Marc A. Centor

Partner

Marc Centor advises clients regarding real estate, land use, transportation, and general commercial matters.

He has significant experience guiding clients through complicated transactions and projects, from preliminary discussions and evaluations through negotiations, agreement drafting, due diligence, and closing.  Marc also advises clients regarding corporate formation, operations, and compliance. He represents a variety of clients, including real estate developers, non-profit organizations, renewable energy companies, private equity firms, municipalities, and other large and small businesses. In addition to his real estate practice, Marc counsels private and public companies regarding regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other investments in transportation companies. Marc understands that no two deals are the same and that every client has unique goals. He adds value to his client’s ventures by attending to the technical details while always keeping an eye on the big picture.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), Member and past Member of the Project Review Committee
  • Urban Land Institute, Development 360, Mentor Program, Next Cohort Program
  • NAIOP, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Real Property Law Section
  • California Lawyers Association, Real Property Law Section
  • Pro bono attorney assisting low-income and underserved communities through the San Francisco Bar Association’s Community Organization Representation Project (CORP)

Representative Real Estate Matters

  • Negotiate and draft office, retail, and industrial leases on behalf of landlords and tenants.
  • Draft purchase and sale agreements for commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential real property.
  • Represent real estate developers in land use negotiations with public agencies.
  • Advise local agency regarding real estate and land use issues related to multi-million dollar stormwater management project and negotiate related real estate agreements.
  • Represent energy companies and private landowners regarding the negotiation of leases and easements for renewable energy projects.
  • Counsel California ports and private marinas regarding real property and maritime issues.
  • Advise landlords regarding state and local landlord-tenant law.

Representative Transportation and Corporate Matters

  • Advised Olympus Partners regarding acquisitions of liquid bulk carriers Heniff Transportation Systems and Superior Bulk Logistics.
  • Counseled York Capital Management regarding regulatory aspects related to the acquisition of third-party logistics provider Mode Transportation Services and post-closing compliance.
  • Advised a New York private equity sponsor regarding California transportation network company issues related to its investment in Uber.
  • Counseled The Carlyle Group regarding the acquisition of United Road Services.
  • Advised Abry Partners regarding the acquisition of SambaSafety.
  • Guided a private equity sponsor seeking to acquire an Alabama motor carrier.
  • Counsel non-profit corporations regarding exemption and operational issues.

Announcements

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Publications

2 related items
  • 2014
    Navigating The Nuances Of Developing San Francisco’s Waterfront
  • 2016
    Getting the Deal Through – Ports and Terminals in the United States

Marc appreciates the finer things in life, most notably music, basketball, and the outdoors. In his free time, you might find him exploring one of California’s many parks with friends or family.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), Member and past Member of the Project Review Committee
  • Urban Land Institute, Development 360, Mentor Program, Next Cohort Program
  • NAIOP, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Real Property Law Section
  • California Lawyers Association, Real Property Law Section
  • Pro bono attorney assisting low-income and underserved communities through the San Francisco Bar Association’s Community Organization Representation Project (CORP)