The Ponist Law Group has extensive real estate knowledge. Sean Ponist previously served as in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate investment brokerage companies. There, he was responsible for advising, defending and prosecuting claims on behalf of the brokerage company as well as its more than 1,500 agents and employees.

Thereafter, as a partner at a well-established law firm in San Francisco, Sean handled a broad range of real estate matters. He presently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Real Property section of the San Francisco Bar Association and is the past Chair of the Real Property section of the San Diego County Bar Association.

Our firm’s extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of real estate law, allow us to deliver excellent, cost-effective results to our clients.

Our real estate litigation practice includes the following:

  • Agent/Broker Liability

  • Boundary Disputes

  • Commercial Leasing

  • Easements

  • Fraud/Nondisclosure

  • Lis Pendens

  • Partition Actions

  • Purchase and Sale Disputes

  • Quiet Title

  • Specific Performance

  • Title Issues

“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)

“Handled a complex situation very professionally.”

Dr. H. Tenenbaum
President/CEO of Harten Resources, Inc.

“Great firm! Responsive to client needs and thoughtful as to what cases need and don’t need. Recommend them highly.”

Audette Morales
Partner at the law firm of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

Proven Results

The Ponist Law Group Obtains a Complete Defense Verdict for Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Company

The Ponist Law Group represented a commercial real estate brokerage company, its designated broker and its agent in a dispute in which plaintiff real estate investors alleged fraud, breach of fiduciary duties and conduct falling below the standard of care. After a two-week trial, the Ponist Law Group obtained a complete defense verdict, absolving their clients of any wrongdoing.

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