Frederick Hertz, Attorney, Mediator & Author


Frederick Hertz has more than thirty years experience as a real estate and family lawyer, with a practice based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work focuses on resolving conflicts between co-owners of properties and business, including married and unmarried couples, both gay and straight, extended families and friends and business partners. He helps co-owners draft agreements at time of formation, and serves as a consulting attorney and mediator with groups or couples in conflict. He is also the co-author of three Nolo Press books, including legal guides for unmarried couples and same-sex couples, and a guide for lawyers representing unmarried partners.

Why I Care

"My goal is to help families and couples form their partnerships and resolve their conflicts over issues of money and property, especially where their emotional ties and concerns create uncertainties, doubts and resentments over time. I am committed to working with clients to integrate their interpersonal needs and priorities into their practical and financial goals. My greatest satisfaction is guiding my clients through these difficult challenges, at all stages of their business and family relationships, empowering them to make better decisions and engage in rational decision-making - when doing so is the most difficult task facing them."

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