Mr. Merchant is an experienced tenant lawyer with expertise in wrongful evictions, landlord harassment, unlawful detainers, and Rent Board petitions. In each of the past two years, Mr. Merchant has been recognized as a Northern California “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers Magazine. Mr. Merchant has helped secure millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for his clients.
Mr. Merchant graduated from Stanford Law School, where he assisted tenants at the East Palo Alto Community Legal Services Housing Clinic. Mr. Merchant then worked as a litigator at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he received a pro bono award for his representation of San Francisco tenants facing eviction. In addition to his practice at Elke & Merchant LLP, Mr. Merchant volunteers at the San Francisco Tenants Union.
J.D., Stanford University
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Iowa State University