November 2020 Newsletter

Election Day, Hiring Closing Attorney & Virtual Attorney Consultations

Good Afternoon, 

Today is a momentous day, with many Americans feeling nervous about the election.  We at Tenant Law Group have been doing our best to channel election-related anxiety into action.  We are proud to report that 100% of our eligible team members have voted—including Marketing Assistant Lucas Bosman, who voted for the first time today! 

And, for the past two days, our Client Relations Manager Shawna M. Brinkley has been volunteering as a poll clerk in Dallas, Texas, working to ensure a smooth day of voting for Texans. 

Here in California, we are making one final plug for Proposition 21, which expands local governments’ authority to enact rent control on residential properties more than fifteen years old.  Please vote YES on Proposition 21, as this law would allow cities and counties to apply more kinds of rent control to more properties than under the current law.  A leading advocate for Bay Area renters is the San Francisco Tenants Union, whose local and statewide endorsements can be found here

On an unrelated note, we are hiring!  Are you an attorney interested in joining our growing virtual team?  Tenant Law Group is actively hiring a closing attorney to join us full-time to oversee the prosecution, negotiation, and settlement of a portfolio of tenant rights matters, ensuring they are prosecuted promptly and aggressively.  Newly licensed attorneys with a background in sales and/or negotiations are welcome and encouraged to apply.  The position is 100% virtual and attorneys need not be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The job description and application instructions are available on this page of our website. 

As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, California recently passed the COVID-19 Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020.  For more on this law and other recent COVID-19-related developments of interest to renters, visit our updated COVID-19 Resource Page.  If you’re unsure how these laws affect your tenancy or if you are experiencing any issue related to your tenancy, we are here for you.  Tenant Law Group offers virtual attorney consultations for tenants throughout California and has discounted all attorney consultations by 20% through December 31, 2020. 

Thank you for your continued support of Tenant Law Group.  If you or someone you know has been illegally displaced from a rent-controlled apartment; suffered discrimination or harassment in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, disability, genetic information, medical condition, citizenship, primary language, and/or immigration status; or otherwise been harmed by a landlord’s unlawful actions, please call (415) 707-3859 or follow this link to get started. 

Warmest Wishes, 
Eric Toscano.