A Construction, Real Estate and Business Law Practice.
The Mau Law Firm is based in the vibrant SoMa district of San Francisco, CA, with a practice area encompassing the greater Bay Area. We are Construction, Real Estate and Business Lawyers and Attorneys. In our law practice, we represent a variety of local, state and national businesses, but with an emphasis on contractors including general contractors and specialty trade subcontractors, construction supply companies, architectural firms, engineering companies, Homeowner’s Associations or HOA’s, property managers, property owners, and other local businesses primarily in Northern California. The firm does both plaintiff and defense work depending on the case particulars.
A well recognized attorney with expertise in construction, real estate and business law, our managing attorney has been featured multiple times in the News.
Mr. Mau has served as a Commissioner, for the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission in the City of Pacifica. In addition, he serves in various capacities with the San Francisco Superior Court and San Mateo County Superior Court, and he can be contacted for a formal disclosure upon request.
We are pleased to be a Certified Green Business, and our firm was one of the first law firms certified by the City and County of San Francisco and its Green Business Program. We are also A+ rated for over a decade.
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Our primary practice encompasses the following Practice Areas of law:
|Construction Law||Construction Defect Litigation||Real Estate Law|
|Homeowner’s Associations||Business Law||Commercial Landlord-Tenant|
Employment Law & Whistle Blowers
Collections & Creditor Rights
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9th Circuit Rules an Illegal Minor has No Right to Court Appointed Counsel
by Michael on February 1, 2018 at 10:39 pm
Immigrant children who enter the country illegally with their parents have no right to a government-appointed paid lawyer in court, as just recently ruled by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling came in the case of a Honduran boy who arrived in the United States in 2014 at age 13 with a parent […]
Accessory Dwelling Units / In-Law Units Encouraged by New Laws
by Michael on March 8, 2017 at 9:15 pm
An ADU, previously known as “in-law” units or “granny flats,” are additional living spaces on single-family lots that have a separate kitchen, bathroom, and exterior access independent of the primary residence. Two bills, SB-1069 and AB-2299 were recently enacted amending provisions of the Government Code, and generally encouraging the building of ADU’s. These bills require […]
California’s Proposition 13 Protection Is Once Again in the Crosshairs
by Pillsbury's Construction & Real Estate Law Team on February 23, 2018 at 3:47 pm
Over the last few decades, there have been more than a few proposals seeking to limit or remove the protections Proposition 13 affords to some types of real estate. In their recent client alert, colleagues Craig A. Becker and Breann E. Robowski examine Initiative 17-0055, which would make two significant changes to California’s property tax system, including […]
Administration Issues “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America”
by Anthony B. Cavender on February 22, 2018 at 11:07 pm
Recently, the Trump Administration released a 53-page Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America of legislative proposals to rebuild American infrastructure, which it defines as surface transportation, airports, passenger rail, ports and waterways, flood control, water supply, hydropower, water resources drinking water and waste water facilities, storm water facilities, and surprisingly, Brownfield and Superfund sites. Infrastructure projects […]
Fifth Circuit Upholds $81M Penalty for Wastewater Spillage
by Anthony B. Cavender on February 22, 2018 at 11:03 pm
On February 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit filed an unpublished opinion in the case of U.S. v. CITGO Petroleum Corporation, upholding the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana that CITGO should be assessed a penalty of $81M for the massive spillage of wastewater into navigable waters at […]
California Supreme Court Confirms the Right to Repair Act as the Exclusive Remedy for Seeking Relief for Defects in New Residential Construction - by Brenda Radmacher
by Brenda Radmacher on February 15, 2018 at 9:53 pm
The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision on a critical issue in the residential construction industry – the claims for construction defects that a California homeowner can bring against a builder or seller of new residential properties in California. Holding In McMillin Albany v. The Superior Court of Kern County, the Court held that […]
Diggin’ Ain’t Easy: Remember to Give Notice Before You Excavate in California - by Matthew Peng
by Matthew Peng on February 9, 2018 at 12:10 am
If you are reading this blog, my guess is that you know what excavation is and why it is important to the construction process. However, what you may not know is the complicated California law that governs this process. The statute for an excavation contractor to be familiar with is California Government Code section 4216, […]
2017 Colorado Construction Defect Recap: Colorado Legislature and Judiciary Make Favorable Advances for Development Community - by Kaitlin Marsh-Blake
by Kaitlin Marsh-Blake on January 9, 2018 at 12:06 am
Last March, the Colorado General Assembly introduced House Bill 17-1279 concerning the requirement that a unit owners’ association obtain approval through a vote of unit owners before filing a construction defect action. The bill, passed in May, requires a home owners’ association to first notify all unit owners and the developer or builder of a […]