Gerald Barry Dorfman

Gerald Barry Dorfman

  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Personal Injury ...
  • California
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Biography

I am responsible for all matters handled by my office. Paralegals, law clerks and associates may be utilized in appropriate situations, but the buck stops with me. Intentionally remaining small has enabled me to continue to provide unparalleled personal attention and confidentiality. My clients are the reason I am here, and I work hard for the best results possible. I am honored by the trust placed in me, and strive to maintain it at the highest level. You are entitled to understand the law applicable to your matter and the options available, as well as my best advice. I have served hundreds of satisfied clients over the years and look forward to continuing to serve with determination, skill and integrity.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Elder Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Through PayPal and Venmo.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees range from 15% to 45%. These apply to personal injury cases, and select other matters.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Regular hourly rate is $450.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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Education
Columbia University
B.A.
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UC Hastings COL
Law Degree
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Awards
Lead Counsel Rated
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100 Trust Rating
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 107581
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Dorfman Law Office
Legal Answers
498 Questions Answered
Q. When my father passed away the lady handling the will, Sally Cicerone, sold 3 of our properties w/o permission.
A: You may want to file a complaint with the state Professional Fiduciaries Bureau: https://www.fiduciary.ca.gov/consumers/file_complaint.shtml even though it is reported that she is resigning. See: https://www.ocregister.com/2021/05/05/prolific-oc-guardian-surrenders-state-license-after-accusations-she-pilfered-funds-from-dead-client/ Because it is a specialized area of law, you may want to contact the reporter of the above article to find out the identity of lawyers who have sued her already. Otherwise, check the State Bar of California website to find a local certified legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/LicenseeSearch/QuickSearch?ResultType=0&SearchType=0&SoundsLike=False#searchlink You could also check the county bar association lawyer referral service for a referral.
Q. In California, can a tenant on a month-to-month lease request a move out date mid-month and must I prorate rent?
A: If the rental agreement does not specifically address the situation, and the tenant has properly given the 30 days notice, then yes, the tenant may move on any day of the month, and only owes prorated rent for the last month.
Q. How do I prove a pharmacist did not fill my prescription correctly and as a result I have permanent repercussions
A: In addition to Mr. Light's answer, you will need expert medical opinions. If you really are seriously affected, you really need to get a knowledgeable attorney.
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Contact & Map
Mailing Address
PO Box 1056
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Telephone: (415) 389-9590
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