Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Commercial Leasing

Drafting, review and negotiation (representing both landlords and tenants) of:

  • Retail leases–including national chain tenants; restaurants (sit-down and quick-serve); big-box retailers; financial institutions; shopping centers; and mixed-use centers
  • Office space–from 1,000 square foot space to multi-floor high-rise occupancies
  • Ground leases– hotels, office buildings, and restaurants
  • Maritime terminals
  • Cell sites

Development of project-specific mixed-use lease forms


Drafting, negotiating and closing of commercial loans, representing lenders and borrowers

  • Amounts ranging from less than $1 million, to $100 million+
  • Lender clients include a major life insurance company, a San Francisco Bay Area community bank, and private lenders
  • Borrower clients include investors, developers, and growing businesses
  • Both real estate and commercial and industrial (“C & I”) loans

Advising lenders on loan restructurings, and guidance through non-judicial foreclosure process, including trustee’s sales

Real Property Acquisition and Development

Representation of buyers and sellers during negotiation and closing of sales

  • Including office and retail buildings; hotels; community shopping centers; and raw land
  • Representative clients include shopping center developers and owners; small but growing developers; restaurant operators; big-box retailer; long-term property owners; and condominium unit purchasers

Property acquisition due diligence

Title review, and analysis and resolution of title issues

Purchase/Sale of Businesses

Representation of buyers and sellers in sales of businesses

Entity Formation and Advice

Formation of corporations (both C and S), limited liability companies, and general and limited partnerships

Advice regarding the management and operation of various entities, including partner/member rights and remedies