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.
Marc-Anthony Yakou received his undergraduate degree from the Univeristy of California, Santa Cruz in 2011. In 2014 he received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University and was admitted to the State Bar of California shortly thereafter. Marc-Anthony began his career focusing on public interest law as a staff attorney with Legal Aid of Sonoma County. He worked primarily on various types of restraining orders, as well as unlawful detainers and other housing matters. His experience includes handling cases from initial intake through trial. He has served hundreds of clients with a high rate of success and acheivement. Marc-Anthony lives with his wife and pug dog. In his free time he enjoys sailing, swimming, and travel.
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