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George W. Wolff Esq.

George W. Wolff Esq.

Wolff Law Office
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Construction Law ...
  • California, Illinois, New York
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Summary

At the Wolf Law Office, we offer over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of construction contracts and claims for clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Our principal attorney, George W. Wolff, worked in the construction industry before attending law school, acted as an arbitrator, advocate, and trial attorney on private and public construction jobs and brings a comprehensive understanding of the practical and legal issues related to construction contracts and disputes to our clients, helping you avoid or resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In our years of experience, we have built a comprehensive network of experts, from engineers and architectural consultants, scheduling consultants and accountants, waterproofing, and structural specialists.

We know how to prepare and present expert witness and other testimony and legal argument to protect your interests before State and Federal Administrative Agencies, Mediation, Arbitrators, Dispute Boards, and in State and Federal trial and Appellate Courts.

Education:

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Institute of International and Comparative Law, Paris, France
M.B.A, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Major: Finance
Major: Real Estate
M.S, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Major: Civil Engineering and Construction Management
B.S, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Honors: Chi Epsilon
Major: Civil Engineering

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice:

State of California Superior Courts, Courts of Appeal, and Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial phone or in-person consultation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Illinois
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New York
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7th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Wolff Law Office
Current
Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D.
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University of California at Berkeley
M.B.A.
Honors: Major: Finance; Major: Real Estate
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Stanford University
M.S.
Honors: Major: Civil Engineering and Construction Management
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Purdue University - Purdue University
B.S.
Honors: Honors: Chi Epsilon; Major: Civil Engineering
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Northwestern University School of Law
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Awards
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
State Bar of California
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section
Current
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American Bar Association
Member, Forum Committee on Construction Industry
Current
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American Society of Civil Engineers
Member
- Current
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California Office of Administrative Hearings
Arbitrator, California State Construction Arbitration Committee
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Save San Francisco Bay Association
Member
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Associated General Contractors of California
Chair, Environmental Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Environmental Law
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Water Use Law
Chicago Kent Law Review
Speaking Engagements
State and Federal False Claims Act Litigation on Public Construction Projects., Public Works Contract Law Seminar for County Attorneys, San Luis Obispo, California
Association of County Counsel of California
DBE or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Requirements on Federally Funded Transporation Construction Projects, Public Works Contract Law Seminar for County Attorneys, San Luis Obispo, California
Association of County Counsel of California
Websites & Blogs
Website
George W. Wolff's Website Profile
Website
Wolff Law Office Website
Legal Answers
34 Questions Answered

Q. Do I have to sign escrow papers to sell my prop? Terms diff than I thought when I accepted offer.
A: THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION WILL DEPEND ON THE FACTS AND THE TERMS OF YOUR CONTRACT, AND IS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO A QUICK AND EASY ANSWER ONLINE. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONSULT WITH A COMPETENT REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE!!
Q. Home remodel went 70% over budget—and contract is fuzzy. Do we still owe our general contractor his 15% final payment?
A: Home Improvement Contracts are required to be in writing and for a fixed price, have a fixed completion date and have certain other requirements. https://www.wolfflaw.com/legal-requirements-and-concerns-for-home-improvement-residential.html Have an experienced Construction Litigation Attorney review your contract and the facts and advise you on your legal rights and remedies. It sounds like he may be taking advantage of you, from what you have said. George Wolff' www.wolfflaw.com
Q. My home has been under construction for 3 years because my contractor has delayed and works very minimally. What do I do
A: It seems you may not have a very good contractor, and he may not have the best skills. Does your contract have a firm completion date? Have you made changes to the contract since it was signed? You should consult with an experienced construction attorney.
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Contact & Map
Wolff Law Office
580 California St
#1236
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (415) 788-1881
Fax: (415) 788-0880