Law Offices of Triano & Byrne
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA, LAW FIRM
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Martin F. Triano
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  • Founder, 1988
  • Managing Partner

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Martin F. Triano, is a passionate, animated litigator with a law practice that focuses on business, real estate, and family law. He has earned his reputation as one of San Francisco’s best-known legal experts – when he acted as the leading attorney Popov v. Hayashi – the renowned “Barry Bonds Baseball Case” which is now taught in most first-year law classes across the country. Marty founded the Law Offices of Martin F. Triano, now Triano & Byrne, in 1988. He has both a local and international reputation for taking care of, and fighting tirelessly on behalf of the people and businesses he represents.

For the past 20 years, Marty serves as Judge Pro Tem of San Francisco County Superior Court. He previously served as a Commissioner of Alameda County Superior Court. As an expert in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), he frequently acts as a private judge/mediator with the firm belief that, “if you go to trial, somebody is making a mistake."

Areas Of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation and Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Formation and Organization
  • Contract Disputes
  • Dissolution of Business Entities

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Private Judge and Confidential Mediator, June 2003-Present

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981

Education

  • New College of California School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Binghamton University
    • B.A. - 1976

Representative Cases

  • Kaisha v. Dodson, 423 B.R. 888, 2010, N.D. Cal.
  • Gruendl v. Oewel Partnership, Inc., 55 Cal. App. 4th 654, 1997, Trial Counsel
  • Popov v. Hayashi (2002) -- Cal.Rptr.2d. --, 2002 WL 31833731

Classes/Seminars

  • "ADR: It's Not Split The Baby Anymore! Winning Through ADR For Real Estate Attorneys", 35th Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat, 2016
  • The Effective Use of Experts in Litigation, Settlements Discussions and Mediation: Helping You Help Your Clients and Making You Look Go in the Process, 2016
  • 2015 Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat, Expert Witness, 2015
  • 12th Annual Sports Law Symposium On Current Legal Issues in Sports, The Fordham University Sports Law Forum and The New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, 2008 to Present
  • Private Judging and Mediation: It’s not the Wild West Anymore, April 2017 36th Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat, 2017 to Present
  • “Private Judging and Mediation: It’s not the Wild West Anymore”, April 2017
  • 36th Annual Real Property Law Section Retreat, 2017 to Present

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyers, San Francisco Legal Leaders, 2015 - Present
  • Highest Peer Review Ratings, AV Preeminent of Martindale-Hubbell, 2016 - Present
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011 - 2016
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 92nd Edition, 2008 - Present
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 90th Edition, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section, President, 1999
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Family Law Section, Member, Executive Committee, 1988 to Present
  • Real Property Law Section, State Bar of California, 2013 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Alameda County Superior Court, Commissioner, 1998 to 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Judge Pro Tem, ADR Department, San Francisco County Superior Court, 2012 to Present
  • Settlement Master, Family Law Department, San Francisco County Superior Court, 1996 to Present
  • Director, New Door Ventures, 2009 to 2011
  • Mira Vista Golf & Country Club, Director, 2006
  • Binghamton University National Alumni Association, President, 1998 to 2001
  • Binghamton University National Alumni Association, Director, 1990 to 1998

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