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George W. Wolff Esq.

George W. Wolff Esq.

Wolff Law Office
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Construction Law...
  • California, Illinois, New York
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Summary

At the Wolf Law Office, we offer over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of construction contracts and claims for clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Our principal attorney, George W. Wolff, worked in the construction industry before attending law school, acted as an arbitrator, advocate, and trial attorney on private and public construction jobs and brings a comprehensive understanding of the practical and legal issues related to construction contracts and disputes to our clients, helping you avoid or resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In our years of experience, we have built a comprehensive network of experts, from engineers and architectural consultants, scheduling consultants and accountants, waterproofing, and structural specialists.

We know how to prepare and present expert witness and other testimony and legal argument to protect your interests before State and Federal Administrative Agencies, Mediation, Arbitrators, Dispute Boards, and in State and Federal trial and Appellate Courts.

Education:

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Institute of International and Comparative Law, Paris, France
M.B.A, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Major: Finance
Major: Real Estate
M.S, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Major: Civil Engineering and Construction Management
B.S, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Honors: Chi Epsilon
Major: Civil Engineering

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:

State of California Superior Courts, Courts of Appeal, and Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial phone or in-person consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Illinois
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New York
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7th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Current
Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D.
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University of California at Berkeley
M.B.A.
Honors: Major: Finance; Major: Real Estate
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Stanford University
M.S.
Honors: Major: Civil Engineering and Construction Management
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Purdue University - Purdue University
B.S.
Honors: Honors: Chi Epsilon; Major: Civil Engineering
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Northwestern University School of Law
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Awards
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Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
State Bar of California
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section
Current
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American Bar Association
Member, Forum Committee on Construction Industry
Current
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American Society of Civil Engineers
Member
- Current
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California Office of Administrative Hearings
Arbitrator, California State Construction Arbitration Committee
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Save San Francisco Bay Association
Member
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Associated General Contractors of California
Chair, Environmental Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Environmental Law
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Water Use Law
Chicago Kent Law Review
Speaking Engagements
State and Federal False Claims Act Litigation on Public Construction Projects., Public Works Contract Law Seminar for County Attorneys, San Luis Obispo, California
Association of County Counsel of California
DBE or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Requirements on Federally Funded Transporation Construction Projects, Public Works Contract Law Seminar for County Attorneys, San Luis Obispo, California
Association of County Counsel of California
Websites & Blogs
Website
George W. Wolff's Website Profile
Website
Wolff Law Office Website
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. Can I sue American Airlines for losing my luggage resulting in irreplaceable loss of property, psychological harm?
A: Probably not
Q. If an easement runs with land in Ca and then the land goes through a judicial foreclosure... does this break easement
A: Usually an easement would survive a judicial foreclosure.
Q. Easement syntax: A right of way and easement, for all purposes, into over and across, upon and in and to ...
A: It’s possible that this gives you a very broad easement. But to give you a firm opinion an attorney would need to look at the subsequent title history of all the properties involved as well as any recorded court history as it is possible the easement was lessened or revised or cancelled over the years. An easement can also be destroyed by adverse possession or failure to use over the years. So the answer to your question would require an attorney to do more than interpret the original grant of easement itself, but that would also be necessary as words or even commas or other punctuation can sometimes become quite important. Is the easement being used by anyone now?
Q. Is it fraud to use a line of credit opened by the previous owner of a business I purchased in March of this year?
A: If you just bought the assets of the company rather than the shares, probably not as it may be a personal line of credit. It would be best to check with the Bank to see who took out this line of credit!!
Q. filed complains planning- building re: architect next door preventing my access to the side of my house. Last 3yrs.
A: You might be able to file an action to enforce the City codes but first make sure there is really a violation
Q. My homeowners association sued me and my wife and there was a trial. Now we want to counter sue them for their actions
A: What happened to their lawsuit? Did you win or lose?
Q. In California, if a contractor working on your home does damage to property, are they required to pay for defect repair?
A: He is probably right about the dry rot. That was already there before they came along. It’s probably good it was discovered as it could have gotten much worse or even dangerous!
Q. Do I still own my artwork after gallery has possessed it for three years?
A: Perhaps, yes. Was any of your agreement or understanding stated in writing, or via texts or emails? If so, do you still have access to them?
Q. Construction: Can a client require a materials/ Labor breakdown before issueing payment on a signed contract?
A: Normally if you have a fixed price contract, the other party cannot ask to see your labor and material costs. The contract you have might require this, or require a list of your subcontractors, so please review your contract in detail or have legal counsel do so.
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Contact & Map
Wolff Law Office
580 California St
#1236
San Francisco, CA 94104
USA
Telephone: (415) 788-1881
Fax: (415) 788-0880