Mark J. Seifert is senior counsel in the San Francisco office whose practice focuses on business and real estate litigation. He has experience in matters involving commercial lease disputes, contract disputes, business torts, California's Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200), partnership and LLC disputes, mortgage fraud, foreclosure disputes, trade secrets, and employment disputes. Mark's litigation experience includes trial work, a wide range of motion practice, all forms of discovery, arbitration and settlement negotiations. He also has had experience with a number of federal appellate matters, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mark is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee. Mark’s pro bono practice focuses on representing indigent tenants in unlawful detainer litigation.
Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Mark was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP. Mark clerked for the Honorable Manuel Real of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the Honorable Melvin Brunetti of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- State Bar of California, Real Property Section, Real Estate Litigation Subsection, Co-Chair
- State Bar of California, Litigation Section
- American Bar Association
- Bar Association of San Francisco
- U.C. Hastings College of the Law, Alumni Mentor
- Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers - Rising Star edition for business litigation (2009-2013)
Mark received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Thurston Society and editor in chief of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court