About Me

Since 1993, I have represented hundreds of businesses and individuals in a variety of industries – real estate brokers, fast-food and slow-food restaurant owners/franchisees, mortgage brokers, real estate developers, homeowners (both in and out of trouble), yoghurt shops, big data, food manufacturers, distributors, advertising/media agencies, jewelers, wineries, clothing stores, bars, doctors, dentists, plumbers, other lawyers, acupuncturists, daytraders, roofers, scientists, bicycle shops, aerobics studios.


Prior to establishing David Herzog Legal, I was an attorney at Pinnacle Law Group in San Francisco, where I continued my representation of clients in business, real estate, tax, and intellectual property matters. Before joining Pinnacle, I worked with firms in Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, as well as San Francisco. Working with different demographics in the San Francisco Bay Area has given me a comprehensive view toward reaching a client’s specific goals. No two clients, or solutions, are the same.


My sub-specialty in tax was firmly established when I received the California State Bar’s certification as a tax specialist while working with Karen Hawkins, a nationally-recognized leader in tax controversy. I have advised and represented taxpayers (individuals and businesses) in their disputes and settlements with federal, state, and local agencies.


I earned my law degree at Golden Gate University. Prior to law school, I earned a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University, wrote resumes for professionals and trades people, jumped out of an airplane (not tandem), worked on the floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange as a post-boy, and showed my pet Dalmatians – one (named Zelda) to her championship.


I enjoy weightlifting, biking Oakland’s Lake Merritt, geeky gadgets, the latest apps, audio books, my family, 5-Star Yelp reviews, and Pandora. I grew up in the Toronto-Niagara area of Canada; here’s an excerpt from the report card written by my Kindergarten teacher in Canada, which still holds true: “David talks constantly. He appears interested in all our work and is always enthusiastic and helpful. He is inclined to be saucy.” Words to live by.