Tiffany W. Yee
Tiffany W. Yee is an Associate Attorney and the Firm Administrator of Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. Her practice focuses on real estate litigation primarily in residential landlord-tenant disputes in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically tenant buyout agreements, Owner Move-In and Ellis Act evictions. Tiffany believes in resolving cases through buyout or settlement and has successfully handled numerous negotiations as a cost-effective solution for her clients. She regularly handles matters arising before the San Francisco Rent Board and San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Tiffany also speaks conversational Cantonese and is able to communicate with and put Chinese-speaking clients at ease.
Tiffany earned her B.A. from San Francisco State University and her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is also admitted to practice before the Northern Federal District Court of California.
Tiffany is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, Solo & Small Firm Committee, and was a past Committee Co-Chair for three years. She was named to the Northern California “Rising Star” list published by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2018 – 2020, a peer nominated distinction reserved for only a small percentage of attorneys in Northern California.
Areas of Practice
Real Estate Law
Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
J.D. – 2012
San Francisco State University
B.A. magna cum laude – 2008
Classes and Seminars
“Dos and Don’ts for Landlords During COVID-19” – Chinese Real Estate Association of America, Inc., April 24, 2020
“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 Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section’s 38th Annual Real Property Spring Conference, May 5, 2019
Honors and Awards
Selected to the Northern California “Rising Stars” list published in the Super Lawyers Magazines, 2018-2020
Professional Associations and Memberships
Asian American Bar Association, Member, 2014 – Present
Asian American Bar Association, Solo & Small Firms Committee, Co-Chair, 2014 – 2016
Bar Association of San Francisco, Member, 2012 – Present
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.”