Herbert W. Yanowitz Attorney at Law

Herbert W. Yanowitz Attorney at Law

Herb Yanowitz has been practicing law for over 40 years from his San Francisco office.

Firm Overview

Having worked in and against large firms made him realize that clients often believe that they are being represented by top-flight, experienced lawyers, while low-level, inexperienced lawyers frequently do the work. Herb personally works with every client so that he may tap into his broad experience to give them the best representation possible.

Main Office

Main Office
1 Embarcadero Center, Suite 400
San Francisco CA 94111


(415) 362-1365

Real Estate

San Francisco Real Estate Law

Whether you are developing, buying or selling real estate, the financial investment involved is considerable. With large monetary investments on the line, one should not hesitate to hire a real estate attorney in San Francisco when laws are violated. Herbert W. Yanowitz, Attorney at Law, understands complex San Francisco real estate law and offers legal help for all residential and commercial real estate legal matters. Whether your situation calls for litigation, mediation or negotiation, the Herbert W. Yanowitz offers representation in the following areas:

-Dispute over easements and property lines
-Landlord/tenant disagreements
-Property flaws
-Quiet title actions

No matter what your situation calls for, Herbert Yanowitz, San Francisco real estate attorney, will provide you with experienced and knowledgeable representation.

Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law:
Disagreements and breaches in law can happen when buying, selling, or renting a house or a commercial property. When these discrepancies occur the process becomes stressful and difficult for every party involved. To ensure a stress-free, easy real estate transaction one should hire an attorney who has experience with real estate law in San Francisco. It is equally important to seek counsel in commercial real estate situations. Herbert W. Yanowitz is experienced with all aspects of real estate law.

Herbert W. Yanowitz

Herbert W. Yanowitz Attorney at Law

San Francisco real estate attorney, Herbert W. Yanowitz, offers over 50 years of experience, an honors degree from the Harvard School of Law, and dedication to your legal matter. Mr. Yanowitz has a vast amount of experience handling a large amount of cases in diverse practice areas. He has experienced success as a criminal law lawyer, civil law lawyer and as a real estate lawyer. See below for a detailed educational and professional profile.

-Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut, 1954-1958 B.A.Honors
-Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in American Studies
-Phi Beta Kappa
-Delta Sigma Rho
-John Addison Porter Prize in American History for Honors Thesis: "Wiretapping: Its Ingenuities, Its Impact, and Its Implications"
-Frank M. Patterson Prize in American Politics (half award) for same
-Third Prize Ten Eyck Prize Speaking Contest, 1957
-Second Prize Thacher Memorial Debating Contest, 1958

Harvard School of Law:
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958-1961, LL.B.

-Cum Laude
-Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to London School of Economics, 1961-1962
-Legal Aid Bureau

Litigation Experience:
-Broad spectrum of civil and criminal law cases on the trial and appellate levels - AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell
-Civil cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. Civil law representation including general personal injury, employment discrimination, general commercial torts, unfair business practices, landlord-tenant, real estate brokers, insurance brokers, general real estate, insurance bad faith, fraud, legal malpractice, construction, partnership dissolution, and securities fraud class actions
-Criminal law cases include the Chowchilla school bus kidnapping case, homicides, and the general run of criminal defenses, such as rape, robbery, receiving stolen property, bookmaking, narcotics, and white-collar crimes
-Recognition of Experience Certificates from the California Trial Lawyers Association in fields of Trial Lawyer, General Personal Injury, Criminal Defense Felony and Misdemeanor, and Law and Motion Appellate Practice
-Senior Counsel, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers

Bar Association Affiliations:
-Member State Bar Real Property Section Landlord-Tenant and Real Property Litigation Subsections since their inception
-Northern California Co-Chair Real Property Litigation Subsection, 1996-1998. Executive Committee, 1998-2001, Vice Chair, 2000-2001, Advisor 2001-2002
-Moderated panel at 1999 Real Property Section Retreat on real estate appraisal expert testimony
-Participated in subcommittee that drafted the State Bar's proposed version of Code of Civil Procedure section 1174.3
-Member State Bar Litigation Section since its inception. Member Court Rules Committee, Co-Chair Court Rules 2003-2005; Executive Committee 2003-2006, Advisor 2009
-Member State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section
-Member State Bar Labor and Employment Section
-Member Appellate Practice, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Real Property Sections of the Bar

Association of San Francisco:
-Volunteer screener in First Appellate District indigent program
-Volunteer panel member in Early Settlement Program

Legal Organizations:
-American Association for Justice
-San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
-California Employment Lawyers Association
-National Employment Lawyers Association


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
LL.B., 1958