Nils Rosenquest

Attorney · UC Law San Francisco

Nils Rosenquest ( has practiced housing, landlord-tenant, real estate, and business law for more than 35 years on behalf of individual landlords and tenants, small businesses, and community organizations.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and UC Law San Francisco, Rosenquest has been involved in San Francisco’s legal “housing wars” from the inception of rent control through its many revisions. He has tried landlord–tenant and related cases in counties throughout Northern California, including the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court. He also serves as a neutral mediator in real estate and landlord-tenant matters.

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, Nils practices in all state and federal courts in California as well as the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to the United States Court of Claims and the United States Tax Court.

In addition to helping private individuals and companies in housing and real estate matters, Nils represents nonprofit subsidized housing developers and nonprofit live-work communities.

Apart from law practice, he serves on the board of directors for a San Francisco community development organization, volunteers at the San Francisco Superior Court in three departments, and teaches legal continuing education classes from time to time.

Articles By Nils Rosenquest

Statewide Rent Control: California’s Tenant Protection Act of 2019
Most residential tenancies in California are covered by some form of rent and eviction control. Read on to learn more.