Elva is the best there is! She’s a real estate attorney who focuses on transactional matters. She is very intelligent and knows what she’s doing with confidence. She gave me some solid useful advice that helped me with my case. Elva Harding is an amazing attorney! So do not hesitate to contact her and ask her for help. You will NOT regret it!

Chun Ding, Client

We would highly recommend Elva. She gave us strong, deliberate and useful advice. While she supported us in making a substantial investment with confidence. Her nature and willingness to actually talk to us made a world of difference in navigating potential environmental issues and funding concerns. I have worked with a number of attorneys and it is nice to feel like my time and opinion is also valued.

James Bolton, Director of Operations


At a moment’s notice, I needed someone to help me with a home sale that fell through and non-responsive buyers.  Elva was extremely responsive, helped me with all my options, put together a solution that reduced my anxiety, and all at a very fair fee.  I recommend her heartily for anyone who needs assistance with a real estate transaction.

Kari W., Client.

Elva taught a negotiation seminar for our women’s leadership development group. We have members from a very eclectic group of businesses represented:  from financial analysts, to business managers, to acquisitions editors, all with varying levels of negotiation experience. Elva put together a program that was catered to the needs of our group, and was able to cover a variety of negotiation topics quickly and clearly, run us through practical exercises, then discuss as a group. Elva is a natural teacher, with exceptional communication skills, and she proved herself a great facilitator. The instruction and exercises were good, but the real heart of the value came from her discussing the results with us as a group–even as someone who negotiates regularly, I learned a lot about my negotiation style and how to be more effective.  Elva clearly has a ton of real-world experience to draw from.  Her seminar was so popular with our group that we ended up setting up a recurring workshop for her to come in and discuss various negotiation tactics.

Stephanie Evans, Associate Acquisitions Editor

McGraw Hill Education

I have had the opportunity to work with Elva under a variety of circumstances. Most recently she was a guest speaker and expert panelist at the Real Estate Investments course (UC Berkeley) I teach. Elva is the smart, client-centered, emotionally connected attorney you would want on your side. Her approach with clients and on matters is collaborative and clear minded. Her thinking and communication style is refreshing. I admire her work and style, and make it a point to recommend Elva when possible.

Rich Arzaga, Founder/CEO

Cornerstone Wealth Management, Inc.


Having worked with Elva for many years, I can state with the utmost confidence that she is an excellent, conscientious attorney that gives 110% effort to all her clients.  I routinely refer clients to Elva and do so knowing they are in very good hands.

Rhonda Kraeber, Attorney

Kraeber Law Office