Marc Coats

Marc C. Coats


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San Francisco

Marc has experience analyzing contractor claims, the litigation and arbitration of construction issues, drafting construction contracts, providing advice and counsel on procurement, and other issues for public agencies, contractors, subcontractors, and owners. Before law school, Marc worked as a civil engineer and is a LEED Accredited Professional.


"San Francisco Imposes Quarantine on Travelers and Commuters from Outside the Bay Area with Two Exceptions for Construction Workers," co-author, Construction Alert (January 2021)

"Bay Area Counties Issue New Orders Permitting Construction to Resume with Conditions," co-author, Construction Law Alert (May 2020)

"New Orders from 6 Bay Area Counties Require Face Coverings to be Worn During Work in Most Circumstances," co-author, Government + Construction Law Alert (April 2020)

"Bay Area Counties Further Restrict Construction, Extend Shelter-in-Place Orders Until May 3, 2020," co-author, Construction Law Alert (April 2020)

"Governor Newsom’s 'Stay at Home' Order Allows Construction to Continue, but Many Cities and Counties are Banning Most Construction," co-author, Construction + Government Law Alert (March 2020)

"Important Shelter-in-Place Exceptions for Some Construction Activities," co-author, Construction Law Alert (March 2020)

"The Arbitration of International Construction Disputes," co-author, The American Journal of Construction Arbitration & ADR (March 2019)

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California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2019–2021)

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers

Bar Association of San Francisco

The Los Angeles County Bar Association

American Bar Association


J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law (2018)

MSc, University of California, Berkeley (2009)

B.S., San Francisco State University (2005)

Admissions And Courts


Professional Licenses

Licensed Civil Engineer

LEED Accredited Professional

San Francisco

415-995-6371 Direct Phone
415-995-3406 Fax

Email Attorney


Firm Leadership

Pro Bono Committee, Member