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Firm Overview

Palladian Law Group focuses on the following areas: real estate transactional, mediation, arbitration and litigation work (45%); corporate/business transactional, mediation, arbitration and litigation work (45%); wills and trusts (10%). Corporate work includes entity formation, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and corporate buy/sell agreements, purchase of business and business valuation; dissolution of entities, mediation, litigation and arbitration. Real estate work involves purchase, transfer and sale of real estate, landlord tenant issues, boundary/encroachment issues and much more.

Established in February 2007, after being in partnership with another attorney, and working in a small law firm for a total of three years.

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Main Office

Main
605 Market Street
Suite 505
San Francisco  CA  94105

Phone
  • (415) 399-0993
Fax
  • (415) 399-0993

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

15 minute free consultation or review of email.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Depending on the situation, I can sometimes quote a fixed fee or a "not-to-exceed" fee so that I stay within the client's budget. I can offer a friends and family discount of 20% for Nolo clients. Certain fees, like entity formation are fixed. In some cases it is impossible to do this, as the opposition may deliberately drive up the cost by their actions to which we may need to respond.

Hourly Rates

$300.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Evening and weekend appointments are available if needed.

Office Manager

Georgia D'Antonio.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

My background has been in real estate and corporate lending for 30 years. I didn't need to learn a lot of the legal language or concepts in these areas as I had been working in these fields for many years.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Because of my extensive banking, business, and mortgage brokerage background prior to law school, I approach cases from both a business and legal standpoint. I am able to tell my clients not only what their legal rights are and their chances of recovery, but whether it makes business sense for them to pursue their case. I always try to educate my clients as to what their rights are, what the law says, and what their chances of a good outcome are. Sometimes it doesn't make sense to pursue a case because of the cost. Where cost is a significant issue, I train my clients to provide me information in a cost effective manner, and ask them to do as much of the non-legal legwork as they can to minimize my fees.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I frequently review documents prepared by clients. Depending on the nature of the case and the client's budget, I can usually direct them so that the finished product will be as effective as it can be.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I frequently coach clients who have a small amount in dispute to go to small claims court or Community Boards Mediation Services and tell them how to win their claim. I give them samples of documents they may need, and tell them how to present their case so that they have the strongest arguments for the judge or mediator.

Nancy Lewellen

License
  • Bar Number: 211838
    California , 2000
Education
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
    J.D. , 2000
    Santa Clara, CA
    International Law.
  • UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
    MBA , 1975
    Berkeley, CA
    Advanced graduate courses in finance and economics at Golden Gate University MBA program as well.
  • UC Berkeley
    B.S. , 1967
    Berkeley, CA
    Political Science (International Relations); history minor.

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