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Michael Lee Mau

Michael Lee Mau

Managing Attorney at The Mau Law Firm
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law ...
  • California
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Our managing attorney Michael L. Mau, Esq. has gained extensive experience as a trial lawyer and advocate. He has extensive experience in the areas of Construction Law, Real Property and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Business Counseling and Insurance / Surety Defense. He has experience handling cases at all stages of litigation including trial work.

Initially he worked and gained a wide variety of experience as an Independent Contract Attorney. He then practiced for five plus years with Simpson, Aherne & Garrity, P.C., a construction law firm with offices in San Mateo and San Francisco. After a shorter stint at McLemore, Collins & Toschi, LLP, an insurance defense firm with offices in Oakland and Santa Rosa, he opened The Mau Law Firm in 1999.

The firm's practice includes substantial work in each of the following areas: drafting, analysis and litigation of commercial, construction, design and real estate contracts; litigating Mechanics Liens and lien release bonds, Stop Notices and release bonds for Stop Notices, and Payment / Performance bond claims; construction bidding and delay claims; substitution hearings; construction defect litigation; debt collection and defense; administrative hearings; license bond claims; real estate law; landlord-tenant counseling and evictions; representation of mobile-home parks; corporate counseling / business forming; and insurance / surety defense. The firms clientele include contractors, subcontractors, construction supply companies, design professionals such as architects and engineers, property owners, property developers, insurance carriers, surety companies and various local businesses.

With considerable resources to draw upon, professional affiliations, industry contacts and the latest technology, Mr. Mau is the premier advocate for our clients. Mr. Mau believes in a vigorous advocacy, but always aiming towards a prompt, efficient and cost-effective results.

Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Insurance Defense
Additional Practice Area
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Free Consultation
    Free telephone consultation, typically up to 15 minutes.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Mau Law Firm
- Current
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. (1993) | Law
Honors: Law Review
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University of California - Santa Barbara
B.A. (1990) | Law & Society; Philosophy
Honors: Double Major; Honor Roll
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A+ Rating; Honor Roll
Better Business Bureau
AV Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Lead Counsel Rated
Lead Counsel
Professional Associations
Asian American Contractors Association
Director, In-House Counsel
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South of Market Business Association
Director, Treasurer
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American Bar Association
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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San Francisco County Bar Association
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San Mateo County Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 169355
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Construction Law Speaker, San Francisco
Renaissance Entreprenuership Center
Green Business Certified
San Francisco Environment / Green Business Department
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
The Mau Law Firm
950 Harrison St., Ste. 213
San Francisco, CA 94107-1078
Telephone: (415) 495-8082
Telephone: (415) 495-8082
Fax: (415) 495-8084