Mark katz

Marc S. Katz


Los Angeles

1055 West Seventh Street
Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Practice Areas
Health Care Law
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1981
summa cum laude, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, California, 1978
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., C.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of California
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of California
Southern California's Top-Rated Lawyers, ALM, 2014
Southern California's Top-Rated Lawyers, ALM, 2012
Selected for inclusion in Corporate Counsel’s 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Health Care Law
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
Phi Beta Kappa
Board of Directors - Newport Bay Hospital
Marc Katz was named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009 in a survey distributed by Thomas Reuters; this distinction honors the top 5% of lawyers in the region.
California Association of Health Facilities, Member
California Assisted Living Association, Member
Assisted Living Federation of America, Member
LeadingAge California, Member
American Health Lawyers Association, Member
California Association for Adult Day Services
California Association for Health Services at Home

Marc S. Katz


Marc Katz's practice is entirely focused on the representation of the long term care industry. He has represented long term care providers in California in over 800 civil actions, including lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, in-home health providers, residential care facilities for the elderly, hospice care providers and retirement hotels. He counsels his clients on risk management both to prevent lawsuits from being filed and to allow facilities to better defend themselves when sued, and on the importance of compliance with Title 22 and OBRA as those regulations impact civil lawsuits and his clients' contacts with state and federal agencies. Marc has extensive trial experience in both the state and federal courts and in representing clients at administrative law hearings.


  • "Recognizing and Managing Risk: Ongoing Challenges With Documentation," Unified Care Services Seminar 
  • "Be Proactive and Not Reactive in Protecting Your Legal Rights," California Association for Adult Day Services Winter Meeting
  • Editor of A Step Ahead in Long Term Care, a newsletter of the Long Term Care Practice Group of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP
  • Presentations at biannual meetings of California Assisted Living Association
  • Presentations to members of California Association of Health Facilities
  • Presentation to members of Nevada Healthcare Association
  • Seminars on documentation in Long Term Care Facilities