I am responsible for all matters handled by my office. Paralegals, law clerks and associates may be utilized in appropriate situations, but the buck stops with me. Intentionally remaining small has enabled me to continue to provide unparalleled personal attention and confidentiality. My clients are the reason I am here, and I work hard for the best results possible. I am honored by the trust placed in me, and strive to maintain it at the highest level. You are entitled to understand the law applicable to your matter and the options available, as well as my best advice. I have served hundreds of satisfied clients over the years and look forward to continuing to serve with determination, skill and integrity.
- Real Estate Law
- Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
- Personal Injury
- Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
- Appeals & Appellate
- Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
- Elder Law
- Landlord Tenant
- Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
- Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Contingency fees range from 15% to 45%. These apply to personal injury cases, and select other matters.
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Regular hourly rate is $450.
- 9th Circuit
- Columbia University
- UC Hastings COL
- Law Degree
- California State Bar  # 107581
- - Current
- Dorfman Law Office
- Q. My mother pass away 4/11/2020. It is now 11/30/2020 and no deed to my home
- A: This does not sound right. If the estate is in probate, and your daughter has been appointed executor, then the court process will have to be followed, and the property will pass according to the will. If the property is in trust, and your daughter is the successor trustee, the transfer should proceed according to the trust instrument. Either way, you should have received formal written notice of the process. Especially if there is no will or trust, you need to have an attorney review the paperwork and have a consultation to explain the process and your rights.
- Q. Is a legal nonconforming auto service station required to comply with business regulations such as hours, tow yard ?
- A: Even though it may not be a code enforcement issue, it may still constitute a "nuisance". Private parties, with very limited exceptions, can not bring a legal action for a "public" nuisance, but they may bring an action for a private nuisance. If you can't get the City Council to have the City attorney look into a public nuisance abatement action, you can discuss hiring an attorney and bringing a private nuisance action with your neighbors.
- Q. Can I put a lien on debtors property if the IRS has a lien already
- A: Yes, although the IRS lien will have priority, you can record an abstract of judgement in order to create a lien on a debtor's real property.