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300 Montgomery Street
Suite 1121
San Francisco  CA  94104

  • (415) 362 - 9181

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Real Estate
We started out representing real estate brokers when they got sued. We’re pretty good at that; 3 of us were brokers ourselves, for 30 years. Each. We noticed insurance carriers denying claims. About 30% of the time. So now, we sue them. A lot.
Real estate today is going through changes more dramatic than almost anything we’ve ever seen. Someone—somewhere, somehow—has to make sense of it. And because of the chaos in the market, there are dramatic increases in insurance claims – which are routinely getting denied by the carriers. That’s where we come in.

Hanson Law Firm (HLF) is almost entirely made up of senior real estate attorneys, each with about 30 years’ experience as a broker (although now, we only practice law). HLF is, primarily, a firm of brokers, for brokers. We protect them when they get sued; we represent them when their insurance carriers refuse to.

California Law Protects Brokers When an Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith.

We find that many brokerages have had claims unfairly rejected or denied by their carriers, more so now, in these difficult economic times, than ever before. HLF’s attorneys aggressively pursue insurance companies that deny claims in Bad Faith.

But change is everywhere, and we’ve changed too.

Our insurance Bad Faith practice is expanding. We now also represent businesses outside of the real estate industry in their cases against insurance companies that refuse to defend or settle their claims too.

As always, we continue to represent our brokerage clients as independent E&O counsel (sometimes referred to as “Cumis counsel”) in the defense of claims made against them, and in bringing “Bad Faith” actions against their E&O insurance carriers when they refuse to defend the brokerages. We continue our representation of clients in DRE Administrative Hearings as well. And, with recent changes in the law mandating a change in the focus of the DRE to be more toward acting as a ‘consumer protection’ agency, we expect we’ll soon be handling even more of those cases.

In addition to our core business representing brokerages and agents, we’ve expanded to include the representation of borrowers and investors as well. We now offer services related to foreclosures: preventing them, or perfecting them; sometimes, we will even perform them as a trustee.

At a time when “common sense” isn’t common, HLF is here, doing what we do best — giving our clients solid ground to stand on.

We don’t do everything, but what we do, we do well. Really well. And that’s real estate, and insurance bad faith.

Christopher Hanson

At Hanson Law Firm, we sue insurance companies.

That started because of our real estate practice. Christopher Hanson, the founder of HLF, is one of the firm'
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    California , 1997

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