January 2021 Newsletter

Happy New Year, Happy Birthday to Tenant Law Group & New Team Members

Good Morning,

I hope 2021 is off to a great start for you! On January 4, Tenant Law Group celebrated its five-year-anniversary, honoring the milestone by releasing a commemorative video. We are very proud that in just a few years, our small social justice law firm has grown from a de facto solo practice to a team of twenty-seven professionals working on behalf of renters across the State of California.

As noted in the video, we have ambitious growth plans for 2021. One key position we hope to fill in the next few months is that of Managing Attorney. The Managing Attorney’s primary responsibilities are to oversee the provision of all legal services at Tenant Law Group, supervise and train attorneys and the legal team, and work with the CEO and COO to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the firm. An ideal candidate is a self-starter and problem-solver with both supervisory/managerial and trial experience. Although the Managing Attorney must be within driving distance of the San Francisco Bay Area for the occasional trial, the position is otherwise 100% remote. The job description and application instructions are available on this page of our website.

Finally, please join me in welcoming two new professionals to our team. Antonio Peña joined Tenant Law Group on December 17. As Accounting Associate, he is both the firm’s settlement coordinator, overseeing the settlement phase of all contingency matters; and billing clerk, handling invoicing for all hourly matters. Before joining Tenant Law Group, he worked as an administrative and accounting assistant for an accounting firm. Ellen M. Toscano joined the firm on January 13. As Marketing Assistant, she is responsible for ensuring the delivery of content to the firm’s social media channels, engaging with the firm’s online audience; preparing and overseeing delivery of the firm’s monthly newsletter; and brainstorming ways to identify and connect with tenants in need of the firm’s legal services. In addition to her position at Tenant Law Group, Ellen is a Reiki Master Teacher and the owner of Toscano Reiki, a Fundraising Consultant & Charity Auctioneer, and a Premier Level V Executive Consultant & Lead the Way Milestone 5 Achiever at Rodan + Fields. In 2019, the Sonoma Index-Tribune recognized Ellen as one of “Sonoma Valley’s Social Media Powerhouses.” Welcome, Antonio and Ellen!

Thank you for your continued support of Tenant Law Group. As always, we offer virtual attorney consultations for tenants throughout California. 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) 915-7445 or follow this link to get started.

Warmest Wishes,

Eric L. Toscano
Founder & CEO


Happy Birthday to Tenant Law Group!