Juliana Salfiti Of Counsel




Juliana Salfiti is an accomplished civil litigator with vast experience in trial work, complex litigation and commercial litigation. Her areas of interest include commercial, real property, landlord-tenant, unlawful detainer, real estate transactions, land use, zoning, property management, construction, transportation, product defect, product liability, toxic tort, contracts, leases, insurance defense, general business advice and risk management/counseling matters. Juliana’s representative clients include property development companies, property owners, contractors, architects, product manufacturers, corporations and business owners. Juliana has practiced in nearly all California counties, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court (Bankruptcy).

Juliana creates exit strategies for her clients at an early stage, mapping out and evaluating potential case outcomes for their respective benefits and risks, including verdict analyses. Where needed, she develops leverage opportunities to put pressure on opposing parties. The client’s business and litigation goals are crucial to and closely integrated with this assessment. Depending on the client’s stated interests, the matter may be defended pre-lawsuit, by motion at the pleadings stage or after discovery, at trial through verdict or on appeal. No matter the approach, the client’s preferred course is implemented in a focused, budgeted manner, with regular and timely updates provided on case developments.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Juliana represented clients in matters related to landlord-tenant disputes, real estate transactions, and legal issues involving real property, product defects, strict liability, professional liability, contracts, leasing, construction and commercial matters. Juliana also served as general counsel to a real property investment corporation in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, navigating real property transactions and real estate investments.

Outside the court room, Juliana is committed to her community and volunteers for non-profit companies and charity organizations. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she is an avid hiker and enjoys running obstacle course races.