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Anna Liu

Partner

Anna Liu is a partner at Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. Anna primarily specializes in real estate and civil litigation. She has represented clients in a variety of real estate matters including commercial and residential landlord-tenant actions, partitions, and buyer-seller disputes. Anna has tried cases, handled appeals, mediated and arbitrated disputes, and negotiated numerous settlements on behalf of her clients.

In addition to her practice, Anna is also active in the legal community. She is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Solo and Small Firm Section and on the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section.

Anna is a member of the State Bar of California. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California.

Anna has been named to the Northern California “Rising Stars” list published in the Super Lawyers Magazines from 2017-2020. Each year, no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Areas of Practice

Real Estate Law

Landlord Tenant Law

Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

California, 2011

U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Education

Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
     J.D. – 2011

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
     B.A. – 2007

Published Works

COVID-19’s Impact on Statewide Evictions, California Lawyers Association, March 24, 2020

Prop. F Passes, Giving Every SF Evicted Tenant Free Legal Counsel, Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute, Vol. 20, No. 8, September, 2018

Avoid Common Eviction Pitfalls, San Francisco Daily Journal, Vol. 122, No. 216, November, 2016

Recognition of Hostile Housing Environment Claims Under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (co-author), California State Bar Real Property Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2015

Five New Laws Residential Real Estate Agents Need to Know for 2014: Recap of Real Property Law Section 2014 Landlord-Tenant Law Update and Networking Event, California State Bar Real Property Law Section E-Bulletin, February, 2014

Residential Landlord-Tenant Sub-Section Hosts Unique Networking Event, California State Bar Real Property Law Section E-Bulletin, October, 2013

Classes and Seminars

Discovery 101: Written Discovery & Depositions; What You Need to Know, Bar Association of San Francisco, October 1, 2020

Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute, Virtual Legal Panel, September 8, 2020

Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute, Virtual Legal Panel, May 12, 2020

Navigating COVID-19 Issues: Rent Payment Agreements, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, May 12, 2020

Understanding COVID-19’s Impact on California Real Property and Housing Litigation, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area; May 7, 2020

Ensuring Compliance with AB 1482: California’s New Statewide Rent and Eviction Control Laws, California Lawyers Association, April 24, 2020

California’s Eviction Moratorium: Real Property and Housing Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic, California Lawyers Association April 22, 2020

“Dos and Don’ts for Landlords During COVID-19” – Chinese Real Estate Association of America, Inc., April 24, 2020

New Rules Affecting Landlords and Tenants During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bar Association of San Francisco, April 22, 2020

Navigating COVID-19 Issues: Overview of California’s Eviction Moratoriums, California Lawyers Association, April 2, 2020

Overview of AB 1482: California’s Rent and Eviction Control Laws; Napa County Bar Association CA; February 28, 2020

The Art of Juggling – Strategies for Law and Wellness; Bar Association of San Francisco; 4th Annual Solo/Small Firm Conference; San Francisco, CA; January 23, 2020

To Host or Not to Host? The State of Local Short-term Rental and AirBNB Laws, Bar Association of San Francisco; San Francisco, CA; November 12, 2019

Short-Term Rentals: Surveying the Legal Landscape of AirBNB, VRBO, and Other On-Line Rental Hosting Platforms; California Lawyers Association 2019 Annual Meeting; Monterey, CA; October 10, 2019

“How to Handle Commonly-Asked Legal Questions When You’re *Not That Kind of Lawyer*” – Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, July 31, 2019

“Ensuring Compliance with Emerging Rent Control Laws” – California Layers Association Real Property Law Section’s 38th Annual Real Property Spring Conference, May 5, 2019

Short-Term Rentals: Surveying the Legal Landscape of AirBNB, VRBO, and Other On-Line Rental Hosting Platforms, California Lawyers Association 38th Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat, Newport Beach, CA, May 3, 2019

Insights from the Neutrals: How to Succeed in Mediation, Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, March 21, 2019

Hot Topics in California Landlord-Tenant Law, Lawline.com, San Francisco, CA, December 5, 2017

Drafting and Challenging Eviction Notices, California State Bar Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 30, 2016

Workshop for San Francisco Landlords and Tenants, Supervisor Katy Tang, San Francisco, CA, September 26, 2016

Honors and Awards

Selected to the Northern California “Rising Stars” list published in the Super Lawyers Magazines, 2017-2020

Bar Association of San Francisco Justice and Diversity Center Outstanding Volunteer Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

The California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section Executive Committee

The Bar Association of San Francisco Co-Chair of the Barristers Solo and Small Firm Section Executive Committee

Asian American Bar Association

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