Maymei Szeto

Maymei Szeto, the founder of Szeto Law Group, focuses her practice in the areas of real estate, landlord - tenant, business, employment, and civil litigation. Ms. Szeto acquired a wealth of experience in transactional and litigation work from her employment at some of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier law firms.

On the transactional side, Ms. Szeto drafts, revises and negotiates various types of contracts including consulting agreements, employment agreements, subcontractor agreements, severance agreements, real estate sales agreements, residential leases, commercial leases, and vendor agreements. Ms Szeto also assists clients with the legal structuring of their businesses, the drafting of employment-related documents, and vendor and lease agreements. She has also assisted with incorporations, dissolutions, mergers and acquisitions.

On the litigation side, Ms. Szeto has litigated cases involving breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unfair business practices, fraud, intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, nuisance, unlawful detainers (evictions), breach of leases, breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment, habitability issues, negligence, quiet title and partition.

Ms. Szeto has also represented clients at numerous mediations and arbitrations, including arbitrations before the San Francisco Rent Board.

Ms. Szeto counsels corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, sole proprietorships, and individuals in various industries including high technology, marketing, media, e-commerce, event planning, transportation, real estate construction, real estate sales, mortgage lending, property management, temporary housing, hospitality, restaurants, retail establishments, product distributors and product wholesalers.

One of Ms. Szeto's strongest assets is her ability to draw upon her own experiences to understand her clients' needs. Having worked with a vast range of clients, including entrepreneurs, employers and homeowners, Ms. Szeto has a keen appreciation for the issues they confront.

A zealous advocate for the community, Ms. Szeto has volunteered as an English language tutor for adults, and as an interviewer for UC Berkeley achievement award scholarships benefiting commendable undergraduate students. Ms. Szeto has also volunteered as a pro bono attorney in immigration and landlord-tenant matters.

Growing up, Ms. Szeto spoke Cantonese and then later studied Mandarin while in college and while living in Beijing. She also studied Spanish in college and while living in Michoacán, Mexico.

Ms. Szeto obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Ms. Szeto is a member of the California State Bar and has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of California. She is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

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