Mark Hooshmand has fought tirelessly to advance tenant rights and to file Class Actions on behalf of individuals and businesses who have been affected by business practices. The Hooshmand Law Group is one of the largest tenant firms in the Bay Area that assist Tenants with recovering damages resulting from false Owner Move Ins (OMI), wrongful eviction, lack of repairs, retaliation and retaliatory eviction, buy outs, Illegal Apartments, In Law Apartments and Illegal Units, harassment, and enforcement of the local San Francisco Rent Ordinance, Oakland Rent Ordinance and Berkeley Rent Ordinance. Mark has tried many cases to verdict, has preserved judgments for tenants on appeal, and had two Court orders reversed on Appeal on behalf of tenants. Mark also focuses on Class Actions involving issues that affect large groups of individuals including the loss of affordable housing, violations of the Unfair Competition Law where businesses have taken actions in violation of the law, and cases involving mass torts. He has been featured in numerous articles advocating for tenant rights. His representative cases include: • In re Airbnb – Class action lawsuit for those affected by short term rentals in San Francisco. • Lawsuit vs. Landlord on behalf of 80 + residents of apartment building affected by substandard conditions • Lawsuit vs. Landlord – False Owner Move in (OMI) where landlord allegedly evicted tenants under false Owner Move in so that they can perform Short Term Rentals • In re Marymount Hotel – Class Certification for conversion of Apartment Building in Pacifica Mark Hooshmand in the news: • The Risks of Being a Host in the Sharing-Economy – Plaintiff Magazine • Castro Resident’s Three-year Quest to Shut Down a Hacker Hostel – SF Gate • S.F. Airbnb Law Slowly Takes Effect While Challenges Continue – SF Gate • Unscrupulous Landlord No Match for LRIS Panel Attorney Mark Hooshmand – SF Bar Association
Laura Strazzo joined Hooshmand Law Group in 2017. Laura represents tenants in all aspects of civil litigation and class actions. She received her J.D. from UC Davis School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Laura was the Editor-in-Chief for the Environmental Law and Policy Journal and received a certificate in public interest law. She also served as a summer law clerk for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice. Laura earned her M.S. from UC Davis in 2013 and her B.A. From the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2008.