Steven LightfootSteve Lightfoot practices in the areas of real estate and commercial litigation. He has vast experience handling residential and commercial landlord/tenant disputes; broker/seller liability and disclosure disputes; business to business disputes including disparagement, defamation, interference with contract and B&P 17200 claims; condominium and homeowners’ association matters; premises liability, toxic exposure (mold, asbestos) and injury cases; landslide/earth movement and construction defect disputes; and property line/easement disputes.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Lightfoot handles real estate, corporate and construction transactional matters including reviewing and drafting leases, contracts, licenses, sales agreements, disclosures, easements, TIC agreements, CC&Rs, construction contracts, stop notices and liens, corporate/business formation and residential leases and notices to tenants in sensitive, rent-controlled and eviction-controlled jurisdictions.

A veteran of both bench and jury trials, Mr. Lightfoot has also represented clients in numerous administrative law proceedings, mediations and arbitrations.

In light of his practical experience and expertise, Mr. Lightfoot is frequently engaged as a private Mediator in real estate and personal injury disputes.

He is admitted to practice before all California State and Federal District Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Lightfoot is a member of the California State Bar (Real Property and Litigation Sections); the Bar Association of San Francisco; the Marin County Bar Association; the Apartment Owners Association of California; and the Small Property Owners Institute of San Francisco.

He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. In 1992, he graduated from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.



  • Northern California Co-Chair, Residential Landlord-Tenant Subcommittee (2007-2009), California State Bar Real Property Law Section
  • Editor, California Real Property Law Journal (2007 – 2009)
  • Mediator for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Early Settlement Program (2004 – present);
  • Faculty/Speaker, Sterling Education Legal Seminars: Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Faculty/Speaker, Lorman Education Legal Seminars: Easements
  • Frequent Presenter/Lecturer to clients on Real Estate Litigation, Mediation and Risk Management matters
  • Adjunct Professor of Law (Trial Advocacy, Mock Trial) at the Golden Gate University School of Law from 1993-1998; 2011 –
  • Author, “Interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap in McCune v. Oregon Senior Services,” Golden Gate University School of Law – Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 1 (1991)
  • Umpire-in-Chief, California District 3 Little League (San Francisco and Marin Counties); Umpire-in-Chief, Twin Cities Little League (Corte Madera/Larkspur); Little League and Softball Coach: Twin Cities Little League and Twin Cities Girls Softball
  • Baseball aficionado; avid fisherman; average golfer and tennis player.

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