Welcome to Bornstein Law


Bornstein Law is the San Francisco-Bay Area’s premier law firm providing an array of real estate and civil litigation legal services. Our clients occupy an entire range of wealth and sophistication, from property owners and international banks, to brokerage firms, investors, real estate professionals and small business owners.






Practice Areas

Our core competency is providing legal advocacy on behalf of Bay Area property owners. This includes, but is not limited to:



Owner Move In Eviction

In certain limited circumstances, tenants can be legally transitioned out of a rental unit because of an owner’s desire to use the property for their own use. More »


In-Law Units

Public policy has favored the construction of these pint-sized units, but the maddening regulations are best approached with Bornstein Law. More »


Just Cause Evictions

When rent control applies, the government regulates rent increases and in those jurisdictions, landlords can only evict in limited circumstances. More »



Unlawful Detainer Actions

When a tenant fails to pay rent, or violates other covenants in the lease, landlords can take corrective actions up to and including an eviction. More »


Rent Board Appearances

When landlords find themselves in a deadlock in rent control jurisdictions, Bornstein Law can protect their rights at a rent board hearing. More »


Marijuana in Rental Units

Whether you are for or against legalized marijuana, Prop 64 is sure to impact your rental business. You need adequate protection. More » 


Tenant actions can create conditions that are harmful or offensive to others, necessitating the landlord to address the underlying behavior. More »


Short Term Rentals

Bornstein Law has been pioneers in the ever-evolving rules and regulations relating to Airbnb rentals and other iterations of the temporary flop. More »


Tenant Hoarding

Hoarding is a vexing problem for Bay Area landlords & property managers. When it is discovered, proactive but compassionate steps are in order. More »



Get Acquainted

Meet the recognized leaders in landlord-tenant relations, having resolved thousands of disputes involving complex rent control issues and all manner of other troublesome real estate litigation for over two decades.

Daniel Bornstein, Esq.
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Kathryn Quetel, Esq.
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Daniel Cheung, Esq.
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Liana Ayrapetyan, Esq.
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Contact our Bay Area real estate lawyers at the law offices of Bornstein Law today.



415 409 7611

San Francisco Office





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