Kavita Sharma

Kavita Sharma

Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
415-741-1042
Email:

 

Kavita is the principal attorney at Sharma Law Group and has been practicing for 12 years focusing on litigation of property disputes including landlord/tenant, co-ownership disagreements, partition actions, fair housing/discrimination, easement/boundary cases, buyer-seller (non-disclosure) disputes, nuisance, commercial leasing and HOA litigation. Kavita handles every aspect of litigation from serving pre-litigation notices, filing complaints, depositions, settlement conferences, to arbitrations or trials.

Kavita uses her extensive litigation experience, understanding of damages and insurance issues  to settle cases early so that her clients do not have to face lengthy litigation and expensive trials.

Kavita has spoken on numerous MCLE programs including most recently “Insurance Coverage Issue in Real Property Cases” at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the State Bar and earlier this year at the “2017 Annual Landlord/Tenant Update” for the Bar Association of San Francisco.  She has also given landlord/tenant seminars to brokers, property managers and owners. From 2013-2015, Kavita served as an update author for the CEB California Landlord-Tenant Practice Guide.

Kavita is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Section of the San Francisco Bar Association. From 2013-2016 she served as an Executive Committee member for the Real Property Law Section of the California State Bar.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord/Tenant

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2005
  • Illinois, 2006

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Review: Hastings Law School, Staff Editor, 2003 - 2005
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A.
    • Major: History and History of Science

Published Works

  • Reconsidering Wrongful Eviction after Anti-SLAPP, CAL. REAL PROPERTY JOURNAL , 33(2), 2015
  • Update Author, CALIFORNIA LANDLORD-TENANT PRACTICE GUIDE , CEB, 2ed, 2014

Representative Clients

  • Property Managers
  • Residential and Commercial Landlords
  • Condominium Owners
  • Home Owner Associations
  • Tenancy in Common Owners

Classes/Seminars

  • Practioner Needs to Know about Unpermitted Units, 2017, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 2017 Annual Landlord/Tenant Update, 2017, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Insurance Coverage Issues in Real Property Cases, 2016, State Bar of California Annual Meeting
  • Judges' Roundtable: Ethical Conduct in the Court, 2016, State Bar of California, Real Property
  • The Pros and Cons of Using Standard Leases, 2015, State Bar of California, Real Property

Honors and Awards

  • Morning Star Award, Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Real Property, Executive Committee Member
  • State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, Executive Committee Member, 2013 - 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C., Partner, 2009 - 2017
  • Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, Associate, 2007 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, 2006 - 2011