Mark S. Perelman

Mark S. Perelman

580 California Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

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Primary Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Employment Law

Personal Injury

Professional Liability

Real Estate


  • All Courts in the State of California
  • Federal District Court for the State of California, Northern and Central
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • California Supreme Court


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Mark S. Perelman

Senior Shareholder

Mr. Perelman is a senior shareholder at Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney. As the managing shareholder of the firm's Employment Practice Group he advises and represents companies in a broad range of matters arising under state and federal law. His practice is primarily devoted to defending employers in connection with claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other employment-related claims in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other administrative agencies. Additionally, Mr. Perelman counsels companies of all sizes on strategies for minimizing the risk of employment litigation. Mr. Perelman also assists emerging businesses with the development of policies, handbooks as well as executive compensation agreements.

For the past thirty-plus years Mr. Perelman has also represented lawyers, real estate professionals and landowners in a broad spectrum of matters ranging from administrative hearings to multi-million dollar trials. Additionally, he has extensive experience in public entity work as well as defending personal injury claims.

Mr. Perelman believes that strategic preparation, creative problem solving and communication are the cornerstones to success, and he approaches each new engagement with these principles in mind. Mr. Perelman is an AV-review rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Perelman has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyer list every year from 2013-2019.

Representative Matters

  • Employee v. Restaurant in an Employment Dispute. Mr. Perelman defended his restaurant client in a trial involving a cook who complained of discrimination based on his sexual orientation, racial discrimination, and battery charges. After a one month trial, the plaintiff was awarded one dollar in damages for the battery count only. And the defendant restaurant received defense verdicts for all other counts.
  • Client v. Attorney in a Legal Malpractice Matter. Following a 7 week trial, Mr. Perelman successfully obtained a defense verdict for his attorney client. The trial was a legal malpractice case involving an underlying matter related to foreclosure, eviction, and moving and storage of personal property. Plaintiff's demanded over $700,000 in a jury trial and ultimately the jury found in favor of our clients, the defendant, and the Plaintiff took nothing by way of damages.

Professional and Community Contributions

Mr. Perelman is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is panel counsel for the California Association of Realtors. Mr. Perelman frequently participates in risk management seminars for businesses involving professional malpractice and employment related issues.

Mr. Perelman had a 20 year relationship with the YMCA of San Francisco as a high school basketball coach and volunteer. He was the chairman of the Board of Managers for the Shih-Yu Lang Central YMCA and was a member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of San Francisco.

Unpublished Appellate Decisions

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