Zacks, Andrew M.

235 Montgomery St.Ste. 400San Francisco, CA 94104- 2921


Updated: 12/10/2015


Andrew M. Zacks specializes in San Francisco real estate litigation, including landlord/tenant, residential rent control, neighbor disputes, purchase and sale disputes, non-disclosure matters, land use regulation, land use permitting, property rights, the Ellis Act and appeals/challenges to local ordinances and administrative decisions. Having practiced exclusively in this area for more than 20 years, Mr. Zacks is frequently retained to provide consulting services and expert testimony.



Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Property Rights
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Appellate Law

Representative Cases

  • San Remo Hotel v. City and County of San Francisco, (2005) 545 U.S. 323
  • Drouet v. Superior Court, (2003) 31 Cal.4th 583
  • Tom v. City and County of San Francisco, (2004) 120 Cal.App.4th 674
  • Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Inc. v. Astoria Hotel, (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 139
  • Reidy v. City and County of San Francisco, (2004) 123 Cal.App.4th 580, 587
  • Daro v. Superior Court, (2007) 151 Cal.App.4th 1079
  • Johnson v. City and County of San Francisco, (2006) 137 Cal.App.4th 7
  • Birkner v. Lam, (2007) 156 Cal.App.4th 275
  • Ching v. San Francisco Board of Permit Appeals (Harsch Investment Corp.), (1998) 60 Cal.App.4th 888
  • Delois v. Barrett Block Partners, (2009) 177 Cal.App.4th 940
  • Zanelli v. McGrath, (2008) 166 Cal.App.4th 615
  • Small Property Owners of San Francisco v. City and County of San Francisco, (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 1388
  • DeLaura v. Beckett, (2006) 137 Cal.App.4th 542
  • Empress LLC v. City and County of San Francisco, (9th Cir. 2005) 419 F.3d 1052
  • Citizens for Better Streets v. Board of Sup’rs of City and County, (2004) 117 Cal.App.4th 1


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • San Francisco Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)


  • Martindale Hubbell: rated AV® Preeminent™
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2011
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2007
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2006
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2005
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2004

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer/panelist, San Francisco Bar Association’s Annual Seminar on “Recent Developments and Hot Topics in San Francisco Landlord Tenant Law Practice”


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1987
    Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Copyright Law, 1986
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983

Office Information


235 Montgomery St.Ste. 400San Francisco, CA 94104- 2921


  • 415-288-9755



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