Stephanie Foster


Steven Adair MacDonald Associate Attorney Stephanie Foster focuses her practice on real estate and civil litigation, with a background in constitutional law and commercial real estate. Stephanie has been instrumental in obtaining settlements for individuals, both landlords and tenants, in numerous landlord tenant cases and real property disputes. Additionally, as a trial lawyer, Stephanie has obtained large verdicts and settlements in various counties across California.

Stephanie is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Bar Association.

Stephanie obtained her J.D from Southwestern Law School, where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar, John J. Schumacher Minority Leadership Scholarship recipient, and was awarded the ALI-ABA Scholar and Leadership Award in 2011. Additionally, Stephanie served as the managing editor for the Southwestern Journal of International Law. She received her B.A. from the University of San Francisco.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie relocated to San Francisco in 2011. She volunteers with various youth programs at the YMCA and enjoys sailing, golfing, and skiing. Stephanie and her husband have three sons who keep them very busy.

Areas of Practice

Landlord Tenant Law

Real Estate

Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions



Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
     Law Journal: Southwestern Journal of International Law, Managing Editor

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Classes and Seminars

Navigating COVID-19 Issues: Rent Payment Agreements, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, May 12, 2020

Understanding COVID-19’s Impact on California Real Property and Housing Litigation, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area; May 7, 2020

California’s Eviction Moratorium: Real Property and Housing Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic, California Lawyers Association April 22, 2020

New Rules Affecting Landlords and Tenants During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bar Association of San Francisco, April 22, 2020

Navigating COVID-19 Issues: Overview of California’s Eviction Moratoriums, California Lawyers Association, April 2, 2020

California’s Eviction Moratorium: The Impact of Covid-19 on Landlord-Tenant Litigation. Lawline, May 7, 2020

Righteous and Wrongful Evictions in California, California Lawyers Association 38th Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat, Newport Beach, CA, May 3, 2019

Honors and Awards

Selected to the Northern California “Rising Stars” list published in the Super Lawyers Magazines, 2018-2020

The Henry James McCoy Award for Outstanding Volunteer, 2015 YMCA of San Francisco

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of California, Member

American Bar Association

San Francisco Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Member

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