C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E
E  L  E  N      P  A  S  S      B  R  A  N  D  T
P.O. Box 6251, Auburn, CA 95604-6251
TELEPHONES 415.455.9393, or (530) 745.0555
e-mail: elenbrandt@msn.com
Legal Education/Licenses:

            Juris Doctor Degree, December 1990.

            Admitted to the California State Bar, June 1992 (Bar No. 158122). Active   
            Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, February 2001 (Bar No.470542).                                                                                                                               Active
            Admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar, April 2001 (Bar No. 649280). Active

            Studies in Public International/European Economic Community Law, 1989.

 Other Education:

             Bachelor of Arts Degree, Dramatic Arts, 1976

Work Experience:          

            1992 - Present          SOLO PRACTITIONER         
Representing both plaintiff (and   non-eviction)defense -- with concentration on civil litigation -- primarily in the areas of landlord/tenant (evictions), contracts, real estate non-disclosure, and broker negligence.  I also serve as Corporate Counsel to several businesses in the areas of contract law and intellectual property.

Public Service:    
            Served as a Commissioner for the City of Berkeley from 1987 to 1989.
            Board of Directors for Ecology House in San Rafael, California,
            Board of Directors Marin County Bar Association

                            (Chair of the Real Property Section)

            Board of Directors for Placer County Bar Association.
            Associations: Served as a Fee Arbitrator for the Sonoma County Courts.
Other Affiliations:
            Licensed with the State of California as a Real Estate Broker (# 01268685).
            State Bar of California, Board of Governors, The Wiley W. Manuel Award.
Lectures:  For Nevada County Board of Realtors:
            “Evictions 1A”   October 25, 2013
            "Avoiding Transaction Loss: How Not To Be Sued, and
                           Not To Have to Sue For Payment.”    March 7, 2014         
            “215 Permit Issues: The Impact on Landlord and Tenants”
                           November 16, 2015

            Landlord/Tenant Update 2016: “Drugs, Bugs & Service Animals; New Territory                                In Landlord & Tenant Law”     December. 2, 2016






P.O. Box 6251

Auburn, CA 95604-6251

415 455 9393



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“I have known Elen for 25 plus years, first as a secretary to Herb Gemple, who I considered the best real estate attorney in the Bay Area, and then Elen passed the bar and worked under Herb for a number of years. Since Herb retired, Elen has been my attorney. I cannot say in a few words how good she really is, but there are a lot of well-known attorneys in the Bay Area that we have tangled with. They all have the scars. With Elen, I am batting a thousand and I thank her. She is the best.”

  - Larry Mathews, President Mathews Industrial Properties, working in SOMA San Francisco, since 1959.

    "I have had the privilege of using Elen for my clients with real estate issues.  She has always been fast, efficient and extremely knowledgeable.  I have never had a dissatisfied client or friend who has used Elen for their legal needs. "

-  Maureen Ohlsson Rodarte

     “Elen Pass Brandt is the best eviction attorney who has worked for us several times over the last 4 years.  She has been successful with all of our evictions, with speed and professionalism. We will only use her for future evictions.  We have 16 rental homes, and feel protected knowing that we will be represented by such a knowledgeable and caring attorney.”  

-   Robin and Bob Mark

”I have used Elen Brandt as my real estate attorney for over ten years. Her advice and representation is top notch. I strongly recommend her for all the services she offers.” 
-   James E. Avery

"Elen Brandt is sharp, tough, knowledgeable, reasonable, tenacious, in your face and a lady. ​ What more could you desire in a lawyer.  That's why she has been helping me for 25 years."

 -  Phil Richardson

 “Our Company has benefited from the legal services offered by Elen Pass Brandt and her expertise in commercial real estate.  Ms. Brandt is an ethical attorney, costs are reasonable and her help is priceless.  I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a real estate attorney.”

 -    Beverley McMaster,
                                       Tribex Corporation Citrus 

“Our company has used the services of Elen Pass Brandt several times in the last few years and have had the absolute best communication, service and results. We have always found her to be completely honest, forthright, 
knowledgeable and to the point. She has my complete trust and gratitude. “

  -    John Pedersen
p.s. She also has very good taste in goofy literature.

images, and more.