Nicholas P. Jellins is a founding member of The Jellins Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Harvard University and a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Virginia. He is admitted to practice in California, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Upon graduation from the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Jellins opened and operated his first practice in Charlottesville, Virginia from 1982 to 1985. He thereafter served as a litigation associate from 1986 to 1995 with firms in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Redwood City and Washington D.C. In 1996, he formed a partnership with Dennis Wagstaffe in the Redwood City known as Wagstaffe and Jellins.
During his initial 17 years in practice, Mr. Jellins has handled a broad range of cases including real estate transactions, landlord-tenant disputes, construction defect litigation, insurance coverage analyses, estate planning, family law, bankruptcy and personal injury. He has represented buyers and sellers in residential real estate sales transactions, serving as both title agent and escrow officer on behalf of Chicago Title Company. He has unique experience handling land use matters before government entities arising from his service as an elected representative for the City of Menlo Park. Among his representative clients are individuals and their families, insurance companies, construction companies, property development companies, property managers, and real estate investment companies.
Mr. Jellins founded Jellins & Associates in 1999 as a real property boutique handling all aspects of real property management including general litigation, estate and trust litigation, estate planning, landlord-tenant relationships, purchase and sale agreements, boundary disputes, contracts, partnership and co-ownership agreements, residential and commercial leases, real estate investment agreements, development agreements, construction agreements, defective construction disputes and land use applications to governmental entities. The firm also provides counseling to owners and purchasers of distressed properties, commonly known as short sales.
Mr. Jellins is an avid sports fan and participant, sports car enthusiast, news junkie, reader of political, espionage and mystery novels, and proud father.
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