San Francisco Bay Area Landlord & Eviction Lawyers

When it comes to landlord-tenant law, not all real estate attorneys are created equal. Bornstein Law manages these relationships on a daily basis and advises rental property owners across a wide spectrum of issues to avoid or cauterize risk and helps landlords power through all of their 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.


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
Basil Mufarreh
Basil Mufarreh

Our goal is to never elongate a dispute. Although we are not doctors, we take the Hippocratic oath to do no harm. 

Our goal is to always resolve a matter as quickly and as cheaply as possible, taking into account time, risk, and attorneys' fees.


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.



Case studies

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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Our core values

In an era when political rhetoric falls squarely on the side of tenants, we advocate for the rights of rental property owners and help them power through their challenges in a complicated regulatory regime.

What makes us tick ›


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Offices in San Francisco and the East Bay to best serve our clients.

507 Polk St.
Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94102


482 W MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94609


Tel: 415-409-7611
Fax: 415-409-9345


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