Frederick Hertz is an attorney and mediator with offices in Oakland and
San Francisco. He previously handled litigation involving the dissolution of real
property co-tenancies, including tenants-in-common, family
co-ownerships, and domestic partnership dissolutions, and the related
aspects of property and financial disputes between unmarried couples,
both same-sex and opposite-sex, as well as purchase & sale and ownership
of real property matters. Mr. Hertz’ legal practice is now limited to
drafting real property co-ownership agreements, cohabitation agreements,
and premarital agreements for couples, both gay and straight.
Mr. Hertz also works as a mediator and arbitrator, with a special
emphasis on the mediation of co-ownership and other disputes between
married and unmarried couples, business partners, tenants-in-common,
co-owners, family members, and domestic partners. He also mediates all
varieties of real estate disputes.
native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Frederick Hertz graduated from Boalt Hall
(University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1981), clerked with
the Minnesota Supreme Court (1981-1982), and subsequently received a
Master's Degree in Urban Geography from the University of California,
Berkeley (1991). He has previously taught Real Property Law in the
Paralegal/Legal Studies Program of St. Mary's University, and Small Firm
and Solo Practice Management at Golden Gate Law School in San Francisco.