“When a new matter comes in, my first thoughts are, What is the best, realistic outcome for the client? How can we get there efficiently? What point of law could decide the case? Only after due consideration of these questions can our representation begin.”

Mark Hudak is a seasoned litigator who for 30 years has helped clients resolve their disputes in court, in arbitration and in mediation. His practice is focused on real estate litigation and disputes between business owners, and he brings his significant expertise to each matter to develop creative, effective solutions.

Mark works closely with the firm’s Real Estate Group on land use and planning matters. He appears frequently before city councils and planning commissions. Mark is the Assistant City Attorney for Hillsborough and General Counsel to Sequoia Healthcare District.

Key Expertise

  • Real Estate litigation
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Land use and planning
  • Government law
  • Appeals

Experience & Affiliations

Representative Matters

  • Recovered $4.3 million stolen from §1031 exchange accounts.
  • Won a jury verdict in favor of his clients in a toxic contamination case.
  • Defended Hillsborough against a challenge to its General Plan and permit approvals for a new gymnasium at a private school.
  • Obtained the reversal of a judgment against the seller of a mobile home park.
  • Successfully defended a real estate partnership in a dissolution action.
  • Obtained approvals for renovations and additions to a historic commercial building.
  • Won an arbitration award against a former partner for breach of noncompetition provision.

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of California
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Civic and Charitable

  • San Mateo-Foster City School Board
  • San Mateo County Committee on School District Organization
  • Burlingame Downtown Specific Plan Citizen | Advisory Committee
  • San Mateo Superior Court Arbitration Panel

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers® 2008, 2016