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Hello. I’m a family lawyer, former trial lawyer and appellate attorney with 36 years’ experience and also have extensive experience with landlord-tenant issues. I look forward to helping you today.
At the end of our discussion I’m going to ask you to rate me, okay? I’d appreciate it because this is the only way we get credit for our time here today. It is at no extra cost to you.
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If I’m back not here right away, I’m typing my answer. Thanks!
First, let me work in reverse order -- as far as any money issues, you would have to take that up with customer service. We are lawyers here and do not get involved with the financial aspects. We are all independent contractors and have no say in the finances here.
You spoke with someone from customer service to start this question. Did they say they were a lawyer? You may has assumed they were but you probably spoke with someone in customer service so that we would get the information from customer service and know what the question was about. Is this what happened or did you actually speak with an attorney?
Oh okay, that's what I thought. You had to explain the situation to customer service because they would know how to categorize this -- as a legal question or a family law question, etc. and also since there are many JA services, they would need to know it was for the lawyers, i.e. us, and we'd need to know what it was about before we decide to take the question.
No problem, you may specifically ask for Alex, Esquire and if that is what you want to do, no problem and I will opt out.
You would have to specifically ask for him. You can let customer service know that you are looking for Alex Esq. to answer your question. Okay?
We are all independent contractors here. I'll opt out because you were looking for Alex Esq. so I don't want to take his question. Best of luck to you. If you want additional information at any time, I've been licensed for 36 years and have done extensive landlord-tenant work, so if you want to get a second opinion, I'll be happy to do that for you. Make sure to ask customer service when you ask about the fees.
I will leave a note here to let the other attorneys know that you are looking for Alex, Esq. to answer this question.
Thank you for your reply.I am sorry, I thought I said above, you send it to the landlord and also their attorney AND the SF rent board as well, just like they did to you.