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Mark E. Tepper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen LLP
900 Front Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-438-4600
Fax: 415-438-4601
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Transportation/Maritime, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Mark E. Tepper is a partner with Cox Wootton Lerner Griffin & Hansen LLP law firm in San Francisco, California. A highly versatile attorney, Mr. Tepper provides exceptional general counsel, transactional, trial and arbitration services to a diverse range of domestic and international clients in various industries who have legal needs involving any of the following areas:

  • Corporate/M&A
  • Transportation, Maritime, and Logistics
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Environmental 
  • Employment
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Throughout the course of his legal career, Mr. Tepper has worked with established and emerging growth companies of all sizes in helping them to plan and organize their corporate structures and remain compliant with applicable laws and regulations governing their industries. He handles a wide variety of transactional matters, including corporate formation and acquisitions, asset purchase and sales (e.g., vessels, aircraft, equipment), master service agreements, government contracts, commercial leases, joint ventures, collective bargaining agreements, and other business transactions.

Mr. Tepper has achieved significant success advocating for his clients in complex litigation and arbitration. He has prosecuted and defended numerous commercial arbitrations involving contractual disputes with millions of dollars at stake.  He has also defended companies in litigation involving high stakes disputes over intellectual property, unfair competition, construction defect, breach of commercial leases, breach of maritime employment obligations, employment misclassification, and many other types of disputes. 

A 2006 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Tepper obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2010. While there, he was the managing editor of the school's Maritime Law Journal, and he completed an internship at an international law firm in Bilbao, Spain, where he assisted companies with their expansion into the U.S.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Tepper is a member of The State Bar of California, The Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal district courts in California.  Mr. Tepper has also represented several non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Transportation/Maritime
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Mark E. Tepper

First Admitted: 2011, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • St. James Preschool, San Francisco

Educational Background

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. University of San Francisco, J.D.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Managing Editor, University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal

Bar/Professional Activity

  • All Federal District Courts in California
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • State Bar of California
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Office Location for Mark E. Tepper

900 Front Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415-438-4600

Fax: 415-438-4601

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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