Navigating the Present, Securing the Future

With nearly 50 years of experience, our dedicated attorneys provide strategic advice to clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in the areas of real estate litigation, estate planning, and business and contracts.

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Practice Areas

Real Estate Litigation

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Real Estate and Business Contracts and Agreements

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Estate Planning

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Success Metrics

$10M savings with due diligence analysis

$6M commercial real estate transactions

$5M in construction financing dispute

Attorneys at Rivkin Firm

Elena Rivkin

Elena Rivkin is an experienced attorney with a broad understanding of real estate, including litigation, contracts and estate planning for real estate businesses and individuals. Her real estate experience ranges from title disputes, neighbor issues related to easements and boundary concerns, to concerns with purchases for individuals and investors on issues related to non-disclosure, financing, and drafting agreements related to all of these issues. Ms. Rivkin enjoys assisting clients with complex real estate holding issues and multi-generational estate planning, including business succession and formation.

Pamela M. Schuur

Pamela M. Schuur is a knowledgeable attorney with a strong background in litigation and real estate law, and in providing legal advice to businesses. She helps clients throughout the nine San Francisco Bay area counties and as far north as Sacramento to manage legal risk through negotiating smart contracts, and going to court when necessary. Ms. Schuur serves as a regular advisor to businesses across multiple industries and has worked as in-house general counsel for several companies in the tech space, including LiveJournal, Silvaco Data Systems, Resumix, GraphOn Software, Marker Seven, and Benjamin Litho.

What Our Peers Say

“Working with Elena is a pleasure because she is very professional. In my experience her advice to clients is practical, cost effective and produces excellent results.”
Ilona R., Los Altos
“Elena has been extremely supportive in helping me figure out the appropriate steps of branding, trademarking and copyrighting. Even more importantly, she helped me understand the differences between filing as an S-Corp versus an LLC, what the advantages and disadvantages of each are and which would be beneficial for me and my situation. Thank you, Elena, for being so readily available, helpful and informative. I highly recommend Elena Rivkin for any of your business legal needs.”
“Elena Rivkin produces high quality work for all of her clients. She makes every client feel like their case is the most important to her. She is trustworthy, hardworking, and most importantly extremely intelligent. She will get you the best results on your cases”
“Elena is the best litigator I have known. She works with the client tying to settle the situation and when needed she goes in and does her job. She has been handling multiple million $ cases for me and has done a great job in doing so. I have used her for over 10 years and I am very happy with the outcomes”
“Elena is a no-nonsense, hard hitting, effective attorney. I worked with her and she worked on trying to get the quickest resolution possible. She is cost-conscious and does not want to drag a case out. I recommended her to a friend for early consultations, and,. although the case may or may not be litigated, Elena provided good guidance. I would definitely recommend her.”
“Highly recommended. Elena helped us with a complicated real estate transaction and we could not have been more pleased with her responsiveness, professionalism and knowledge of the law. We were referred to her by friends who have used her in the past for commercial/civil litigation cases and they were just as happy. She's smart and down to earth, just what we were looking for in an attorney, someone who would give us a simple explanation of options and help us navigate sometimes daunting issues”
“If you are a small business owner and you need legal advice Elena Rivkin knows her stuff. She has extensive personal and professional experience and in issues related to small business owners. I would highly recommend her services.”
“I have hired Elena Rivkin on numerous occasions for real estate investment matters. I felt that I always got a very honest answer to my questions with my best interest in mind. Ms. Rivkin has always been very responsive and timely in getting back to me. She is excellent at listening and really understanding her clients perspectives, which yields great results in her work. I highly recommend Ms. Rivkin for her legal expertise, personable approach and overall value and quality of work.”
“I have known Elena since our days in Law School and witnessed her becoming a great attorney over the years. She is knowledgeable in her fields of legal practice; passionate about her work and cares about her clients very much. I would recommend her as counsel to anyone in need of help in her area of practice. You would be well served with Elena Rivkin as your attorney of record–no question.””

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