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The Law Office of Daniel Bakondi
100 Pine Street, Suite 1250 
San Francisco CA 94111

"Best of the Best: I hired Daniel a year and a half ago to help with an investment gone wrong. I felt him to be an attorney who is committed to justice and takes pride in all his endeavors." M.F.


"Daniel Bakondi is an attorney who is devoted to his clients. He is knowledgeable, expedient, and meticulous about details. He is honest and provides his clients with a realistic evaluation of their expectations. He doesn't waste your time. Daniel Bakondi is the attorney who will be in your corner all the way." N.T.


"Mr. Bakondi is a poised and brilliant young man who asked extensive questions to get at the crux of the situation. I was continuously amazed at the fine/pertinent points that Mr. Bakondi dug out of the years of files I had provided him. He quickly filed legal action I would call impressive in its fact-finding, background research, and arguments. In subsequent attorney communications and motions, I saw this astounding incisiveness over and over again. More than once I remarked to him how glad I was that he was not the other side's attorney! In forecasting the time, phases, and expenses of the case, Mr. Bakondi was also unerring. While the entire process took over a year, I never once had the feeling that he was not in complete control of the situation. In consultations, he always had all of the options and their consequences ready at hand, along with his recommendations. Not once did he make an inaccurate forecast or give bad advice. When the case concluded successfully, he tied up all the loose ends as meticulously as everything else he had done." 

"Once again you never stop amazing me in your expertise, knowledge, proficiency, 

experience and your loyalty, amazing work Counselor" 


"Daniel is a creative attorney, who brings passion his cases and  is willing to advocate new and interesting legal concepts for his clients"SS

"[We] have round-tabled this and we are all in agreement that you are an incredibly bright, relentless, innovative lawyer and you have done an amazing job of advocating for your clients."

Attorney Daniel Bakondi gives NBC News interview regarding his clients', the San Francisco Patrol Special Police's $100+ Million dollaw lawsuit against the San Francisco Police Department and the City and County of San Francisco.  Please direct press inquiries to 


Northern District of California Federal Court

Prevailing over the City and County of San Francisco again in the pending $100+ million dollar suit, a Federal Judge denied the City's attempt to dismiss some of the more than twelve causes of action headed to trial.  The Fderal Judge overruled the City's argument that after four years of litigation, it couldnt understand the lawsuit, and ruled the case was sufficiently clear.  The opinion was published here: 


California Superior Court

A Superior Court Judge again ruled in favor of Attorney Daniel Bakondi's clients, the Patrol Special Police, denying the City and County of San Francisco's desperate attempts to dismiss the case, and finding the San Francisco Patrol Special Police are indeed the owners of constitutionally protected property rights of a franchise or "close kin to a franchise". 

Attorney Daniel Bakondi and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown

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"We hired Daniel Bakondi to represent us in a property rights lawsuit, and we could not have made a better choice.  Daniel is the consummate professional - brilliant, hard-working, clear-thinking and knowledgeable while, at the same time, patient and unflappable.  He worked tirelessly on our behalf, but always took the extra time to explain every detail of our case and every available option.  I would not hesitate to recommend Daniel to anyone who needs a good, honest and dedicated property rights attorney."  J&B A


"Daniel Bakondi recently helped my business. He went above and beyond to research every detail of the case, help me examine all my options, and determine the best course. he is a true thinking attorney. Thank you so much Daniel for being so detail oriented and going above and beyond to take care of your clients!" CG


"Daniel Bakondi is an excellent attorney and I can highly recommend his services. Daniel's persistence, creativity and knowledge of the law helped me recoup losses of a questionable business investment."


"Daniel Bakondi is a smart attorney I would trust to solve the biggest and most complex problems. His strategic abilities at finding solutions are unique. Daniel Bakondi is pragmatic and creative. From working with him on business projects, I would choose Daniel Bakondi to figure out the most serious challenges. He has the integrity to put his clients first. He is the real deal."


"I found him very detailed oriented, and knowledgeable of our rights, explaining in detail the up and downs we would face in our quest for justice. Our case was a very complex case. He always explained every turn and twist in our case, went into detail about his strategy and anticipating the next couple of moves the other side may make.  Any documents or paperwork needed to bolster our case was done in a timely manner. Any filings to the courts were done on time and he explained the reasons. Whenever there were questions he had for us, he did not hesitate to call as well as him being available to call and to ask questions and get answers. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody seeking an attorney who truly cares about his clients and winning the case."AB

Business litigation attorney Daniel A. Bakondi's top goal is provide the highest quality legal services and prevail in the courtroom, offering representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court litigation, and AAA, JAMS, and FINRA arbitration.  Our focus is finding solutions to the most difficult and complex lawsuits.  When other lawyers tell you it can't be done, we find a way to put the law on your side and resolve your problem.


San Francisco Civil Litigation Attorney Services 

As a plaintiffs' and claimants' rights attorney, Attorney Daniel Bakondi and his team have obtained 
millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in business, property, and securities lawsuits.  We 

represent corporations, LLCs, organizations, trusts, elderly investors and retirees, elder abuse victims, property owners, sophisticated investors and unsophisticated, start-ups, high net worth individuals and institutions in seeking recovery for business disputes, wrongful financial losses, and rights violations. We help clients solve all types of complex and important legal challenges from avoiding lawsuits if possible to trial attorney representation in state and federal court around the Bay Area and throughout California.  In the Bay Area, we handle court litigation in San Francisco Superior Court, Marin County Superior Court, Alameda Superior Court, Contra Costa Superior Court, San Mateo Superior Court, and San Jose Superior Court, as well as Northern District of California Federal Court.  If you may have a substantial financial loss or a business dispute, contact us now for a free consultation.  

Civil and Business Litigation Defense Attorney Services

As a civil litigation defense attorney, Attorney Bakondi provides the best, most focused, strategic, representation possible to protect our clients' vital interests.  Attorney Bakondi carefully analyzes a lawsuit to determine if it has merit or is frivolous. Some lawsuits can be dismissed without trial upon motion to the court, and others may be negotiated to resolution once the proper steps have been taken.  If you or your business has been named or served in a lawsuit, you need a civil litigation defense attorney to represent and advise you about your rights and how to proceed.  You have a very limited time to respond before loss of your rights.  

AAA and JAMS Arbitration Attorney and Mediation Representation 

Increasing numbers of disputes are required to be brought in AAA arbitration or JAMS arbitration, which opens up opportunities and avenues for attorneys familiar with the arbitration process and how arbitrators think.  Some contracts require mediation as a prerequisite to court or arbitration, and other times a mediation is a very fruitful way to resolve a dispute if the two sides are willing.  These opportunities for resolution are best served by attorneys who understand all sids of the claims, the dispute, positions and interests.  Here is more on attorney representation in mediation and successful mediation strategies. 

Business Litigation Attorney and Business Litigation Defense Attorney Services
As a business litigation attorney, Daniel Bakondi provides representation and solves problems in and out of the courtroom handling all types of legal challenges and business litigation, including: 

  • Corporate and commercial litigation
  • Stockholder and shareholder litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty such, as duty to minority shareholders 
  • Litigation for breach of contract, contract enforcement and recovery of damages 
  • Litigation over mergers and acquisitions losses
  • Derivative suits 
  • Intentional and negligent interference with contractual relations
  • Fraud litigation, including deceit, constructive fraud, and fraudulent inducement of a contract
  • False advertising lawsuits
  • Unfair competition, anti-competitive, unlawful and unfair business practices
  • Negligence, breach of duty of care, and malpractice actions
  • Defamation, slander and libel
  • Negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Fraud
  • Intentional torts 
  • Intellectual property and business rights litigation
Daniel Bakondi represents plaintiffs and defendants, and provides a problem-solving strategic approach as a business litigation defense attorney to put your interests first, to think of that others will not, and resolve your matter as quickly and inexpensively as possible. From writing a demand letter to resolving your matter in court, we can help.

Securities Fraud Litigation Attorney and Investment Loss Litigation 

Our securities litigation practice involves disputes over all types of investments in state and federal court, including: 

We focus on the recovery of unexpected business, investment and financial losses.  If your investment has not achieved the value promised, or has substantially decreased in value, or if you have lost a significant portion of your portfolio or retirement, contact us now.  If your investment has suffered any dramatic and unexpected loss in value, whether stock, mutual fund, ownership of a corporation, interest in a reit,or other investment, based on any information or misinformation, you should be aware of the law regarding your circumstances. Mr. Bakondi also litigates improper sales of securities, unregistered securities and unlicensed sale of securities. 

FINRA Arbitration Attorney for Investment Fraud Loss Recovery and Financial Advisor Errors and Negligence

We focus on recovery of investment losses caused by stock broker and investment advisor fraud and negligence.  The true reason why your investment or portfolio lost value and didn't perform as expected is not always clear.  Your broker or financial advisor will not tell you what rules, laws, and industry standards he or she may have violated.  He or she will not tell you what information they, or the broker-dealer firm that approved the sale of the investment failed to disclose.  We will.  FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), provides an arbitration process for bringing claims against investment professionals and their broker-dealer firms which is often faster and more efficient than court, and many cases can be resolved without ever having to attend trial.  Some causes for investment losses and examples of broker misconduct include:

  • A broker or financial advisor's failure to do due diligence before approving an investment for sale
  • Failure to diversify or "overconcentration" of investments into one asset class
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and breach of the duty of loyalty to the client
  • Misrepresentation and omission or undisclosed material facts and risks of a securities transaction
  • Securities fraud, investment fraud, common law fraud, stock broker fraud
  • Failure to properly assess the investor's goals
  • Failure to recommend suitable or appropriate investments based on the investor's sophistication  net worth, age and goals.  Elderly, and those on fixed income or with health care needs cannot accept the same level of investment risk as a younger investor with factors that might allow it.  Elder broker advisor financial fraud and abuse retirement loss recovery FINRA attorney services.

As a FINRA arbitration attorney, Attorney Daniel Bakondi has brought many FINRA securities arbitration claims for investment losses, and obtained millions of dollars in settlements for investors.  FINRA Arbitration is a lower-cost dispute settlement forum created by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) formerly NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers). If you have suffered a loss, you must act immediately.  The time to file a claim will expire, preventing you from receiving a cash settlement you may otherwise be entitled to in a recovery action for your investment loss.  As a FINRA arbitration attorney, Mr. Bakondi has litigated and successfully obtained millions of dollars in judgments and settlements against brokers and investment firms who have improperly sold securities in violation of state and federal securities laws.  For an assessment of your case, please contact Attorney Daniel Bakondi for a consultation.  Mr. Bakondi often takes many cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning he only gets paid a percentage of the cash recovery you receive.  

Ethereum, Bitcoin, Ripple, Cryptocurrency, Investment Loss Lawsuit Attorney

Bitcoin, Ethereum and cryptocurrency lawsuit attorney, Daniel A. Bakondi, Esq. focuses on litigation, arbitration and resolution of disputes and investment losses related to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other blockchain and cryptocurrency matters.  Daniel Bakondi has over a decade of experience in securities fraud and investment loss recovery litigating and arbitrating against financial institutions, and investment, stock, and securities issuers, and is well-versed in the litigation and arbitration of digital currency and lost investment recovery matters, including:  

- With millions of dollars in Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies lost in trading platform disputes and problems, lost investment matters, including with Coinbase GDAX, Bittrex, Gemini, Kraken, Poloniex, Cryptsy, Coindesk, Digital Currency Group, and others, and the laws, regulations, liabilities affecting trading platforms for the recovery of investment losses are a focus of Attorney Daniel Bakondi's practice.
- Digital currency hacking, phishing, fraud and scam liability cost digital currency investors millions of dollars in stolen and lost Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and other cryptocurrencies - the liabilities and recovery of which are a focus of Attorney Daniel Bakondi.  
- Likewise, the liabilities and investment recoveries related to investment losses caused by issuers of digital currencies, managers, service and technology providers, wallet technical malfunctions and bugs, and startup and investment and ownership disputes and securities offerings.    


The status of digital currencies with the SEC is changing both by regulatory bodies and court decisions.  Aspects of the digital currency world are regulated by the SEC as ICOs, and others potentially in coin form. Bitcoin's status as a commodity with the U.S. CFTC (Commodities Futures Trading Commission) is in flux.  The IRS which regards digital currencies as property.  Additionally, issuers and trading platforms and services providers are under a wide array of federal and state laws and regulations, including banking, and money laundering laws.  Attorney Daniel Bakondi also represents clients in cryptocurrency matters related to account lockouts, trading and investment disputes, broker disputes, trading losses, fund and investment losses, flash crashes, trading platform and exchange problems, and others.

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Mr. Bakondi has helped investors recover millions of dollars for investments that are either reducing distributions, not paying distributions at all, or facing cash calls or other consequences.  It is often not the fault of management, but the broker and broker-dealer who failed to assess the risks, and sold an overpriced problematic investment without proper due diligence.  Most major brokerage houses never offered such investments to their clients.  Many broker-dealers who did approve such investments for sale to their customers did so through negligence or securities fraud. Such invetsments are often over-leveraged and not for conservative investors.  These can be high risk and volatile investments with unexpected pay structures.

Real Estate Litigation Attorney

We represent clients in their valuable real estate litigation and real property litigation matters in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, around the Bay Area, and throughout California in addition to representing clients in real estate matters in arbitrations nationwide.  Real estate litigation attorney services include matters such as:

  • Commercial and residential real estate litigation
  • Quiet title actions and ownership disputes
  • Property rights litigation 
  • Commercial and residential landlord tenant law and lease disputes
  • Representation of restaurant owners
  • Construction and real estate development project lawsuits
  • Premises liability
  • Unique and complex property rights
  • Adverse possession actions to quiet title
  • Property line disputes, easements, and covenant enforcement
  • Decrease in value of property

California Class Action Lawsuit Attorney

We are looking for strong class action cases that serve a class of plaintiffs and the public good.  If you believe you may have a California or nationwide class action suit, please contact us.

Government Litigation and Lawsuits Against Cities, Counties and Government Agencies 

Attorney Bakondi engages in litigation against government entities, representing both plaintiffs suing, as well as defending parties being sued by cities, counties, local governments or government agencies.  Attorney Bakondi also represents government employees and agents in lawsuits against a city or county.  Subject matters include government taking of property without compensation under the California Constitution Article 1 Section 19, the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, Section 1983, Due Process, and Equal Protection.  Mr. Bakondi has represented plaintiffs suing the City and County of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Daly City, and has represented defendants who were sued by the City and County of San Francisco and the City Attorney's office including in highly-politicized lawsuits.  Mr. Bakondi's government litigation matters include representation of the San Francisco Patrol Special Police in litigation against the City and County of San Francisco.  

Civil Asset Forfeiture Recovery Lawsuits 

As a civil rights litigation attorney, we are also available for representation and recovery lawsuits for citizens victims of large scale unlawful civil asset forfeitures despite having committed no crime.  Government agents often take property without compensation in what are called civil asset forfeitures, even if not connected with criminal activity.  The United States Supreme Court in Nelson v. Colorado this year provided some language which suggests that government cannot impose fines on people not convinced of a crime.  


Whistleblower and Qui Tam Lawsuits 

Whistleblowers who expose government fraud and sue on behalf of the government can sometimes receive a share of the recovery, including under the False Claims Act. This usually involves fraud or false billings turned into the government in health care, military, or other government spending programs. 

Environmental Litigation including Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement 

Mr. Bakondi and his associates engage in environmetal litigation, including private attorney general civil actions enforcing laws, including health and safety codes, representing the interests of the people of the state of California, including against multi-billion dollar corporations that expose people to toxic substances or allow toxic substances onto land and water under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act or other environmental laws. If you are seeking an environmental law firm, please contact us for a consultation.  

Emergency Preparedness, Prepper, and Survivalist Relationships and Agreements

Mr. Bakondi and his associates assist with building relationships and agreements designed with withstand supply disruptions, emergencies, disasters, and other prepper, survivalist and emergency preparedness scenarios.

Lawyer needed quickly, urgently or on an emergency basis

Our law firm accepts some cases and projects which require immediate assistance, for instance in communicating, writing a letter, or other immediate attorney assistance assignment. Often a letter can be prepared and sent the same day. Daniel Bakondi may also counsel or advise as a litigation strategy consultant, depending on the situation.

Associate with local counsel California San Francisco state court, federal court, AAA, JAMS, and FINRA arbitration

Our law firm works with other firms nationwide on variety of litigation matters.   If you are out of state counsel looking to associate with a local firm, please contact us.  

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Real Estate Litigation Attorney
Securities Fraud Litigation Attorney
Finra Arbitration Attorney
Civil Litigation Defense Attorney
Bond, Oil, Gas and Energy Investment Losses
Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum Attorney
Class Action Lawsuit Attorney
Government Taking Without Compensation
AAA and JAMS Arbitration Attorney
High-profile sexual harassment lawsuit attorney


Our vision is simple: To provde the highest quality legal services and prevail in the courtroom.

 We take on just, right, and noble causes, for respectable clients who genueinely need the legal system to obtain justice. Faithfulness, loyalty, and dedication to our clients is paramount.  We believe in honesty and integrity in the legal profession, and that the attorney-client relationship should be one of trust and confidence.

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No attorney-client nor confidential relationship is created and nothing communicated or provided constitutes legal advice nor legal opinion nor creates obligation unless it so specifies and written agreement for attorney services has been entered into.  Attorney licensed in California.  Your issue may be time sensitive and may result in loss of rights if you do not act in time.  Thank you.

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