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PARTNER
Steven C. Williams
ABOUT
Steven

PRACTICING SINCE 1999

 

Steve has been representing real property owners throughout the Bay Area since 1999. He has a wealth of knowledge in many areas of real estate law, including commercial and residential leasing, rent and eviction control, purchase/sales transactions, and neighbor disputes. He advocates for his clients in State and Federal courts, at arbitration and mediation hearings, and before government agencies.

Steve has recently tried several cases where he obtained favorable judgments for his clients. These cases involved a nuisance, a residential property owner’s right to change terms of tenancy, and commercial property leasing rights.

As a founding partner of Fried & Williams, Steve has become one of the leading authorities in real estate law in the Bay Area. He has presented countless seminars covering important legal topics impacting real property rights, such as rent and eviction controls, fair housing, hoarding, and medical marijuana. Some of his topics qualify for continuing legal education credit. He also regularly contributes legal opinions, articles, and answers to legal questions for

publication in local periodicals.  

EDUCATION
  • Juris Doctorate, Golden Gate University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Law and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara 

PRACTICE AREAS
  • General Real Estate

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Co-Ownership Disputes

  • Neighbor Disputes

  • Purchase and Sales Transactions​

PROFESSIONAL
AFFILIATIONS
  • San Francisco Apartment Association

  • East Bay Rental Housing Association

  • California Apartment Association

  • Oakland/Berkeley Association of Realtors

ADMISSIONS
& COURTS
  • California Court of Appeals

  • United States District Court, N.D. California

LEGAL CASES
  • Parklyn Bay Company, LLC v. Liberty Insurance Corporation (2015) 119 F. Supp. 3d 1143 - Dist. Court, ND California

PUBLICATIONS
  • Fair Housing Facts. San Francisco Apartment Magazine. October 2016

  • Owner Move-in Evictions in Oakland. East Bay Rental Housing Magazine. May 2016.

  • Legal Q&A: Tenant Refuses to Renew Lease. East Bay Rental Housing Magazine. January 2015.

FUN FACTS

Steve, along with his wife and two children, enjoy the great outdoors, whether it’s camping, biking, or simply a backyard barbecue. He is also a sports enthusiast and even enjoys playing recreational league softball.