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Isaac Michael Safier

White collar crime Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   30 reviews

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About Isaac

Learn Isaac’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Administrative law
    30%
    Asset Forfeiture Attorney: Asset Seizure / Property Seizure / Cash Seizure / Postal Seizures (USPIS) / Homeland Security Seizures / CBP Seizures / DEA Seizures / Customs Seizures / San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland Airport Seizures

  2. White collar crime
    30%
    Asset Forfeiture Attorney: Asset Seizure / Property Seizure / Cash Seizure / Postal Seizures (USPIS) / Homeland Security Seizures / CBP Seizures / DEA Seizures / Customs Seizures / San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland Airport Seizures

    11 years

  3. Expungement
    20%
    Record clearance; Expunge records, Seal Arrests, Factual Innocence, PC 851.92, PC 851.91, PC 1203.4, reduction to misdemeanor.

    11 years

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    Asset Forfeiture Attorney: Asset Seizure / Property Seizure / Cash Seizure / Postal Seizures (USPIS) / Homeland Security Seizures / CBP Seizures / DEA Seizures / Customs Seizures / San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland Airport Seizures

    11 years

  5. Litigation
    10%
    Civil Litigation

    11 years

Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/03/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/28/2022

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Isaac Michael Safier
345 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Reviews

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Posted by Curtis | April 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got My Money Back
Very efficient, returned all my calls quickly ,the fee that was charged was very reasonable and Attorney Isaac Michael Safer Won the case
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proactive, professional Criminal Attorney
Isaac was diligent & professional from day one. Proactive with legal requirements and deadlines. Responsive to calls, emails and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Joel | October 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
entertainment business law issue
Our music band needed some specialized legal advice within the area of entertainment and business law. Isaac Safier exceeded our expectations with his knowledge, responsiveness, and legal research. And on a personal level he is very down to earth and a pleasure to communicate with. He also took a very balanced view and did not at all encourage litigation or pump up our belief that we were in the right, but rather enabled us to see the issue from the other side and how we could be threatened and at risk by their actions based on their set of beliefs. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone with a sensitive or unusual legal issue.
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Posted by Amira | July 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Happy to he was willing to Lawyer this Lawyer!
I took on an asset forfeiture case for the first time. I consulted with Isaac and he provided very helpful assurance that I was on the right track. Because I hadn't heard back from the federal agency in the allotted time, he helpfully pointed me in the right direction on ways to update myself and my client on where the claim was in the process. He was very knowledgeable and gracious to spend his time educating another attorney. I will definitely hire him should the case proceed to litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Issac has been great at working on expunging my case. He spent long hours gathering all the pieces and advocating on my behalf. Even after I received the signed order, Issac was there to answer all of my questions. He definitely made me feel more at ease with how to navigate the housing and employment market after I received the expungement. He is definietly someone you want in your corner.
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Posted by Angel | September 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asset Forfiture vs USPS
After doing some research online in regards to asset forfeiture I decided to give Issac Safier a call. I thought to myself , I knew USPS wasn’t right so I decided to fight back against them. Issac was very communicative, detailed and knowledgeable!! He made things super easy on me!! If you have any doubt give Issac a call! I can assure he’s your guy for the job!! Oh yea, fast forward 3-4 months later I won my case agnist vs USPS all thanks to Issac!! Thank you again! I’m a very happy camper!!
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Posted by Holden Green Esq, | June 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
LAWYER PICKS UP PHONE ON A SUNDAY
I needed to get an order picked up at the HOJ in San Francisco and dreaded driving there from San Jose. I called his Yelp review (five stars) and he picks up. Basically "no problem" texted the info and that morning before noon he had the original in the mail etc. This client really needed this order and it was done like lightening. I recommend this lawyer in the SF Bay area.
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Posted by Erik | April 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly competant and diligent attorney
I have nothing but good things to say about Issac Safier, esq. I hired him to handle a difficult and sensitive matter which he resolved both quickly and efficiently. He was extremely communicative keeping me updated at every step of the way. Issac is a diligent and dedicated attorney who fights for his clients. I highly recommend Issac for your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
If your going through a difficult situation like I was experiencing then Isaac Saifer is the right lawyer to help you out. He’s reliable and always available to answer any questions you may have and most important he gets the job done. I can’t thank him enough for all the help he gave me.
Posted by Brian | January 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great! Highly Reccomend!
I live in Dallas TX and had some money that was seized when I was sending it via USPS to California (Asset Forfeiture). Upon the seizure, I had consulted with a few different attorneys, mostly local attorneys, until I came across Isaac. Upon speaking with him, he was the only one that seemed confident in being able to retrieve my money. I ended up hiring Isaac, and he was able to work very diligently for me, responding to any, and all of my questions I had for him. He was always available and very prompt in his responses. He was also able to retrieve my money much quicker than we expected. If anyone has had any issues with money seizures or civil asset forfeiture cases, I highly recommend Isaac. He truly is a great attorney.
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Posted by Robert | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellant attorney
Attorney Isaac Safier navigated me through my situation to the best practical outcome. His rates are reasonable and he stays in touch throughout the entire process. I would hire him again.
Posted by Dylan | April 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best man for the job!!
In October of 2014 I reached out to Isaac Safier concerning a civil forfeiture case which I was very unsure about. His professionalism and confidence assured me that he might be the right guy for the case. He was easy to contact and communicate with but more importantly he won the case! He almost made it look too easy! Isaac won the case and returned my $20,000 to me, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a asset forfeiture/ cash seizure/ civil forfeiture situation.
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Posted by Jessica | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
usps asset forfeiture
A couple months ago I sent about 5300 cash through the usps for the purchase of a vehicle from a very trusted friend of mine, without thinking the process through I overnighted the money to get it to him faster and it was seized by the postal inspectors office. The stated they believed my money was being used for illegal purposes and basically that was all that was said. I was devastated, I began searching the internet for asset forfeiture attorneys that handle postal seizures and I came across Isaac's website, at first I was fairly certain he wouldn't be able to help me because I live in Kansas and he was out of California, but I sent a message with my situation and hoped maybe I would get some direction. Isaac called me immediately, spent a fair amount of time on the phone with me answering all of my questions, making me feel at ease, and informed me that he was able to take my case even with me being out of state! I never received a single piece of correspondence from the post office, so Isaac filled out my claim and submitted it anyways, when we still had not heard anything Isaac contact the postal inspector who seized my money directly and within 2 days my funds were released and I got my money back without ever having to go to court!! I know for certain had I not hired Isaac I would have just lost all my money! He is AMAZING!!! Extremely easy to talk to and makes the process as simple as it can possibly get. I can't say enough!
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Efficient/Competent
Consulted with him on a matter. It was last minute and he stepped in and did a great job.
Posted by Yauheni | May 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Effective Communicator and Great Advocate
Isaac is a very knowledgeable professional. I had a chance to discuss a few issues in his area of expertise and was impressed by both the depth of his knowledge and his ability to effectively communicate complex concepts. He is very approachable and pleasure to deal with.
Posted by Greg | March 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Seized cash returned
I was referred to Isaac when I contacted the law office of Rebecca Feigelson in regards to the city of Oakland illegally seizing mine and my business partners cash. To avoid the time a check can take to clear we mailed money to a trusted associate of ours for the purchase of a vintage Volkswagen Bus. We overnighted the money via UPS, and it was seized by the authorities. I called the DA's office and tried to follow the proper procedure to have the money returned. I was given the run around and was told after I filed my paperwork that I had done it incorrectly. As soon as I contacted Rebecca she put Isaac on the case and he was prompt, helpful, and vigilant in getting our money back. The DA's office took a very long time to pay, and Isaac remained in contact with me throughout the process. He kept me informed about what was happening and why, and if he didn't have an answer right away he would find one and get back to me with further information. Thank you, Isaac and Rebecca. I feel very fortunate to have worked with you.
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Posted by Tom | November 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Isaac worked on my DUI Expungement. He was heavily involved from the start through the end. His email correspondences were always very prompt and clear. He patiently guided me and provided great feedback on a responses that I had to provide for the DA. Should I get into another bind (I certainly hope not), I would not hesitate in contacting Isaac again. Top quality service.
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Posted by Gilbert Bradshaw | November 5, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney!
Isaac is very knowledgeable in tax and corporate law and very knowledgeable about many other kinds of law as well. I'm consistently impressed with Isaac and his thoughtful approach to the law and transactions.
Posted by Karen | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service & excellent Result
Isaac was fast, efficient and great to deal with... He dealt with a dismissal of probation case after a DUI and there were some unforeseen circumstances that came to light after the first court date but he went through everything clearly and quickly and we ended up with a successful dismissal. Great job !
Posted by Rosalind | September 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart, practical advice
Isaac has a gift that is rare to find in a lawyer: his advice is not only on point, but practical. He is insightful and brings pragmatic insight into his analysis. I sought advice about a conglomerate, and instead of charging me for lengthy research he referred me to the irs.gov website, which I continually use. Thank you Isaac.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • SafierLegal.com
  • 2013 - Present
  • In House Counsel
  • Charles Enterprise Group, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Chadbourne & Parke, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Real Estate Associate
  • Target
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Associations

  • San Francisco Apartment Association
  • Participant
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Speaking Engagements

  • Exposing Civil Forfeiture Abuse
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • 2017
  • USF class on best practices
  • Private Law Practice
  • 2015
  • Advanced Legal Research Panel
  • Research in Private Practice
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Safier for his expertise in civil litigation, particularly asset forfeiture matters related to criminal proceedings. He is professional, intelligent and personable--a mix of qualities that make him a very effective counselor at law."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Safier is hardworking, smart and an effective advocate. I know from clients I've referred to him that he has obtains good results."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows everything about landlord-tenant."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Isaac is an effective litigator who has achieved remarkable results for his clients in difficult cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked a lot with Isaac and he is a fantastic attorney and an intelligent thoughtful person. He is also a hard worker. I highly recommend Isaac."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Isaac is a very intelligent , highly skilled attorney who is well respected in the community. Further, Isaac deeply cares about his clients and is willing to do the work to accomplish the best results in each and every case."
Real estate Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Both good knowledge of the law and a practical and common sense approach that is refreshing in the legal profession."
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