Steven Adair MacDonald & Associates, P.C.
I am licensed as an attorney at law, and am a member in good standing duly admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, several United States District Courts, and all the courts of the State of California. I am a senior associate at Steven Adair MacDonald & Associates, P.C., which is an 'av'- rated law firm located in San Francisco. Before that, I worked for several years as a senior associate at Luscutoff, Lendormy & Associates, also in San Francisco. I started my career as a solo practitioner in Oakland, CA., working in association with the Law Offices of James S. Ader. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of California (Berkeley), and hold a Law degree (J.D.) from Tulane University. I have been practicing law in California since 1981. My practice consists primarily of civil litigation and real estate work (especially landlord-tenant). Over the last 20 years, I have (among other things) tried cases and arbitrations, handled appeals, and participated in hundreds of motions: summary judgment, summary adjudication, TRO/preliminary injunction, demurrers, motions to dismiss, motions to compel discovery, motions to strike, anti-SLAPP motions, etc., with a high degree of success. I am also a published author in the real estate field, served for five (5) years on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, and served for several years as the co-chair of the State Bar Landlord-Tenant Subsection. I typically teach several continuing legal education classes a year, including real property law programs at the 2002-2007 State Bar Annual Meetings, at various State Bar Section Education Institutes, and at several of the Real Property Law Section’s Annual Retreats. I routinely represent 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.