About the Rivkin Firm

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Who We Are

At the Rivkin Firm, our attorneys have nearly 50 years of combined years of practice to understand the needs of California real estate investors, homeowners, neighbors, buyers and sellers, developers and individuals. Our team can help you throughout the cycle of ownership, from the initial purchase, through disputes, to an exit or succession planning.

Rivkin Firm provides legal counsel and representation in three core practice areas: real estate litigation, estate planning, and business as well as real estate contracts and agreements. We work with homeowners, property owners, investors, developers, and businesses to resolve even the most complex issues. Our attorneys are well-versed in both real estate and business matters, with strong financial and property management experience.

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.

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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.

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Why Work With Rivkin Firm

Rivkin Firm’s focus on three core practice areas allows our attorneys to stay up-to-date on changing laws, emerging trends, and market developments. We provide a personalized service to clients, taking the time to work with them every step of the way to help them make informed, strategic legal decisions. To schedule a free consultation with our attorneys, please get in touch.

At the Rivkin Firm, you will receive the benefits of our integrated expertise in the areas of contracts, agreements, real estate litigation, and estate planning.

Being trial lawyers makes us better planning lawyers – we know what to consider in drafting your deals and reviewing your agreements. Contact us regarding your issue, or schedule an free case evaluation with Elena Rivkin.



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What Our Clients Say

“Elena is very good at what she does. She goes the extra mile for her clients, if she doesn’t know the answer she will get it for you. She is very pleasant to work with and she puts her whole heart into what she does.”

—Ilona R., Los Altos

Your Trusted Counsel for Real Estate and Business

Experienced legal counsel for estate planning as well as real estate and commercial litigation covering the San Francisco Bay area.

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