“I have referred matters to Mark for several years because he is one of the finest real estate attorneys around. I have no hesitation in recommending him for anyone’s real estate matters, whether it be individuals or other attorneys. He’s a professional.”
“Fantastic firm with very high quality lawyers. They don’t over bill or over work a case or matter. They’ll take the time needed to understand issues and make sure you understand the issues and what needs to be done, and they have a lot of experience in a number of areas of law including real estate, litigation, debtor creditor law, contracts. They’ve drafted various documents for me and supported a dispute (didn’t get to litigation) all with an eye toward practical resolution and no churning of their bill. Can’t say enough about them. Most of my experience is with Mark Poniatowski, but all of their lawyers are very good. They do a lot of work with individuals as well as small and some big companies. I know some of their other clients, and the feedback I received was great.”
“I hired him to take over the CEO’s position when closing down a business due to an eminent domain case. He was familiar with the company, and had taken care of a previous problem. He did what needed to be done, had excellent relations with employees, was careful to keep everything legal, only spent the necessary time required, and charges were fair. We couldn’t have chosen a better person for the job.”
“Mr. Poniatowski came highly recommended several years ago when I started my Company, by a friend. It has been one of the best recommendations we could have received. Being a small Company and having issues arise where legal expertise is needed, we trust that Mr. Poniatowski has the professional knowledge and experience to help us navigate through just about anything. I would highly recommend him if someone were to ask me.”
“Based on a recommendation, I hired Mark for numerous specific matters, and he is now my Attorney. Mark and his colleagues are personable, attentive to detail, and highly responsive. I have great confidence in his experience and that he always has my best interests in mind.”
Landlord Tenant Attorney Examines Importance of Understanding Commercial Lease Terms
We recently represented a commercial tenant that the landlord attempted to evict. The landlord filed an unlawful detainer complaint based on the tenant’s failure to timely exercise the first of three five-year lease extension options. (By “timely exercise” we mean written notice from tenant to landlord of their intent to extend the lease, received by the landlord on or before the due date stated in the lease agreement.) This case has a specific aspect to it that created some doubt as to when notice was due: The commercial lease had been amended four times and extended by two years during the first five-year term.
We recently helped a horse boarding and stables operation in the San Francisco Bay Area to successfully obtain a conditional use permit from Alameda County to continue in business at their long-time existing location. Prior to our involvement, the process had been hung up for over two years without resolution. Continue reading →