Award-winning real estate lawyer Puneet Singh, founding partner of the PKS Law Group, received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law and was admitted to the State and Federal Bars in 2001. She served as managing partner of the Northern California offices of a statewide law firm for over a decade, where she counseled the largest property management firms in the nation as well as individual investors. Ms. Singh has extensive knowledge of fair housing, post foreclosure evictions and property management, as well as unlawful detainer law (evictions) and litigation.
Ms. Singh conducts seminars for municipalities, property management firms and professional organizations nationwide. She appeared on a radio talk show and has authored numerous articles on real estate topics. Her civic involvement includes serving as a future leader of the California Mortgage Banking Association and legal advisor to the Board of Directors for the Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley. She was also a director for the Affordable Housing Management Association of Northern California. Ms. Singh is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.
Ms. Friday has over thirteen years of experience with an extensive background in employment law. Ms. Friday regularly advises and represents management in various employment-related matters, including personnel law, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, wage-and-hour issues, unemployment insurance appeals and worker s compensation appeals. Ms. Friday has extensive experience providing legal advice and guidance to senior management, human resources personnel, and legal counsel regarding employment practices and actions. She has counseled executive staff and company management in all facets of the employment relationship from hiring to coaching, discipline, and separation. This included providing coaching on handling employee relations issues, proper documentation, and constructive action to promote positive employee performance and behaviors. Ms. Friday has conducted investigations or inquiries regarding hostile workplace, sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, retaliation and other matters falling within the area of employment law.
Additionally, Ms. Friday delivers customized employment law compliance training for sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, workplace accountability, and other topics. Ms. Friday has provided training to employees on various employment-related matters and taught various other courses regarding workplace accountability, completed staff work, Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, Pregnancy Disability Act, reasonable accommodation process, and Fair Labor Standards Act.
Chanler graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Economics during the Janet Yellen (“Quant”) years with what would have been in later years a ‘minor’ in History. After working with a San Francisco Trust & Estates attorney he attended and graduated law school at University of Santa Clara with a Juris Doctor. He passed the California bar and followed his heart to Philadelphia where he passed the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars as well while working foredeck on a 41’ C&C buoy racing in the Chesapeake Bay – their boat, Blue Max, maintained the coveted ‘High Point’ award during his tenure. He is admitted to several Federal Districts as well. Chanler worked with a large bi-coastal firm in the Philadelphia office working on RTC and FDIC matters during the savings and loan crisis. He returned to the Bay Area and worked with a Ford Motor Company wholly owned subsidiary, First Nationwide Bank, resolving extensive retained post sale liabilities of the bank, including nationwide Construction Defect litigation. Upon successful resolution, he worked with Oracle Corporation in their Litigation, Trademark and Copyright department during the first “dot.com” crash before going out on his own counselling and representing entrepreneurs in business organization, contracts, collections and litigation. Chanler has managed his own apartment building in rent-controlled San Francisco Castro District for over 20 years and has first-hand knowledge of the problems faced by owners and property managers. He has three almost fully grown children and enjoys playing board games with them when they can. He enjoys skiing, bike riding and warm water swimming.
Rey-Anthony Panlilio received his undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College in 1999 and supported legal teams in real estate, corporate business transactions, and debt-related civil litigation. In 2007, Rey-Anthony received his Juris Doctor with distinction from University of Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law along with an Intellectual Property Concentration and an International Legal Studies Certificate. He joined the bar shortly thereafter and has work on intellectual property litigation and education-related cases. Rey-Anthony has extensive experience working with a variety of clients and in diverse practice areas. Rey-Anthony also served as an adjunct professor teaching upper and lower division undergraduate courses. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cycling, and spending time with his family.
Sean Lukins received his Juris Doctor from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was Senior Editor for Hastings’ Science and Technology Law Journal and an award-winning oral advocate in Moot Court. He received his undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College of California, with honors in the English major.
After his admission to the California State Bar in 2016, Sean represented various California cities, counties and public agencies, as well as self-insured employers and insurance companies, in various workers’ compensation and employment law matters. His experience includes claims investigations, legal research and legislation analysis, preparing Trial strategies and appeals as well as global settlements of complex matters. Sean’s practice currently focuses on landlord/tenant disputes as well as fair housing, real estate transaction and business matters.
Outside of the office, Sean enjoys training for triathlon events and exploring the California coastline with his family. He is also an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants, 49ers and the Golden State Warriors.
Jane Creason received her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and was admitted to the State and Federal Bars in 1997. Ms. Creason brings extensive experience in civil litigation and unlawful detainer matters. She has litigated close to 5,000 trials in her career. Her focus has always been the systematic collection of evidence prior to trial, to leverage settlements in lieu of the risk of costly and unpredictable jury trials. At worst, the methodical collection of evidence or lack thereof can help assess those trial with extraordinary high risk. Ms. Creason also served as a judge pro tem for seven years and has served as an instructor for the crime free multi housing program in Alameda county.
Happy Sandhu received her Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School of San Jose as the valedictorian of her class. She was awarded the best oral argument in Moot Court Competitions and was a member of the Lincoln Law Review. She completed her undergraduate from San Jose State University with a major in History and minor in Political Science. She carries varied legal experience ranging from asylum, criminal, family, and real estate law. Outside of practicing law, she practices motherhood in which her three young children constantly challenge her argumentative skills. She loves spending time with family and friends, hiking, reading and playing board games.
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