Michael McLaughlin

Principal | Attorney at Law

T: 415-655-9753

F: 415-680-1701


Education & Awards

  • Seattle University School of Law, JD
    • Graduated summa cum laude
  • University of Washington, B.A., Political Science

Speaking Engagements

  • Short-Term Rentals on Airbnb: How to Comply with the Law, Women’s Council of Realtors (May 2017)
  • What Every Landlord Needs to Know about Illegal Units, Bar Association of San Francisco (October 2017)
  • The In’s and Out’s of Protected Tenants, Citibank Mortgage (November 2016)
  • Recent Changes to Mold Litigation Law, Alain Pinel Realtors (March 2016)
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of the Tenant Screening Process, Alain Pinel Realtors (March 2017)
  • New Tenant Buyout Rules for San Francisco, Caterra Real Estate (March 2015)
  • An Overview of the San Francisco Rent Control Ordinance, Attorney Action Club (June 2016)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Prior Associations

  • Fried & Williams LLP
  • Arkin Kaplan Rice LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin represents landlords in eviction suits and has successfully tried complex unlawful detainer actions before Bay Area juries. With extensive knowledge of real property law, Michael regularly speaks on landlord-tenant topics before real estate groups and financial institutions, including Coldwell Banker, Paragon Real estate, and Citibank. As founder of McLaughlin Sanchez, Michael concentrates his practice on representing landlords in disputes with tenants, including negotiating tenant buyout agreements as well as representing property owners who have disputes involving real property.

Michael has practiced law for over 17 years and prides himself in developing individually tailored strategies to match each client’s need to obtain the most cost-effective results. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and graduated summa cum laude, fifth in his class, from the Seattle University School of Law.

In his leisure, Michael enjoys working out, camping, and exploring around in his Jeep.