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Jethro Sanford Busch

Litigation Attorney at San Francisco, CA

4.9   56 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
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About Jethro

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My areas of practice include real estate and civil litigation. I am a former co-chair of the State Bar landlord-tenant subsection, served for several years on the Executive Committee of the State Bar Real Property Law Section, and have taught numerous MCLE classes on real estate and litigation topics, incluidng at the State Bar Annual Meeting. I routinely represents clients in arbitration and lawsuits. However, I also help clients avoid or informally resolve disputes through preemptive legal advice, by assisting clients in negotiating and drafting contracts, and by representing clients in mediation.  

Awards

Top Contributor 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Top Contributor
2024 2023 2022 + 6 ...
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2019 + 3 ...

Location

Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C.
870 Market St.
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mary Ann | October 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So very helpful.
I had a specific question. This attorney took the time to provide me with the details and answer. I am SO appreciative. Thank You.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable, Patient, Generous and Considerate
Jethro Sanford Busch helped me on my dispute with a prospective tenant. He is professional, knowledgeable, patient, generous and considerate: 1. he demonstrated good in-depth knowledge and domain expertise, know-how on the details of my case, he listed all caveats and points 2. I raised too many questions which are all answered by him one by one with enough context for me who is a non legal field professional 3 He offered information for free and asked me to not over complicate, he doesn't reject me or ignore me just because my case is too small he also advise me to have the peace of mind since it won't be too bad. He definitely stands behind me and backs me up!
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Posted by Ed | May 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable. Expert Advice. Generous.
Mr. Busch has been a great help to me, taking the time to answer questions regarding tenant rights/rental law, providing easy-to-understand legal insights, and offering next-step guidance to protect myself from potential future unwanted circumstances. I hope whoever reads my review will consider contacting Mr. Busch to find out how beneficial he could be in managing their legal dilemmas. I couldn’t be more grateful to you, Mr. Busch.

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Posted by Elvis | April 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend for Landlord/tenant
He always responded to my questions promptly and gave me a lot of valuable advice. I am very grateful!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Landlord/tenant
Very knowledgeable, compassionate and accommodating. Will definitely use his legal services again in the future.
Posted by Dawn | September 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Month 2 Month Leasing Question
Jethro answered my month 2-month leasing question regarding about leasing office refusing to remove me from lease even though I did what I legally needed to. He provided me the information to take to them, resulting in me finally getting released from lease contract. Honest, quick to respond.
Posted by John | August 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very impressed and pleased he took the time to help me
I had a question regarding a problem I am having with my HOA. Mr. Busch was kind enough to not only respond to my initial question he participated in several follow up questions that I had that basically opened my eyes to some other options. My only regret is - he is not anywhere close to where I live, because if I do end up hiring an attorney, he would be the first one I would call
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Posted by Michael S | August 13, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Answered in laymen terms
Sound answer written in laymen terms, so no legal jargon to decipher. No cryptic answer and no criticism or sarcasm in his response. If Mr. Busch is willing, I'd be confident and stoked if he would represent me in court. I'd be happy to only have his advice as well. Incredible release of stress and anxiety knowing he's in your corner. 10 star lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great analysis and detailed instructions!
Very detailed analysis of a tricky situation involving real estate and probate questions. Gave me confidence in how best to provide in avoiding litigation. Thank you!
Posted by Michelle | July 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Professional, Responsive, Knowledgeable & Trustworthy!
A brief consultation with Mr. Busch provided the necessary guidance for us to effectively handle a very difficult issue. His clear explanations enabled us to identify what we thought was an error in the notice to vacate to our tenants to compliance with the law. He provided clear legal guidance and enabled us to assess our risk appropriately. He provided numerous value added advice beyond the issue at hand. His advice gears us away from spending unnecessary legal fees even when this wasn't a concern. Our conversation with Mr. Busch immediately provided the much need relief to a very stressful matter. He is a very competent and honest attorney that you can trust!
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Posted by Jeff | May 12, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable landlord/tenant attorney
There are new rules dealing with landlord/ tenant laws and new Covid requirements. It's important to have a up to date attorney or you just might find yourself the loser in court. Jethro is quick and confident and knows the new requirements to win your case.
Posted by Tony | November 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reponsive and Helpful
Jethro is the first lawyer to give response to my question. His advice is objective and really helpful. I really appreciate it~!
Posted by Wilson | October 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A helping hand where needed
Jethro took time out of his day to give me advice on a question that I needed help on and even included a treatise that would benefit me on my concern. He didn't just answer my question, he went above and beyond to even inform me what may happen in certain scenarios of my case. Sometimes when you're lost in a sea of waves, a helping hand really helps guide you through the safest path and Jethro really pulled me out of the ocean with his comment. thank you again Jethro! God Bless!
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Posted by Joann | October 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend If your with-in jurisdiction
Jethro Busch was Fast, efficient, and professional on advising me with court information pertaining to a eviction/judgement case filed against me, and made Public Record. With his calm guidance, to my issue I can rest easier. Since this has been a very troubling and stressful time for me.
Posted by heather | June 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Surprised at how quickly I got the exact answer I needed.
I posted a question and was very happy when Mr. Busch answered within a couple days and it included which court case set precedent! It was exactly what I needed! I would highly recommend Mr. Busch because he is quick to answer questions, and generous with his knowledge. Those qualities in an attorney are incredibly stress-relieving in an already stressful situation.
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Posted by Eyhab | May 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A True Gentleman
Mr. Busch is a true gentleman who is clearly in this line of work to help & support people. He took his time to read messages and replied with clear, factual information. He was patient and didn’t try to solicit his services directly or indirectly. In fact, he advised me to hire a local lawyer if I wanted to pursue my issue further. I am really thankful for his help & for his professionalism. God Bless.
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Posted by Ling | April 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, genuine and sincere
It's hard to find an attorney like Jethro, who is willing to spend time to give you good advice and respond to your question as soon as he can. Too bad that he could not handle my case.
Posted by Kingsley | February 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney. He helped save me from being homeless
One of the best. Practical advice at the last minute when I was down and out helped save me from being on the street after a wrongful and fraudulent eviction and near lockout. Simple, easy, extremely sharp.
Posted by Nathan | February 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tenant lease
Very rapid response. Not pushy trying to get a lawyer. Answers your questions the best he can. Very helpful
Posted by Jeannie | June 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Landlord/Tenant Attorney
Jethro Sanford Busch responded to my inquiry on Avvo immediately in regards to Landlord/Tenant issues. Mr. Busch took the time, and initiative to send me some valuable information as it pertains to a secondhand smoke issue. Since Mr. Busch knew that I live in the Los Angeles where he does not practice law, his generosity in taking the time to do that speaks volumes about his integrity, and character as an attorney. Based on his example, I will search for someone of the same caliber in the Los Angeles area where I live to legally represent me. Furthermore, Mr. Busch provided me with legal avenues specific to my case which validated my legal rights, and legal subject areas of the law to pursue. I would strongly recommend Jethro Sanford Busch to anyone in the San Francisco area looking for a reputable, knowledgeable, and professional attorney to represent them with sincere fervor.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Luscutoff, Lendormy & Associates
  • 1988 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of James S. Ader
  • 1981 - 1988

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD
  • 1981
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelors
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Duncan et al. v. Nathan et al., San Francisco Sup. Ct. Case No. CGC-14-541544
  • Judgment for defendant
  • Hong Sang Market, Inc. v. Peng et al., San Francisco Sup. Ct. Case No. CUD-11-637404
  • Judgment for plaintiff

Associations

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. California
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Vice Chair (2004-2005)
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Landlord-Tenant Sub-Section of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Co-Chair
  • 1992 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of California
  • Lease Workouts - MCLE at 2012 Annual Meeting
  • 2012
  • State Bar of California
  • Foreclosure, etc. - MCLE at 2011 RPLS Retreat
  • 2011
  • State Bar of California
  • Real Estate Market Downturn: Good Thing for Landlords-Bad Thing for Tenants? State Bar Annual Meeting
  • 2010
  • State Bar of California
  • Please Take Notice: Drafting and Serving Effective Tenancy Notices, State Bar Education Institute
  • 2008
  • State Bar of California
  • Righteous or Wrongful Evictions 2007: Strategies for Successfully Representing Your Client, State Bar Annual Meeting
  • 2007
  • State Bar of California
  • Does Your Client Have A Code Enforcement Problem? Assessing, Handling, and Resolving Building and Housing Complaints Received from Governmental Agencies, State Bar Annual Meeting
  • 2006
  • State Bar of California
  • Don't You Dare SLAPP My Client! Anti-SLAPP Motions in Real Property Disputes, State Bar Annual Meeting
  • 2005
  • State Bar of California
  • The Battle Continues: Unfair Business Practice Litigation in the New Millennium, State Bar Annual Meeting
  • 2002
  • National Business Institute
  • Evictions and Landlord/Tenant Law in California
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (12)
Endorse Jethro
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Busch. He takes the time to thoughtfully and carefully answer questions on AVVO and clearly knows real estate and landlord/tenant law inside and out. I have commented on similar questions and have always agreed with his analysis."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Busch is a very knowledgeable and highly effective attorney for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgeable and caring attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Busch provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Jethro's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A longtime contributor to Avvo, the answers of Mr. Busch are consistently accurate, full of analysis, and are customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are among the most important qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I often find myself agreeing with his responses given to questions posted in the Avvo forum. Those who post there can expect nothing more than direct, thoughtful, accurate responses, and Mr. Busch delivers. Potential clients would do well to give him serious consideration."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jethro Busch demonstrates extensive knowledge of landlord-tenant and real estate law. His responses on Avvo are remarkably thoughtful, articulate and accurate. I have tremendous respect for his sound legal knowledge and ability to communicate that knowledge. He is a true asset to our legal community. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Busch's answers in the landlord/tenant category are helpful and well-prepared."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jethro Sanford Busch is an absolutely fantastic lawyer. He has demonstrated a high level of talent and devotion to his clients. I would have no hesitation about recommending him to anyone."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Busch is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jethro is absolutely one of the greatest legal minds I have ever encountered. He has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of California Civil Procedure and Landlord-Tenant law. So knowledgeable he could easily write his own treatise on these matters. That's how intelligent this man is. Luckily for his clients and the attorneys he works with he chooses to practice law instead. Without a doubt I have learned to be a better lawyer by working with this highly intelligent and honorable man."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jethro has a well deserved reputation in the legal community and is a strong advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Busch is a worthy advocate for his clients and an asset to the legal community. He has my endorsement!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Busch provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Busch is one of the most remarkable attorneys on AVVO. He has a deep insight into all aspects of real estate and landlord-tenant issues. His responses are exhaustive, skillfully crafted, concise, capturing the essence of all legal issues presented by the client. He is also an experienced litigator, always sharp and on the lookout for procedural legal hurdles. Great Attorney!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Francisco Litigation Lawyer Jethro Sanford Busch
Jethro Sanford Busch
Litigation Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 42 years