Steven Adair MacDonald Associate Attorney Stephanie Foster focuses her practice on real estate and civil litigation, with a background in constitutional law and commercial real estate. Stephanie has been instrumental in obtaining settlements for individuals, both landlords and tenants, in numerous landlord tenant cases and real property disputes. Additionally, as a trial lawyer, Stephanie has obtained large verdicts and settlements in various counties across California.
Stephanie is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Bar Association.
Stephanie obtained her J.D from Southwestern Law School, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar, John J. Schumacher Minority Leadership Scholarship recipient, and was awarded the ALI-ABA Scholar and Leadership Award in 2011. Additionally, Stephanie served as the managing editor for the Southwestern Journal of International Law. She received her B.A. from the University of San Francisco.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie relocated to San Francisco in 2011. She volunteers with various youth programs at the YMCA and enjoys sailing, golfing, and skiing. Stephanie and her husband have three sons who keep them very busy.
Areas of Practice
Landlord Tenant Law
Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
Law Journal: Southwestern Journal of International Law, Managing Editor
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Classes and Seminars
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
California’s Eviction Moratorium: Real Property and Housing Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic, California Lawyers Association April 22, 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
California’s Eviction Moratorium: The Impact of Covid-19 on Landlord-Tenant Litigation. Lawline, May 7, 2020
Righteous and Wrongful Evictions in California, California Lawyers Association 38th Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat, Newport Beach, CA, May 3, 2019
Honors and Awards
Selected to the Northern California “Rising Stars” list published in the Super Lawyers Magazines, 2018-2020
The Henry James McCoy Award for Outstanding Volunteer, 2015 YMCA of San Francisco
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of California, Member
American Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Member
Real Solutions for Real Estate Problems
“The truth is, 99 percent of cases do not go to trial. The two sides eventually come to an agreement and settle. We know this from the thousands of cases we have handled. Therefore, we critically analyze our client’s situation to see if we can help them find an agreement earlier rather than later. The difference will mean enormous savings in time and legal fees.
We will do everything in our power to successfully resolve your landlord-tenant case or real estate dispute in as little time as possible. We have the resources to take on complex real estate cases and the size to keep you from becoming more than just a case file.”