Next event: Tuesday, May 18th at 1:00 PM

Join us for this hour-long webinar on landlording and property management on the other side of the pandemic. With infection rates down and the prospect of widespread vaccination, we are cautiously optimistic that our community will return to a state of normalcy in the not-too-distant future when it comes to managing landlord-tenant relationships. We'll break down all of the rules, formulate a plan moving forward, and discover how to recover the mountain of rent debt that has accrued during the public health crisis. 

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Unprecedented times for landlords and property managers calls for extraordinary guidance.

The past 18 months or so have been the most complicated era in landlord-tenant law ever, with a deluge of new laws and rules to digest. It seems that lawmakers and regulators got together to protect the rights of tenants during the pandemic, but no concerted effort was made to  made to look out for the interests of rental property owners. 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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Daniel, I think, is doing something that is unheard of, and has not been done before, where you have the 'ultimate advocate,' advocating for the property owner in court, advocating for the property owner outside of court, with the educational classes, so this is fantastic. Nobody has done this before, and nobody has this combination of services you are offering, and I think if you didn't exist in this room we'd have to invent you.


~ Wayne Roland, President of the East Bay Rental Housing Association in a ceremony recognizing the mutual goal of helping property owners learn about their business, learn how to stay out of court, and advocating for landlords who have a stake in the community they live in.


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.



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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