4.5 stars 24 totalReview Marc Branco
Posted by isak
Once again the law firm of Marc Branco has successfully directed me. This time it has been in regard to an appeal to the State Rent Board regarding an illegal rent increase on the part of my landlord. Together his team and I were able to clearly show that the rent increases were unusual an unwarranted and not allowed by the State of California as both properties which I rent are under rent control. I am grateful to them for their legal council and abundant expertise in regard to tenant/landlord issues. Anyone who might have need of help in regard to issues of this sort would do well to contact this firm as they definitely know what they are doing. A+'s across the board. Communicative, considerate, knowledgeable, determined to see you through the difficulties you may face. My kind of law firm...and yours too if you give them a call.
Posted by Chris
Marc and Lauren did a wonderful job with my case. While being coerced out of my home by a behemoth development company, Marc and his team alleviated all of my fears and produced results that far exceeded my expectations. It was a long and complicated process, but Marc was always on point with a clear sighted authority of the law. He was always five steps ahead of the other team. In addition to supplying legal expertise and advise, Marc helped me manage the stress and uncertainty of being forced out of my home. Marc and Lauren are experts in their field and genuinely good people.
Posted by Chris
I hired Marc Branco because my lawyers unfairly served me with eviction papers because they got wind I might be thinking of moving.
This was extremely stressful for me, not having been involved in anything like this before and having it served on a Friday. Marc responded promptly to my calls, explained all of my options to me and reassured me that there would be a good outcome for me (he was right).
Marc and Lauren were up front about their costs and stuck to their commitment. Additionally, the way they went about dealing with the other side was brilliant - they knew I was in the right and absolutely drove that point home.
I ended up getting a large cash settlement, no rent for the last few months and the case all dropped. A brilliant outcome for me, done in a fast and pleasant way.
Marc is fantastic to work with and I highly recommend him for your rental case.
Posted by John
I consulted three other attorney's before find the law office of Marc Branco. I reached out to Marc through the SF Bar association when I was being evicted in the peninsula.
Marc and his team are so articulate, knowledgeable, and professional that my fears were alleviated immediately as we sat down to discuss our issues and strategy. To add to that, he moves fast. We started the process of moving out almost immediately thanks to his in-depth knowledge of Landlord/Tenant law and exceptional communication skills. As another reviewer said, this is the guy that you want. We were able to negotiate a win-win for all parties involved with Marc's help.
No other attorney gave me the same confident first impression that Marc did. A year on, I'm still grateful for his and his team's help.
Posted by anonymous
I called Mr. Branco on the phone for an initial consultation.
He is very kind and generous and shared quite a bit of information with me.
I would like to recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Michelle
Marc was referred to me by a colleague recently after my building in San Francisco was sold. The buyer of the building of course wanted a tenant free building and approached us with a buy-out offer. After declining the buy-out we were approached with the Ellis Act. Marc helped us proceed very painlessly through the buy-out process and was very clear every step of the way. Throughout the process, he explained to us all the possible ways this situation could unfold and how we should proceed. He was very responsive to calls and emails and advocated strongly on our behalf. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous
This attorney was sharp, creative and -- dare I say? -- hip. I walked into his office totally demoralized by an abusive subtenant situation, but he proactively suggested a landlord buyout that restored my hope. Along the way, he answered my many questions about the ins-and-outs of San Francisco's bizarre rent control laws not only knowledgeably but strategically -- with an eye towards protecting my best interests. Forget working with some jaded old fogey who's barely paying attention -- this guy's expertise and pizazz will help you stay on top of your game, and that's invaluable when you're dealing with legal negotiations concerning your home.
Posted by anonymous
Our eviction case pushed Marc & his team to their limits in every way, & they pulled through with flying colors. Our case, while practically over in our favor, instead of being a normally 1 month long UD, still lingers on after 7 months not because of Marc, but because our opponent was ruled to be one of the most mean/obstructive Landlord attorneys out there, with over 20 years experience, & have an endless dirty playbook they launch against tenants which puts them at the top of the list of infamous, notorious Landlord attorneys- they are also a high volume Landlord side firm with HUGE resources & they do everything possible to bury & overwhelm their opponent, to run up costs & force missed response deadlines. So, Mark & team had to not only gone up against all of this, but had to do it under tight UD (eviction) timing measured in days (not the usual months of civil courts). UDs are usually over within a month,& usually result in settlements, few go to court. For the first 4 months of it, just to keep up with them, Marc & his team had to dedicate their complete resources to our case (virtually shutting down their legal practice to other work, so you should ignore those bad ratings saying Marc was unresponsive in that time, b/c he was in the middle of the biggest fight of his legal life!). Marc & his team were able to get each of their (endless) malicious legal tactic stricken down,& then, icing on the cake, got the judge to slap them with one of the largest (if not the largest) sanctions (penalties, like contempt of court) ever for their intentional obstructive behavior. Judges almost never give much sanctions, so Marc(& team) winning us that monster one was no small feat.
Being highly legally oriented myself, I have read, in complete detail, all of Marc’s zillion court legal motions in our case, digesting his cited law/precedent & arguments, & I could go on endlessly about all the twists & turns that Marc (& team) had to overcome, but suffice it to say that given our case has pushed all the boundaries of UD law/process, Marc has demonstrated himself to me to be an extremely competent, legally knowledgeable, adept, tenacious, & caring lawyer (& person). He has the utmost integrity, ethics, & intent to do what is right by his client. While he, like any attorney, has to watch his billed time, he is extremely fair with his billed time/costs & invoices.
Now, all the above are Marc’s strengths, his weak area is in the “touchy-feely” client management & relations aspects of things. While he’s a super nice & caring guy, expressing/communicating that (esp. if hand-holding is needed) is not his strong suit, for sure. That said, he is very open to helpful client input, guidance, & I personally prefer an attorney that really knows his legal stuff, is tenaciously fighting for you, & has high integrity (maybe because I’m more results oriented, & not so ‘touchy-feely’ myself). So, if you are doing a small (esp. fixed fee) contract job (like some of the negative comments on him before), maybe you’ll experience more of that, but for any serious matter that involves his team, you’ll get all the ‘touchy-feely’, interaction time you need (or can afford!), because Lauren & Curt completely pick of the slack in that area.
His practice has recently expanded with Lauren now being an attorney, so I’d expect that those few bad ratings he got long ago re attention/communications will no longer apply, even on small jobs.
After he’s sharpened his (legal) teeth on our infinitely complex UD case, I can tell you that the worse your UD situation, the more you need Marc Branco Law to (more affordably) kick some Landlord butt on your behalf.Another unique aspect of Marc’s legal practice is that (to make up for the near impossible to get UD jury trial experience) he has intimately teamed up with Curt Briggs, who has a fair amount of criminal law jury trial court experience, which is even more pertinent to (fact driven) nuisance UD cases.
Posted by anonymous
Had a troublesome roommate and Marc took the issue with confidence. He is knowledgeable, resourceful and swift in getting things done right.
Posted by Nicola
I move in the house and heating system was missing and one of the bedroom was missing a window. The landlord after differs attempt was not collaborating. I hire Marc Branco and in very quick time everything was taking care and got a redound for all the months spend with missing heater and window. I would definitely hire aging and suggest Marc Branco.