The Lawyers of Greenstein & McDonald are aggressive, experienced attorneys serving tenants and others in San Francisco, Oakland and throughout the Bay Area.
A preeminent and highly successful firm (we have been part of cases in which we have secured settlements and judgments in excess of $35 million), we represent tenants exclusively in landlord disputes, and also handle a variety of real estate, family law, and other civil litigation matters.
Greenstein and McDonald is dedicated to representing and obtaining justice for individuals in all of their family and housing needs. We treat each client with compassion and honest respect.
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Recent Success Stories
Greenstein & McDonald Win Jury Trial for 13 Plaintiffs
In Pierre et al v. Cox, Greenstein & McDonald represented 13 tenants in a legal action against their landlord for his violation of Oakland's Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance ("Measure EE"). The case was heavily contested for over 2 ½ years, and the jury trial took nearly 8 weeks. The tenants had their rights vindicated, achieving excellent results after trial - over $538,000 in damages and $1,052,400 in attorney fees.
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Tenant vs. Landlord Cases
Greenstein & McDonald's primary expertise involves suing landlords -- throughout the Bay Area -- for the harm they cause to tenants by breaching their duties. We are one of the most successful tenant firms in the Bay Area. Claims may include: failure to provide a habitable/livable unit, wrongful eviction, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, nuisance (includes mold/lead paint), interference with quiet use and enjoyment, fraud, personal injuries, violating rent ordinances, or any other violation of the law by a landlord.
Real Estate Cases
Greenstein & McDonald can assist you with all issues related to real estate. We represent homeowners and owners of other real property throughout the Bay Area. While we do not help landlords in actions against their tenants, Greenstein & McDonald does represent real property owners in legal actions involving fraud, improper foreclosure, misrepresentation and/or negligence by prior owners, real estate brokers, or finance institutions. We understand all aspects of real estate sales, contracts and financing, and ownership entities such as Tenancies in Common. We also handle construction defect cases.
Family Law Cases
Greenstein & McDonald provides quality legal services that minimize the financial and emotional burdens of the legal process for family law clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our attorneys practice law with integrity, common sense and technical expertise in striving to resolve divorce and family law issues in a way that protects our clients' interests and preserves family relationships. Our firm handles all family law matters including property division, debt allocation, child custody, child support, and spousal support.