Real estate law can be complex. We analyze and advise regarding the details and financial implications of real estate matters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Construction Defect

Broadly defined, a construction defect is any component of a structure that fails to perform as intended or fails to conform to the contract requirements. Whether something goes wrong during a project, or a problem surfaces later we have the expertise to help you reach an agreement or litigate your matter.

We offer effective and efficient representation to owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction companies, architects, design professionals, and other parties that may be involved in construction defect disputes.

Construction defect issues may involve:

  • Construction contracts and progress of construction
  • Soil movement
  • Water intrusion
  • Foundation cracks
  • Environmental issues
  • Property line and easement disputes
  • Underground utilities
  • Mold
  • Plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems

Property Damage

Property damage matters can range from a fire at a warehouse, or soil subsidence causing a foundation to shift, to a neighbor's tree falling and causing damage to your roof. We have the experience to handle your property damage matter effectively and efficiently.

Non-Disclosure of Material Defects in Purchase/Sale

Anyone selling property, whether commercial or residential, has a duty to disclose a material property defect. For example, conditions such as roof leaks, foundation cracks, and even mold have a significant impact on the market value of the property and must be disclosed to the buyer before the transaction takes place.

If you have discovered a defect in your property that should have been disclosed to you before you purchased it, or are a seller and feel you are being unfairly accused of non-disclosure, we can help.


Both landlords that own properties and the tenants that live in them have certain rights and duties they must abide by. If any of these duties are broken by either party, it can result in a dispute with significant consequences.

Some of a landlord's duties include:

  • Maintaining electrical, plumbing, and other equipment in good working condition.
  • Keeping all common areas of a multifamily rental property in a clean and safe condition.
  • Providing notices to tenant of any changes.

Some of a tenant's duties include:

  • Paying rent on time.
  • Keeping rental property clean.
  • Not damaging or permitting anyone else to damage property.
  • Informing landlord promptly of any defects or problems at the rental property.

We represent commercial and residential landlords and tenants in disputes regarding lease agreements and their duties in leasing the property.

Please contact us for more information on our real estate law services, or to discuss your matter.

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