177 Bovet Rd., Suite 600, San Mateo, CA 94402 – (650) 638-2347
Practical Legal Solutions
For Complex Legal Challenges
areas of practice
Real Estate Law
With over 27 years of expertise, I aggressively litigate and seek resolution of a varied and often complex set of activities involving quiet title, partition, landlord/tenant, boundaries, sales and acquisitions, boundaries, easements, leasing, foreclosure defense, loan restructuring, financing, and related areas.
It is said that conflicts in a partnership can be healthy and lead to innovation. In cases where conflict threatens the partnership and turns into a dispute, I am ready to provide a multitude of solutions from conflict resolution, to mediation, and litigation when necessary.
The existence of community areas inevitably contributes to disputes between condominium owners and homeowner associations. I work toward bringing clarity to these often complex legal entanglements, and offer resolution by paving a clear roadmap.
You just discovered that the fence between your house and your neighbor’s, which has been there for years, is not on the true property line. A tree could also be overgrown with portions over the boundary line. Are your property rights in jeopardy? Does your neighbor have rights in your property? I will help bring clarity to what otherwise can be a very complex legal battle.
Disputes between co-owners of property are bound to arise. One owner may want to sell, or someone who is not on title may claim an ownership interest. I have handled numerous quiet title cases through trial, including partitions, equitable claims, offsets and resulting trusts. Buyouts, reimbursements and related disputes can be resolved fairly if possible and litigated if necessary.
Mediation gives people a quick, inexpensive way to work out their differences while addressing everyone’s needs and interests. As a neutral mediator, I can help you understand what services and strategies might be best for your dispute. I provide reduced fees for mediations involving most real estate disputes, starting at $295 per hour.
I handle all aspects of landlord-tenant law, including evictions, stays, unlawful detainer, security deposits, repair reimbursements, abatements, and lease termination.
Expert & Straightforward Advice
Mr. Bender has been a practicing attorney and litigator since 1991. He is currently the Chairman of the Business/Litigation Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association and was previously the Chair of the Real Estate Section for five years. He remains active in several legal associations.
Mr. Bender has represented numerous property owners in landlord/tenant, partition, boundary matters, and probate disputes. He also has vast experience representing condominium owners and associations regarding enforcement of governing documents and has represented several individuals and businesses in corporate and partnership disputes.
- Bar Admissions:
- California, 1991
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1991
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1991
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1991
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1991
- University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1991 J.D.
- University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1987
Major: Social Sciences
- Professional Associations and Memberships:
- San Mateo County Trial Attorneys
- San Mateo County Bar Association
- Past Employment Positions:
- Finkelstein Bender & Fujii LLP, 2011 – 2018
Michael B. Allen Law Group, Associate, 1999 – 2011
- Manroel, Geller and Associates, Associate, 1991 – 1997
How can we help you?
177 Bovet Rd., Suite 600, San Mateo, CA 94402 (650) 638-2347