Jordan Lavinsky

Jordan A. Lavinsky


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Shopping Centers
Shopping Centers
San Francisco

Jordan specializes in commercial real estate litigation. He represents owners, developers, and managers of shopping centers, office buildings, industrial properties, hotels, and senior care facilities in a broad range of disputes involving the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, ownership disputes, construction and development disputes, partnership disputes, easement disputes, commercial lease disputes, including nonpayment of rent, exclusives, options, cotenancy issues, tenant improvements, mechanic’s liens, lease terminations, tenant bankruptcies, and post-lease termination collections. Jordan has trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts. In addition to his litigation practice, Jordan handles entitlement, land use, environmental, and municipal matters.


"COVID-19 Considerations for Landlords & Property Managers," Real Estate Law Alert (March 2020)

"Stipulations For Entry Of Judgment: Plaintiffs Beware," The Marin Lawyer (August 2009)

"Tenant Bankruptcies: A Few Things Landlords Should Know," The Marin Lawyer (July 2007)

"The Hidden Lesson of Drybread v. Chipain Chiropractic Corporation," The Marin Lawyer (July 2007)

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"Legal Aspects of Hospitality Management," Hospitality Management Department of San Francisco State University (20002015)

"Commercial Tenant Bankruptcies – What Landlords Need to Know,"  Lorman Seminar of Landlord and Tenant Law (August 2012, February 2014)

"Security Deposits: What Do They Really Secure?" International Council of Shopping Centers (2006)

"Tenant Bankruptcies: What Landlords Need To Know, Real Estate Litigation in California," Lorman Educational Services (October 2005)

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Northern California SuperLawyers Rising Star (20102012)

California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2003, 2006)

Legal Aid of Marin, Award for Significant Contribution (2007, 2008)

Community Involvement

Marin Art & Garden Center, Board Member

Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco, Member

Marin County Bar Association, Member

International Counsel of Shopping Centers, Member


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (1997)

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder (1994)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California

San Francisco

415-995-5848 Direct Phone
415-995-3473 Fax

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Firm Leadership

Real Estate + Environment Section Leader