Biography

Mark Himelstein has been practicing law in the Bay Area since 1969, trying cases in state and federal courts and handling numerous appeals in the appellate systems. His areas of expertise cover a wide range of civil issues, including tort and contract claims, constitutional torts, commercial disputes, real property law, landlord/tenant disputes, and probate and trust matters. Mark’s civil practice area covers both transactions and litigation, representation of private, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, business entities and individuals as well as insurance defense.

Mark’s appellate practice includes numerous appearances before the State Courts of Appeal, the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court.

  Published decisions include:

Smith v. Regents, 56 Cal. 4th 979 (1997)

Smith v. Regents, 4 Cal. 4th 843, 844, p.2d 500 (1993)

Mann v. Alameda County, 85 Cal.App 3d 505 (1978)

Zumwalt v. Trustees, 33 Cal.App. 3d 665 (1973)

Mabey v. Reagan, 537 F 2d. 1036 (1976), 376 F.Supp. 216 (1974)

Toney v. Reagan, 326 F.Supp. 1093, 467 F 2d. 953, cert. denied 409 US 1130(1972)

People v. Colbert, 24 Cal.App. 3d 497 (1972)

Buchwald v. Katz, 8 Cal. 3d 493 (1972)

Areas of Practice: Nonprofit Organizations Law; Educational Institutions Law; Business Entities; Real Estate; Trusts; Probate.

Statement of Practice: Emphasis on representation of small businesses and business start-ups; Creation and counsel of non-profit entities; Estate planning documents.

Admitted: 1968, District of Columbia; 1969, California; 1972, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: George Washington University (LL.B., 1967)

College: Indiana University (A.B., 1962)

Service: U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (1959-1965) Peace Corps, Ethiopia, (1962-1964)

Member: Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association; State Bar of California; District of Columbia Bar Association

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Register of Preeminent Attorneys

Northern California Super Lawyers 2010

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