About Marc Fong

Marc has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1978 and is a founding member of Fong & Fong, a Northern California boutique Real Property/Business law firm. He has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer, is Martindale Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent and is Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb.

His practice areas include real property/business transactions and litigation. 
In 2005 Marc established Fong Dispute Resolution as a separate business from his law practice.
Marc is a 1971 graduate of Cal State University East-Bay and a 1978 graduate of Lincoln University Law School, where he served on the law review.

Marc Fong

ADR Activities

  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Past  Chair Executive Committee  ADR section
  • Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California, Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Mediator
  • California State Court of Appeal, First and Third Appellate District, Mediator
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Mediator 
  • Superior Court Alameda County, Court Approved Mediator
  • Superior Court Contra Costa County, Court Approved Mediator 
  • Superior Court County of San Francisco, Court Approved Mediator
  • Superior Court County of Marin, Settlement Conference Panelist
  • The Mediation Society, Board Member
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, VDRP
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California, Mediator
  • California Dispute Resolution Council, Contributing Member


 Legal Activities

  • Alameda County Bar Association, Member and Past Chair, Real Property section
  • Asian American Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), consultant to Advising California Common Interest Communities, Curtis C. Sproul and Katharine N. Rosenberry (Continuing Education of the Bar 2005)
  • Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Lecturer on Homeowner Association law
  • State Bar of California, Lecturer on Real Property/Litigation subjects
  • State Bar of California, Advisor to Real Property Section Executive Committee
  • State Bar of California, Past Vice Chair Real Property Section Executive Committee
  • State Bar of California, Past Chair, Common Interest Development Section
  • State Bar of California, Member, Business and Real Property Sections
  • State Bar of California, Real Property Section Executive Committee liaison to Board of Legal Specialization


Representative Cases

  • Biotechnology Company’s defense against royalty claims
  • High Technology Company’s claim for unfair competition
  • Contractors charged with the unauthorized release of asbestos. 
  • Mold claims for personal injury and/or construction defects 
  •  Degloving injuries to head and upper body and traumatic brain injury
  • Family dispute over distribution of trust assets 
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Non-profit Staff/Board relationships 
  • Partnership Disputes 
  • CC&R’s enforcement actions 
  • Sexual harassment claim against CEO of a publicly traded corporation
  • Sexual harassment allegations against a small family business  
  • Personal injury involving traumatic amputation of limbs
  • Child visitation
  • Real property boundary disputes
  • TIC ownership disputes
  • Construction Defects
  • Various business disputes, involving securities violations, broker relationships, breach of contract, business torts
  • Environmental claims
  • Appellate Law
  • Regulatory and Statutory Violations
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Conflict between CEO and Boardmembers
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Merger Acquisition Dispute
  • Lease termination
  • ADA access cases
  • Prop 65
  • Financial Disputes
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment matters
  • Trade secrets
  • Commercial and residential evictions


Awards, Service and Recognition

  •  2014 - 2020  Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell  Peer Review Rated - AV Preeminent
  • Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb
  • 2014-2016 Legal Network: Top Lawyers in California
  • 2013-2016  American Lawyers Media: Top Lawyers in California
  • Multiple listings in Who’s Who in American Law 
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Board Member and President 
  • Board Member of the Year, Northern California Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
  • Served two terms as President for the Bay Area and Central California Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) 
  • Award of Excellence in Chapter Leadership, Community Associations Institute 
  • Member of the Year, Sports Car Club of America 
  • Board of Advisors, Cal State University-East Bay, College of Business and Economics 
  • The Breast Cancer Fund- Created “Bike Against the Odds” 
  • Past Board Member and General Counsel of the Asian Business League



$500 per hour.