Puneet Singh, J.D.
Founding Partner

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.

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 GEMM Individual Partner of the Year Award from the Contra Costa/Napa/ Solano Division of the California Apartment Association
  • 2007 "Above and Beyond" Award for involvement in legislative affairs from the California Apartment Association
  • 2012 GEMM Individual Partner of the Year Award from the Contra Costa/Napa/ Solano Division of the California Apartment Association
  • 2013 GEMM Individual Partner of the Year Award from the Contra Costa/Napa/ Solano Division of the California Apartment Association
  • 2013 Certificate of Recognition from California State Senator Ellen Corbett.
  • 2018 GEMM Industry Partner of the Year Award from the Contra Costa/Napa/Solano Division of the California Apartment Association

Meet our team

Sejal FridayOf Counsel

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.

Marco YakouAssociate Attorney

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.

David LavineSenior Counsel

David has been practicing law for more than 20 years.  He began his career in the highly-selective Honors Program and as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Department of Justice, where he prosecuted immigration and narcotics crime, real estate and other financial fraud, and computer crime violations, among other cases.  Since then, he has brought civil cases and defended clients in the federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings, in matters spanning consumer protection and securities fraud, breaches of contract, business torts, unfair competition and business practices, employment law, product safety, cybersecurity and trade secret violations, landlord-tenant disputes and real estate entanglements, disability benefits claims, tax claims, immigration benefits, and intellectual property rights enforcement.  Along the way, he has lectured on criminal justice topics at training programs domestically and abroad, has taught litigation and trial lawyering skills at several law schools, and has served as a judge pro tem in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Superior Courts.

David is equipped to handle all aspects of your case – from intake, through demand, complaint filing, discovery of key information and documents, court hearings and motion practice, mediation and other settlement discussions, trial or arbitration, and appeal as needed.  He places the greatest value on client satisfaction – that each client is heard, and informs the overall legal strategy and the decisions taken in a case through its completion.  David understands that a successful trial result or settlement of legal disputes may vindicate a client’s principled position — and, just as often, may propel, restore, or re-set his clients on a path toward business success or individual well-being.     

David lives in San Francisco with his wife and twin children.  In his free time, he enjoys swimming, travel and classic rock.

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