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William Stanger

William Stanger

Cost-Effective Legal Representation, Candid Advice and Personal Service
  • Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • California
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William "Bill" Stanger's legal philosophy is to provide cost-effective representation, straight-talk advice, and to keep his clients' reputations and business relationships intact.

Prior to striking out on his own in 2021, Bill represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of real estate, construction and insurance litigation throughout California with the Los Gatos law firm Sweeney Mason LLP, and the now-closed Oakland law firm Boornazian, Jensen & Garthe. Bill has been a licensed California attorney since 2014.

Bill earned his JD at the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Business Law Journal Volume 14, won the 2013 Doremus/Anthon Writing Prize and clerked for the California Attorney General's Office, the Governor's Office of Legal Affairs, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the California Energy Commission and the Law Revision Commission.

Before moving to California, Bill had a nine-year career in commercial real estate development and asset management in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, class of 2002.

For a complete list of Bill's experience, education and publications, please visit his LinkedIn page at

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Property Insurance
    Foreclosure Defense
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 301061
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of William Stanger
- Current
Associate Attorney
Sweeney Mason LLP
Associate Attorney
Boornazian, Jensen & Garthe
Contract Attorney
Aqua Terra Aeris Law Group
Law Clerk
California Energy Commission
Law Clerk
California Law Revision Commission
Law Clerk
California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, Public Rights Division
Law Clerk
State Water Resources Control Board
Law Clerk
California Governor's Office of Legal Affairs
Law Clerk
California Environmental Protection AgencyCalifornia
Self Employed
Ventuity, LLC
Associate Development Director
University of California, Davis, School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Environmental Law
Doremus/Anthon Writing Prize, 2013; Editor-in-Chief, Business Law Journal
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University of Pennsylvania
BAS & BSE (2002) | Business & Computer Science, Economics
Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology
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Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Doremus/Anthon Environmental Law Writing Prize
UC Davis Environmental Law & Policy Center
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 301061
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Environmental Law Certificate
University of California, Davis School of Law, Environmental Law & Policy Center
Websites & Blogs
The Law Office of William Stanger Website
Bill Stanger's Website Profile
The Law Office of William Stanger‘s Northern California Legal Blog
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. neighbor issue
A: Nuisance claims require that a plaintiff prove the defendant acted (or failed to act) unreasonably, and as a result the plaintiff suffered some kind of harm/annoyance or interference with the use and enjoyment of their property, and that an ordinary person would be annoyed or disturbed by Plaintiff's conduct (that's the short version). I can imagine a judge or jury finding that weeds are a nuisance that need to be abated. The defendant only "must" abate the nuisance and remove the weeds if the Court orders them to as part of a judgment or order after a dispositive motion. When it comes to settling a claim, everything is negotiable.
Q. Neighbors turning on double flood lights which trespass directly into my second floor apt, all the way to my back wall.
A: Depending on where you live, it may be a violation of a local law and contacting the City and waiting would be your cheapest option. I would also expect that you have a claim for private nuisance against the neighbor, and you could seek an injunction, but that would be expensive.
Q. Landlord ?: can I technically give “1 day leases” with 0 tenant/landlord obligations to have a gathering during covid?
A: The one day lease isn't the problem. A contract (including a lease) is not valid if it has zero obligations. You are also limited in the number of legal tenants to two per bedroom. Further, it seems likely that such a lease would be deemed to have an "illegal purpose" and be void for violating public policy, if the only actual viable purpose is to violate COVID restrictions. You may also inadvertently violate a local Airbnb ordinance, if any. Note that if you are found to have violated an anti-gathering COVID restriction or Airbnb ordinance, you're going to have to be able to explain it to a judge. That is a lot of risk.
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Contact & Map
The Law Office of William Stanger
541 Capitol Expy
San Jose, CA 95136
Telephone: (408) 883-8466
Monday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)