Real Estate

Our real estate section provides comprehensive legal services to a wide array of real estate clients. We have substantial expertise in all areas of real estate transactional and litigation work. We represent investors, developers, buyers, sellers, owners, managers, landlords and tenants both locally and nationally.

We serve as counsel to many major industry participants requiring outstanding quality and depth in legal services, such as investor/developers, senior and health care providers, shopping centers, and public agencies. Our real estate lawyers are known for their proficiency, creativity, effective advocacy and practical dealmaking.

Our Expertise

  • Entity Formation and Tax Counseling
  • Land Use and Development
  • Project Financing
  • Property Acquisitions and Sales
  • Leasing and Lease Litigation
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Construction Issues and Disputes
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

For a more in-depth overview of our capabilities, please refer to our real estate and environmental brochures.



Primary Contact

Kristina D. Lawson Partner
East Bay
925-746-8474 Direct Phone
925-746-8494 Fax

Related Practices


Real Estate Finance

Green Building

Shopping Centers

Land Use

Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy

Real Estate Litigation



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Walter M. Binswanger III

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Madeline Chun

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Stuart L. Eisler

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Andrew G. Giacomini

M. Brett Gladstone

Paul A. Gordon

Bryan M. Gragg

Patricia J. Hartman

Pamela S. Kaufmann

Susanne B. Kelly

Jordan A. Lavinsky

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Alan D. Linch

David C. Longinotti

Melissa M. Malstrom

Dennis McQuaid

Patrick T. Miyaki

Nancy J. Newman

Teresa V. Pahl

Lauren C. Pon

Christopher A. Rheinheimer

Derek A. Ridgway

K. Bradley Rogerson

Kyla K. Rowe

Richard J. Stratton

Mathew R. Troughton

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