Liz Hanowsky

Attorney At Law


Born and raised in San Francisco’s Sunset District, Liz Hanowsky has more than a decade of experience serving the SF Bay Area in its estate planning and real property needs. Liz continues to reside in San Francisco with her family and understands all things San Francisco, from valuing your uncle’s collection of porcelain dogs to his rent controlled tenants.

After earning her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Liz immediately began handling her clients’ needs, whether a simple transactional matter or complex litigation, as an attorney at a small San Francisco law firm. Now the head of her own boutique firm, Liz Hanowsky Law continues a client based practice that allows her to focus on each client’s particular goals from the start of a case to its finish. Liz understands that everyone is different, has a unique situation or problem, and a resolution that will work best for them — let her work with you to resolve your legal needs.

Liz Hanowsky Law represents individuals throughout Northern California including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Sonoma Counties. Liz is available for office or home consultations.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning, Probate And Trust

    Estate planning

    The right estate plan is different for everyone. Whether you have $1 or $100 million, a proper estate plan involves integration and attention to specific situations, and can include legal documents, incapacity planning, and beneficiary designations.

    Advance directives

    Preparing powers of attorney for financial and health care decisions can help you plan for the unexpected.

    Trust and probate administration

    Guiding you through the tasks of estate administration, whether your loved one had an estate plan in place or not.

    Guardianship, conservatorships, and special needs trusts

    Assisting with the needs of minors, the disabled, or the elderly to establish, modify or terminate these proceedings.

    Independent review

    Attorneys, not sure if your client is making a good decision? Reviews as required by the California Probate Code can be conducted.

    Probate and Trust litigation

    Estate litigation, trust contests and elder financial abuse claims. Handling all aspects of litigation from complaint to trial, whether making or defending a claim.

  • Real Estate

    Residential and commercial landlord — tenant matters

    Representing landlords, tenants, subtenants, guests, and friends in creating and reviewing leases, dispute resolution, issuing notices, buyouts, evictions, and unlawful detainer (eviction) litigation.

    Ownership disputes, partition litigation, and adverse possession claims

    Representing clients with disputes regarding real property.

    Nuisance matters including squatting and hoarding

    From smoking, to vicious animals, to trespassers, to mental health issues, assisting clients in navigating the health and safety of all involved, with a direct vision of the specific client’s ultimate goal.

    Private agreements

    Preparing agreements including intra-family sales and loans, and TIC agreements.

    Legal review of real estate transactions

    Working with real estate professionals and individuals on documents related to public real estate transactions including notices to tenants, preparation of disclosure statements, and review of purchase and sale documents.





Mailing Address

5214F Diamond Heights Blvd. #636
San Francisco, CA 94131-2175


Some services are a set fee, others are billable hourly. One time consultations for a set fee are also available. Please inquire for more information on fees.

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