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Sophisticated, Strategic Legal Solutions for Bay Area Clients

M C Hall & Associates, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, has been providing insightful legal services for San Francisco, Bay Area and Northern California businesses and individuals for more than 25 years. We have built our practice on our attention to detail — both to the technical and legal details and to the details of our clients' individual circumstances and goals.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced Bay Area lawyer, we invite you to contact us by e-mail or at 415-512-9865.

Real Estate Law

Real estate transactions - We represent buyers, sellers, property owners, investors, and developers in a range of real estate transactions and disputes. We consult with brokers on liability, handle real estate closings and resolve purchase disputes.

Landlord-tenant litigation - We have a great deal of experience representing both landlords and tenants, particularly in highly regulated and rent-controlled areas such as San Francisco and Oakland. We represent parties in wrongful eviction cases, warranty of habitability cases, rent arbitrations before the San Francisco Rent Board, and other administrative proceedings.

Premises liability - We help landlords review their properties for potential liability issues in order to mitigate their risk and prevent disputes from arising. When premises liability claims do arise, we represent property owners and managers in negotiation, mediation, and litigation.

TIC (tenancy in common)/condo conversions - Tenancy in common refers to co-ownership or fractional ownership of real estate and other assets. Clients purchasing buildings as tenants in common, either to hold in kind or to subdivide into condominiums, have relied on our firm to draft the co-ownership or TIC agreements and to assist in all aspects of condominium conversions. We also assist with the formation of legal entities for condominium and homeowner associations and draft operating agreements.

Commercial leases - We assist both lessors and lessees in negotiation, drafting and review of commercial leases.

Estate Planning and Elder Law Services

Estate planning/wills and trusts - Our estate planning and probate practice helps clients to focus upon the appropriate disposition of their estates after death. We advise clients in the selection and drafting of appropriate wills, trusts, living trusts, durable powers of attorney, domestic partnerships, and other strategic instruments. We also advise clients during trust and estate administration proceedings. We are members of the G/L/B/T community.

Financial elder abuse - Our firm is committed to resolving difficult and emotional cases where someone has abused the trust of a vulnerable adult.

Consumer law/mortgage lender misconduct - Predatory lending practices and failure to disclose terms of loans or hidden fees in mortgages can result in substantial financial harm. We represent clients who have been harmed through lender misconduct and consumer fraud. Mediation - We encourage clients to consider mediation, an effective and cost-effective dispute resolution method. We represent clients who are undertaking mediation. A mediator and judge pro tem, attorney Michael C. Hall also acts as a mediator in landlord-tenant disputes.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney, please contact us by e-mail or call us at 415-512-9865.