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I have concentrated my law practice in real property, especially landlord-tenant law, since 1982. Our firm represents landlords and tenants and is (commercial and residential) for plaintiffs and defendants.  We represent individuals and Fortune 500 corporations throughout California.  We appear in wrongful eviction suits for plaintiffs and defendants.  We argue before local rent boards.  We arbitrate, negotiate, mediate and litigate in all areas of this field.  We provide pro bono services on a regular basis.  I also testify as an expert ini this field, and am hired as a private mediator.  I have been rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Real Estate: 33%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 33%



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Steven Adair MacDonald & Associates, P.C

870 Market Street Suite 500
San Francisco, CA, 94102


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV ratedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSteven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C.1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1982 - Present
State Bar of California, Real Property SectionVice Chair2004 - 2004
State Bar of California, Landlord and Tenant SubsectionChairman2000 - 2001
Federal Bar AssociationMember1983 - 1989
Publication nameTitleDate
Investment Publishing House, San FranciscoLandlord-Tenant Solutions in California2016
Investment Publishing House, San FranciscoThe San Francisco Rent Board User's Guide 2003: the law, the board & litigation, 1st ed.2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Golden Gate UniversityManagementBA - Bachelor of Arts1976