The Ponist Law Group, P.C. represents clients, plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide range of litigation matters with a focus on real estate, construction and business litigation as well as financial elder abuse matters.

Real Estate Litigation

The Ponist Law Group, P.C. has extensive real estate knowledge. Mr. Ponist previously served as in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate investment brokerage companies. 

Construction Litigation

The Ponist Law Group, P.C. has significant construction/construction defect experience which includes the handling of complex, multi-party disputes involving developers, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. 

Business Litigation

Despite careful planning and execution, business disputes are sometimes unavoidable. The Ponist Law Group, P.C.’s substantial trial experience allows us to achieve better settlements before trial and better results at trial when settlement is not possible. 

Elder Abuse

No matter how old we are, justice requires that all people are treated equally, and that the safety and dignity of all members of our community are preserved and safeguarded, especially older adults who have so much to our community over the years and now find themselves in need of our protection. 


“Sean and I worked on the same criminal trial team in the Marin District Attorney’s Office, where we often worked on cases together. I found he was a good strategic thinker, analyzed legal issues thoughtfully, and communicated very well with juries. He’s a great trial attorney, and I’m sure his communication skills make him a hit with his clients, too.”

John Alden
Managing Attorney at Independent Investigations Bureau. San Francisco District Attorney's Office

“Sean provided careful, accurate counsel in a complicated legal matter I was involved in for a period of three years. He is well trained and allocates his time well. In short he is a very good attorney”

Richard Wilson
Former Director of the California Department of Forestry (CDF)

“I worked previously with Sean as an attorney at a firm that handles complex and high-stakes litigation, as well as general commercial disputes. Sean worked closely with clients to craft business solutions and, if necessary, zealously pursue litigation on their behalf. He is an effective advocate both in and out of the courtroom. Sean is also especially gifted at explaining legal concepts and at helping clients assess their legal options, including arbitration, mediation, trial, and settlement.”

Neil Swartzberg
Counsel at Pearson, Simon & Warshaw, LLP

“Sean and I were both attorneys at a former firm with which we were affiliated. Sean is a very smart, experienced attorney, and a really nice guy besides! He works very hard and is dedicated to doing excellent work for his clients.”

Robert Silverman
Attorney, R. Silverman Law Group

“I have had the good fortune to work with Sean on a very complex real estate matter. In spite of these challenges, Sean was able to distill the issues down to manageable components. This is the mark of a skilled attorney. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with him.”

Michael Pallamary
Founding Member at Land Surveyors Advisory Council on Technical Standards (LSACTS)

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