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Daniel Marc Bornstein

Landlord or tenant Attorney at San Francisco, CA

4.3   6 reviews

also known as Daniel Bornstein, SF Real Estate Attorney

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    Property Management Concerns, Landlord/Tenant Litigation, Wrongful Evictions, Habitability Defense, Dept. of Building Inspections/Permit Issues, Section 8/Public Housing Issues, For Cause Evictions throughout the Bay Area, Tenant Buy-out Agreements, CA Renters Law and Tenants Rights

    11 years

  2. Real estate
    Purchase/Sale Disputes, Real Property Purchase/Sale, Co-owner Disputes

    11 years

  3. Residential real estate
    Commercial and Residential Leases

    11 years

DANIEL BORNSTEIN; Founding Partner of the Bornstein Law with over 20 years experience handling complicated real estate and civil litigation related disputes.

Areas of expertise:

  • Landlord - Tenant Disputes,
  • Evictions - Unlawful Detainers
  • Litigation - SF Bay Area
  • Property Mangement Issues
  • Broker of Record - Bay Property Group
  • Expert Witness Services
  • Bay Area Real Estate Education - speaker and host
  • San Francisco and Oakland Rent Control expert

Daniel is also broker and Founding Partner of Bay Property Group, one of the Bay Area's premiere property management and real estate purchase/sales agencies. In addition to having successfully resolved countless landlord/tenant disputes, Daniel manages rental property and assists in completing real estate transactions, and is well known for his educational seminars and expert witness testimony. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, with specialization in landlord/tenant disputes, civil litigation, property management, and real estate sales. Contact Daniel at  or visit

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4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgable * Excellent Experience!
I contacted Bornstein & Bornstein yesterday regarding a tenant matter. I was able to speak with someone on the phone and they scheduled an appointment for Dan Bornstein to speak with me the following morning. I had a phone conversation with Daniel Bornstein this morning. I found Daniel personable, knowledgeable and he helped with solutions to my tenant issues. I would highly recommend his law office! I will use him in the future or refer him to friends and family.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2013
I contacted Mr. Daniel Bornstein with my concerns that my tenant was subletting my property in violation of our lease agreement. I feared losing all rights to my greatest asset, and truly my only asset, my property. Mr. Bornstein guided me through the legal process with ease. His judicious use of my time and resources was very impressive. He was a tremendous help to me. He has all the qualities one looks for in an attorney: a razor sharp focus, a sound understanding of the law, a swift plan of action, and a sense of fairness to all parties involved.
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Posted by Robert | May 2, 2013
Helpful Attorney,
I am a real estate agent in San Francisco and we have complicated landlord/tenant laws. Whenever a client has a need for legal help having to do with tenant issues I immediately recommend them to Daniel Bornstein. Daniel has helped several clients of mine and the clients have been very satisfied with his expertise and representation. Daniel is also a great help in answering questions agents have and answers them quickly and concisely. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Alex | April 17, 2013
Top Notch Attorney
This is the second time we have used Daniel's services with outstanding results. In my position as a tech executive I interact with a myriad of attorneys in a variety of disciplines. I can say unequivocally Daniel is the best attorney I have come across. Daniel is results driven, forthright, hyper-efficient with funds, works with laser precision and is concise in communication. He makes best use of funds with his client's interests first and foremost. He possesses deep domain expertise, able to synthesize the finer nuances of San Francisco real estate law into a cogent strategy and execute. We trust him implicitly and he operates with the highest ethical standards. Our last case was legally complex and contentious on many levels. We would definitely use Daniel's services in the future and recommend him to clients seeking a top notch attorney.
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Posted by NG | April 17, 2013
Exemplary Attorney
When selecting the right real estate attorney to work with, I was anxious about what I didn't know, navigating precariously the many agencies that are involved in any real estate issue in San Francisco. Daniel has worked with us from the beginning and has every day earned more and more respect, confidence and trust. Having worked with corporate attorneys from New York, Harvard Law, Germany, India, I must say, Daniel is amongst the very best! Engage him, it will be the best decision you will make. He is one of the most valuable resources for any real estate matter in San Francisco, CA.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Did NOT respond to clients
In order to speak with Daniel, we had to pay in advance $200 for 30 minutes. The meeting only lasted for 15 minutes. He didn't offer much advises and he was in a hurry. I followed up with several emails to proceed, but he never responded. What a waste of time and $200.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-380 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Bornstein Law
  • 1993 - Present
  • President, Managing Broker and Principal
  • Bay Property Group
  • 1993 - Present


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Chu v. Gormian, SF Superior Court Case #12-642284
  • Client recovered control over his San Francisco rent-controlled unit


  • East Bay Rental Housing Association
  • Associate Member & Presenter
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Volunteer Appreciation Award
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • 2010
  • Hero Award
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel
  • 2010
  • The Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Board of Governors of the State Bar of California
  • 2000
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  • Rental Housing
  • Esq. Q & A
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Special Workshop
  • Tenants and Taxes
  • 2012
  • Special Workshop
  • Correct Usage of Legal Notices
  • 2012
  • Special Workshop
  • Successfully Handle Failing Tenant Relationships
  • 2012
  • EBRHA 6th Annual Trade Expo
  • Evictions: Reality and Prevention
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant