Mr. Abela dedicates his practice to employment, personal injury, real estate and commercial law. Mr. Abela maintains a low case load in order to better serve his clients, giving their cases his full attention and not delegating legal work to newer attorneys or staff. Mr. Abela places an emphasis on client satisfaction and recovery. Free consultations are offered.
Mr. Abela handles all aspects of labor and employment law, including wage and hour law, overtime pay claims, wrongful termination, FEHA and Title VII workplace discrimination and harassment, disability rights, employee benefits, employment agreements, the Federal Family Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act, public employee rights, severence agreements, independent contractor agreements and worker injuries.
Mr. Abela has extensive experience building injury cases by carefully constructing evidence of liability, substantiating medical injuries, obtaining evidence of loss of income and future loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other consequential damages to convincingly present to insurance companies and to triers of fact in courts of law in order to produce the best possible recoveries for his clients who have suffered personal injuries.
Mr. Abela handles small business matters, including business formation, buying and selling business entities, contracts and agreements, leases and real estate purchase agreements, and employment and independent contractor issues.
Mr. Abela handles real estate law issues on behalf of residential and commercial tenants and landlords, homeowners, real estate professionals, developers and contractors.
Tenancy in Common Agreements
Disputes with Loan Brokers and Lenders
Nondisclosure of defects and other material facts.
Realtor commission disputes.
Problems with loan brokers and lenders
Homeowner Association Disputes
Neighbor and nuisance issues
Easements, rights of way and boundary disputes
City and County Code enforcement issues
Non-payment of Rent
Ellis Act Evicitons
San Francisco Rent Control
Berkeley Rent Control
Owner Move In “OMI” Evictions
Commercial and Residential Lease drafting and negotiation
Commercial lease issues
Real Estate Development Contracts and Issues
Contractor contracts - review, negotiation and disputes
SB 800 compliance and claims
False Claims Act claims
General business disputes
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Real Estate Broker and Salesperson DRE compliance
Real Estate Broker litigation