Practice Areas

Business Law

  • Formation, dissolution and buy-outs of corporations, LLC's, LLP's and partnerships
  • Business operations and management, compliance with local, state and federal laws
  • Duties and obligations of officers and directors
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating buy-sell agreements, consulting agreements, employment contracts and sub-contractor agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing business contracts, including operational agreements, purchase and sales agreements, vendor agreements, repair and service agreements and leases
  • Drafting and reviewing employment handbooks and policies, non-disclosures and non-competition agreements
  • Employment wage and hour laws, including employee and independent contractor classification and overtime pay
  • Counseling for Department of Labor (DOL) wage and hour claims and Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) wage and hour claims
  • Litigation involving claims of breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices, fraud, intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation
  • Mediation and arbitration of business-related claims

Employment Law

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, termination agreements and severance agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing employment handbooks and policies, non-disclosure and non-competition agreements
  • Employee versus independent contractor classification
  • Wage and hour matters: including meal breaks and rest periods, working off the clock, commissions, minimum wage and overtime pay
  • Employment benefits and severance packages
  • Employment discrimination: including race, color, religion, sex (gender), marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, medical condition, age and use of leave rights
  • Defamation, wrongful termination, sexual harassment
  • Counseling for Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) wage and hour claims
  • Litigation involving claims of discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, wage claims, failure to provide meals and rest breaks, retaliation, breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices, fraud, intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation
  • Mediation and arbitration of employment-related claims

Real Estate Law

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating real estate sales contracts, purchase agreements, option agreements, tenancy in common (TIC) agreements, co-owner buy out agreements, residential leases and commercial leases
  • Litigation involving claims of partition, quiet title, judicial foreclosure, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty of real estate agents, negligence, fraud, intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation
  • Mediation and arbitration of real estate related claims, including breach of contract by seller or buyer, commercial lease disputes and property-neighbor controversies

Landlord - Tenant Law

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases, residential leases, rental agreements, subleases, assignments, tenant buy out agreements and termination agreements
  • Issues concerning non-payment of rent, nuisance, habitability, breach of contract and breach of lease
  • 3-day, 30-day and 60-day notices, evictions and unlawful detainer complaints
  • Litigation involving claims of unlawful detainer (eviction), breach of lease, breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment, habitability issues, negligence, nuisance, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, fraud, intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation
  • Arbitrations, including arbitrations before the San Francisco Rent Board
  • Mediation and settlement conferences

Civil Litigation

  • Real estate, landlord - tenant, business and employment law
  • Breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and unfair business practices
  • Fraud, intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation
  • Unlawful detainers (evictions), breach of leases, breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment, habitability issues, nuisance, negligence, quiet title and partition
  • Discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, wage claims and retaliation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Real estate, landlord-tenant, business, employment and general civil matters
  • Breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and unfair business practices
  • Fraud, intentional misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation
  • Unlawful detainers (evictions), breach of leases, breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment, habitability issues, nuisance, negligence, quiet title and partition
  • Discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, wage claims and retaliation

This list is not exhaustive. Contact Szeto Law Group for a free telephone consultation regarding your legal needs.
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