotten together to protect the rights of tenants with a deluge of new laws, notice requirements, and a patchwork of eviction moratoria while comparatively little effort was made to look out for the interests of landlords, property managers, and real estate professionals. That's the domain of Bornstein Law, a boutique law firm specializing in representing owners in thorny 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.


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Downloadable PDFs that condense complex processes in an easily digestible format. Educational webinars. Informative articles and blogs that take on weighty issues. White papers that give you a 360-degree view. Succinct videos from the "Bornstein Minute." Weekly email updates that keep you abreast of the latest happenings and insights. Whatever it takes to educate rental housing providers and help them power through their challenges.

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Our clients say it best.

Very helpful and on top of all pertinent laws and ordinances. My company and my clients have benefited greatly from Daniel and his team.
Paul Barbagelata
Paul Barbagelata

Daniel is a fantastic lawyer with a team of experts. Don’t try to handle tenant issues on your own, hire a pro. He has successfully fought on my behalf on multiple occasions. I would highly recommend him for most real estate issues
Bill Bagnell
Bill Bagnell

We have been using Daniel Bornstein for a number of years, we’ve always been very satisfied. Daniel is very responsive and has always given us great advice. We own and manage over a 120 units is San Francisco, Bornstein Law is our go too Firm. Bill M
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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.



From our podcast

Property owner legal update - how to best manage your property during COVID-19

Daniel Bornstein was recently invited by the East Bay Rental Housing Association to discuss new laws and local edicts during a very challenging time for landlords, property managers, and the professionals who serve them.

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The Bay Area's foremost practitioners in tenant buyout agreements

When there are no convenient legal reasons to evict and the goal of the property owner is to effectuate a vacancy, a tenant surrender of possession of agreement may make sense. In fact, it may be the only vehicle to use in rent-controlled jurisdictions.

Traditionally, landlords can raise the rent to market rate and sell the rental property for more money when a voluntary vacancy is brokered.

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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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When it comes to landlord-tenant law, not all attorneys are created equal.

Some real estate attorneys handle boundary disputes. Others deal with mortgage fraud. Other attorneys specialize in real estate closings. The law has become very niche-specific. At Bornstein Law, we do one thing, and we do it very well. We manage landlord-tenant relationships on a daily basis. Please don't find a real estate attorney who will charge you to research what we already know because it's already in our orbit.

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