Welcome

Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP, is a full service civil law firm serving residents of the San Francisco Bay Area for over 35 years. Over these years, we have grown in size and experience, but we retain the close personal relationships with our clients that have been our hallmark since the two original partners first shared a desk and a typewriter.

Our partners and associates have extensive experience in trial work, business and real estate litigation, and transactional matters.

Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP, maintains the highest *AV” rating with Martindale & Hubbell. For a more detailed listing of what we can do for you, please scroll down to our practice areas.

Practice Areas

The law firm's diverse practice areas fall into the following categories:

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

Real estate matters can take many different forms. Whether you’re having a boundary dispute with a neighbor, issues with a difficult tenant, or would like to buy or sell property without incurring unnecessary brokers’ fees, we are ready to help.

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Insurance Coverage and Disputes

Insurance Coverage and Disputes

When you suffer a loss, you count on your insurance comapny to make you whole again. Whether it was a home fire, disability insurance claim or life insurance problem, you buy insurance to protect you from the financial impact this can have on your life.

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Landlord / Tenant

Landlord / Tenant

Whether your property is commercial or residential, being a landlord in the San Francisco Bay Area is not easy. Your leases must be well drafted to protect your rights as much as possible. It is important to get advice on local rules about rent control, restrictions on evictions, and other State and County legislation.

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Business Law and Litigation

Business Law and Litigation

Our firm offers a full range of business law-related services. Whether you need an attorney to represent you in a business or contract dipsute, to help you form your business, or to draft or review a contract, Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP, is here to assist you.

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Accidents and Personal Injuries

Accidents and Personal Injuries

We know how disruptive to a person’s life a physical injury can be. The medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as the difficulty performing your simple daily tasks, can put a huge strain on an injured person’s life.

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Condominium Creation

Condominium Creation

Do You Need Help with a Condominium Creation or New Construction Condominium? Are you ready to begin a condominium creation in San Francisco? Our condominium creation team has successfully completed over 2,500 condominium conversions. Over the past five years, we have represented the

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Tenancies In Common

Tenancies In Common

Do You Need Help with a Residential Tenancy-In-Common (TIC)? Are you ready to enter into a residential Tenancy-In-Common ownership agreement in San Francisco, or do you wish to create a new agreement to facilitate the sale of a TIC interest in your property?

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TIC & Condo Dispute Resolution

TIC & Condo Dispute Resolution

Are you Involved in a Dispute Between TIC Cotenants, Among Condominium Owners, or Involving a Small Homeowners Association in the San Francisco Bay Area? Contact us. We can help. Our experience creating TIC and Condominium Associations over the years has provided us with a

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Probate and Trusts

Probate and Trusts

Do You Need a Lawyer to Help You with a Trust or Probate Matter? Contact us. We can help. Probate and Trust issues vary widely based on your particular circumstances. If a loved one has passed, that person’s lifetime possessions must be

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Do You Need a Lawyer to Help You with Your Estate Plan? Contact us. We can help. Everyone who has property and dependents should have a carefully considered and well drafted estate plan. As you accumulate wealth, you want to be

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LGBT Issues

LGBT Issues

Do You Need a Lawyer for an LGBT-Related Legal Matter? Contact us. We can help. Since our founding, Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP, has served the legal needs of the LGBT community. We follow the continually changing laws affecting our clients,

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