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The San Francisco Bay Area offers a unique and dynamic real estate market. Whether you’re a seasoned investor navigating complex deals or a first-time buyer seeking your dream home, having a skilled legal partner by your side is crucial.

While my firm can likely help, I also understand the importance of having options. This curated list connects you with a network of trusted San Francisco real estate attorneys that I recommend, each with a deep understanding of the local market and a proven track record of success.

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4 of the Best Real Estate Attorneys in San Francisco

Sierra McGinn Smith

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Sierra McGinn Smith, an associate at Zacks & Freedman, P.C., is an experienced real estate attorney in San Francisco. Focused on landlord-tenant law and real estate litigation, she adeptly handles legal matters for commercial and residential landowners, as well as landlord-tenant disputes. With a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara Law, where she engaged in civil litigation through internships and participated in moot court and law review, Ms. Smith brings precision and dedication to her practice, continuing to deliver exceptional legal services in real estate law. She is admitted to practice in California and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Matthew J. Bove

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Matt Bove, chair of the Real Estate practice group at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, has over twenty years of experience advising the Bay Area’s most active developers, end-users, and investors. He focuses his practice on sophisticated real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, construction, and financing, and represents clients in complex public-private projects. Notably, he has counseled Sutter Health on a $2.5 billion redevelopment project, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants on the Mission Rock project, and the LA Clippers on their new arena in Inglewood, CA. Matt’s clients span diverse property types and industries, and he excels in minimizing risks and achieving client goals through his problem-solving and negotiating skills. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Loyola University-Chicago School of Law and is an active member of various professional organizations.

Jaime C. Uziel

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Jaime Uziel, a partner at Sheppard, Uziel & Hendrickson Law Firm, has been with the firm since 1998, focused on real estate, landlord-tenant law, private sale (FSBO) transactions, premises liability, and commercial disputes. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and a member of various realtor associations. Jaime is an experienced litigator with a successful track record in Bay Area Superior Courts, private arbitrations, and San Francisco Rent Board arbitrations. Known for his integrity, attentiveness, and ability to connect with clients, Jaime is trusted by clients, courts, and adversaries alike. He graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law with honors in Real Estate Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to practicing law, he worked as a real estate broker at Citibrokers Real Estate. Jaime has also served as co-chair of the Real Property Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and frequently lectures on real estate and landlord-tenant issues.

Anna Liu

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Anna Liu is a partner at Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C., experienced in real estate and landlord-tenant litigation. She has extensive knowledge in handling partitions, buyer-seller disputes, and landlord-tenant actions for both commercial and residential clients. Anna has successfully tried cases, handled appeals, mediated and arbitrated disputes, and negotiated numerous settlements. She serves on the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section and is a former Co-Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Solo and Small Firm Executive Committee. Recognized for her excellence, Anna received the Outstanding Barrister Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco in 2020 and has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine since 2017.

I trust this curated list of San Francisco’s best real estate attorneys equips you for success in the Bay Area’s dynamic market. Should specific questions arise related to your unique situation, don’t hesitate to contact any of the recommended attorneys.

Alternatively, for a more personalized approach, I welcome you to reach out directly to me, Avi Sinai. I’m happy to discuss your real estate goals and explore how I may be able to provide additional support. My goal is to ensure a smooth and successful journey through your San Francisco real estate transaction, safeguarding your rights every step of the way.

Avi Sinai Avi Sinai started to practice law in 2011, focusing on business and real estate transactions. The driving force behind the firm’s success is a relentless pursuit creating value for our clients. Our core belief is that clients deserve a positive return on their legal fees. Avi successfully represented clients in litigation, multiple trials, countless mediations, and administrative hearings.