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David Hollander, Esq. Sheila Hollander, Esq. Bonnie Landles-
Dowling, Esq.
Linda Tran, Esq.
David Hollander, Esq.
For over twenty years Mr. Hollander has addressed thousands of persons on the subjects of increasing income, lowering taxation, preserving principal and maximizing assets. An elder law attorney and highly qualified financial advisor, Mr. Hollander is considered one of the leading experts in advising Californians on ways to protect their assets. One of his most notable achievements is his authoring Assembly Bill 412, an act relating to insurance consumer protection.
Mr. Hollander is President and CEO of the Liberty Group, LLC, a registered broker/dealer and member NASD/SIPC/MSRB. Mr. Hollander uses his comprehensive knowledge to help retirees avoid common and sometimes irreversible financial mistakes.
Mr. Hollander is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist clients with the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits.
Sheila Hollander, Esq.
Sheila Hollander began working for herself in 1998. During this time, Sheila has been involved in various kinds of civil litigation and more recently, estate planning.  Prior to 1998, Sheila worked as an associate for Gordon & Rees in San Francisco practicing general civil litigation, including insurance defense, asbestos litigation, and breast implant litigation.  Before coming to Gordon & Rees, Sheila worked in several firms in southern California specializing in personal injury.  While in law school, she also worked for the Los Angeles Public Defender’s Office, Appellate Division and studied law abroad in Paris, France.
Sheila received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley in 1990.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1993.
Sheila is a member of the State Bar of California.  While not practicing law, Sheila is busy with her two daughters, serves on the parent board of their school, and enjoys traveling.  She is a passionate environmentalist committed to fighting global warming.
Bonnie Landles-Dowling, Esq.
Bonnie is an associate attorney with Hollander and Hollander, focusing her practice primarily in estate planning and elder law. She is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist clients with the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits.
Bonnie graduated cum laude, with a tax concentration, from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While at Hastings, Bonnie was Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, served as an advocate for homeless and marginally housed residents of San Francisco, and worked as a Professor’s Assistant for Legal Writing and Research. Bonnie complemented her academic experience with internship positions by summering as a judicial extern in the chambers of the Honorable Robert L. Dondero and working as Law Clerk for a prominent bay area civil litigation firm.
Before attending law school, Bonnie earned her BS in Chemistry and Biology from the University of the Pacific. She then spent three years caring for her elderly grandparents on the northern California coast. Bonnie currently lives in San Francisco where she enjoys running, working in her yard, and following her beloved San Francisco Giants.
Linda Tran, Esq.
Linda is an associate attorney with Hollander & Hollander and focuses her practice in securities litigation and arbitration. Linda graduated in the top 15 percent of her class at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she served as Senior Production Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. While at Loyola, Linda worked as a law clerk for Yukevich | Cavanaugh, where she practiced civil defense litigation, including products liability and insurance defense. She also participated in Loyola’s Employment Rights Clinic, where she investigated claims of workplace retaliation on behalf of the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.
Linda earned her BA in Economics and Political Economies from University of California, Berkeley before attending law school. Linda currently lives in Oakland where she enjoys hiking, yoga, and attending local concerts.