Practice Areas

Elder Law

Financial Elder Abuse happens every day.  You hear about scams on the news:  a Nigerian Prince, the Jamaican Lottery, a grandchild with an emergency in a foreign country needing a wire transfer or some obscure inheritance.   The truth though is that most Financial Elder Abuse is committed by a family member.  At Feldman Law Group [..]

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Commercial Lease Disputes

When a dispute arises between a commercial property owner and a tenant in the San Francisco Bay area, The Feldman Law Group is called on to assist. The Feldman Law Group routinely handles commercial lease dispute issues related to: Options given to tenants to extend their lease. Storage disputes, particularly involving hazardous materials. Common area maintenance (CAM) [..]

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Zoning Issues

What Is Required to Change California Zoning Laws Any zoning law change or variance requires research into current zoning laws and an evaluation of what is required to convert the use of the property or land. Neighbors may be affected by the zoning change, and administrative hearings may be required. Impact studies will no doubt [..]

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Unfulfilled Contingencies

Contingencies are a regular part of real estate contracts for a wide variety of reasons. They are generally limited to a set number of days so that, if the individual who has asked for the contingency cannot fulfill it, the contract can be made legally null and void. For a home seller, this is important, [..]

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Property Liens

A property lien is a judgment for a debt recorded against a property to satisfy an obligation, such as a debt. The owner of the property may agree to place a lien on the property to obtain mortgage financing. In most cases, however, property liens are not something a homeowner readily welcomes. Getting Help with Your [..]

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Non-Disclosure Claims

If you purchased a property and the homeowner or real estate broker failed to disclose vital information that may have prevented you from purchasing the home, you may be entitled to file a non-disclosure claim, particularly if damages have occurred. The homeowner and real estate broker have a responsibility to disclose all vital information about [..]

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Title Defect

Do I Really Need a Title Defect Lawyer? In some cases, allowing time to pass may be all the remedy that is needed. Certain restrictions may no longer apply after a certain period of time. Restrictive covenants not removed after 30 years are not renewed, thereby quietly solving the issue. Easements or right of way [..]

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Real Estate Litigation

Representing lenders, brokers and sellers, Aaron Feldman’s extensive experience protects your interests against expensive, prolonged litigation and cost-effectively defends your position in court promptly. Typical real estate litigation matters include: Title defect. Non-disclosure claims. Liens. Unfulfilled contingencies. Zoning issues. Post- acquisition disputes. Commercial lease disputes. Mandatory mediation / binding arbitration. Regardless of the real estate [..]

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Autism and Special Needs Support

A complex developmental disability appearing around age 3, autism is believed to be the result of a neurological disorder affecting normal brain functioning that causes difficulty in communicating, socially interacting and participating in leisure or play activities. Autism is the most common of five different developmental disorders described as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), neurological disorders [..]

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Litigation Special Needs Trusts

The Litigation Special Needs Trust, or 1st Party Trust, is set-up by a court as part of a personal injury settlement.  In these cases, the disabled person may be awarded a cash settlement due to a vehicle accident, birth injury or other accident that caused the disability.  When settling the case, the court will require [..]

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Third Party Special Needs Trusts

The Third Party Special Needs Trust allows you to set aside funds or pass an inheritance on to your disabled loved one. Funds you have set aside are directly transferred to the trust so your loved one can benefit from the funds exactly as you have planned. How a Third Party Special Needs Trust Works [..]

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Self-Funded Special Needs Trusts

The goal of creating a Self-Funded Special Needs Trust is to allow the disabled person to retain a gift of money or an inheritance without jeopardizing other benefits. At The Feldman Law Group, we know how to create the trust that will ensure your special needs loved one has access to superior care and a [..]

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Estate Planning

A comprehensive estate plan is a foundation that your financial future is built upon.  It should not be some cookie cutter piece of paper, but rather a carefully crafted document that is built upon sound advice from an experienced attorney.  Hastily drafted plans often lead to disputes among heirs and costly litigation.  Here are just [..]

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Special Needs Estate Planning

The Feldman Law Group offers thorough, personal Special Needs Estate Planning for individuals and families. Our goal is to protect your loved one’s continued access to needs-based government benefits. What Is Special Needs Estate Planning? Physical and mental limitations partially covered or not covered by private or employer-based health insurance may force special needs individuals to [..]

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Mandatory Mediation / Binding Arbitration

What is Mandatory Mediation? Aaron Feldman specializes in mandatory mediation. Forcing people to sit down and discuss their issues may seem contrary to the purpose of mediation. However, in some cases, particularly those involving large corporations, mandatory mediation can prove particularly useful and cost-effective. Issues that may lead to mandatory mediation include: Cases that could [..]

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