Ashley E. Klein’s practice focuses on real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant matters, property management, purchase and sale and co-ownership disputes. She is an experienced advocate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, settlement conferences and private mediations. Ashley represents clients in matters involving residential and commercial breach of contract, quiet title actions, unlawful detainer, fraud and misrepresentation, professional negligence, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, and the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance. Ashley has developed an extensive knowledge of the legal issues surrounding service animals, emotional support animals (comfort animals), and therapy animals in both residential and commercial settings. A 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, Ashley has been recognized for her oral advocacy and writing skills, and was awarded the Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy; her article describing the prospect of class arbitration in Canada was published in the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation. Ashley is fluent in Spanish (B.A. in Spanish and History summa cum laude, 2010, UNC) and has traveled extensively in Latin America and Spain. She is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.