- Of Counsel
Gael's practice focuses on real estate transactions and dispute resolutions related among other areas to landlord-tenant law, Tenancy-in-Common (TIC), subdivisions, including condominium conversions, and real estate business formations. Gael represents clients in drafting residential and commercial leases, CC&Rs and TIC Agreements. She also represents clients with rent/eviction control issues such as Ellis Act evictions, OMI evictions, rent increase notices, and buy-out negotiations with tenants. Gael has extensive experience with TIC and HOA formations and dispute resolutions. She has successfully represented clients in resolving TIC or HOA disputes, including co-owners’ failure to refinance, to pay monthly assessments, to complete the condo conversion process, or to comply with the CC&Rs or TIC Agreement.
Gael also represents sellers or buyers with the sale or the purchase of real property (single family home, TIC interest, condominiums). She prepares all the necessary documents and disclosures for the transaction without charging a commission, resulting in significant savings for the parties, and facilitates the process by working directly with title companies and other necessary parties.
Gael has authored and co-authored articles for the Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute (SPOSFI).
Areas of Practice
- Real Estate Transactions
- Real Estate Dispute Resolution
- TIC Formation
- Condominium Conversion
- For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) Transactions
- New York
- Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
- LL.M. - 2004
- University of the French Antilles and Guyana
- F.W.I. (Post-Graduate Master in Business Law) - 2002
- University of Toulouse Sciences Sociales
- Master in Business Law - 2001
- Co-Author, “Should You Incorporate a Condo Homeowners’ Association?” Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute Monthly Newsletter, July 2007
- “When May a Landlord be Required to Authorize a Companion Animal in his/her Building Despite a No-Pet Policy?” Firm Newsletter, 2008.
- “Recent Changes in Condo Conversion Lottery Rules Make it Even More Difficult for S.F. Property Owners”, Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute Monthly Newsletter January 2010
- Co-Author, “Rent Board Misses the Mark in Allowing Rent Control for Part-Time Residence”, Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute Monthly Newsletter September 2010
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