Practice Areas

Randall E. Kay, P.C.

  • Partner


San Francisco, CA

Fax: 415-345-1110


Randall Kay's litigation and arbitration practice includes contract disputes, commercial collections, partnership dissolutions, real estate conflicts and business torts. He has extensive experience negotiating business agreements, ranging from international joint ventures, manufacturing and distribution agreements to business sales and dissolutions.

Randy has been involved with ADR since 1988, when he was first trained as a neutral arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. He has been appointed as an arbitrator in hundreds of cases, covering a broad range of disputes, and has also served as mediator in a wide variety of cases. His experience also extends to a wide spectrum of industries including: real estate, professional practices (accountancy, law, dentistry, medicine, design and others), insurance, software development, healthcare, shipping, agriculture, restaurants and food distribution, landscaping, equipment leasing, medical devices, receivables financing, trade secrets and licensing.

For approximately twenty years, Randy was on the adjunct faculty of Golden Gate University, teaching business law to Executive MBA students in the business school. He has also taught classes at GGU's School of Law.

Areas Of Practice

  • Contract Disputes
  • Commercial Collections
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Real Estate Conflicts
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of London, London
    • LL.M. - 1975
    • Major: International Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1974
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Reed College, Portland, Oregon
    • B.A. - 1970
    • Major: Organic Chemistry


  • Business Law- Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, 1978 to 1998

Honors And Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel/Business Edition®, 2009, 2012
  • Martindale AV® Preeminent Rating™ - Highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Various Section Memberships
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (13 years)
  • Commercial Panelist, American Arbitration Association (25 years)