The Bordson Law Group, APC is a law practice dedicated to providing superior, straightforward, cost-effective legal counsel. We focus our practice on real estate, business, and probate matters, providing over a decade and a half of legal experience in these areas. We believe the old adage - a jack of all trades, a master of none - is right. In focusing on real estate, business and probate matters, we provide the expertise that comes from being truly dedicated to these areas.
We represent clients in trial and appellate court actions in both state and federal courts. We also represent clients in mediations, arbitrations, and in other alternative dispute resolution forums.
We are cognizant that retention of legal counsel is a financial investment. Our goal is to achieve the best outcome for our clients via the most cost effective means. We believe in a collaborative approach with our clients, including discussing and agreeing upon strategy and costs throughout the case. Our approach to practicing law has enabled us to successfully build our legal practice on referrals and returning clients.
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Commercial Landlord/Tenant Dispute: Tenants brought a lawsuit against their landlord, claiming that the landlord misrepresented the square footage of the restaurant space they leased from the landlord. A year and a half after the tenants filed their lawsuit and four months before the trial, the landlord decided to change legal counsel and retained our firm. Upon being retained, we re-deposed one of the tenants and obtained key evidence showing that the tenants knew of the square footage discrepancy years before initiating the lawsuit, including obtaining a diagram of the restaurant’s dimensions that the tenants had submitted to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control when applying for a liquor license. At trial, we asserted a statute of limitations defense and secured a court order allowing us to put on this defense before the tenants presented their case. In doing so, we secured a judgment in favor of the landlord two days into the trial.
"Miranda took over the case, picked up the pieces and prevailed at trial. She is honest, thorough and extremely hard working and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her." - William L.
Partnership Dispute: Our client was a partner in a two-person family partnership that operated without a written partnership agreement. The partnership's business derived its income from operating an out-of-state apartment complex. A dispute arose as to whether the partnership actually existed and, if so, what percentage ownership each partner held, and whether the out-of-state real estate was partnership property. The multi-million dollar real estate was titled in the name of the individuals and reflected our client holding only a 1/3 interest in the real estate. After nearly a two week trial, we secured a judgment in favor of the client confirming the existence of the partnership, the partnership's ownership of the real property, and our client's 50% interest in the partnership and its real estate.
Trustee/Beneficiary Dispute: Our client was a 92-year old beneficiary of his deceased wife’s trust. The trust held title to the residential home where our client and his wife resided for years prior to the wife's death. Per the trust, the client could reside in the home after his wife's passing and for the duration of his life. Then, the home was to go to a daughter of the deceased wife, who was also the sole trustee of the trust. The daughter/trustee and her family began harassing our client and interfering with his possessory rights, including coming to the home without notice or permission and undertaking significant renovations to the home. We sought and secured on behalf of the client an elder abuse restraining order against the trustee and her family. We further obtained a judgment against the trustee and her family for all of the attorney's fees and costs the client incurred in connection with the legal action, and subsequently collected on that judgment.
"I retained Miranda on behalf of my 92-year old stepfather and we
began the awesome task of protecting him and his rights. Miranda worked tirelessly and was so helpful with all the questions we had. She would come out when we encountered a problem and go out of her way to get it resolved. it was an incredible experience to watch the professional way she handled the case. Miranda is a woman of great integrity and honesty. I could not have been more pleased with her services." - Sharon
Collections Action: Our client secured a judgment against a contractor. The contractor failed to pay the money owed on the judgment (like many judgment debtors). We took on the collections case, caused the contractor's license to be suspended by the Contractors State License Board and secured an order for a debtor's examination. In response, the contractor immediately paid the full amount of the judgment, plus interest and collection costs.
Miranda M. Bordson is the founder of and leads the Bordson Law Group, APC. With close to two decades of legal experience, Ms. Bordson has gained extensive experience in business, real estate, and probate matters. Typical matters include legal review, analysis, negotiations, and/or dispute resolution concerning leases, purchase agreements, easements, real estate agent disclosures and fiduciary duties, construction contracts, CC&Rs, trusts, wills, shareholder agreements, LLC operating agreements, and vendor contracts.
Ms. Bordson started her legal career as an Associate In-House Counsel for RE/MAX Associates, representing the RE/MAX corporation and its near 450 real estate brokers and agents in a diverse range of real estate and corporate issues. She later became an Associate Attorney at Peterson & Price, APC, where she represented clients in real estate, business and probate matters. After Peterson & Price, APC, Ms. Bordson co-founded and was a shareholder in Webb & Bordson, APC, where she continued her real estate, business and probate law practice for a number of years.
Ms. Bordson received her Juris Doctorate and graduated Cum Laude from California Western School of Law. She has received American Jurisprudence Awards for Alternative Dispute Resolution and for Legal Skills, and a Pro Bono Honors Award for her work with the California Innocence Project.
Ms. Bordson is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California. Ms. Bordson is also a California licensed real estate broker.
402 West Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, California 92101