Cooper, White & Cooper LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffery P. Woo has joined the firm and has opened its new Complex Rental Property Practice Group, effective January 1, 2011. Mr. Woo has over 20 years of experience in real estate and general business matters with special expertise in landlord-tenant transactions and disputes in rent & eviction controlled jurisdictions. In these fields, he represents major institutional and individual property owners, real estate brokers, commercial office and retail property developers, property buyers and sellers, and homeowners associations.

“We’re very pleased to be able to expand the scope of services available from the firm with the addition of Jeff and his colleagues and we believe that the clients that Jeff has served will benefit from the broad scope of transactional and litigation services that our firm makes available to them,” said Mark Schreiber, managing partner of Cooper, White & Cooper.

Selling tenant-occupied residential property in San Francisco and other rent & eviction controlled areas is complex. Potential buyers and selling agents often have questions regarding buyers’ rights to recover a unit for their own use, the amount of relocation expenses required and whether an eviction will affect the condo conversion rights of the property. In order to effectively market tenant-occupied property, a seller or his or her agent must be able to answer these questions without providing legal advice or creating additional liability for an inaccurate disclosure. Mr. Woo and his team are prepared to address these questions with up-to-date information on the pertinent laws and regulations which are in a state of constant change.

Jeff is actively involved in the San Francisco community. A licensed real estate broker, he is the President-Elect of the San Francisco Association of Realtors, past-president of the Chinese Real Estate Association of America, a director of the San Francisco Apartment Association, and a Director of the California Association of Realtors . He is member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, where he co-chairs the Policy Committee, of the Asian Real Estate Association of the East Bay, where is was a founding director, and of the Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County. He participates in the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco, serves as general counsel of the Chinese Historical Society of America. He has received professional recognition through inclusion in the list of San Francisco Superlawyers since 2006.

Joining Jeff at the firm are two associates who have worked with him on complex real property matters for several years. These two associates are David I. Blumenfeld, a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, and Harrison Nam, a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Their secretary, Jenny Yu, rounds out the group which joined the firm this year.

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