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James Eastman

James F. Eastman



James Eastman is a partner in Hanson Bridgett's Real Estate Practice Group with a reputation for successfully representing his clients in a broad array of matters focused on real estate and business transactions.

Clients choose to work with Jim because of his extensive expertise in the real estate sector, which includes acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, equity transactions, mortgage originations, secured and unsecured credit, high-yield and bond financing, mezzanine, loan workouts and restructures, and even agricultural finance and development.

Jim's knowledge about the origination of commercial mortgage and capital market loans nationwide, sale-leaseback transactions, and commercial leasing of all product types, makes him an exemplary attorney to represent and work with property owners, landlords, and tenants.

With a unique focus in California and Pacific Northwest winery and vineyard transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, finance, development of vineyards and wineries, lease and sublease development, and food and beverage distribution, Jim is a highly-qualified choice to represent clients in Northern California and beyond who work in the food and beverage industry.


J.D. cum laude University of California, Berkeley School of Law ( 1986 )
B.A. University of California, Berkeley ( 1981 )

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