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Zacks, Andrew M.

235 Montgomery St.Ste. 400San Francisco, CA 94104-2921
Phones: 415-956-8100
Fax: 415-288-9755
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Lawyer Overview

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.

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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.

Mr. Zacks serves as a mediator in real estate disputes as a part of the Superior Court/Bar Association of San Francisco Early Settlement Program, and as a lecturer/panelist in the San Francisco Bar Association’s Annual Seminar on “Recent Developments and Hot Topics in San Francisco Landlord Tenant Law Practice”. Mr. Zacks is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell and has been repeatedly named a San Francisco Super Lawyer®.

Mr. Zacks has successfully litigated before local administrative tribunals and at all levels of the State and Federal Judiciary, including the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Zacks has achieved many successes in trial courts and in arbitration proceedings, and he has won more than 24 victories in the California Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court. Mr. Zacks has represented parties in three separate petitions in which the California Supreme Court granted review.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Managing Shareholder
Practice Areas
Real EstateReal Estate LitigationLand Use RegulationLand Use PermittingProperty RightsLandlord/Tenant LawAppellate Law
Representative Cases
San Remo Hotel v. City and County of San Francisco, (2005) 545 U.S. 323Drouet v. Superior Court, (2003) 31 Cal.4th 583Tom v. City and County of San Francisco, (2004) 120 Cal.App.4th 674Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Inc. v. Astoria Hotel, (2000) 83 Cal.App.4th 139Reidy v. City and County of San Francisco, (2004) 123 Cal.App.4th 580, 587Daro v. Superior Court, (2007) 151 Cal.App.4th 1079Johnson v. City and County of San Francisco, (2006) 137 Cal.App.4th 7Birkner v. Lam, (2007) 156 Cal.App.4th 275Ching v. San Francisco Board of Permit Appeals (Harsch Investment Corp.), (1998) 60 Cal.App.4th 888Delois v. Barrett Block Partners, (2009) 177 Cal.App.4th 940Zanelli v. McGrath, (2008) 166 Cal.App.4th 615Small Property Owners of San Francisco v. City and County of San Francisco, (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 1388DeLaura v. Beckett, (2006) 137 Cal.App.4th 542Empress LLC v. City and County of San Francisco, (9th Cir. 2005) 419 F.3d 1052Citizens for Better Streets v. Board of Sup’rs of City and County, (2004) 117 Cal.App.4th 1
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
CaliforniaU.S. District Court Northern District of CaliforniaU.S. District Court Eastern District of CaliforniaU.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Other Affiliations
San Francisco Bar Association (Member) American Bar Association (Member)
Honors
Martindale Hubbell: rated AV® Preeminent™Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2013Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2012Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2011Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2007Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2006Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2005Northern 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”
Education
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1987
J.D.
Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Copyright Law, 1986
University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983
B.S.
Office Information
Address
235 Montgomery St.Ste. 400San Francisco, CA 94104-2921
Phone
415-956-8100
Fax
415-288-9755
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