Daniel Bornstein – San Francisco Estate Planning Attorney

Daniel Bornstein |

Bornstein Law

(415) 409-7611

(415) 463-2349


507 Polk St.
Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94102

Daniel Bornstein | Bornstein Law


Firm Summary

Using wide-ranging litigation experience, Daniel is adept in the courtroom advocating for landlords and property managers in jury and bench trials, and this aggressive representation extends to regular appearances in front of local Rent Boards tasked with adjudicating rent increases and all manner of other landlord-tenant disputes. His approach is direct and sensible, taking into account the bigger picture while skillfully managing the details of unforgiving timelines and specialized documentation like notices, complaints, motions, and petitions.

However successful Daniel has been in the courtroom, he is just as accomplished in negotiating settlements and likes to say that litigation is not like a sporting event when one side wins and the other side loses – his goal is not to elongate a dispute, but to lower the temperature and secure a successful resolution taking into account risk, time and attorneys’ fees.

More than a litigator, Daniel has been called upon as an expert witness by dozens of third-party litigants and their counsel to testify in cases involving landlord-tenant, property management, leasing, and liability issues, leveraging his expertise on the stand to gain a powerful advantage.

Daniel is renowned for his educational workshops on ever-changing regulations and other subjects germane to the rental housing industry and while his events at the Fort Mason Center have been a mecca for sold-out crowds, he is just as affable speaking to close-knit groups. For many in attendance, it is the first time they gain an understanding of local rent control ordinances and other rules.