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George W. Wolff, Esq.

Principal Attorney
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Main: 415-788-1881
Phone: 415-788-1880
Fax: 415-788-0880

505 Sansome St, Suite 1525
San Francisco, California 94111

Mr. Wolff is "AV" rated by his peers under Martindale-Hubbell's Independent Lawyer Rating system, which evaluates lawyers and law firms in the US and Canada by asking other attorneys for their opinion. Just 5% of attorneys and law firms in the country qualify for and are awarded this "AV" rating. The firm is also listed in the Directory of Pre-eminent Attorneys in San Francisco, California.

Born Aurora, Illinois; admitted to bar, 1973, Illinois; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court; 1978, California; 1982, New York, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1983, Trial Bar, U.s. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Education: Purdue University (B.S., in Civil Engineering, 1964); Stanford University (M.S., in Civil Engineering and Construction Management, 1965); University of California at Berkeley (M.B.A., in Finance and Real Estate, 1970); Northwestern University, School of Law, Chicago (1972-1973); University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco (J.D., 1973); Institute on International and Comparative Law, Paris, France (1981). Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Environmental Litigation Division, Attorney General of Illinois, Chicago, 1977-1981. Arbitrator, California State Construction Contract Arbitration Committee, California Office of Administrative Hearings, 1984-_. Member: State Bar of California; American Bar Association. ( Member: Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, 1983-_; Public Contracts and Litigation Sections); American Society of Civil Engineers (1964- _.)

At the Law Office of George W. Wolff & Associates, we have protected the rights of business, professionals and individuals throughout the Bay Area and Northern in California since 1982. We handle a broad range of issues involving construction contracts and claims and real estate litigation, including construction defects and private and public works and government contracts. Our objective with all clients is to help you avoid or resolve your legal problems in a very competent, professional and efficient manner.

To learn more about our practice history, click on the link provided. For a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney, contact us via email or call us at 415-788-1881. Our office is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment. We make construction and real estate site visits, if appropriate.

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1973

Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois

Institute of International and Comparative Law, Paris, France

M.B.A, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1970
Major: Finance
Major: Real Estate

M.S, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1965

Major: Civil Engineering and Construction Management

B.S, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1964

Honors: Chi Epsilon
Major: Civil Engineering

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 1978
Illinois, 1973
New York, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1981
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1981
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1981
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1989
U.S. Federal Courts, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers
Member Since: 1964

Associated General Contractors of California, Chair, Environmental Committee
1986 - 1987

Save San Francisco Bay Association
1986 - 1998

California Office of Administrative Hearings, Arbitrator, California State Construction Arbitration Committee
1984 - 2008

State Bar of California

American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, Forum Committee on Construction Industry
Member Since: 1983

Litigation Percentage

75% of Practice Devoted to Construction and Real Estate Litigation

Published Works

Water Use Law, Chicago Kent Law Review, Vol. 53, 1976

Environmental Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1981

Representative Clients

Building, Real Estate, Construction

Start-up Technology and Other Business

References

Bank of America, San Francisco

BBI Construction

BRS Media, Inc.

Falwiler-James, Inc.

Stenson-Pacific Elevation Company

Synergy Management

PCCi builders


Classes/Seminars

Environmental Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1976 - 1981

Environmental Law, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1989

Construction Law, Stanford University, 1988

Honors and Awards

"AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell's Independent Lawyer Rating System

Past Employment Positions

Sullivan, Jones & Archer, San Francisco, Associate, 1981 - 1982

Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Environmental Litigation Division, 1977 - 1981

Pro Bono Activities

Chairman, Legal Committee, Save San Francisco Bay Association, 1990 - 1993

Legal Counsel, North Beach Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, 1988 - 1996

Ancillary Businesses

Arbitrator in Business and Construction Cases