Meet the law firm built for rental property owners
For the better part of three decades, Bornstein Law has managed landlord-tenant relationships and handled complex real estate litigation throughout the Bay Area with a strong preference to resolve disputes as quickly and inexpensively as possible, taking into account time, risk, and attorneys fees.
When it comes to landlord-tenant law, not all attorneys are created equal.
If you are vetting attorneys, a perfectly reasonable question to ask is: do you handle landlord-tenant relationships on a daily basis? If the answer is no, you should ask the attorney to kindly refer you to someone whose core practice is specializing in this complex and ever-changing area of law.
Landlording rules are very balkanized. We have state law, a patchwork of local ordinances, and an overlay of residual tenant protections from COVID. Now is not the time to rely on legal advice from a cousin who practices personal injury law.
Get acquainted with the advocates dedicated to helping you power through your real estate challenges
Daniel Bornstein, Esq.
As the founding attorney of Bornstein Law, Daniel is a well-respected authority in landlord-tenant disputes and property management issues. With over 23 years of experience in handling real estate and civil litigation throughout the Bay Area, he also manages rental properties, is instrumental in completing real estate transactions and is renowned for his educational seminars.
Kathryn Quetel, Esq.
A seasoned real estate attorney that has forged enduring relationships among Bay Area rental housing providers, Kathryn is well versed in rent control, landlord-tenant issues and tenant buyouts, but has been instrumental in solving more complex real estate litigation that has faced some of the region’s largest residential and commercial property management companies.
Daniel Cheung, Esq.
An experienced attorney specializing in unlawful detainer actions in Bay Area rent-controlled jurisdictions, Daniel is a native speaker of Cantonese and has deep roots in the community of Asian property owners. Practicing law since 2009, he looks forward to assisting you in all of your real estate goals.
Liana Ayrapetyan, Esq.
With a wealth of experience in landlord-tenant law, Liana Ayrapetyan provides sound advice for property owners and has been instrumental in protecting the rights of landlords. She has brokered many diplomatic, speedy resolutions for all parties involved in a wide range of complex landlord-tenant disputes and property management issues.
Dylan Tong, Esq.
After interning with us since 2016, he earned his law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated cum laude. Dylan Tong is intimately familiar with all aspects of landlord-tenant law, and owners have no greater ally.
Nicole Blake, Esq.
For the better part of a decade, Nicole has had an imprint in all manner of landlord-tenant matters we handle but her personal story provides a unique perspective. She has a wealth of experience in mending acrimonious rental relationships.
Daniela Cromenbold, Esq.
Well-adept at performing transactional work, and drafting license agreements and notices, Daniela is also our "go-to" person for legal research. With eclectic experience in defending the rights of property owners, we welcome her as a recent addition to our team.
We are deeply committed to educating our community about a complicated regulatory regime.
Landlording is fraught with risks and small property owners are especially vulnerable to making costly mistakes that are not compliant with a minefield of new rules.
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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.
Our team of experienced lawyers shares a breadth of knowledge and expertise that make us well-suited for every kind of landlord-tenant matter. We mention but a few here,
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