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Jethro S. Busch - San Francisco, CA

870 Market StreetSuite 500 San Francisco, CA 94102

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Updated: 10/21/2020

San Francisco Real Estate Litigation (especially Landlord-Tenant) Lawyer

Overview

Steven Adair MacDonald & Associates Partner Jethro S. Busch is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, several United States District Courts, and all the courts of the State of California.

Jethro received his undergraduate degree from the University of California (Berkeley), holds a law degree from Tulane University, and has been practicing law since 1981...

Steven Adair MacDonald & Associates Partner Jethro S. Busch is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, several United States District Courts, and all the courts of the State of California.

Jethro received his undergraduate degree from the University of California (Berkeley), holds a law degree from Tulane University, and has been practicing law since 1981. His practice consists primarily of real estate litigation, including wrongful eviction and habitability disputes, disputes connected with buying or selling real property, and disputes between co-owners or condo owners.

Jethro is also a published author in the real estate field, served for five (5) years on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California (which subsequently was spun off into the California Lawyers Association), and served for several years as the co-chair of the State Bar Landlord-Tenant Subsection.

Jethro has taught numerous continuing legal education classes to other attorneys, including at numerous Annual Meetings of the State Bar, and at several Real Property Law Section Annual Retreats.

In his free time, Jethro enjoys cooking/baking, going to museums, travel, reading, and watching movies (including at the Silent Film Festival).

About Jethro S. Busch

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • English

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Litigation (especially Landlord-Tenant) 85%
  • Civil Litigation 10%
  • Real Estate Transactional Work 5%

Litigation

  • 95%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, 1981 - Present (Member)
  • Landlord-Tenant Sub-Section of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, 1992 - 1996 (Co-Chair)
  • Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2002 - 2007
  • Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2004 - 2005 (Vice-Chair)

Classes and Seminars

  • Lease Workouts - MCLE at 2012 Annual Meeting, State Bar of California(RPLS), 2012
  • Foreclosure, etc. - MCLE at 2011 RPLS Retreat), State Bar of California(RPLS), 2011
  • Real Estate Market Downturn: Good Thing For Landlords-Bad Thing For Tenants, State Bar Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Please Take Notice: Drafting and Serving Effective Tenancy Notices, State Bar Section Education Institute, 2008
  • Righteous or Wrongful Evictions 2007: Strategies for Successfully Representing Your Client, State Bar Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Does Your Client Have A Code Enforcement Problem Assessing, Handling, and Resolving Building and Housing Complaints Received from Governmental Agencies, State Bar Annual Meeting, 2006
  • Don't You Dare SLAPP My Client! Anti-SLAPP Motions in Real Property Disputes, State Bar Annual Meeting, 2005
  • The Battle Continues: Unfair Business Practice Litigation in the New Millennium, State Bar Annual Meeting, 2002
  • Evictions and Landlord/Tenant Law in California, National Business Institute, 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Exec. Comm. of State Bar Real Property Law Section, 2002 - 2007
  • Co-Chair of State Bar Landlord-Tenant Subsection, 1992 - 1996

Past Positions

  • Luscutoff, Lendormy and Associates, San Francisco, California, Senior Associate, 1988 - 2007
  • Law Offices of James S. Ader, Oakland, California, Associate Attorney, 1981 - 1988

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981
    J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, California, 1978
    B.A.
    Major: Rhetoric

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Recognition of Hostile Housing Environment Claims Under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (co-author), California real Property Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2015
  • Reader Alert: Action Apartment Association Case May Bar Many Wrongful Eviction Lawsuits, California Real Property Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2007
  • Noticing a Change: California Civil Code Section 827 Re-Visited, California Real Property Journal, Fall, 2003
  • Draconian or Clever Private Statutes of Limitation Revisited, California Real Property Journal, Fall, 1999

Office Information

Address

870 Market StreetSuite 500 San Francisco, CA 94102

Fax

  • (415) 956-8698

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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