• Attorney - Civil law
  • California Bar #059650
  • Licensed since 1974
  • Engaged in civil litigation (both plaintiff and defendant) in the areas of real estate (particularly landlord/tenant matters), construction, business disputes, partnership dissolutions and other business related disputes.
  • Involved in ERISA litigation, primarily concerning health benefits for insured and self insured plans and trusts.
  • Landlord tenant experience includes handling of unlawful detainers and complaints for rent in both residential and commercial settings and includes the negotiation of leases and litigation of commercial matters.
  • Handle bankruptcy landlord tenant matters including obtaining reliefs from stay.
  • Advised plans and trusts regarding health coverages, subrogation claims and the handling of health claims.
Professional Licenses:
  • Admitted to the California Bar, 1974
  • U.S. Districts Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, District Court for Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1976

Professional Associations:
  • State Bar of California and Real Estate Subsection
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1970.
  • Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D., 1973.
Publications and Teaching:
  • Co-Author: "California Rental Housing Reference Book," California Apartment Association.
  • Lecturer: California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB - landlord tenant law).
  • Lecturer: Continuing Education for Real Estate Licensees in the area of property management rules procedures and law in the area of fair housing law.
  • Articles: see Articles section of this site
Community Affiliations:
  • Proud Member of East Fresno Rotary
  • Commissioner, Fresno City Housing Authority 1989 - April 2010
  • Member of the Fresno Advisory Committee of the California Apartment Association
  • Past President of the Fresno Rental Housing Association

William H. Leifer, Esq.
Gilmore Magness Leifer
10 River Park Place East, Suite 240 • Fresno, CA 93720-1534
Phone: (559) 448-9800, ext. 108 • Fax: (559) 448-9899

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