Real Estate Partner Marc Centor Joins Downey Brand’s San Francisco Office

March 8, 2021

Downey Brand is pleased to announce the addition of partner Marc Centor to its San Francisco office. Marc is a transactional attorney with a focus on real estate, land use, and transportation. He comes to Downey Brand after a decade practicing in San Francisco with Cox Wootton Lerner.

“We are excited to welcome Marc to the firm,” said Christian Marsh, a San Francisco partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “While Marc is dedicated to our corporate and real estate department, we expect him to collaborate substantially with our natural resources attorneys. His corporate and real estate background will help us continue to build out our real estate and land use practice in San Francisco.”

Marc’s practice focuses on real estate, land use, transportation, and commercial contracts. He has significant experience advising clients on transactional matters from corporate formation to contract negotiations and transportation regulatory compliance. As part of his transportation regulatory practice, he advises private and public companies regarding regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other investments. Additionally, Marc is an experienced litigator.

Marc received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2007 after earning his B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia in 2003. In addition to his primary practice, Marc is dedicated to providing pro bono services to Northern California nonprofits serving low-income and underserved communities through the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Community Organization Representation Project (CORP). Marc is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and SPUR, a nonprofit think tank focused on regional planning and public policy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“I am thrilled to be joining Downey Brand and look forward to contributing to the growth of the San Francisco office and collaborating with lawyers across the firm,” said Marc.