Jak Marquez



T – (415) 977-0444 x 32
F – (415) 977-0156


Jak Marquez, a founder of Dowling & Marquez, is a seasoned trial attorney representing landlords, owners, property managers and asset managers in San Francisco and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Jak has represented property owners and landlords in real estate, land-use and landlord-tenant matters for nearly two decades. Jak advises commercial and residential property owners in all aspects of real estate matters, including leasing, tenant disputes and litigation, as well as tenant default evictions (nonpayment, illegal use, lease violation), post-foreclosure evictions, Ellis Act evictions, owner move-in (OMI) and qualified relative move in (QRMI) evictions. Jak advises clients on acquisition, management, sales and disposition of real property
He has handled matters involving disputes under most of the California residential rent control ordinances, including the San Francisco Rent Control Ordinance, the Berkeley Rent Control Ordinance and the Oakland Rent Control Ordinance. He has successfully resolved evictions and other tenant related disputes for landlords in hundreds of cases. Jak is pragmatic and practical and strives to achieve efficient results for his clients.


Some of Jak’s notable representations include the following.

  • Represents property owners in removal of residential rental units from market pursuant to the state Ellis Act.
  • Represents owners in recovery of possession of rental units for both Owner Move-In and Qualified Relative Move-In purposes.
  • Represents landlords in tenant default evictions, such as non-payment of rent, illegal use of premises and nuisance behavior by tenants
  • Represents owners and asset managers in post-foreclosure eviction proceedings



  • J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1996
  • B.A., California State University, Chico, 1992


Admitted in

  • California
  • US Federal Courts – Northern District of California


Prior Professional Affiliations

  • Partner, Beckman Marquez & Dowling LLP, 2003-2011
  • Partner, Beckman Marquez LLP, 2003-2005
  • Senior Associate, MacDonald Beckman LLP, 2001-2003
  • Associate, Weigel & Fried, LLP, 1998-2001
  • Associate, Law Office of Tomas G. Best, 1996-1998