Andrew M. Zacks

Andrew M. Zacks
Firm: Zacks, Freedman & Patterson, PC
Address: 235 Montgomery St.
Ste. 400
San Francisco, CA 94104-2921
Phone: 415-906-3733
Fax: 415-288-9755
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Lawyer Profile:

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.

Current Employment Position(s):
Managing Shareholder

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Real Estate Litigation
Land Use Regulation
Land Use Permitting
Property Rights
Landlord/Tenant Law
Appellate Law
Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
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

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

Honors and Awards:
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

Professional Associations and Memberships:
San Francisco Bar Association

American Bar Association

Birth Information:
1960, San Francisco, California
West Practice Categories:
Land Use & Zoning, Landlord-Tenant, Litigation & Appeals, Real Estate
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